Come Dine with Me
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The knives (and forks) are out as a group of strangers compete for the title of ultimate dinner party host. And the £1000 on the table adds spice to the proceedings...
Series 32 Summary
More competitive cooking as strangers compete to be crowned best dinner party host.
Episode 1 - Basingstoke: All in One
First to host is hospital radio DJ Zaira Sheikh, who is hoping to dazzle her guests with her Indian themed menu. Also taking part is lady of leisure Heather Horsfall, who is not afraid to speak her mind, landscape gardener Toby Pullen, and fantasy novelist James Littleworth.
The week of competitive dining features a hair in the chicken, under-washed prawns and a spectacular finale.
Episode 2 - Chelmsford and Brentwood: All in One
Plucky Michelle Pannell, party boy Tony Brooks and ex-holiday rep Gary Clark compete against Essex newcomer Ami Mehta.
One of the hosts serves a kebab, while another has a staff of seven at her wealthy home. There's also goat soup and an 80s-inspired menu.
Episode 3 - Torquay and Torbay: All in One
Scuba-diving science teacher Philip Austin is first to host and plans a freshly foraged menu. Also taking part is burlesque event organiser Sarah Bell, advertising sales rep Charlotte Bowes and children's author David Lawrence Jones, who is determined to help his guests embrace their inner child.
Episode 4 - South East London: All in One
The four dinner party hosts are senior care home manager Sally Hawkins, mum-of-three Ashleigh Kelly, hard-to-please foodie Jacob Teulon, and Italian born bingo caller John Frontera. The week of competitive dining features some secrets, some burned bits, lots of lobster, and a vist to the table from Rocky the raccoon.
Episode 5 - Tyne and Wear: All in One
A globetrotting menu, some peculiar culinary mash-ups, a fiery starter and an emotional finale feature as entrepreneur Rob Earnshaw, competitive foodie Nigel Thompson, 'posh Geordie' Becky Mortimer and down-to-earth Sunderland lass Karina Armstrong compete for the prize.
Episode 6 - South East Essex: All in One
First to host is confident foodie James Manders, who likes to emulate the fine dining of the many Michelin starred restaurants he visits.
He's also the first to experience the effects of argumentative lady of leisure Amanda Gregory, who manages to insult pretty much everyone at his dinner party, especially bubbly housekeeper Julie Tworogal.
But when it's Amanda's turn to host she plays nice, and happy-go-lucky park manager Ken Greenway is particularly taken in by her charms.
On Julie's night Amanda reverts back to her old ways with a vengeance, and the group confront her on her behaviour.
It's up to Mr Nice Guy Ken to try and end the week on a better note which he attempts to do by revealing his secret love of bats to his guests.
Episode 7 - Weymouth: All in One
Linda Swaine is hoping to impress with an evening of fine dining. On night two, Polly Cleaver wants to leave her guests comforted by her country theme and homely menu, but disaster strikes when she serves up undercooked meat.
On the next night, Chris Brough hopes his local food and musical entertainment can bag him the prize.
On the final night, Joe Djeebet puts on a manly pub theme to try and top the week off with a bang.
Episode 8 - Coventry: All in One
Chainsaw-brandishing vicar John Whittaker kicks off the week with his biblical themed menu, but his guests are far from saintly.
Also taking part are business woman Julie, IT lecturer Emmanuel, and telesales worker Kaytey Lees, in a week of warring with hair being found, food being thrown and even a snail turning up in someone's dessert.
Episode 9 - South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire: All in One
Battling it out over four nights are straight-talking pony breeder Victoria Allen, ultra-competitive civil servant Andrew Huxtable, chatterbox Louise McMahon, and outspoken student Christopher Fleming.
The week features a marsupial on the menu and some antler clashing as the boys fight to be alpha male.
Episode 10 - Liverpool: All in One
Taking on the culinary challenge is barber Barry Hayden, student nurse Becci Weir, educational doll distributor Jane Gordon, and communications manager Les Rushforth.
First to host is Jane, who presents a traditional yet tasty menu.
Les wants to serve up some serious conversation. But his chat isn't to everyone's taste.
Becci cooks up a Spanish fiesta on her night, complete with authentic entertainment.
Barry's dinner party almost goes up in smoke with a burnt starter.
Come Dine with Me synopsis
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