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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...

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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 22 Summary

The competitive cooking show is back for a new series of dinner party action. Every week, five strangers take it in turns to throw a dinner party - and the best host wins a cash prize!

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    Episode 1 - Kent - Lydia

    First to host is full-time mum Lydia Jones. She's opted for some French recipes that, although tried before, she's never had any success with.

    Her guests' responses aren't ideal: dental nurse Donna tries to work out what a canard is; hairdresser Marcello is convinced that Lydia is serving grated toast; and artist Anthony is confused by every course.

    As the evening starts, Ramsgate's 'most stylish man' Marcello wastes no time offending everyone he meets with cutting comments about their appearance.

    So, will Lydia manage to smooth the ruffled feathers with her French feast, or will they all just be rowing by the end of the first night?

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    Episode 2 - Kent - Marcello

    It's arrogant hairdresser Marcello Marino's turn to entertain in Kent.

    He's really going to have to turn on the charm if he wants to win, having offended each guest last night, so he's hoping to impress with his Italian/Spanish menu - and salsa dance display.

    But the sound of his 'Lasagne a la Mia Mamma' main doesn't quite inspire his guests, and his starter leaves nearly everyone stumped as to what it is.

    The guests are amazed at what they find when they snoop around Marcello's bedroom and the risqué artwork on his walls. And, though the atmosphere is better than the previous night, the evening is destined to take a turn for the worse, leaving the host in a bit of a state.

    Can Marcello turn things round with a salsa dancing intermission? Or will his guests see through his veneer of vulnerability and go for the kill?

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    Episode 3 - Kent - Donna

    It's day three on the Kent coast and the host, Margate girl Donna Grieves, is hoping to impress with her locally sourced ingredients and a best-of-British menu.

    Unfortunately for Donna, Italian hairdresser Marcello is proving hard to please and, after yesterday's near-perfect manners when he was host, he's immediately back to his bad old ways.

    Anthony's attempt to lighten the mood with a startling revelation doesn't help matters, and things go from bad to worse when Donna gets all emotional over some news of her own.

    As Donna grows tired and weary, her dessert hits the deck, leaving one guest to eat pudding off the floor - much to Marcello's amusement.

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    Episode 4 - Kent - Anthony

    Day four in Kent and experimental artist Anthony Wait is hosting.

    In truly alternative fashion, he's opted not to practise his cooking beforehand and just see what happens on the night. He also hopes to get his guests interested in his new art project, which uses body parts.

    Marcello spot-checks the house for dirt and dust, which upsets one of the other guests and causes a row. But Anthony has plotted revenge on the lippy hairdresser, and plans to make the troublemaker squirm with embarrassment.

    Will Anthony's improvised food prove a hit with his guests and give him a chance of grabbing the £1000 prize, or will their creative differences prove too hard to swallow?

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    Episode 5 - Kent - Chris

    It's the final night in Kent, and building boss - and confirmed foodie - Chris Newbold has the last opportunity to grab the prize.

    But he's also determined that Italian Marcello won't spoil the evening with his usual insults.

    Armed with a few choice words and a sophisticated, international menu, Chris hopes to impress his guests and keep Marcello in check. However, leaving much of his cooking until the guests are seated, Chris is taking quite a risk.

    And will Marcello's attempt to sweeten the others with gifts to win them over, or will they finally tell him exactly what they think?

    This is Chris' opportunity to win the £1000 prize, but only if he pulls off his challenging menu and impresses the pickiest guest of all.

  • Episode 6 - Cardiff - Sophie

    Fun-loving primary school teacher Sophie Hunter-Brown is first up in Cardiff. Sophie is planning a Thai full-moon beach party as her theme for the night. This is despite the fact that she has never been to Thailand. Sophie's guests however are not convinced. Stewart is dreading a tacky student affair, Emma thinks the host must be a man, Huw is flummoxed about what a full-moon beach party is, and Gina thinks that she should wear an overcoat.

    Sophie has plenty of fun things in store for her guests including buckets of cocktails and a limbo competition. But as the evening unfolds there may be a shock in store for our party girl.

  • Episode 7 - Cardiff - Huw

    In Cardiff second to host is headmaster Huw Jones who hopes to impress his guests with some fine dining. Sadly Huw plans mushroom tart, while events manager Stewart has a mushroom phobia.

  • Episode 8 - Cardiff - Emma

    Nurse Emma Nurse hopes her quirky food choices and fun entertainment will draw attention away from her not-so-great cooking skills.

    While her guests are amazed by her brave but random menu choice, no one is particularly looking forward to a starter of sprout pate. Emma kick starts the evening with salsa dancing and an impersonation game. But Gina refuses to salsa and not everyone likes the way they're being impersonated!

  • Episode 9 - Cardiff - Gina

    Gina Goddard-Bell prides herself on her organisational skills, but soon suffers a setback when she runs out of rice

    Over the week Gina's non-stop talking about herself has won her few fans, and the other guests have mixed feelings about the night ahead: Sophie thinks it's going to be boring, Stewart thinks that Gina will `yak us to death', and headteacher Huw jokes that he has ear plugs at the ready.

  • Episode 10 - Cardiff - Stewart

    It's the final day and the turn of hospitality manager Stewart Duff. Will the guests find Stewart's fancy menu, featuring mixed game pithiviers and garlic ice-cream, all style and no substance?

  • Episode 11 - West London - Azzi

    Part-time model, journalist and poet Azzi Kalili is first up in west London.

    Persian Aussie Azzi hosts her dinner party in a Moroccan marquee in her garden - on a cold London winter's night.

  • Episode 12 - West London - Steve

    It's the second day of the competition and host plumber Steve Capel has a bit of an accident preparing his favourite dish, an African roulade of ostrich, kudu and springbok.

    Later on when he attempts a show featuring his nunchuks, Steve's routine is cut short by an injury to his thumb that causes carnage in the living room. Can he recover from these setbacks?

  • Episode 13 - West London - Zae

    It's the turn of ex-wedding planner Zae, who hopes to impress with his wedding-style menu and his attention to detail.

    But when the guests arrive, things don't run quite as smoothly as the perfectionist host envisaged.

  • Episode 14 - West London - Emma

    Events organiser Emma Boardman Magliocchetti is the latest host. The only issue is that Emma has never actually cooked a three course meal before in her life.

    Recently-married Emma wants to prove to her new Italian husband, and her guests, that she can be a perfect wife and create an incredible Italian feast. Will Emma's glamorous hostessing skills impress them all? Or will her picky behaviour over the previous few nights come back to haunt her?

  • Episode 15 - West London - Jane

    Last to host in west London is busy mum Jane Welch, who's feeling the pressure as she's out of practice at hosting dinner parties.

    Fits of nerves are just the first of Jane's hurdles, because her adventurous menu may not be to everyone's taste. The night kicks off with the guests in fancy dress, but soon everyone's enjoying the first-class food. Compliments begin to flow, quickly followed by Jane's tears when she's overwhelmed by the positive feedback.

  • Episode 16 - Nottingham - Stephanie

    Marketing manager Stephanie Hale goes head-to-head with local councillor Alex Foster, beauty therapist Janice Overton, project engineer Brian Hodges, and party animal (and business manager) Barry Dickman.

    Stephanie is a great cook and she also knows how to mix a mean cocktail. But one of her guests can't stomach her prawns, while another has trouble working out what an artichoke is.

  • Episode 17 - Nottingham - Alex

    In Nottingham, local councillor Alex Foster hopes to impress with a fancy French menu and a spot of bell ringing.

    Sadly, Brian likens Alex's starter to cat food, Janice tells him to tidy up his house, and Barry compares the cornichons to intimate body parts.

  • Episode 18 - Nottingham - Janice

    Janice Overton is feeling quietly confident that her 1970s themed night will be a winner.

    Luckily her guests are also in the mood for a bit of 70s nostalgia with the normally grumpy Brian arriving dressed as Noddy Holder and Alex squeezed into a PVC pantsuit.

    But it's not long before a chill descends on the dinner table when Brian reveals that he's not keen on one of his fellow diners. And things get worse when everyone reveals how uncomfortable they feel in Janice's pristine house.

  • Episode 19 - Nottingham - Brian

    In Nottingham it's the turn of a self-proclaimed 'sexist' - engineer Brian Hodges - to host. But, Brian can't actually cook.

    In fact Brian does so little cooking he doesn't even have enough cutlery to go round. Knowing his skills are limited to say the least, Brian's plan for his evening is to wing it.

    He's borrowing cutlery from his local pub, has a friend sorting him out with some wine, his local butcher helping him in the kitchen, and has even convinced his friend's daughters to come and waitress for him.

  • Episode 20 - Nottingham - Barry

    Barry Dickman is hoping his Greek-themed night will be enough to win him the competition.

    But how will his guests take to eating his traditional Greek food and dancing to traditional Greek music?

  • Episode 21 - Gloucestershire - Zac

    Zac Kwintner serves steak fondue while handing over cooking duties to his house staff, which does not go down well with his guests.

    Medical insurance boss Zac Kwintner goes head to head with easy-going mature student Gerry Hill, giggly travel agent Kayleigh Hunt, web designer Marc Harris, and fun-loving council worker Ameena Cott.

  • Episode 22 - Gloucestershire - Gerry

    Mature student Gerry Hill hopes to spice things up with his Egyptian feast, but his menu gets mixed reactions from the guests.

    Later on, banter soon turns to insults as Ameena lays into Zac; accusing him of being manipulative, she compares him to Big Brother's Nasty Nick.

    Gerry's night goes from bad to worse when Kayleigh falls ill and has to go home early.

  • Episode 23 - Gloucestershire - Kayleigh

    Third to take up the challenge in Gloucestershire is bubbly travel agent Kayleigh Hunt.

    Kayleigh's hoping to add a touch of the exotic to the night with her Moroccan-themed menu. However, her meal soon becomes more famine than feast when she forgets to put on the main course, leaving one guest snoring and another fuming.

    With a table full of hungry guests, Kayleigh resorts to dressing up in her favourite outfits to keep everyone amused.

  • Episode 24 - Gloucestershire - Marc

    Web designer Marc Harris is next up in Gloucestershire and is confident his Spanish menu will blow his guests away. But things go downhill fast as he makes a mess of his starter.

  • Episode 25 - Gloucestershire - Ameena

    It's the final night in Gloucestershire and last to take the challenge is fun-loving council worker Ameena Cott, who hopes to dazzle with a glitzy, glamorous evening.

    Having carved carrots into butterflies, fashioned a birdcage centrepiece from a melon, and colour co-ordinated her evening dress to match her dog's outfit, Ameena is ready to party. Initially her guests are impressed, but things take a nosedive when Kayleigh refuses to eat her starter.

    Can Ameena recover with an electric pulse-pad treatment and strawberry face mask for her guests?

  • Episode 26 - Birmingham - April

    First to host in Birmingham is hair and beauty tutor Apryll Richards.

    Apryll is serving zebra meat for starters. But Paz Thakrar is a strict vegetarian who thinks even eating vegetables is cruel. Might a puppy in a pot and a raw dessert save the day?

  • Episode 27 - Birmingham - John

    Second to host in Birmingham is scientist John Fennel, who brings his lab skills into play with soda-siphoned fish batter and ice cream made with nitrogen oxide.

  • Episode 28 - Birmingham - Vanessa

    In Birmingham Vanessa Erogbogbo is serving lobster, confit of duck, and fried grasshopper canapés. This may pose a few problems for strict vegetarian Paz.

    Banker Vanessa describes herself as a `brilliant cook' and expects to win the competition by giving her guests their first fine-dining experience of the week. But her ongoing arguments with Paz could put a dent in her plans.

  • Episode 29 - Birmingham - Paz

    Strict vegetarian Paz Thakrar is latest to host in Birmingham. But first Paz must milk a cucumber to rid it of any evil cucumber toxins.

    Alas, there is still quite a bit of bad feeling from his avid meat-eating guests concerning the veggie menu - and his plans for karaoke as entertainment.

  • Episode 30 - Birmingham - Toni

    Last up in Birmingham is insolvency administrator Toni Shukla. It's been a fairly unsuccessful week, so Toni could quite comfortably take the prize. The only problem? She doesn't know how to cook.

  • Episode 31 - Southampton - Anna

    It's the first day of the competition and receptionist Anna Gibbons is planning a burlesque-themed dinner party - with pole-dancing in the garden.

    Things get off to a rocky start around the table when Anna is forced to defend her goat's cheese tart starter

    Anna's main course also sees an awkward moment when Greg suggests the prawns used in her curry aren't of a very high standard.

    By the time Anna serves dessert, she's hoping the entertainment has helped the diners work up an appetite. Little does she know it involves an ingredient that one of her guests has a phobia of...

  • Episode 32 - Southampton - Darren

    Party animal Darren host a 90s raver-themed evening and also surprise his guests with an unfortunately placed tattoo.

    Darren serves up an impressive starter of molecular melon, but his main course takes a turn for the worse, and the appearance of a mouldy raspberry in his dessert rather lets him down.

  • Episode 33 - Southampton - Greg

    It's the halfway point of the competition and customer service advisor and food snob Greg Bell is planning a night fit for royalty.

    After two nights of picking at and criticising his fellow competitors, it doesn't take long before the guests begin to get their own back on Greg. It's blow after blow until finally he snaps.

  • Episode 34 - Southampton - Tasha

    Tasha Whyte is hoping her simple menu with fun entertainment will ease any tensions that remain between her guests in a dinner party full of twists and turns that ends with a bang.

  • Episode 35 - Southampton - Bijal

    It's the final night and the turn of Bijal, who is on a mission to create the ultimate dinner party with no meat, in what proves to be an explosive end to the week.

  • Episode 36 - North London - Lola

    First to host is Lola Oduba, who is convinced that her natural flare for cooking and sophisticated tastes will ensure an effortless victory.

    Twenty-three-year-old languages graduate and vintage clothes collector Lola's retro menu features polenta with tapenade, pork belly, and rhubarb and almond pudding. Lola's guests are curtain maker Joss Woolf, stand-up comic Boe Olaleye, rapper and DJ Niyi Adelakun, and doggie outfit designer Francesca Sawyer.

  • Episode 37 - North London - Francesca

    It's the turn of Essex girl and dog-lover Francesca Sawyer to host. Unfortunately Francesca doesn't own a cooker.

    Francesca's menu includes fruit-flavoured vodka jelly, poussin, and her self-proclaimed `award-winning' cup cakes.

  • Episode 38 - North London - Niyi

    Niyi swaps his decks for dishes as the DJ deals with a shed full of chickens, a table made from a door, a fridge that doubles as a wardrobe, and a menu that might just have too many courses.

  • Episode 39 - North London - Joss

    It's the turn of 54-year-old curtain maker Joss Woolf to take the culinary challenge. Joss finds that her Thai menu gets a mixed response from her guests, and that her entertainment for the evening, singing around a piano, brings out the worst in Lola.

    And if that wasn't enough to be dealing with, what will Joss make of Niyi saying he has a crush on her, and would love to cuddle up in bed and listen to Radio 4 with her?

  • Episode 40 - North London - Boe

    Last to host in north London is stand-up comedian Boe Olaleye, who is hoping his 'Back to African Roots' menu will wow his guests.

    A master on the stage and meticulous in the kitchen, Boe has everything to play for, but can comedy and cooking claim the prize, or will Boe's evening bomb?

  • Episode 41 - East Cheshire - Val

    First up in east Cheshire is fun and flirty Val.

    The glamorous pensioner is going head to head with yummy mummy Hazel Ardern, radio DJ Nick Hawkins, garage servicing manager Michelle Kenworthy, and party girl Zoe Miller.

    Nick is initially thrilled to be the only man, but soon gets nervous when he realises what he's taken on.

    Val's out to impress with a Middle Eastern banquet but spicy food makes Michelle's ears itch! There's also a course of belly dancing lined up for afters.

  • Episode 42 - East Cheshire - Hazel

    Yummy mummy Hazel hopes her combination of fine food and great hosting skills will get her top scores in east Cheshire.

    But Hazel has a big job on her hands to impress one guest in particular - fussy eater Michelle, who made a display of herself at last night's dinner party spitting out a broad bean and making faces over dessert.

  • Episode 43 - East Cheshire - Nick

    DJ Nick Hawkins is next to host and is confident that he can multi-task as well as any woman. But guests Val and Hazel wonder if Nick's beef Wellington will rise to the occasion.

    Nick decides to win over his guests over with some good old fashioned impressions. However, things take a turn for the worse when the women decide to do impressions of each other.

  • Episode 44 - East Cheshire - Michelle

    It's the turn of Michelle to host and she is certain her deep fried mushrooms stuffed with duck and orange pate and a round of bingo will win her the prize.

  • Episode 45 - East Cheshire - Zoe

    Party girl Zoe Miller is last to host in east Cheshire and has high hopes for her international menu - and some interesting hats and disco lights for entertainment.

  • Episode 46 - West Lancashire - Ross

    First to host in west Lancashire is 30-year-old business manager Ross Chapman, whose fishy themed menu suffers a string of errors and culinary disasters in the kitchen.

  • Episode 47 - West Lancashire - Lindsay

    Second to host in west Lancashire is single mum-of-two Lindsay Pulford, who's hoping to impress with her Caribbean-themed night.

  • Episode 48 - West Lancashire - Chris

    History student Chris Mosey is the latest to host, with a menu including blue cheesecake and Scouse tapas.

  • Episode 49 - West Lancashire - Louise

    Louise Dee is hoping to impress with her menu of Spanish-inspired food and her plans for an 'Old Skool Rave'.

  • Episode 50 - West Lancashire - Lorraine

    It's the final day in west Lancashire, and last to host is medical photographer Lorraine Rimmer, who is looking forward to giving her diners a night of authentic Spanish cuisine.

  • Episode 51 - Medway, Kent - Nina

    Retired granny and experimental cook Nina Gaskell is first to host in Medway, Kent, and is serving cucumber stuffed with corned beef

    Kick-boxing, keep-fit-crazy Nina is hoping to impress her guests with some very unusual dishes - gravy with coconut, anyone? - but there's a genuine sense of fear when Nina's stuffed cucumber arrives at the table. And the guests are even more baffled by her bizarre choice of palate cleansers.

  • Episode 52 - Medway, Kent - Laura

    Barmaid Laura Leibo is struggling with the stress of hosting and decides to make it up as she goes along with her cheesecake.

    Later on the guests take part in a robotic dance-off in the kitchen, with granny Nina Gaskell showing a hidden talent for street moves.

  • Episode 53 - Medway, Kent - Esther

    Police communications officer Esther Kennedy has planned a gourmet dinner party menu, but her food receives mixed reviews.

    Esther has very high standards and believes a successful dinner party means everything must be just so. Nice cutlery, matching plates and impeccable glassware are an absolute must. It is surprising, therefore, when later on she treats her guests to an impromptu rock show in her garage, providing the backing vocals herself.

  • Episode 54 - Medway, Kent - Patrick

    Posh art graduate Patrick Fysh hopes to impress his guests with his molecular gastronomy. But Nina's left speechless by some risqué pictures of Patrick's girlfriend.

    Michael is a bit confused by Patrick's interest in surrealist feminist art. And Esther winds up with a face full of chocolate.

  • Episode 55 - Medway, Kent - Michael

    Cheeky-chappy Michael Dodsworth is last to host and is keeping it simple in the kitchen with Thai chicken cakes, jambalaya and raspberry and lime sorbet.

    There're also party games, including piñata, where the donkey gets a real pasting.

  • Episode 56 - Merseyside - Siobhan

    Single mum Siobhan Parkinson is first to host in this brand new competition in Merseyside and hopes to win her guests over with her homely menu of chicken liver pate, lamb, and pavlova.

  • Episode 57 - Merseyside - Ashley

    Glam student Ashley Burke plans an oxygen bar as entertainment for her guests on her night as host. She may need it herself, as crushing some raspberries for pudding leaves her feeling exhausted.

    Ashley still lives at home and normally has her mum there to help with everything - but today she's on her own.

  • Episode 58 - Merseyside - Jean-Jacques

    French fitness instructor Jean-Jacques Silitto hopes to impress with the unusual combination of fancy French food and a 'gym bunny' theme. He's even devised an assault course so his guests can work off their meal.

    Alas, Ashley says if any form of exercise is suggested she will `lie on the floor and scream', Siobhan and Lin don't have a clue what they're eating, and Justin hopes the `tarte' isn't Jean-Jacques' girlfriend.

  • Episode 59 - Merseyside - Justin

    Electrician and all-round prankster Justin Sumner is determined to prove you can be both a clubber and a good cook and is out to impress his guests by creating a Chinese-themed menu from scratch.

    Having offended last night's host Jean Jacques by breaking wind at the table, Justin's determined to win back his friendship by dressing as Dr Love to `spread the love around the party'. He has also hired a cheesy crooner to serenade his guests.

  • Episode 60 - Merseyside - Lin

    It's the final night in Merseyside and the host is house-proud hospitality assistant Lin Rearden, who hopes her super organised approach will win her the prize.

    But Lin will have to keep all the young ones in check, as they've been steadily getting out of hand as the week's progressed.

    Lin's preparing two `surprise' desserts, and even a surprise party game. Will this be enough to impress her unruly guests?

  • Episode 61 - Middlesbrough - Dawn

    Promotions rep Dawn Griffiths is confident that her Asian-themed evening of curry and traditional Indian dancing will scoop the prize. But she's got a tough crowd to please: a rowdy bunch made up of practical joker Ron Gordon, mouthy market trader Kay Griffiths, sophisticated teacher and thespian Karena Serdecka, and bin man Paul Tidy.

  • Episode 62 - Middlesbrough - Ron

    Practical joker Ron Gordon hopes an evening of expertly cooked food, elegant hosting skills and a couple of surprises for his guests will win him the competition in Middlesbrough. He is also determined to get a word in edgeways with noisy Kay, who dominated last night's dinner party and ruffled a few feathers in the process.

  • Episode 63 - Middlesbrough - Kay

    Self-confessed loud mouth Kay Griffiths hopes to liven up her guests with a night full of good food, colourful conversation, some conflict and her homemade punch.

  • Episode 64 - Middlesbrough - Karena

    Cosmopolitan drama teacher Karena Serdecka is treating her guests to a Dutch/Polish menu and her rock chick performance, taking to the stage to sing with her band in a skintight mini dress and platform boots.

  • Episode 65 - Middlesbrough - Paul

    It's the final night of the competition from Middlesbrough and bin man Paul Tidy is planning a movie-star fancy-dress theme party, and lots of garlic.

    Paul loves garlic, but Ron doesn't. Unfortunately for Ron, Paul's meatball sauce includes five whole bulbs of garlic alone. Paul's got a lot on his plate - even without all that extra garlic - so will he be able to clinch the prize money or will his night end in tears and indigestion?

  • Episode 66 - Plymouth - Annie

    Van driver Annie Wroe has given her menu a racy theme with a risqué name for each course. Her starter is `Something Fishy Going On'. Her main course is `Saucy Pork Loins with Veg'. And for dessert it's `Chocolicious with a Twist'. Meanwhile, the after-dinner entertainment involves being electrocuted. Unfortunately. Charlie refuses to eat the main course because it's cold and he likes his food `hot and wet' - which leaves Annie planning her revenge.

  • Episode 67 - Plymouth - Suzanne

    After some fiery exchanges last night Suzanne Hyde is ready for a confrontational evening. But she's hoping her 'simple' style of cooking can win over her diners. Alas, things don't go to plan, and Suzanne has a row with Annie.

  • Episode 68 - Plymouth - Tony

    Former sailor Tony Wade hopes to prove he's the best cook in the group with a triple bird roast and a triple chocolate mousse. Tony also hopes to bring peace between Annie and Suzanne by sittting them next to each other. Could be risky.

  • Episode 69 - Plymouth - Sarah

    Fourth to host in Plymouth is Sarah Joy, who, having witnessed night after night of rows, is hoping to bring a sense of joy to proceedings by rolling out the disco. But outspoken guest Suzanne has other ideas. To make matters worse, Sarah has a last minute plate crisis.

  • Episode 70 - Plymouth - Charlie

    It's the final day in Plymouth and the turn of ex-Navy man Charlie Brunel - who is putting the emphasis on having fun.

    To get everyone into the party spirit, Charlie is planning a pirate evening, complete with fancy dress and a fish pie called `Pirate's Pie'.

  • Episode 71 - Hull - Sarita

    This week's competition comes from Hull and first to host is competitive local politician Sarita Robinson. She's going head-to-head with feisty barmaid Sarah Williams, snobby ex-royal butler Dan Smith, eccentric ex-bunny girl Krystyna Stark and art student and love coach Glenn Davison.

    Sarita is convinced her food and hosting skills will be enough to bag her the £1,000 cash prize and she's got a pink-themed evening planned to impress her guests.

    Will Sarita's traditional menu and cryptically named dessert 'Finish with a sparkle' be enough to fend off competition for the rest of the week?

  • Episode 72 - Hull - Krystyna

    It's the second day of the competition in Hull and next to host is eccentric ex-bunny girl Krystyna Stark. After shocking the others with her feathery attire last night, the guests are expecting the unexpected and Krystyna doesn't disappoint.

    The evening soon dissolves into mayhem when Krystyna serves up her starter of Avocado Mediterranean (which contains prawns) to non-shellfish eater Sarita Robinson, who refuses to eat it. And Krystyna accuses barmaid Sarah Williams of putting on an act because of her issue with having different textured foods in her mouth at the same time.

    With the girls at loggerheads, Glenn and Dan try their best to smooth things over but the evening takes an unexpected turn when Krystyna bursts into song. Can her tribute to the Queen Mum lighten the mood? And most importantly, will Krystyna and Sarah get through the night without hitting each other?

  • Episode 73 - Hull - Dan

    It's the third day of the competition in Hull and next to host is aspiring country gent and ex-royal butler Dan Smith.

    Dan doesn't believe his palace experience will help bag him the £1,000 cash prize but his care-free attitude's certainly not going to help either, as his first move of the day is to visit his local deli to buy his dessert!

    The tension between the ladies is hard to ignore but while Dan is away in the kitchen, tempers really fly in the dining room. Dan is dumbstruck as to how his evening has turned into chaos.

    With one party trick and five shop-bought chocolate brownies up his sleeve, will it be enough to bring harmony to the group and win him the £1,000 cash prize?

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    Episode 74 - Hull - Sarah

    It's the fourth day of the competition in Hull and next to host is feisty single mum of four Sarah Williams.

    After three nights of intense bickering between the women, Sarah is determined her evening will be a more relaxed affair. She's hoping a no-nonsense menu of traditional northern grub, and the added sparkle of a 'Moulin Rouge' theme, will do the trick in cheering up her fractious guests.

    Has Sarah done enough to win the £1,000 prize?

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    Episode 75 - Hull - Glenn

    It's the final day of the competition in Hull and last to host is art student and love coach Glenn Davison, who is hoping that his charm will win over the ladies and bag him the cash prize.

    After a week of snide comments and general sulkiness among the women, the mood in the group is mixed, but with one dinner party left to go, the contestants are determined to have a good time, and they're expecting high things from Hull's very own lothario.

    Not wanting to disappoint Glenn's lined up an artistic feast, starting with 'Ocean Romanticism', a main entitled `Eastern Impressionistic Green' and for dessert 'Abstract a la Crepe', which has the group baffled as to what they are.

    Can Glenn's 'Abstract a La Crepe' save the day and will his entertainment distract the bickering women?

  • Episode 76 - Coventry - Annierose

    First to host in Coventry is 22-year-old wannabe glamour model Annierose Crone, who loves sausages so much they will feature not only in her starter and her main, but her dessert as well.

  • Episode 77 - Coventry - Chris

    Chris Tabor - master chocolatier and all-round food snob - takes up the culinary challenge with a fancy menu that provokes some mixed reactions from the others, with Chris and pub landlord Tony Jackson falling out.

  • Episode 78 - Coventry - Joanne

    Part-time pro wrestler Joanne Edwards leads with the risky strategy of preparing dishes that she has never cooked before. And her lack of practice soon shows as she ends up making more of a dog's dinner than haute cuisine.

  • Episode 79 - Coventry - Tony

    Picky pub landlord Tony Jackson rolls out his pub-themed night. But can Tony please arch rival Chris, who's looking for revenge?

  • Episode 80 - Coventry - Michelle

    It's the last night of the competition and hair salon owner Michelle Russell must not only host, but manage the tensions and frustrations bubbling close to the surface.

    The evening begins on a high with champagne in Michelle's garden, but the good mood quickly sours as last night's host Tony decides tonight's the night to wind everyone up. And when Jo makes a shock announcement and refuses to eat Michelle's lamb, the atmosphere at the table soon turns frosty.

  • Episode 81 - Essex - Emma

    First to host in Essex is support worker and party girl Emma Parsons, who reckons she can win the competition on personality alone.

  • Episode 82 - Essex - Adam

    Adam James is next to host in Essex. The confident letting agent pops to the local salon to top up his tan before cooking, only to get into a muddle in the kitchen later on while his guests admire his hunky photos on the wall. Later, Lisa worries that Adam's Rolex may not be the real deal as he serves them a very bright cabbage and suggests a vajazzle as a post dinner treat.

  • Episode 83 - Essex - Lisa

    Hairdressing entrepreneur Lisa Styles is planning to woo her guests at her mansion situated in eight acres of land. There will be butlers and Lisa's prize-winning stallion performing a show jump for the guest's amusement. Unfortunately, Emma compares Lisa's main course of lamb to an armpit.

  • Episode 84 - Essex - Hal

    Family man Hal Dervish is planning six different dishes for his meze starter and four different meats for his main of traditional Turkish barbeque. There's tension at the table as Emma and Diane's week-long argument over the `meaning of posh' continues. And a Turkish dance in the garden where the guests really let loose.

  • Episode 85 - Essex - Diane

    It's the final night in Essex and posh magistrate Diane hopes to inject a little sophistication into the competition by hosting a black tie event. She also gives each guest a hair transformation - which proves to be a real winner.

  • Episode 86 - West Yorkshire - Bev

    The latest cook-off comes from West Yorkshire, where first to host is 50-year-old, no-nonsense healthcare worker Bev Stewart, whose menu includes fish fingers, meat and potato pie, and jelly and ice-cream.

    Hair salon owner Rebecca hates fish fingers, computer network engineer Adam feels a meat and potato pie isn't special enough, sales advisor Philomena hates ice-cream, while business owner Charlie assumes the host must be a male schoolteacher.

    Bev has plenty of things lined up to get people in the school-party mood, including an apple bobbing competition. But as tensions rise between the guests, it's not long before the fun is forgotten and playground politics kick in.

  • Episode 87 - West Yorkshire - Adam

    Forty-year-old computer engineer Adam Bolam-Peel has plenty of surprises up his sleeve - from Northumbrian pipe playing to a session of poetry writing.

    But as the evening unfolds it doesn't take long for nit-picking guest Philomena to find fault with Adam's cluttered house. And to make matters worse, Charlie can't resist goading Rebecca about her teeth.

  • Episode 88 - West Yorkshire - Rebecca

    Image-conscious salon owner Rebecca Saunders has plumped for a 'Glitz and Glam' dress code as part of her evening in Keighley, which also includes a mock makeover for everyone.

  • Episode 89 - West Yorkshire - Philomena

    It's the turn of 47-year-old Italian sales advisor Philomena Golenya, who is serving a four course menu that she's written out in Italian. Charlie accidentally breaks Philomena's chair and Philomena has to put out a fire in the kitchen. But her Italian dancing proves to be quite a hit - with one of her guests in particular.

  • Episode 90 - West Yorkshire - Charlie

    It's the final night, and last to host is Charlie Walker, who intends a night of extravagant entertainment, a 'Stylish with Swimwear' dress code and a hot-tub disco.

  • Episode 91 - Leeds - Catherine

    A new round of the culinary competition begins in Leeds, where first host Catherine Williams, a pescetarian, is cooking a South American-inspired menu for her guests.

  • Episode 92 - Leeds - Garth

    Second to host in Leeds is outspoken South African Garth Kirsten-Landman, who is hoping his unusual menu - featuring kangaroo meat - will bag him the £1000 prize.

  • Episode 93 - Leeds - Sam

    It's Day 3 in Leeds and fun-loving banker Sam Appleby's turn to host. His 'Best of British' themed night features a Henry VIII outfit and a traditional menu with chargrilled lamb.

  • Episode 94 - Leeds - Louise

    Day 4 in Leeds sees company administrator Louise Emmerson as host. She opts for a Mediterranean menu inspired by her former mother-in-law, featuring Madrid chicken and aubergine bake.

  • Episode 95 - Leeds - Diane

    It's the final day of the contest in Leeds and the turn of high-flying property developer Diane Jones to cook. Her menu features Greek filo pastries and a main of cod in Italian sauce.

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    Episode 96 - Warrington - Geoff

    Water-feature builder and bad-joke-teller Geoff Carter is first to showcase his dinner party skills, with an Asian-themed menu.

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    Episode 97 - Warrington - Stephen

    It's the turn of call centre manager Stephen Robinson to host in Warrington. Can his camp choral entertainment and raspberry bakewell slice win him the prize?

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    Episode 98 - Warrington - Alison

    In Warrington, beef farmer Alison Davies is serving one of her own cows as part of her meal. But a tour round the farm results in Linda having a mishap in the duck pond.

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    Episode 99 - Warrington - Emma

    Science teacher Emma Hoyle is hoping that a scientific approach will help her win the prize. Will pre-dessert fireworks and a soak in Emma's hot tub end the night on a high?

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    Episode 100 - Warrington - Linda

    Linda Weaver is putting on a fancy dress party with a multicultural theme for her guests, and hopes to wow the group with her skills on the bagpipes.

  • Episode 101 - Wolverhampton - Niru

    First to host in Wolverhampton is housing officer Niru Ghai-Read, who's confident her Indian menu and bombardment of entertainment will scoop the prize.

    Niru's going head-to-head with hippy Kyle Ferguson, part-time model May Dudley, lothario Stefano Scaringi, and highly-competitive student Bally Singh.

    Stefano stuns them all when he asks May some extremely intimate questions, and Niru has a naughty threesome up her sleeve for dessert.

    It's a noisy and eventful night, with awkward dance moves and controversy. Can Niru keep it all together?

  • Episode 102 - Wolverhampton - Stefano

    It's the turn of Stefano Scaringi to try to wow his guests in Wolverhampton. The restaurant manager has more than food on his mind, however, as he plans to curry favour with May.

  • Episode 103 - Wolverhampton - Bally

    It's the day three and fun-loving Bally Singh is hoping a 'student night' can scoop him the prize.

    May has to put up with more of Stefano's one-liners. While Bally's starter of beans on toast leaves his guests gobsmacked.

  • Episode 104 - Wolverhampton - Kyle

    IT worker and self-confessed hippy Kyle Ferguson is hoping to prove himself in the kitchen. But is he just too laid back to pull off his Wolverhampton-inspired menu?

  • Episode 105 - Wolverhampton - May

    The final day of the competition sees model May Dudley, a self-confessed culinary novice, rely on a 'mum-knows-best' approach.

    Things go well until serving the tiger prawn starter sends May's stress levels through the roof.

  • Episode 106 - South East London - Sophia

    First to host is gym fanatic Sophia Pottinger, who's confident her simple but classic menu - with dancing for afters - will win her the prize. Her guests for the week are goth chick Francessa Santamaria, man-about-town Amadin Ryan, straight-talking Maria Eltheriouri and competitive cook Fraser Devlin.

  • Episode 107 - South East London - Fraser

    In south-east London, friendly foodie Fraser Devlin is hoping that an evening of expertly cooked food will win him the prize.

    But Fraser isn't just relying on his food, he's also planning to put on some entertainment. What he doesn't know is that by the end of the night he won't just be providing the entertainment - Fraser will also be the entertainment.

  • Episode 108 - South East London - Francesca

    Rock chick Francesca's got a lot to prove, because her guests think she's a bimbo and have even named her Barbie.

    In keeping with her rocker image Francesca's food is all music related - Prawn to be Wild, followed by Rock Star Rib of Beef, and, for dessert, Sweet Child of Wine.

    The guests love the titles but are less impressed with the dress code of Rock Chic. Mouthy Maria hates fancy dress and fashionista Amadin chooses to ignore it completely. Scotsman Fraser saves the day, however, and arrives as his newly discovered alter ego Axel McRose.

    In the evening, Amadin and Sophia discover a portfolio of revealing pictures, and Francesca is forced to admit to her former career as a glamour model.

  • Episode 109 - South-East London - Amadin

    Day 4 sees attention-grabbing Amadin Ryan up to host. But Amadin isn't putting on your average dinner party; he is throwing a Victorian banquet.

  • Episode 110 - South East London - Maria

    It's the last day of the competition and Maria Eletheriou is serving meze just six weeks after having gastric-band surgery to help her lose weight.

    There will be no dieting tonight though as Maria is keen to win, so no small portions or healthy food allowed. There'll even be a sickly dessert of marshmallow, chocolate and passion fruit mousse.

    Maria's entertainment gets off to a smashing start and they all enjoy a little boogie.

    As the evening ends, the winner is revealed, to the delight of some and the devastation of others.

  • Episode 111 - Swansea - Jen

    It's the first day of the competition in Swansea and fitness fanatic Jen Edwards is producing low-carb dishes for her guests, one of whom causes a stir by telling Jen she hates her menu.

  • Episode 112 - Swansea - James

    School teacher James Knight host his dinner party, a school-themed occasion, complete with children's party games.

  • Episode 113 - Swansea - Keith

    It's the midway point of the Swansea culinary contest and tackling the challenge is 6ft 8in rugby boy Keith Larrard, whose guests see him as a bull in a china shop in the kitchen.

  • Episode 114 - Swansea - Karen

    Day four and host Karen Wood can't wait to get her guests partying in her hot tub after serving them a buffet-style menu featuring quiche.

  • Episode 115 - Swansea - Katherine

    It's the final night and poised to take the challenge is naughty solicitor Katherine Waldemar Brown.

    Katherine has gone all out with a sophisticated menu, `tarts and vicars' dress code, and even a mock trial for her guests.

    But, with the bad feeling that's simmered between two of her guests all week, it doesn't look as though there will be order in Katherine's court.

  • Episode 116 - Edinburgh - Peter

    First up in Edinburgh is events manager Peter Ferguson, who hopes to deliver a show stopping night for his four unsuspecting guests, with a gospel choir in to get them on their feet.

  • Episode 117 - Edinburgh - Alison

    Second to host is Alison Lynch, who's plans a jiujitsu-themed surprise for her entertainment. Meanwhile Cynthia charms Gary by telling him just what she can do with a mango.

  • Episode 118 - Edinburgh - Cynthia

    Beautician Cynthia Gentle plans to win over her guests in Edinburgh with an international themed menu, including crocodile as part of the main course.

  • Episode 119 - Edinburgh - Rena

    In Edinburgh healthcare worker Rena is planning a decadent menu. But it's Cynthia who raises a few eyebrows when she brings out one of Rena's bedroom toys out at the table.

  • Episode 120 - Edinburgh - Gary

    Security boss Gary Reid is rigging his dining room in Edinburgh with spy equipment so his guest's every whims are catered for. And Alison and Peter continue to bicker.

  • Episode 121 - Wirral - Vernal

    The cookery competition comes to the Wirral and first to host is the owner of a lap-dancing club, Vernal Aley, at his luxury mansion.

    Vernal is up against feminist and masters student Candida Darling, fun-loving party girl Chrissy Griffin, who giggles a lot, chicken-lover Adele Richards, and project manager and foodie Stuart Leake.

  • Episode 122 - Wirral - Candida

    Feminist student Candida Darling is second to host on the Wirral. But will Candida's hairy chicken scupper her chances?

    Given her views on Vernal's lap-dancing business her guests are surprised to see a set of revealing pictures taken in Candida's youth. But the night ends in good spirits with Vernal weighing up Chrissy's assets.

  • Episode 123 - Wirral - Adele

    It's the turn of chicken enthusiast Adele Richards, who is hoping to throw a great dinner party using plenty of home-grown ingredients, including eggs from her hens.

    But Vernal is less than impressed with the amount of cat hair in the food, as are Candida and Stuart. And while the others are left gagging, serial giggler Chrissy is left chuckling - again.

  • Episode 124 - Wirral - Chrissy

    Bubbly hairdresser Chrissy Griffin is hoping a colourful Caribbean menu will help her bag the prize. But simmering tensions boil over at the table followed by tears and tantrums.

  • Episode 125 - Wirral - Stuart

    It's the final night and 32-year-old foodie Stuart hopes to bring harmony back to the group by throwing a glamorous 1920s themed dinner party.

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    Episode 126 - Croydon - Keith

    Kick-starting the competition in Croydon is childcare practitioner and Michael Jackson impersonator Keith Preddie.

    His love for the King of Pop is evident as he moonwalks his way around his kitchen to prepare for his party.

    But will his guests think it's all style over substance as they tuck into his prawn cocktail starter, 'Shamone' chicken main and the duo of puds for his 'Dirty Diana' dessert?

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    Episode 127 - Croydon - Suzie

    It's the turn of cat obsessive and vegetarian Suzie Phillips to host in Croydon and she's is going to have to work hard to win round her carnivorous guests.

    With character clashes and kitty capers galore, can Suzie bag that £1,000 prize or will her night be a catastrophe?

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    Episode 128 - Croydon - Vanessa

    Host and trainee solicitor Vanessa D'Souza is hoping to set the standard with her 'Michelin-starred' quality meal.

    Self-confessed food snob Vanessa is hoping to educate her fellow diners with her culinary skills and fine wines, which includes serving the perenially-tricky soufflé.

    Will Vanessa's soufflés rise to the occasion, or will her attempt at Michelin-star dining fall flat and cost her the £1,000?

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    Episode 129 - Croydon - Sarah Marie

    This stage of the culinary contest in Croydon sees straight-talking Sarah Marie Palmer take up the challenge.

    Will an evening that includes an appearance from Sarah Marie's pet snake Princess, a pole dancing completion and some very spicy food be enough to win her the £1,000 cash prize?

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    Episode 130 - Croydon - Robert

    On the last leg of the competition in Croydon, host and skateboarding geek Robert Preston is hoping his inventive cooking will win over his guests.

    Self-styled 'mystery man' Rob leaves his fellow guests baffled about what to expect when they find out he's serving a 'Badger salad'.

    Will Rob's unusual food and entertainment be enough to bag him the £1,000?

  • Episode 131 - Birmingham - Matthew

    Matthew Emson hopes to win over his fellow diners with a combination of luxury ingredients, charm and tactical game play.

    While his crystal ball-reading entertainment makes a big impression on Patricia,Terence and Sarah find it hard to take seriously.

  • Episode 132 - Birmingham - Lorraine

    Second to host in Birmingham is catering assistant Lorraine Wood who has chosen a Mexican theme for her night, including inflatable cacti and a hula hoop competition.

    But it's going to take more than that to impress last night's host Matthew Emson, who declares that the `gloves are off' now that his night is over.

    Terence Wallen is expecting a wholesome meal from voluptuous host Lorraine, and gets more than he bargained for when he sees Lorraine's skimpy costumes. But as the night unfolds the insults fly, temperatures rise and tears roll.

  • Episode 133 - Birmingham - Sarah

    Next to host in Birmingham is young music graduate Sarah Ward, who owns an extensive collection of doll's houses and plans a Tudor-style dance for entertainment.

  • Episode 134 - Birmingham - Patricia

    In Birmingham, 42-year-old chatterbox and salon owner Patricia Jones is hoping to impress her guests with an Irish-themed menu and a personal performance of a Celtic classic.

  • Episode 135 - Birmingham - Terence

    The final night in Birmingham sees Terence Wallen serving parrot fish and offering a massage to de-stress his fellow diners.

  • Episode 136 - Norwich - Miranda

    Come Dine With Me is in Norwich, and first to host is MA student and part-time waitress Miranda Robinson. With her staple uniform of high heels and short skirts, Miranda claims that although she looks like a bimbo she is actually rather intelligent.

    She hopes to impress her diners with her posh starter of Escargot de Bourgogne. Miranda is adamant that everyone should at least try her starter, but some of her guests find them hard to swallow, in particular fussy chip-van owner Cheryl Pennell, who isn't keen on eating any 'foreign muck'.

    But house music producer Danny Bond - otherwise known as DJ Gadget Man - loves snails when they are cooked to perfection (he won't be satisfied with rubber bullets). Her guests are less fearful of her main course - sea bass with roasted vegetables - but local radio DJ Dave Webster does not spend his evening masticating over bones.

    Completing the Norwich line-up is self-confessed smarty pants Amy Nicholson, who finds the perfect opportunity to show off when conversation turns to Miranda's ostentatious word-wall.

    So, will Miranda's saucy outfits, posh menu and high-brow dinner conversation bag her a £1000 prize? Or will the snails and pretension leave her guests feeling sluggish and uncomfortable?

  • Episode 137 - Norwich - Danny

    It's the second day of the competition in Norwich and the turn of international DJ Danny Bond (AKA Gadget Man) to host.

    Danny sweats it out in the kitchen with a very adventurous menu and, as he pushes his culinary skills to the limit, it's touch and go whether he'll pull it off.

    And he's got a DJ dress code to boot. While Danny's food goes down well with his guests, the host himself is unimpressed with the outcome, and his time spent away from the table leaves the guests feeling a little let down by Danny's hosting skills.

    Will Danny's fancy menu and entertainment of a group sing-along be enough to win over his fellow diners and bag him the £1000 cash prize?

  • Episode 138 - Norwich - Amy

    It's halfway through the week in Norwich and the turn of part-time stand-up comedian Amy Nicholson to host.

    But before the guests even arrive, they are puzzled by her laid-back Middle Eastern menu. Dave, Danny and Miranda are confused by the strange sounding food, while fussy eater Cheryl fears that she'll be served up more 'foreign muck'.

    The night kicks off with table talk of Amy's stand-up, but Dave steals her limelight announcing he too is a stand-up comedian. The calibre of the jokes, however, suggests the East Anglia comedy circuit may be best avoided.

    Amy's food is described as a bush-tucker trial and looks a bit like oatmeal, but she assures the group that she is going for taste over presentation.

    Will her 'turd'-looking food and unusual tattoos strike a chord with her diners, or will her jokes and pretension wear a bit thin?

  • Episode 139 - Norwich - Dave

    It's Day 4 of the competition and time for Norwich's version of Alan Partridge, AKA radio DJ Dave Webster, to cook.

    He's planning a Norfolk-inspired menu, which should hopefully please one of his guests - fusspot and foreign food hater Cheryl Pennell.

    The night kicks off with a few giggles when Amy and Miranda stumble across a photo of their host in speedos. And the Dave-bashing continues when he asks his guests to guess his job. Not that Dave cares - he's too busy congratulating himself on his culinary excellence.

    Dave's 'entertainment' initially seems underwhelming, but it causes rather a stir when Miranda gets competitive and loses her rag.

    So, will his traditional Norfolk food win over his diners and bag him the £1000 prize, or will tempers and tantrums spoil the night?

  • Episode 140 - Norwich - Cheryl

    The final night in Norwich sees chip-van owner Cheryl Pennell cook for her guests.

    Luckily for Cheryl, her van is parked on the drive ready for her to serve her 'posh' fish and chips. However, things don't go quite according to plan, when one deep fat fryer fails to heat up, leaving her cooking plans in disorder.

    Once she gets the food on the table, Miranda wastes no time in drawing attention to her cleavage and some misplaced chilli sauce. As the night progresses, Cheryl finally gets something off her chest that she's been dying to all week.

    After a week of exotic dining, will Cheryl's 'posh' fish and chips be enough to win over her guests and win that £1000 cash prize?

  • Episode 141 - Stockport - Linda

    Local councillor and proud northerner Linda Weeks-Holt throws a rag-to-riches themed evening, full of Northern delicacies, including tripe and meat puddings wrapped in an old bedsheet.

  • Episode 142 - Stockport - Lady Annie

    It's the turn of Lady Annie Targett to host. But she's not just any lady - she bought her title off the internet. Lady Annie is hosting a black tie event.

  • Episode 143 - Stockport - Sam

    Civil servant Sam Kitching takes his turn at hosting. Sam's aim is to charm the ladies with his delights, while shooting down in flames his older arch rival, the retired copper John Brinnand.

  • Episode 144 - Stockport - Kristen

    All-American gal Kristen Cooley plans to bring the Wild West to Stockport for one night only and dazzle her guests with an American-themed party.

  • Episode 145 - Stockport - John

    The final day sees retired copper and old charmer John Brinnand take up the challenge. John plans to go all Zen in homage to what he feels will be a winning Thai menu.

  • Episode 146 - Celebrity Come Dine with Me - Bobby George

    Five celebrities who love to entertain take it in turns to throw a dinner party, starting with a Chinese feast made by darts legend Bobby George.

  • Episode 147 - Celebrity Come Dine with Me - Chantelle Houghton

    Chantelle Houghton is the second host in a week of celebrity specials and offers up a vegetarian menu for her four guests, along with a challenge to see who can do the best catwalk pose.

  • Episode 148 - Celebrity Come Dine with Me - Cleo Rocos

    One-time sidekick to 80s comedian Kenny Everett and name dropper extraordinaire Cleo Rocos takes to the kitchen, although her dinner party menu seems to feature a lot of shop-bought food.

  • Episode 149 - Celebrity Come Dine with Me - Andrew Stone

    Pineapple Dance Studios star Andrew Stone hosts a Moroccan-themed dinner party for his famous guests, but he can barely cook so he's decided to buy most of the food from a local restaurant.

  • Episode 150 - Celebrity Come Dine with Me - Pete Burns

    It's the final night of this celebrity cooking contest and an eclectic menu from 80s pop star Pete Burns consists of cold soup, a chocolate fake meat con carne, and a very wobbly dessert.

  • Episode 151 - Celebrity Special... Return of the Worst: Bobby Davro

    In a first for the show, some of the most calamitous celebrity hosts return for a week of second-chance dinner parties. Kicking off the week is entertainer Bobby Davro.

    Bobby is sure he's learned his lesson after the blunders of his previous party, where he served up measly portions and an inedible dessert.

    Bobby's love of fun and frolics is the inspiration behind his `School Days' theme menu and dress code. And while tiny dancer Wayne Sleep is excited about trying `Sir's Sausage and Mash', actress Lesley Joseph is more concerned about looking a prat in her pinafore and straw boater.

    With It Girl Tamara Beckwith and Apprentice star Raef Bjayou adding a generous dollop of posh perspective, Bobby's evening quickly becomes a raucous night of bad behaviour, poor spelling and even a caning for mischievous schoolboy Wayne.

    Will Bobby's evening be a lesson in fine food and entertainment, or will he be sent to the naughty step after yet another night of culinary gaffes?

  • Episode 152 - Celebrity Special... Return of the Worst: Wayne Sleep

    Wayne Sleep returns to make good on his previous calamitous turn as a celebrity cook. This time Wayne plans a Moulin Rouge theme for his night - with dress code.

    Bobby Davro unleashes his inner drag queen and dons a frock. Lesley Joseph's eyes begin to water - not from the sight of Bobby in a dress, but from the strong cheese on Wayne's menu. And Apprentice star Raef Bjayou may have come dressed as a manly Ring Master but he soon finds himself dancing the Can-Can with the rest of them.

    By the time dessert arrives it's all too much for socialite Tamara Beckwith.

    Buckle up for one of the most raucous, debauched and just plain silly nights in Come Dine with Me history.

  • Episode 153 - Celebrity Special... Return of the Worst: Raef Bjayou

    Apprentice star Raef Bjayou takes a second turn as a celebrity host. Raef plans to cook his own meal this time, but he hasn't got a home to cook in!

  • Episode 154 - Celebrity Special... Return of the Worst: Tamara Beckwith

    Socialite Tamara Beckwith plans to fix her soggy cake problem from last time, and to wow her guests with a Rat Pack theme for the night.

    With a handsome Dean Martin lookalike on hand to serve the cocktails, Lesley Joseph is left shaken and stirred, as is dinky dancer Wayne Sleep, who enjoys the cocktails a bit too much!

    Bobby Davro, meanwhile, reveals his serious side.

  • Episode 155 - Celebrity Special... Return of the Worst: Lesley Joseph

    For the last dinner party of the week actress Lesley Joseph has decided on a Titanic theme for her evening, with a chamber orchestra, and even some water-wings.

  • Episode 156 - Christmas Pantomime Special: Linda Nolan

    It's high camp at Christmas this year on Come Dine with Me as five plucky celebrities take to the stage for a festive pantomime special.

    The opening night sees singer Linda Nolan hosting with a Jack and the Beanstalk-themed dinner and the cast for this evening's performance truly enter into the panto spirit.

    There's a disaster with the dessert, fun and games with the infamous magic beans, and even a star turn from a pantomime cow! But has Linda done enough to impress her guests and win £1000 for charity?

  • Episode 157 - Christmas Pantomime Special: Nick Bateman

    The second day of the Christmas special sees Big Brother villain 'Nasty Nick' Bateman play host, and he's planned a Dickensian Christmas Carol themed evening with all the trimmings.

    It soon becomes clear that Nick is taking his role of Scrooge too seriously and his guests are shocked when they see the tiny amount of food on their plates and the portion control applied to the dessert.

    To make matters worse, Nasty Nick's hosting leaves a lot to be desired and even a rousing chorus of Ding Dong Merrily on High fails to end the evening on a high note.

  • Episode 158 - Christmas Pantomime Special: Bianca Gascoigne

    Day 3's pantomime is Snow White, casting model Bianca Gascoigne in the lead role as host. Her welcome certainly doesn't fall flat and, with her bevy of seven dwarves, her entertainment hits just the right note.

    However, it's not just the spuds on the stove simmering, as tensions at the table between 'Nasty Nick' Bateman and Linda Nolan threaten to boil over.

    Will Bianca's festive blow-out impress her guests or will tensions cost her the £1000 charity prize?

  • Episode 159 - Christmas Pantomime Special: Danny Young

    It's Day 4 of the pantomime inspired Christmas special and the host is soap actor-turned-panto-star Danny Young, who's putting on an Aladdin-themed evening for his guests.

    Danny prefers takeaways to cooking and normally leaves things to his girlfriend. It soon becomes clear that he's been given a hand in preparing his meal, which he still manages to mess up.

    His guests arrive resplendent in Far Eastern costumes. The arrival of a belly dancer lightens the mood and there's wall-to-wa ll wobbling flesh as the celebrities burn off some of the calories they've just consumed.

  • Episode 160 - Christmas Pantomime Special: Colin Baker

    The final pantomime curtain call is provided by former Doctor Who actor Colin Baker, whose Cinderella themed evening is a ball.

    After 30 years of avoiding anything resembling cooking a meal, Colin has to master the art of a three-course dinner, while Danny takes him on a journey back through time.

    Entertainment is provided by Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer as you've never seen him before, and one of the guests walks away with a Christmas present of £1000 for charity.

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...

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