Couples Come Dine with Me
4 Series, 99 Episodes
Horse-mad Maria Wynne has decided that the best way to impress her guests is to have a semi-clad butler serve drinks
Second to host in Wrexham is nurse Steve Housego, in a contest that features a furry invasion, tears before bedtime and a few home truths
Third to host in Wrexham is mature student James Stevens.
Last to host in Wrexham is surgeon's assistant Nadine Leese.
Hair salon owner and keen gardener Christine Wright is the first host in Huddersfield. She hopes to dazzle her diners with ingredients fresh from nature's larder, a.k.a. her back garden.
Kitchen designer and dog lover Neil Hemmingway hopes to paw his way into the lead with a northern Italian delight of porcini risotto, grilled haddock and tiramisu.
Property developer and karate enthusiast Matt Buckingham serves up two starters, tomato soup and chicken liver pate, followed by salmon and his homemade Harley's ice cream.
Speech therapist and gourmet group member Laura Seeley is hoping to teach her fellow cooks a thing or two with an ambitious Moroccan menu of mezze, lamb tagine and poached pears.
The competion starts with Julia Bradbury who gets ready to entertain Hollyoaks heartthrob Philip Olivier; ex-MP Edwina Currie; and entertainer Christopher Biggins
It's Philip Olivier's turn to host and things don't start well as he's battling a terrible hangover from the night before. He eventually gets it together, but forgets to serve wine.
Edwina Currie's going for an ambitious menu of individual beef Wellingtons and a pistachio soufflé, but disaster strikes when there's a power cut at her country pad
The final host is Biggins who spends so much time arranging the flowers and talking about Joan Collins that his mousse starter ends up like a soup
The first celebrity to cook this time is sauve ex-Apprentice star Raef Bjayou, who hosts an upper class evening in London's Mayfair for Michelle Gayle, Lynne Franks, and Chris Ellison from The Bill
It's day two and Chris Ellison from The Bill takes his guests down to Brighton, where a special visitor during pudding leaves the celebrity diners speechless.
Singer/actress Michelle Gayle keeps her celebrity guests waiting for their dinner. And when it finally arrives, has she made enough for seconds?
It's the last day and PR guru Lynne Franks is planning a Moroccan themed evening for her celebrity guests: ex-Apprentice star Raef, Michelle Gayle, and Chris Ellison from The Bill
Claudine is first up in Birmingham. The 31-year-old events organiser is convinced she'll win, but she's less sure about one guest's outfit for the evening.
In Birmingham, hairdresser Katie's showstopper dessert doesn't quite go according to plan. Meanwhile Mike and Claudine indulge in some flirtatious if slightly peculiar behaviour.
Third to host in Birmingham is Kish who treats his guests to a real Brummy curry. But mild-mannered Kish is beginning to lose his patience with Claudine, and struggles to hide his feelings.
Last to host in Birmingham is Mike, whose eccentric approach to cooking is overshadowed when Kish and Katie finally lose patience with Claudine and tell her exactly what they think
Teesside is the setting for the culinary showdown and local DJ Wayne Allen, who describes himself as a 'natural entertainer' is the host, but will he keep all the guests happy?
It's the turn of single mum-of-four, Michele Small, to host and she is determined to prove you can have a top-class dinner party on a budget.
Jayne Laverick is sure she will win, she's also determined to educate her guests in the world of haute cuisine in the process, but the mood sours.
Dave is still hoping his game plan of being nice to everyone will pay off, but his guests are a little fraught so his food is overshadowed by the tension around the table.
First up in Belfast is dapper Nick Cann, who risks a dressing down for his food: some of it's late, and pudding actually goes missing
Six-foot burlesque stripper Nikki Fisher leaves culinary carnage in her wake on her night as host in Belfast, while spiritualist Jacqueline claims she can speak to the dead...
Cage fighter and tattoo salon boss Donal Kelly lays on an American-themed, super-sized feast, which somehow inspires diminutive Nick to challenge him to a physical showdown
Home truths are served up on spiritualist medium Jacqueline McGarry's night as the four diners reveal exactly what they think of each other
First host in Bristol is Sarah Harris, who loves 'noseying' into people's affairs and believes that she'll charm her guests enough to end up on their Christmas card lists
The guests are in for quite a shock when pernickety hairdresser Craig Lockett serves his sushi starter on the stomach of a hairy Bristolian teenager
Poet Kieron Allen is hoping to create a chilled-out evening. The guests are not expecting much and he's so laid-back he forgets the key ingredients for his starter.
Designer Angelique Bernatschke is confident a combination of Austrian charm, her gorgeous house and the promise of snow will have her guests under her spell.
The first host in Croydon, professional deer stalker Christian Viola, is convinced he'll win. But single mother Angelique takes an immediate dislike to him and claims his main looks like maggots.
Lulu Williams serves a Burmese menu that Christian Viola is convinced isn't authentic, and later an argument erupts over pudding...
Italian photographer Theo Liasi is sure no one would dare to criticise his trad Italian recipes. But Christian finds fault from the first mouthful...
On the final night in Croydon, Angelique Woolston faces a tough job keeping her guests from arguing, before one last fight breaks out over pudding.
First to host on the Isle of Wight is aspiring actress Charlotte Barton Hoare, who puts on a grand affair, but it all starts to go wrong when one guest gets locked in the loo
Local radio newsreader Michael Coombes opts for a laid-back, homely evening and hopes his menu of simple food will win him points
On the third night on the Isle of Wight it's car salesman Steve Morris's turn to host, but he forgets some vital ingredients and offends some of his guests
Self-confessed control freak Mandy Gale is convinced her evening is going to come out on top, but her guests get a bit fed up with her bossy ways
It's the first day of the competition in North Kent and canteen owner Katie hopes to woo her guests with her signature tipple, stinging nettle Pimms, and a friend who eats fire
It's day two in North Kent and the turn of prison warder Dan, who hopes the chance of a dip in his hot-tub will prove a big hit. But relations between Katie and Claire are not going swimmingly.
Would-be domestic goddess Claire hosts in North Kent. Katie isn't impressed with Claire's new dress, which she bought for the night. And will Claire spot Katie feeding some of her dinner to the dog?
City banker and fine dining snob Stuart is the last to host in North Kent. Stuart asks his guests to wear wigs. But it will take more than fancy hair to lighten the mood between Katie and Claire.
First up in Milton Keynes is scaffolder Mark Francke, who ditches his preferred 70s tank top sweaters and flares for a tartan kilt and some highland dancing
Aspiring musician Mike Robinson returns to his Jamaican roots with a Caribbean menu. Glamorous Bev feels he's hiding something, but could the one with a secret actually be Eleana?
Eleana Amato's two-pronged game plan is to fill up her guests with big portions and let her alter-ego Applejack the Clown out to play...
On the final night in Milton Keynes stylish Bev Darlow's fancy food leaves her guests grumbling, and it's a tearful last encounter for one of the participants
First to host in Derby is marketing manager and domestic god Gareth Walton, who serves up some oversized haggis balls and venison with a flavour one of his guests associates with the lavatory!
Catering manager and fancy dress fanatic Kellan Dalton hosts a Japanese-themed night, which involves the guests doing a spot of sumo wrestling.
Serena Gilzean-Hughes serves a Caribbean-influenced menu, and a simmering dispute between Peter and Gareth over the latter's manliness boils over into a row...
On the final day in Derby Peter McManus is keen to show the guests how 'real men' cook, serving 'manly' veal. But who will be declared the overall winner?
First to host in North London is Nicole, who makes southern American classics like shrimp and jambalaya, and even serenades her guests Nir, Harry and Bindi.
It's day two in North London and the turn of upmarket car dealer Harry, who hopes to please with a Greek-style menu and Greek dancing
Third to host in North London is Bindi, who is cooking an intricate Asian fusion dinner. But will Nicole's revealing behaviour during a 70s-style party game overshadow Bindi's cooking?
Uber-confident alpha male Nir is the last to host in North London and hopes to wow the group with expensive ingredients and his 'famous' chocolate cake
Fashion designer Simeon Hartwig throws an interactive dinner party in Nottingham, where the guests make most of the meal themselves before taking to the dance floor for a hip hop-inspired finale
Peter Saunders is a frustrated museum curator with a passion for Victoriana. He greets his guests in top hat and frock coat, and serves a period menu including a starter that proves too much for some.
Former Hooters waitress Keri Lever hopes her food will do the talking on her night as host. But Keri's guests are more interested in dissecting her character than her food.
On the final night in Nottingham, psychology teacher Jackie Mather tries to force fish-hating Simeon and cheese-phobic Peter to try her cheese-encrusted salmon. Will her strong-arm tactics backfire?
Handyman Dave Freel is hoping to nail his night with a combination of a gastro-pub inspired menu and his dazzling personality.
Tina Panayi is second to host in Macclesfield and is playing to her strengths and giving her guests a big helping of Greek food.
After two days of his boasting, the rest of the party roll up at Simon Wright's with high hopes. But unfortunately Simon drops his dessert and a few clangers too.
Last to cook in Macclesfield is Veronica O'Connor, who is planning pianists and some dinner party classics to wow her guests. But after she put the boot in at Simon's, he is gunning for revenge.
Stuart Donnelly starts the week in style. With his flashy penthouse and designer surroundings, Stuart makes new best friends with party girl Angela Daly.
On day two in Manchester Angela Daly finds her new best friend Stuart has dumped her in favour of Rachel Vose, a dancewear shop manager
Eco-warrior Josh Steiner plans to cook lamb for the first time. And a few days of Stuart prove too much for one of the diners.
Dancewear shop manager Rachel Vose is last to host in Manchester. Can she bring peace and harmony to the group, serve good food, and win the prize?
Self-confessed hippie Ray Parry is first to host in Liverpool. Ray is keen to convert his fellow diners to vegetarianism. But his non-stop chatter proves hard to digest.
Valerie is second to host in Liverpool and hopes to impress her guests with a Caribbean inspired menu. But her evening is hijacked by Ray, who once again dominates the conversation.
Self-confessed grumpy old man Paul has a hard time in Liverpool as his starter's late, his duck is troublesome, and there's a panic over dessert. Meanwhile Valerie tells Ray to put a sock in it.
Party-girl Lyndsey is the last to host in Liverpool. And as well as a spot of chaos in the kitchen, and trouble with the champagne, she and her guests manage to get into a bit of a row.
Dog-breeder Jo Lueck, queen of the innuendo and an outrageous flirt, kicks off the week in Essex.
Paul goes to town with his food, creating a complex international menu. But his guests are not impressed and Michael and the girls are soon serenading him with their complaints.
The battle of the male egos is at fever pitch in Colchester, as young Michael hosts. He's got a few tricks up his sleeve, but is making tricky chocolate fondants in front of his guests a mistake?
Helen Cruickshank is the last to host in Essex, and a night of abuse, back stabbing and rudeness unfolds, with one member of the group storming out in disgust.
Doctor Who fanatic Perry Thomas is the first host in a week featuring spiritual gifts, burnt parsnips, excessive sweating, late servings, complaints and a 'floating island' dessert that doesn't float
In the Vale of Glamorgan hedonist and ladies' man Jules Bywater-Lees is the second to host.
Third to host in the Vale of Glamorgan is Judy Mancuso, who's concerned with personal well-being.
Solicitor and serial worrier Liz Beckerley is the final host in the culinary face-off in the Vale of Glamorgan.
First to host In Shropshire is Andrea Claydon, who serves her guests a chocolate-and-peanut-butter cookie pizza pudding
Country gent Wayne Hinds offers an evening of 'sophistication' at his impressive country pile
Third to host in Shropshire is glam girl-about-town Robina Hooper, in a week of competitive dining that features some chaos, friction, fights and tears.
Last to host in Shropshire is staunch socialist and children's entertainer 'Magic' Kev Duffy.
In the first night of a celebrity edition of the show, comedian Bobby Davro throws a Hawaiian party, with hula girls and a tropical Elvis, for his guests: Laila Morse, Dane Bowers and Dani Behr
Laila Morse serves a no-frills British menu for her fellow celebs. But the simplicity of the starter is soon overshadowed by her inability to manage her meringues and her meat.
It's Dane Bowers' night, and he has a few tricks up his sleeve as well as some extra chillis in mind for Bobby Davro, who rubs cream over his chest later in the evening
Dani Behr's night goes badly awry when she is taken ill and ends up in hospital, while her guests suspect she has 'lazy swine flu'
Yvette Fielding is the first host in a week of celebrity dining also featuring ex-Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton, Catchphrase's Roy Walker and Corrie bad boy Les Battersby (aka actor Bruce Jones)
Second celebrity to host is ex-Atomic Kitten Natasha Hamilton.
Third celebrity to host is Catchphrase host Roy Walker.
Last celebrity to host is actor Bruce Jones (aka bad boy Les Battersby from Coronation Street).
First in line in York is council worker Claire, who's hosting a Mexican evening and wants to see her guests sporting margaritas, sombreros and moustaches - even the women!
It's day two in York and aspiring playwright Chris may have bitten off more than he can chew, attempting five side dishes to accompany his main course
Glamorous 50-something Famida serves up a Caribbean menu in York. But will her flambéed dessert, requiring a blowtorch, prove a safe bet?
It's the last day in York, and the turn of straight-talking Andy. Could Andy's choice of squirrel pie turn out to be a bit of a blunder?
Sally Jago takes a break from bee keeping and bell ringing to try and impress her three guests with an enormous Chinese banquet of five main courses and three desserts
It's financial director Richard Smith's turn to host. Richard's chosen the Battle of Waterloo as a theme for his night, including a 'skirmish of duck and fish' and beef Wellington.
Nikki Neave is planning a Western theme on her night as host, including a ride on a bucking bronco
Fussy eater Paula McShane is last to host in Taunton. Her menu takes her guests by surprise; could she be the week's dark horse?
Bubbly entrepreneur Jacquie Sandison kicks off a week of competitive cookery in Edinburgh in haphazard style with a totally disastrous attempt at making Hollandaise sauce
Former teacher Coranne Denham is second to host in Edinburgh. But will Coranne's critical nature backfire on her?
Pilot Gordon Davidson is third to host in Edinburgh and he has his younger male rival, off-licence manager Terry Morton, firmly in his sights
Last to host in Edinburgh is off-licence manager Terry Morton. Will he and Gordon lock horns again over cooking and hunting?