Come Dine with Me
About the Show
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 31 Summary
More competitive cooking as strangers compete to be crowned best dinner party host.
Episode 1 - Sutton Coldfield: Laetitia
French business analyst Laetitia Kotsiopoulos plans to wow her guests - Greek mum Eva Philippou, publican Randy Johnson, lettings agent Sharon Wozniak and hairdresser Patrick McMurray - with an evening of French gastronomy and a menu including snails, foie gras, veal and a traditional cheese course before the dessert.
Episode 2 - Sutton Coldfield: Eva
In Sutton Coldfield Eva Philippou hopes a big fat Greek dinner will score her top marks, and has some dancing in store for her entertainment. Big-shot hairdresser Patrick has a lot to say for himself but has publican Randy already heard enough from him?
Episode 3 - Sutton Coldfield: Randy
Randy Johnson wants to prove he can put on more than bog-standard pub grub. Randy tries to impress with a black tie theme and some interesting culinary techniques, including cooking with house bricks. He delivers beautifully presented food, but is it tasty enough to impress his guests?
Episode 4 - Sutton Coldfield: Sharon
Feisty lettings agent Sharon Wozniak plans to impress her guests with a classic Birmingham curry, but some of them seem unimpressed with her menu. Will her deconstructed margarita cheesecake impress her guests?
Episode 5 - Sutton Coldfield: Patrick
It's the last night and outspoken hairdresser Patrick McMurray prepares a classic beef Wellington.
His scallop starter goes down well, but will his sexy entertainment prove a hit or a miss with his female guests?
Episode 11 - Cumbria: Andrew
First to host is 45-year-old hotel duty manager Andrew Carruthers, who is planning a hotel themed night, complete with five-star quality food including 'early reservation fishcakes' and a 'do not disturb truffle'.
Episode 12 - Cumbria: Jonny
It's the turn of cocky fitness fanatic Jonny Thompson, who plans a meaty menu. But his fellow guests get to see more of him than they bargained for.
Episode 13 - Cumbria: Katy
Sheepdog trainer Katy Cropper is the latest to host in Cumbria, with prawns cooked al fresco on an open fire and her potent homemade horseradish sauce dividing the group. But a live sheep herding demonstration is a hit.
Episode 14 - Cumbria: Holly
Holly Venning shows her love of Cumbria by serving Cumbrian scallops and chorizo, Cumberland sausage and Penrith fudge pudding. But is it all a bit much for some guests?
Episode 15 - Cumbria: Wendy
Estate agent Wendy Tinnion hosts the final night of the competition and has organised a Friday night disco.
Later, Wendy's guests are in for a surprise when they discover something unexpected about their host.
Episode 16 - Northampton: James
First to host in and around Northampton is sports enthusiast James Cox, whose starter of Vichyssoise soup causes confusion for some of the guests and his boeuf bourguignon falls down on presentation. Later, an over generous dusting of cocoa on the tiramisu leaves some guests feeling choked.
Episode 17 - Northampton: Donna
Glamorous Donna spends nearly as much time fixing her makeup as she does preparing her three course dinner of comfort food. Despite a crumbly pastry, Donna's beef Wellington is an all-round hit. But will her problem puds cost her in the final scores?
Episode 18 - Northampton: Caroline
Part-time actress Caroline Nash hopes a menu based on her travels will dazzle her audience. But the night gets off to a shaky start as Donna finds a hair on the side of her goats' cheese salad.
Episode 19 - Northampton: Barb
Party-loving Barb Wiles plans an Australian menu and to get them all to 'buy into the Barb'. But her starter causes consternation as three of the guests hate seafood, and things go to pot over the main, a chicken and bacon bake, when outspoken Donna tells Barb the chicken is pink.
Episode 20 - Northampton: Duncan
It's the last day and finally taking centre stage is attention-loving businessman and keen cricketer Duncan Fielding. Not one to take the middle road, Duncan has a menu based on the story of his life, which is full of surprises and spice, including a chicken and reindeer curry.
Episode 46 - Glasgow: Alison
Business manager Alison Bennett is first up to host. Her guests are hairdresser Michelle Blackett, butcher Graeme Curley, student and ballet dancer Erwin Orduz, and former biochemist Yvonne Finlayson.
Having lived abroad, Alison is hoping to whisk her guests away to the Orient as her menu tries to recreate the authentic 'Thai experience' of her favourite restaurant there. With chicken satay, red roasted pork, and chili chocolate combs on the cards, you can be sure it will be one exotic night ahead for her guests.
Episode 47 - Glasgow: Graeme
Local butcher Graeme Curley plans a meat-fuelled evening. Will his meaty grub put him in with a chance of bagging the cash at the end of the week or has he cut it too close to the bone?
Episode 48 - Glasgow: Michelle
Hairdresser Michelle Blackett is hoping to wow her guests with a menu of exceedingly well-appointed food.
Graeme discovers his feminine side with a very special make over. But can Michelle knock the butcher boy off top spot?
Episode 49 - Glasgow: Erwin
Kooky ballet enthusiast and hospitality management student Erwin Orduz puts on a weird and wonderful evening full of shocks and surprises, with the dining room a menagerie of animals and nakedness.
Episode 50 - Glasgow: Yvonne
Yvonne Finlayson plans to take her guests on a journey of science-inspired culinary discovery, with some high-octane entertainment, scintillating chat and a healthy dose of revelation.
Come Dine with Me synopsis
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...Episode Guide >
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