Come Dine with Me Down Under
About the Show
Come Dine with Me lands in Australia where a group of total strangers compete to be the ultimate dinner party host
Series 3 Summary
The culinary contest lands in Australia for a third series as five strangers take turns to cook up the perfect dinner party over the course of a week.
Night one host is 45-year-old Leonie Bedford, who makes a living as an artist and music teacher but feels that her real talents lie in her psychic ability to see and communicate with dead people
The host on the second night is kitsch and kooky embalmer Lance Proctor, who is making four courses of classic dinner party cuisine from recipes taught to him over the years by his mother.
Night three belongs to author, poet and lady of the manor Mary Harding. She prepares an upscale Greek menu for an evening themed around romance. And it's not long before passions run high.
The penultimate host is 43-year-old butcher Shane Saunders, who pins his hopes of victory on the success of his chosen cut of quality pork. However, his guests turn argumentative.
Entertainer Ammie Markus wants to become a chef and thinks cooking should be simple and unpretentious. Will her no-frills Italian menu or her 'Baby Gaga' routine impress her guests?
Born entertainer Cheryl Pintoy is the first host of the week, and her eclectic home certainly impresses real estate agent Lachlan Hosking
Host Donna has organised a barman to serve cocktails on arrival, and uses only the finest ingredients for her four-course menu. But will her guests be impressed?
Laid-back funnyman Tony prepares the meat for his meal with great care but he's worried that some of his guests may want him to over-cook it on the barbecue.
The penultimate host is former bodybuilding champion Doreen, a well-organised cook who rewards herself with a set of push-ups whenever she gets a dish prepared on schedule.
The fifth and final dinner party is hosted by competitive Lachlan, who surprises his guests with some fun entertainment in the back garden and has a simple but fresh take on food.
First to host in Australia's Gold Coast is vet Vanessa, whose dinner party is spoiled by a cheap cut of meat. And would-be comic Warren isn't joking when he says he'd feed it to his dog.
Well-organised host Sheila lives up to her philosophy of 'keep it simple, stupid'. She dishes up some stunning food, but it's her entertainment that really dazzles her guests.
Versace-loving Anita throws an Aussie icon-themed dinner party, complete with Gold Coast traffic wardens and didgeridoo players, on night three of the culinary competition.
On the penultimate evening, surfer and science teacher Lachlan Gibbs adopts a South Pacific Tiki-bar theme for his dinner party
On the final night in the Gold Coast, would-be comedian Warren finally reveals his comic side. He's after laughs, but some of his guests are out for revenge. Who will scoop the $2000 prize?
First up to host is office manager Suze. The guests are puzzled when she brings out her extra guest for the night - a life-size doll whom she engages in one-sided conversations.
Hospital secretary and serial dater Jacki Derrick aims high on night two of the cooking competition. But her competitive edge is blunted by spilled drinks, choking guests and overcooked meat.
Night three's host is short-order cook Gerry. While the others are worried Gerry's job will come between them and the prize, he reckons his real ace card is his vodka slushie maker.
The host on the penultimate evening is florist and food allergy sufferer Bromwyn Meakins-Lines, whose gluten-free menu and long list of food dislikes has left her guests with low expectations
Last to host in Brisbane is life coach MaryAnn Riddell-Birkbeck, who aims to impress with her Hollywood-themed evening