Couples Come Dine with Me
4 Series, 85 Episodes
First up in Manchester is brash and boisterous pub landlady Bessie Hilton, with a menu featuring instant custard, and a main course called Marmite chicken with cream.
Second to host in Manchester is Giovanni, who aims to impress by serving some classic Italian food. But it's not long before he's rowing again with Bessie.
Jonathan Lomas hopes to wow his guests with his Greek-inspired menu plus a bonding session in his garden hot tub, while Alicia hopes to take the heat off matters by playing the didgeridoo.
Alicia Coppola is serving grilled tiger prawns, Caribbean lamb, nutty chocolate brownies, and possibly the strongest rum cocktail ever made.
The last to host in Manchester is dandy film student Dennis Keighron-Foster, who plans a tricky duck and risotto main course and a performance from his glee club pals.
The first to host is estate agent Adam, who hopes his eclectic menu and some stylish sombreros will be a big hit.
In sunny Southend Andie's 70s-inspired menu starts badly with a chicken liver pate unanimously considered by her guests to be rather fowl. Can Andie claw herself back into contention?
Colin's main course is a retro toad in the hole, but his gravy goes lumpy, and he also uses ginger instead of garlic for his garlic baked prawns.
Ex-copper Kerry Tolliday is going big on taste with her menu and is also laying on a psychic medium for the entertainment.
It's the final day and beefy butcher Scott plans a hearty meaty menu. But what happens when Andie decides to confront Scott about alleged sexist behaviour?
First to host is fashion journalist Robert Johnston, who serves a starter of Stilton ice cream and tomato sorbet, slow roasted pork with chilli and fennel, and sephardic orange and almond cake.
Trainee aqua-aerobics instructor Jennifer is keen to keep it real with a mountain of home-cooked Caribbean food and a demand that her guests just 'chillax'.
Bricklayer Joe is next to host. But after insulting Karen on Monday night can Joe turn things around with his mystery Greek main course?
Is Karen trying a little too hard with a whopping seven dishes including Chinese duck, French pate, Greek lamb, and American cheescake?
It's the final day and the turn of laid-back host Majid Ravandi. But can Majid's breezy composure make up for a terrifyingly hot prawn starter and a dry main course?
In Hertfordshire, Amir Hezarah plans to be on his best behaviour for his night, then show his true colours for the rest of the week. He serves an Iranian feast of lamb stew and rose water ice cream.
Neat freak Claire Diamond hopes to excite her guests with her menu and her spotless house, but Amir criticises her menu, and there's a shock discovery in the bathroom and a surprise with the starter
Wannabe pop star Charles Maximilian Winnington Leftwich's guests struggle with his starter, the rain threatens to spoil his BBQ, and there's a row about how much money he receives from his parents
So far the week has been dominated by Amir's arguing, so Diane is determined to let her food do the talking. But the evening gets off to an interesting start when she introduces her pet tarantula!
On the final night in Hertfordshire feisty hairdresser Mel Steel plans a menu of French and Caribbean dishes, and she wants her guests to arrive in fancy dress
First to host in Sheffield is flamboyant English gent Robin, whose menu includes freshly shot grouse. Shame that one of the guests is an animal rights activist.
Saucy beautician Rochelle Barrett hopes to spice things up with her Caribbean-themed meal. But a celebrity lookalike game causes tempers to boil over.
Vegan-activist Donna Thomas hopes to impress her guests with her Japanese-themed vegan meal. And Mark gets quite excited at the prospect of a deep fried ice-cream dessert.
Mark Feakins plans a flamboyant, highly theatrical sounding menu for his night. But will the food be as impressive as it sounds? And will his wine gag backfire?
Sarah Roscoe's decision to serve veal doesn't go down well with vegan Donna
First to host is self proclaimed princess Tracey Durrant. But will Tracey's attitude lose her precious points?
Police officer Claire Crank hosts the second night in Stoke. But trouble flares when Tracey says she only likes the best beef and refuses to try Claire's meat.
Lad-about-town Rob is sure he's in with a chance of winning, despite rarely cooking, and never having hosted a dinner party before.
Michelle Minter hopes her gourmet menu will impress her guests, but after last night's row everyone's treading on egg shells.
Michelle thinks Matt's dinner party is fancy dress and arrives wearing a pineapple. But can she get an apology from Tracey?
Canal-boat stewardess Denise Hendon hopes a night of Moroccan-themed revelry will wow her guests on day one.
Lady of leisure Daniella is pinning her hopes on an Italian menu and the wow factor of her Georgian country house.
Angela McFarlane plans a fun-filled evening complete with a limbo competition. But Elliot and Denise are more interested in the strange things they find in her bedroom drawers.
Despite a lack of dinner party experience, electrician Elliot is planning a top-class menu with two desserts. He's even booked a local band. But his night proves more difficult than he'd hoped.
On the last night in Birmingham, sauve French foodie Jean-Benoit serves a fabulous four-course menu. But can he overcome Denise's fussy eating and toilet talk?
First to host in Bristol is all-singing, all-dancing theatre darling Richard Hope-Hawkins, whose eclectic menu includes a Rod Steiger gunge cake.
Super-organised primary school teacher Laura Ford leaves nothing to chance with the planning for her dinner party
Food critic Darryl Bullock's evening takes a nose dive when two of the guests stumble across a rather unpleasant surprise left by his cat.
Zoe Kellaway tries to add a bit of sparkle to the competition in Bristol with her Pretty in Pink themed dinner party, including a butler wearing pink hot pants serving cocktails.
Competitive Andy Wright plans a glamorous black-tie party, complete with Champagne, caviar and canapes, in his palatial Victorian flat, but things get chaotic when he burns the nut roast
The first host in Edinburgh is 28-year-old Andy Daykin who plans a night of haggis, bagpipes and whisky.
Polish-born catering supervisor Irena is planning a night of traditional Polish food and entertainment. Sadly the guests aren't thrilled with the prospect of eating cabbage.
Self-confessed cougar Liz Grant hosts in Edinburgh. Having flirted with Andy for the last two nights, 'Luscious Liz' is determined to pounce tonight.
It's day four and rock chick Michelle Lindsay plans to wow her guests with a bizarre array of dishes and some explosive entertainment.
It is the final night in Edinburgh and Italian-born food snob Toni is about to launch his specially created Scottish/Italian menu upon his guests.
Glamorous insurance worker Zoe cooks Italian, but her guests prove more troublesome than the cooking. The boys want to know if she's a model, while Martyn tries to hold Latvian ice queen Signe's hand.
Chip shop manager Martyn Bilby serves up 'Swan Lake': a chocolate eclair swan on a blue jelly lake. But Zoe and Signe are more interested in the photos of him posing for a bodybuilding competition.
Tracey Hewer is sure she can win over her guests with a barrage of cup cakes: for her starter, for her main course and, obviously, for dessert
Signe Jase serves up Latvian delicacies including herring salad, salted salmon and wild boar. Tracey refuses to try much of it, leading to a showdown with Martyn, who thinks she's being rude.
Barry Hill tries to channel the spirit of Keith Floyd by mixing, frying and flambeing while swigging straight from the bottle. But it's not as easy as Keith made it look on the telly.