Let's Do Christmas with Gino & Mel

Series 1 - Episode 2

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

There are still, probably, some cooks who insist on putting their brussels sprouts on to boil sometime during Christmas Eve afternoon. However, Gino d’Acampo and Mel Sykes have started their Christmas dinner preparations even earlier because these shows were filmed back in August. Still they don’t have any problem getting into the festive mood.

Today they’re sharing a recipe for ham baked in cola and making gravy that can be frozen and used later. Popping in to see them is Christopher Biggins, no slouch when it comes to cooking – he won Celebrity Come Dine with Me in 2009.

About this programme

2/10. Gino D'Acampo and Melanie Sykes share more festive recipes, including ham baked in cola and instructions for making a gravy to be frozen and used later. Plus, there is an appearance by Christopher Biggins.

Cast and crew


Gino D'Acampo
Melanie Sykes
Christopher Biggins


Executive Producer
Sharon Powers