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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 25 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!

  • Episode 1 - Linclonshire - Jose

    It's day one of this brand new competition, set in Lincolnshire, and Carrie Bradshaw-wannabe Jose Stewart is hosting a Sex and the City meets Marbella night for her guests.

    Jose's guests are teacher Skip Schultz tattoo artist Indy Nijjar, entrepreneur Sharon Wright, and ditzy admin worker Jessica Carroll.

    Jose struggles to keep her eye on the game, too busy twitter-stalking celebrities to concentrate on cooking her Spanish-themed menu. Later she introduces children's party games to entertain her guests and a game of truth or dare, with some interesting revelations, and even an unlikely romantic encounter.

  • Episode 2 - Lincolnshire - Skip

    Day two in Lincolnshire sees history teacher Skip Schultz plan an evening celebrating his American roots. But what secret does Skip have to reveal to his guests?

    While Skip's guests are impressed with the starter, the main proves a confusing flop. Will Skip's entertainment save the day?

  • Episode 3 - Lincolnshire - Sharon

    In Lincolnshire it's the turn of entrepreneur Sharon Wright - who is bringing to the competition all the tenacity and commitment she applies to her business career.

    Sharon's repeatedly practised her key dishes of seared scallops, crispy top pork belly, and chocolate praline tart; hoping to impress her guests with three perfectly cooked courses. She has a strict schedule and has thought through her guests' every need. She even gets a gardener round to make sure the garden is in full bloom.

  • Episode 4 - Lincolnshire - Nijjar

    It's day four in Lincolnshire, and tattoo artist Indy Nijjar is hosting a summer-themed dinner party. But what do his guests make of the 'bring swimwear' dress code?

  • Episode 5 - Lincolnshire - Jessica

    It's the final day in Lincolnshire and the turn of ditzy but endearing 23-year-old Jessica Carroll. Will Jessica's Chinese dinner and unusual house pet impress enough to win her the prize?

  • Episode 6 - Worcestershire - Claire

    It's the first day of the competition in Worcestershire and fitness enthusiast Claire Wier is producing a low-fat menu for her guests.

    As if healthy eating wasn't enough, she gets them working up an appetite with an aerobic workout. But will her healthy options win the diners over or will she just end up getting a skinny score?

  • Episode 7 - Worcestershire - Pippa

    On Day 2 of the competition in Worcestershire, beauty pageant queen and dinner-party virgin Pippa Langhorne throws a sophisticated Midsummer Night's Dream themed evening for her guests.

    She also provides entertainment with her singing dog Buddy, a local celebrity. But will she bewitch the diners with her canine crooner or is great hosting more about the grub?

  • Episode 8 - Worcestershire - Tim

    It's Day 3 in Worcestershire and party boy publican Tim Lawson is hoping to win over his guests with a raucous country-themed blow-out featuring a novel take on a prawn cocktail.

    But when one participant brings along hand-crafted 'egg-a-likes' of her fellow diners, not everyone is impressed. And a disagreement over a white bread allergy turns the evening a little sour.

  • Episode 9 - Worcestershire - Teresa

    On Day 4 in Worcestershire, Teresa Cox is hoping to win over her guests with a rich, sumptuous feast that should score top marks.

    She's asked the diners to come dressed as 'Ghosts of Old London' and begins the night by sending them off to the cellar on a hunt for apparitions.

    The lobster starter impresses everyone, but when the conversation turns to the paranormal there are mixed reactions.

  • Episode 10 - Worcestershire - Chris

    For the final night of the competition in Worcestershire, super-competitive Chris Sheppard throws a sophisticated black-tie-themed dinner.

    His starter goes down a treat, with everyone agreeing his home-made sweet chilli sauce is the best they've ever tried. The evening's going as planned, but will his posh nosh be enough to bag him the £1000 prize?

  • Episode 11 - East Lancashire - Vicki

    First to host in East Lancashire is Vicki Fairbrother, who cooks up sexy steak and banging banoffee cake, and also lays on a game involving a helmet and water.

  • Episode 12 - East Lancashire - Jenna

    Young businesswoman Jenna Tattersall is hosting an evening dressed in white - to party all night. But will Jenna's bouncy-castle entertainment on full stomachs end badly?

  • Episode 13 - East Lancashire - Chris

    Perfectionist Chris Slater does his best to add a touch of class to the week. He even makes the guests take off their shoes. But the spicy main course leads to acid reflux for Jenna.

  • Episode 14 - East Lancashire - Chelsea

    Chelsea's Mediterranean evening begins with the boys having a punch-up over a punchbag. And then the girls discover a secret Chelsea's been keeping from them.

  • Episode 15 - East Lancashire - Nigel

    It's the final day and hairdresser Nigel Womack is hosting an epicurean evening of love with a mix of aphrodisiacs he hopes will get his guests in an amorous mood.

  • Episode 16 - Ipswich - Claire

    First to host is theatre-lover Claire, who is hoping to impress with her panto-themed night. But with one guest reluctant to join in, can Claire even win over the rest of her guests?

  • Episode 17 - Ipswich - Kerrie

    Millwall fan Kerrie Pankhurst is playing host with a football-themed evening. Kerrie contends with fish-hating Dave and a guest's snub of her beloved club.

  • Episode 18 - Ipswich - David

    Host David J Marks is under pressure to win over Kerrie, whom he offended last night. His salmon starter impresses all but DJ Dave, who details the gruesome things he'd rather do than eat it.

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    Episode 19 - Ipswich - Dave

    DJ Dave James is preparing a showbiz-themed evening for his guests and has asked them to come dressed as pop stars. Later, a shock revelation leaves some of the guests cold.

  • Episode 20 - Ipswich - Nikki

    It's the final day in Ipswich and speed-dating expert Nikki Yucel is determined to spread a little love. One contestant reveals feelings for another, and the winner is revealed.

  • Episode 21 - East Kent - Wes

    First to host in East Kent is 34-year-old carpenter Wes Leaver, a dinner party virgin who has high hopes for his science-themed evening.

  • Episode 22 - East Kent - Alexandra

    It's day two in East Kent and Alexandra plans a sophisticated menu of pan-European cuisine. But her starters put Sally's bean phobia under stress, and her veal main is controversial.

  • Episode 23 - East Kent - Emma

    Day three's host in East Kent is Emma. Sadly the self-professed foodie finds her main described as 'a pet on a plate', while straight-talking Alex describes the whole thing as rather odd.

  • Episode 24 - East Kent - Sally

    In East Kent dog-lover Sally hopes to charm her guests with a 'Pretty in Pink' night, with posh pink food and pink table decorations. Even her pooches can't escape the pink dress code

  • Episode 25 - East Kent - Stephen

    Flamboyant extrovert Stephen Drew is the last to host and hopes to win the prize by entertaining his guests with an Ab Fab dress code.

  • Episode 26 - Oxford - Marlon

    First to host in Oxford is resident ladies' man Marlon Williams, whose love- island themed evening gets off to a rather shambolic start - and ends with smashing plates!

  • Episode 27 - Oxford - Richard

    It's Day 2 in Oxford and inventor Richard Berrecloth serves up an entirely homemade extravaganza, including some rather 'unique' entertainment.

  • Episode 28 - Oxford - Victoria

    Mum of three Victoria Collett stars Day 3 in Oxford with a few culinary disasters and a Caribbean curry that leaves a bitter taste.

  • Episode 29 - Oxford - James

    The knives are out on Day 4 in Oxford as doggy day-care owner James Hearle finds that tempers are rising on his night as host.

  • Episode 30 - Oxford - Heidi

    It's the final day of the competition in Oxford, and party girl Heidi Kelloway is determined to lighten the mood and host the best dinner party of the week. But will her guests let her?

  • Episode 31 - Glasgow - Craig

    First to host in Glasgow is make-up artist Craig Alexander Wilson, who throws a glitz and glamour party complete with edible glitter and sparklers!

  • Episode 32 - Glasgow - Paul

    It's Day 2 in Glasgow and cheeky Paul Cowan seems more interested in dishing out practical jokes than Balmoral steak and 'Cream Puff'!

  • Episode 33 - Glasgow - Mandy

    Dance fanatic Mandy Wong hosts a Latin dance-fever evening with an Asian-inspired menu - and a disastrous dessert.

  • Episode 34 - Glasgow - Siobhan

    It's day 4 and music teacher and professional flautist Siobhan Daly plans to beat the boys with a rock and pop icons evening.

  • Episode 35 - Glasgow - Caroline

    It's the final day of the competition, and bubbly blonde Caroline Wardrope hosts a '70s-themed disco diva party complete with a mystery menu... and some shocking revelations...

  • Episode 36 - Belfast - Marcus

    First to host in Belfast is make-up artist and female impersonator Marcus Hunter-Neill - AKA Lady Portia Diamante - who steals the limelight with a red-carpet-themed evening.

  • Episode 37 - Belfast - Lenny

    It's Day 2 in Belfast and Jamaican lifeguard Lenny Irving serves up some authentic Caribbean cuisine with a hint of masculine flavour, in a bid to win over glamorous navy officer Fiona.

  • Episode 38 - Belfast - Cat

    Twenty-five-year-old freelance feminist writer Cat Anderson hopes to raise the bar with a home-cooked feast, live music and her bohemian chic style on Day 3 in Belfast.

  • Episode 39 - Belfast - Rosie

    Next to host in Belfast is charity worker and confident cook Rosie Smyth, who hopes to win over fussy Fiona and new best friend Cat with a 'come as your teenage self' evening.

  • Episode 40 - Belfast - Fiona

    It's the final day of the competition in Belfast and merchant navy officer Fiona Rush dishes up a nautical themed evening with maritime entertainment and a very fishy menu - which doesn't go down too well with spice-fanatic Lenny.

  • Episode 41 - York - Steve

    First to host in York is motivational master and training guru Steve Carlyle, whose 'sophisticated' dinner party, complete with butler and posh nosh, does anything but boost his reputation.

  • Episode 42 - York - Trevor

    It's Day 2 in York, and eccentric ghost-walker Trevor Rooney throws a 'Fright Night' themed evening with a ghoulish menu in a haunted bric-a-brac warehouse, accompanied by his ventriloquist doll, Woody.

  • Episode 43 - York - Annie

    Next to host in York is hippy hostess Annie Albericci, who hopes to bring peace, love and harmony to the table with her 'festival chic' themed evening, and some entertainment from Hendrix the dog! But will Steve Carlyle ruin the mood?

  • Episode 44 - York - Yvonne

    Pint-sized nurse Yvonne McGill hosts a 'black and white swinging 60s' dinner party on Day 4 in York - but she worries that straight-talking Steve will ruin the evening for everyone.

  • Episode 45 - York - Rebecca

    Flirting and friction is on the menu on the final day of the competition in York, as foodie perfectionist Rebecca Ryan throws a Hollywood-themed evening of glitz and glamour - with a bit of help from 'Peggy' and 'Audrey', her kitchen appliances.

  • Episode 46 - Newport - Jay

    Kicking-off the culinary competition in Newport is 43-year-old theatre enthusiast Jay Coleman, who hopes to razzle-dazzle his guests with a theatrical themed evening and international menu.

  • Episode 47 - Newport - Pippa

    Day two in Newport and peace activist Pippa Bartolotti hopes to work her magic with an 'Up-cycling' dinner party, including locally-sourced vegetarian food, charity shop dress, and fortune-telling with witch doctor's bones!

  • Episode 48 - Newport - Emma

    Up next in Newport is 23-year-old radio journalist Emma Jones, who serves up an American-themed evening of crab cakes, pulled pork and cheerleading! Will her stars and stripes night be enough to win her the prize?

  • Episode 49 - Newport - Sarah

    It's day four in Newport and loud-and-proud housewife Sarah Kinnear hosts an evening of all things Welsh - that is, except for the menu - with her guests arriving in full 'Welsh icon' attire, followed by a heated over-dinner debate.

  • Episode 50 - Newport - Duncan

    It's the final day of the competition in Newport, and recruitment boss Duncan Powell hosts a Hawaii-themed dinner party - but with prawn brains and sea bass bones gallore, has the confident cook done enough with his lemon posset dessert to bag himself the £1000 cash prize?

  • Episode 51 - Blackpool - Kathryn

    First to host in Blackpool is housewife Kathryn Hoskisson, who's hoping to go to the top of the class with her 'Back2Skool'-themed dinner party.

  • Episode 52 - Blackpool - Jason

    It's day two in Blackpool and DJ Jason Fubar is hoping to impress his dinner guests by transforming his front room into a nightclub.

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    Episode 53 - Blackpool - Paula

    It's the turn of clairvoyant and spiritual medium Paula Paradaema in Blackpool. However student nurse Nicole finds the menu a bit too fishy.

  • Episode 54 - Blackpool - Jason

    In Blackpool driving Instructor Jason Howitt has a music-festival theme in mind for his evening. But as sparks begin to fly, is joker Jason able to keep things upbeat?

  • Episode 55 - Blackpool - Nicole

    It's the final night in Blackpool and Nicole Barrow is hoping to amaze with an evening of red-carpet glamour. But a starter of shop-bought salamis doesn't go down well with her guests.

  • Episode 56 - East London - Simran

    It's day one of the competition in east London. Fashionista Simran Samra hosts a glitz and glam night for her guests as she goes head to head with doctor Chintu Gademsetty, comedian Yoshki Greenberg, city boy Alan Price and businesswoman Delia Elliot.

    Simran cooks meat despite being a vegetarian and buys wine despite the fact she knows nothing about it, and then the main course isn't a success. City boy Alan rubs a few of the guests up the wrong way with his over-bearing nature but Simran attempts to create a diversion with some comedy accents.

  • Episode 57 - East London - Yoshki

    On day two in east London, laid-back comedian Yoshki Greenberg aims to throw a relaxing dinner party and give her guests a good laugh.

    But Yoshki has a surprise up her sleeve - on arrival she hands her guests animal-themed pyjama suits. Sadly not all the guests are put at ease by wearing somebody else's clothes, especially as they haven't even been washed! And can Yoshki put a smile on her guests' faces with her stand-up comedy act?

  • Episode 58 - East London - Alan

    It's day three in east London and jack-the-lad Alan Price aims to wow his guests with a medieval themed feast. After two nights of disappointing food, Alan hopes he can raise the standard this week with an ambitious menu.

    But his dinner party doesn't get off to the best start when his medieval table decoration - a whole pig's head! - sends vegetarian Simran in to a state of panic and earns him a tongue lashing from Delia. Things don't improve when dirty plates and hapless hosting leave Chintu and Yoshki less than impressed.

  • Episode 59 - East London - Delia

    On day four in east London it's the turn of bar owner Delia Elliot to host. Cordon Bleu cook Delia has purposefully played down her menu in an attempt to wow her guests. Despite this, expectations are high.

    As the elder of the group, Delia's confident she can teach her young diners a thing or two about how to throw a good dinner party. However not all the youngsters want to listen; especially prankster Alan who ends up having a row with Delia, leading Simran to hide under the table!

  • Episode 60 - East London - Chintu

    On the final day in east London doctor Chintu Gademsetty is confident of winning with his 80s-themed dinner party. But first he needs to create a cheery atmosphere following the tensions of the past two nights, and secondly he needs to out-do Delia's Cordon Bleu cookery.

    The night begins well when Chintu delights with his MC Hammer costume and Knight Rider car. And although Delia refuses to take part in Chintu's 80s dance competition, the host impresses with his break dancing. The food goes down well too - for a while! But after scenes which Delia can only describe as being 'like the Crimean War' is there any chance that Chintu can claim the £1000 prize?

  • Episode 61 - Bath - Liv

    It's day one of the competition in the picturesque town of Bath, and first up to host is posh girl about town Liv Sargeant. Liv decides to kick things off with a sophisticated evening, complete with black tie dress code, which goes down better with some guests than others.

    The complete strangers that Liv has to win over are vegetarian ex-raver Mel Lewis-Leger; sandwich fanatic Becky Tyler; French patriot and food snob Denis Verrier, and finally local handyman Jon Wicheard, a man with simple tastes. Will Liv manage to pull off the stylish soiree she's aiming for, or will her hopes of a chic night be dashed by Jon's sudden revelation that he can only eat his dinner if it's accompanied by a certain type of special red sauce...

  • Episode 62 - Bath - Mel

    Second to host in the Roman Spa town of Bath is ex-raver and single mum Mel Lewis-Leger. Mel's treating her guests to a night of Cajun food and an "Old School" rave party. But will that go down well with Jon, the ketchup-loving handy man, who has an aversion to anything spicy, and social climber Liv who detests any form of forced entertainment?

    Picky Frenchman Denis has already rubbed the other guests up the wrong way after the first night with his arrogant bragging. Will he be able to contain himself tonight? Mel may be intending to send her guests "raving" mad, but will her food be too hot to handle?

  • Episode 63 - Bath - Jon

    It's day three of the competition in Bath and the turn of handyman Jon Wicheard to wow his four guests. Jon is a man of simple, yet strange taste, bemusing his fellow diners by dousing all his meals in his special sauce: tomato ketchup. Tonight is no different, and his secret stash is finally revealed.

    Expectations for Jon's food are pretty low as his fellow guests are convinced he can't cook, none more so than arrogant Frenchman Denis Verrier, who thinks the food won't be up to his usual standards. Likewise sandwich fanatic Becky isn't expecting much, but ex-raver Mel is excited at the possibility of a disco on the night. Will Jon's simple grub leave him bottom of the pile?

  • Episode 64 - Bath - Becky

    Fourth to host in Bath is cafe worker Becky Tyler. With her day job heavily influencing her choice of starter, Becky sets out to put on a menu of great British fare, but what will Denis, the fussy French foodie and society gal Liv make of sandwiches for a starter?

    The theme for the evening is "Mad Hat" tea party and Becky is making the hats, so no surprises to see Jon's is covered in tomato sauce sachets. With a theme like that no one will expect a visit from a troop of Morris dancers, which will delight fancy footed ex-raver Mel, but horrify an already traumatised Liv. And just exactly where did that horse come from?

  • Episode 65 - Bath - Denis

    It's the final day of the competition in Bath and it's the turn of patriotic Frenchman Denis Verrier. Working in the hospitality industry, Denis is pretty confident he knows what it takes to throw an amazing dinner party, and Denis has grand plans to give his English guests a lesson about culinary excellence and French superiority.

    To add a twist to his evening Denis is breaking the 'Entente Cordiale' when he challenges the English to a penalty shoot-out competition which is far from what the guests expect. Will there be a European Union, or will the cross channel rivalry come to a head? Find out as the winner of the £1000 cash is revealed.

  • Episode 71 - Chelmsford - Alex

    First to cook in Chelmsford yummy mummy Alex Sullivan aims to impress with a birthday party-themed night that includes an uncomfortable school reunion for two guests and a striptease.

  • Episode 72 - Chelmsford - Scott

    Businessman Scott Johnson hosts an Essex Glam night, complete with disco. But will his kitchen shortcuts prevent him from waltzing off with the prize?

  • Episode 73 - Chelmsford - Deborah

    On day three married mum Deborah Croghan hosts a tarts and vicars party that includes the unusual entertainment of a cucumber-based family game.

  • Episode 74 - Chelmsford - John

    In homage to his family John Mabey's Shakespeare-themed party features Italian food, but not exactly as 'mama' would have made it, and guest performances of Romeo and Juliet.

  • Episode 75 - Chelmsford - Martin

    It's the final day in Chelmsford, and the food at Martin Young's Caribbean themed party shocks guests, as does his secret talent. Is the night of sun, sea and surprises enough to win the prize?

  • Episode 76 - Darlington - Clair

    First to host in Darlington is perfectionist Clair Sherwood-Parkin who's cooking up a Moroccan-inspired feast. Marketing manager Clair, a self-proclaimed "Hostess with the Mostess", is hoping to impress glamour-puss Eseyoma Sodje, feisty recruitment manager Charlotte Langley, cheeky chappy Barry I'Anson and posh equine vet and Boris Johnson lookalike, James Oliver Embleton Emson.

  • Episode 77 - Darlington - James

    Second to host in Darlington is veterinary surgeon James Emson. He's serving up a mountain of curry and truly spicing up the evening with some of the most eye-opening entertainment ever seen. James might know animals inside out and upside down, but will his guests be able to match the ghoulish collection of eyeballs, tongues and the other bits of 'offal' he puts in front of them to the animal they came from?

  • Episode 78 - Darlington - Barry

    Bachelor Barry I'Anson is pulling out all the stops with a "Love" inspired dinner party, an unexpected choice of theme that shows the group a very different side to the guy they all think is a Jack the lad. But will Barry's "Splashes of Love" dessert go down well with his guests?

  • Episode 79 - Darlington - Charlotte

    Glamorous go-getter Charlotte Langley is laying on a "Night with the Stars". She's asked her guests to dress up as their favourite red carpet celebrity, although not everyone quite gets it right. Can Charlotte hold it all together to take the award for "Best Dinner Party" and the £1000?

  • Episode 80 - Darlington - Eseyoma

    The final night in Darlington sees Eseyoma - the self-proclaimed "Queen of Sheba" - host a "right royal knees up", featuring a Nigerian menu, with an extra helping of glamour on the side. Can the strangest Eton Mess ever seen on a plate convince the others to crown the Queen of Sheba as the week's best host?

  • Episode 81 - East Hampshire - Nik

    The East Hampshire competition begins at cabby Nik Christides's home, where he surprises guests with unusual ingredients and ends the night with a game involving cheesy Wotsits.

  • Episode 82 - East Hampshire - Jax

    Mum-of-four Jax's theme of Arty and Tarty for the night is misinterpreted by Natalie and the Russian comes dressed in black leather. While the food fails to impress Sue, the life-drawing competition proves a hit with all.

  • Episode 83 - East Hampshire - Natalie

    Natalie hosts an evening of tradition, with Russian food, customs and dancing, but not all the guests are impressed.

  • Episode 84 - East Hampshire - Kyle

    History buff Kyle hosts an evening of historical fun, with guests dressing as their favourite historical characters and playing historical charades. But will his food let him down?

  • Episode 85 - East Hampshire - Sue

    Glamorous Sue hopes to win her guests over with a Caribbean-themed evening that includes a game of hitting the pinata and ends with some down-and-dirty dancing.

  • Episode 86 - Kingston - Ken

    Basketball-mad Ken Oputa is convinced that he is the best cook in London. Will his basketball-themed evening prove to be the winner or he will end up bottom of the league?

  • Episode 87 - Kingston - Erika

    Interior designer Erika Sager's pirate night on her boat starts well with her menu, but it's her hosting that proves to be the real star of the evening.

  • Episode 88 - Kingston - Sarah

    Sarah Brice hopes her 'dolled-up prawns', 'swanky lamb', and 'level with me' mousse will be the competition winners, but she has to cope with Ken's romantic poetry and Erika's flirting.

  • Episode 89 - Kingston - Jamie

    Will Jamie's evening of old-skool classics, complete with superstar DJ, prove to be a winner with his guests?

  • Episode 90 - Kingston - David

    Retired golfer David has a winning menu and entertainment, from Louisiana seafood chowder to a bucking bronco, but then one of his pets breaks dinner party etiquette.

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    Episode 91 - Come Dine with Me

    Five cooks go fork to fork in a brand new episode of the popular competitive dining show.

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    Episode 92 - Come Dine with Me

    Five cooks go fork to fork in a brand new episode of the popular competitive dining show.

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    Episode 93 - Come Dine with Me

    Five cooks go fork to fork in a brand new episode of the popular competitive dining show.

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    Episode 94 - Come Dine with Me

    Five cooks go fork to fork in a brand new episode of the popular competitive dining show.

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    Episode 95 - Come Dine with Me

    Five cooks go fork to fork in a brand new episode of the popular competitive dining show.

  • Episode 96 - Reading - Sonya

    Fun-loving Sonya Smith knows her cooking skills aren't the best and hopes to bungle her way through the night, and win the guests over, with her good humour and Touch of Sparkle theme.

    There are kitchen calamities galore, and Sonya quite literally wets herself laughing.

    Grumpy geezer Glen is unimpressed with the choice of entertainment, curvaceous corset-maker Serine teaches some decorum, red meat-hater Sabi is challenged to eat beef and mature student Richard finds it all too much.

  • Episode 97 - Reading - Glen

    Cocky Cockney Glen Wilkie serves up a menu he is convinced will be a winner. Even a disaster with his own-named recipe of Super Duper Tiramisu doesn't dent his confidence.

    His guests will have to like it or lump it, even as the evening doesn't go to plan, with his main of Bambi on a Plate causing tears at the table from Sonya Smith and a refusal from Sabi Phagura.

    Sensitive student Richard Howse can only sit by and watch with his new best friend Serine Daou as the night descends into chaos.

    But it doesn't stop Glen from thinking he's got the prize in the bag.

  • Episode 98 - Reading - Richard

    It's the third night in Reading and the turn of mature student Richard Howse.

    With a menu and set of instructions from his omni-present girlfriend, Katy, Richard sets about making his pirate themed night the best of the week.

    A treasure hunt brings out Glen Wilkie's true feelings about fellow guest Serine Daou, and Sonya Smith takes a disliking to some of the gluten-free fare on offer.

    And for the third night in a row, fitness fanatic Sabi Phagura is served yet another plate of meat she won't eat

  • Episode 99 - Reading - Sabi

    Fitness fanatic Sabi Phagura goes back to her roots with a Bhangra themed evening that puts her healthy lifestyle on the backburner for one day as she cooks traditional Indian food for her four guests.

    The food doesn't quite live up to everyone's expectations, and her entertainment leaves Richard and Glen in an intimate situation.

    Now that his night is out of the way, Glen does everything he can to wind up Sabi and the rest of the guests.

  • Episode 100 - Reading - Serine

    On the final evening in Reading, corset-maker Serine Daou has the daunting task of trying to end the week with a bang, hosting recruitment consultant Glen, mature student Richard, sparky Sonya Smith and fitness writer Sabi Phagura.

    Her gourmet burgers are more burger than gourmet, but as part of her Burlesque night, the guests' costumes don't disappoint.

    When her entertainment doesn't appeal to Glen, he swings back into action with some more wind-ups.

  • Episode 101 - Milton Keynes - Ray

    First to host in Milton Keynes is Ray Dodd, who finds his guests difficult to please. With his starter rejected and a main returned, Ray is left sweating over his chances of winning the prize.

  • Episode 102 - Milton Keynes - Michelle

    Michelle Watson's black tie evening definitely doesn't go to plan, as guests diss her food, including calling the main 'poison'. Will her luck turn with the Monte Carlo entertainment she's got planned?

  • Episode 103 - Milton Keynes - Stuart

    Stuart Henson is bringing the Serengeti to Milton Keynes. Can his exotic menu and parlour games smooth over the insults and tensions simering from the previous nights?

  • Episode 104 - Milton Keynes - Joseph

    Nicknamed 'the assassin' for the harsh things he's said so far this week, choir director Joseph Benneh's chicken liver pate and groundnut soup with coconut rice needs to be sensational if he's to avoid a backlash.

  • Episode 105 - Milton Keynes - Susan

    Despite an eventful week, country lover Susan Rogers is confident her back to basics French food has the edge. Plus, she has an origami master class planned as entertainment.

  • Episode 106 - Liverpool - Kenny

    First to host in Liverpool is young-at-heart barber Kenny Flynn, who hopes his 'Big Kids' party theme will prove a winner with his guests.

  • Episode 107 - Liverpool - Rob

    Second to host is multiple business owner Rob Spicer, who dresses up as Margaret Thatcher as part of his historical leader party theme. His distinguished guests for the night are 'Jesus', 'Fidel Castro', 'the Queen' and 'Naomi Campbell'.

  • Episode 108 - Liverpool - Cynthia

    Nigerian supermodel and barrister Cynthia Umezulike treats her guests to some tribal fish, a traditional Jeloff and an exotic fruit platter.

  • Episode 109 - Liverpool - Glen

    Hairy rocker Glen Simpson serves sticky blackened pork and an Elvis-inspired dessert of deep-fried chocolate bars in peanut butter ice cream.

  • Episode 110 - Liverpool - Jilly

    It's the final day in Liverpool and Jilly Pollock hopes to bag the prize with her black tie evening featuring Jilly's figs, Jilly's hot beef, and Jilly's berry delight.

  • Episode 111 - Crewe and Nantwich - Mushgon

    First to host is hairdresser Mushgon Dadfar. How will her Caribbean-themed menu work with her choice of zumba for entertainment?

  • Episode 112 - Crewe and Nantwich - Pip

    Second to host is 44-year-old housewife Pip Massey who, as a lady who lunches, has high expectations for her 'glamorous' evening turning out to be a big success.

  • Episode 113 - Crewe and Nantwich - Darren

    Landscape gardener and joker Darren's evening features fine food and lashings of his unique entertainment - including big laughs at Darren's bottom.

  • Episode 114 - Crewe and Nantwich - Emma

    Student Emma Davies serves up her inventive stuffed pork, homemade gnocchi and a musical performance for her guests.

  • Episode 115 - Crewe and Nantwich - Russell

    The week of dining is rounded off with hypnotherapist Russell Stubbs's 'British rock night'. Will Russell's great British produce win him the prize?

  • Episode 116 - West Dorset - Ed

    It's day one of the competition and music teacher Ed hosts an Elton John themed evening, which features a surprise guest appearance...

  • Episode 117 - West Dorset - Tristan

    Bon viveur Tristan Murliss attempts to impress his guests with an evening of fine dining, an Upstairs Downstairs theme and a spot of chicken hypnosis.

  • Episode 118 - West Dorset - Melissa

    Staunch veggie Melissa hosts a Wild West dinner party. She has a go at cooking chicken for her meat-eating guests, but forgets to warn them about a fiery garnish.

  • Episode 119 - West Dorset - Dave

    Expectations are low for radio DJ Dave Taylor's dinner party, and he doesn't do himself any favours with his vegetarian option. Can a darts match win his guests round?

  • Episode 120 - West Dorset - Christine

    Lady farmer Christine treats her guests to a trip to Oz, providing meat from her own land and accompanying everything with showtunes.

  • Episode 121 - County Durham and Wearside - Eve

    First to host in County Durham and Wearside is personal trainer Eve Booth, who is concerned that her haggis and black pudding tower starter might not be to everyone's taste.

    Her guests are interior designer Paula Thompson, joker Ken Brown, outspoken debt collector Eleri Watson, and student Donal Anand Shaw, who Eve mistakenly calls 'Doughnut'.

    Despite the lukewarm reception for Eve's main course the bigger problem seems to be the poor quality of Ken's jokes...

  • Episode 122 - County Durham and Wearside - Paula

    Interior designer and gypsy wedding supplier Paula Thompson hopes to bring a touch of sparkle with her 'black and bling' themed evening, which features a menu including fresh lobster and 'hairy' prawns, and a spot of belly dancing.

  • Episode 123 - County Durham and Wearside - Donal

    Nineteen-year-old languages student Donal Anand-Shaw goes all out with a black tie dinner party, complete with string quartet and a locally sourced scallop starter.

  • Episode 124 - County Durham and Wearside - Eleri

    Twenty-eight-year-old debt collector Eleri Watson is a Welsh farmer's daughter and a fierce Welsh patriot, and for her night she has plumped for a Welsh menu, Welsh ingredients, and Welsh dress code.

    With soil in the leek soup and burned lamb, a lot is riding on whether local fireman Tony's performance as Tom Jones can turn things around for Eleri...

  • Episode 125 - County Durham and Wearside - Ken

    The final host in County Durham and Wearside is cheeky businessman Ken Brown, with his 'wear a wig' themed evening. He's far from happy when his rhubarb and custard 'with a twist' gets the thumbs down... maybe his unique entertainment can turn his fortunes around?

  • Episode 126 - Hastings - Andrew

    First to host in Hastings is 42-year-old charity manager Andrew Batsford, who is hoping to inspire his guests with foraged ingredients of sea broccoli and stinging nettles.

    Even if the food doesn't win them over Andrew hopes his Wham! theme will.

  • Episode 127 - Hastings - Adrian

    Retired solicitor Adrian is hoping to impress his guests with a Moroccan themed evening. But disaster strikes and his tagine burns.

  • Episode 128 - Hastings - Sally-Anne

    Well-travelled former corporate wife Sally-Anne Keller hosts a German-themed evening with her guests required to dress, sing and dance accordingly.

    Sally-Anne's night comes complete with dumplings, bierkeller singing and some traditional slap-dancing, with businessman Stelios and charity worker Andrew ending up in a tussle on the sofa in their lederhosen.

  • Episode 129 - Hastings - Kate

    Glamorous hairdresser Kate Eadon lays on a 'gourmet' pub night for her guests. Adrian gets himself in hot water about his rugby club days, Sally-Anne reveals a surprise celebrity crush, and Kate reveals all about her own 'rendezvous' with a famous funny man.

  • Episode 130 - Hastings - Stelios

    Confident wheeler dealer Stelios Michael is hoping to blow his guests away with an authentic Greek night in Hastings, including a master class in Greek dancing, where Adrian steals the show with some flamboyant moves.

  • Episode 131 - Leicester - Helen

    First to host in Leicester is larger-than-life NHS manager Helen Mather, whose strategy is to keep her menu simple so she can concentrate on entertaining her guests: cheeky chap and software company manager Ryan Bruce, food snob and estate agent director Terry Robinson, glamorous beauty salon manager Porchia Lee, and double glazing salesman Richard Deeping.

    Accident-prone Helen's dishes may require minimal cooking, but she still ends up on the wrong side of some raw pig's blood...

  • Episode 132 - Leicester - Terry

    Estate agent Terry Robinson is on a mission to reach the holy grail of a perfect score: 40 points. Confidence oozes from the kitchen as Terry prepares what he believes is a Michelin-star menu.

    But not all Terry's guests are as impressed as he'd like them to be...

  • Episode 133 - Leicester - Porchia

    Beauty spa manager Porchia Lee hosts a French-themed dinner party.

    Porchia cooks chicken liver pate, pan fried chicken with tarragon sauce and crème brulee, but can't help concentrating on herself rather than her cooking, and there's a disaster in every course, including a pudding that reduces her guests to tears...

  • Episode 134 - Leicester - Ryan

    Twenty-year-old ex-rugby player and IT geek Ryan Bruce bravely prepares his ambitious Spanish menu in his open plan kitchen in front of his guests.

    Entertainment comes from Ryan's sister, West End actress Charlie Bruce, who puts her brother and the guests through their paces in a salsa class.

  • Episode 135 - Come Dine With Me - Richard

    It's the final night in Leicester and the turn of double glazing salesman Richard Deeping to host. Richard's boisterous behaviour has offended most of the group this week but he hopes to win them round with his passion for cooking and great food.

    His guests aren't expecting much, but then Richard's first course goes down so well he is overcome with emotion at the positive response! The food continues to impress, but when it's time for his choice of entertainment Richard reveals a saucy past as well as a little too much of himself...

  • Episode 136 - Salisbury - Natasha

    First to host is Natasha Conti, who's putting on a 'summer fete', complete with hilarious prizes, and has asked her guests to dress in country casuals.

  • Episode 137 - Salisbury - Sophie

    Farm manager Sophie McConnell plans pig racing as part of the entertainment on her night, and her home-grown cow Levi for the main course.

  • Episode 138 - Salisbury - Anthony

    Former army major Anthony Brown-Hovelt is serving a worldly mix of dishes on his night in Salisbury, including Uzbek food, and porridge ice cream.

  • Episode 139 - Salisbury - Chris

    Cost conscious Chris Hiller plans an eclectic menu for his night that includes chicken a l'orange and peppers stuffed with baked beans. He's hoping the total cost of the meal for five will be just £18 and even plans to water down the wine. Is this any way to win Natasha's affections?

  • Episode 140 - Salisbury - Jane

    Part time care worker Jane Arnold is the last to host and plans an English menu sourced from the great Wiltshire outdoors. But it's Jane's revelations concerning her naughtier side in the bedroom that raise the most interest from her guests on an emotional night that includes tears at the table.

  • Episode 141 - Warwickshire - Liza

    First to host in Warwickshire is 50-year old sports-mad fitness instructor Liza Macias. Liza plans to woo her guests with a French menu and three well-oiled hunks.

  • Episode 142 - Warwickshire - Steve

    Sailor and ladies' man Steve Aston hopes his nautically-themed evening will win his four female guests over. But what will the ladies think of Steve when they discover the secrets of his love ship, and is Pinky really ready to catch sight of Steve's port side?

  • Episode 143 - Warwickshire - Emma

    It's day three of the competition in Warwickshire and admin manager Emma Reddin is laying on pea and potato samosas, a selection of Indian curries, and some Bollywood dancing.

  • Episode 144 - Warwickshire - Pinky

    It's the turn of PA Pinky Sidhu, who plans an evening of sophistication and pageantry in an effort to educate her guests to the finer things in life.

  • Episode 145 - Warwickshire - Alison

    Eccentric driving instructor Alison Firth is hoping to impress her guests with her 80s disco themed night that reaches a sticky climax with a marshmallow competition.

  • Episode 146 - Swindon - Mark

    First up for the challenge is International DJ Mark Eteson, who hopes to create a hands-in-the-air experience with his rave themed evening.

    Mark prepares an Ibiza inspired menu - from Bora Bora Beach brownies to paella - but what will 59-year-old alternative therapist Gill Bright, 36-year-old housewife Sally Rachael, 46-year-old amateur dramatics lover Michaela Kearns and 42-year-old financial advisor Scott Hillier make of his big fish little fishcakes?

    Also, Mark expects each guest to take part in a rave off, judged by himself. Will his guests don their white gloves and get into the summer of love, or will it all be a washout?

  • Episode 147 - Swindon - Michaela

    Amateur dramatics enthusiast Michaela Kearns plans a glamour themed evening including melted chocolate with dipping treats.

    By her own admission, Michaela isn't a great cook, plus she may have trouble persuading each of her guests to perform a show tune accompanied by a full band...

  • Episode 148 - Swindon - Scott

    Financial advisor Scott Hillier hopes to blow the competition away with a Wild West themed evening.

    Scott is the joker of the group but makes a shocking confession about how he met his wife, and dinner table harmony isn't helped much by Gill's awkward apology to last night's host Michaela.

    Maybe Scott can smooth things over with his own unique style of Wild West country rapping or his song about the Swindon railway network?

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    Episode 149 - Swindon - Sally

    Direct sales manager Sally Rachael hosts a 'girls night in' themed evening, with mysteriously titled dishes that leave her guests with no idea what they're going to be served.

    DJ Mark isn't happy with the dress code and some of the other guests notice that he's a bit too cool for school. Will Sally's cryptic menu be a hit and will the group be able to look each other in the eye after a very eventful dessert?

  • Episode 150 - Swindon - Gill

    Final host alternative therapist Gill Bright has big plans for an 'upstairs downstairs' Edwardian themed evening, featuring some sophisticated food followed by circle dancing to Bob Marley.

    After Gill's party the results of the voting are announced and the winner declared. Who will it be?

  • Episode 151 - West Midlands - Gemma

    First to host is Gemma Willock, who is planning an evening of glitz and glamour, with a few shortcuts.

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    Episode 152 - West Midlands - Andrew

    Second to host is Andrew, who hopes to add a pop art dimension to his 50s beatnik-themed dinner party.

  • Episode 153 - West Midlands - Jules

    Latest to host is Jules, who plans to win her guests' favour with a medieval dinner party, including putting straw on the dining room floor.

  • Episode 154 - West Midlands - Lucy

    It's massage therapist Lucy's turn in this brand new competition in the West Midlands. Her meal will beThai, with a massage thrown in, and a present for each guest.

  • Episode 155 - West Midlands - Lloyd

    Last to host in the West Midlands is Lloyd Cast, who plans a chilled night where his elegant food can take centre stage.

  • Episode 156 - Wakefield - Angie

    Retired businesswoman Angie Battye combines her Asian roots with her love of Barbadian cuisine for her guests IT Contractor Joel Rowbottom, tattooist Donna Stephenson, hairdresser and lecturer Francesca Saynor and window cleaner Jake Coxon.

    Things get off to a lively start when Joel and Donna get physical downstairs, while Jake and Francesca have a root around in one of the bedrooms. Later entertainment includes limbo dancing.

  • Episode 157 - Wakefield - Joel

    Disco fanatic Joel Rowbottom is hoping to impress his guests with both good food and dancing. But Joel faces some awkward questions in the light of his disco pants which result in some frank revelations.

    Can Joel's 'dad dancing' competition can turn his night around?

  • Episode 158 - Wakefield - Donna

    Glamourpuss Donna Stephenson shocks her guest with the many animals in her home and her extreme beauty routine. And also with her main course of bunny delight.

  • Episode 159 - Wakefield - Jake

    Shoeless window cleaner Jake Coxon takes his turn in Wakefield. Apart from a tasty beef Wellington, Jake has an ace up his sleeve with his entertainment, performing his classic song God is a Rocking Chair with his band The Sourheads.

  • Episode 160 - Wakefield - Francesca

    Hairdresser Francesca Saynor makes her bid for the prize. Will her simple menu and her back-to-school theme for the evening do the trick?

  • Episode 161 - Huddersfield - Virginia

    First to host is 49-year-old mum-of-three Virginia Houslin, who is hoping to wow her guests with her charm and Caribbean home cooking.

  • Episode 162 - Huddersfield - Iyesha

    Business development manager Iyesha Atkins tries to impress her guests with a sophisticated dinner party. Will a discussion of religion derail her evening?

  • Episode 163 - Huddersfield - Richard

    Singer and confident cook Richard Wood has steak on the menu that he's going do, in the words of his hero Frank Sinatra, 'My Way'. But it's his starter that makes Virginia want to throw up. Only for Virginia to leave everyone else feeling the same when she shows them her false eye.

  • Episode 164 - Huddersfield - Tommy

    It's the turn of self-styled king of clubs Tommy Mack to host in Huddersfield, and Tommy is planning a Hollywood silent movie themed evening that includes some unique entertainment.

  • Episode 165 - Huddersfield - Kim

    Hairdresser Kim Connor is hosting an American diner menu on the final night in Huddersfield. Will the food wreck Kim's chances or does her entertainment of a rock 'n' roll boogie in the garden save the night?

  • Episode 166 - Bury St Edmunds - Richard

    Horse enthusiast Richard Negus hosts a Day at the Races dinner party featuring a spot of snail racing for entertainment.

  • Episode 167 - Bury St Edmunds - Amber

    Lecturer Amber Elba Porter plans to show the group her spiritual side as well as her nutty meringues. But will her tarot cards and rune stones predict which two guests will clash over dinner?

  • Episode 168 - Bury St Edmunds - Tim

    Tim Reinman hopes his Bring your Trunks dinner party will go swimmingly.

    But domestic goddess Hannah Totman soon upstages him and spiritualist Amber Elba-Porter and hypnotherapist Sue Smith are not best pleased with Hannah.

    Will Tim's Timoffee Pie be enough to get the night back on track?

  • Episode 169 - Bury St Edmunds - Sue

    Sue Smith plans a Back to School theme. But Sue's menu leaves most of her guests totally baffled.

  • Episode 170 - Bury St Edmunds - Hannah

    Self-styled domestic goddess Hannah Totman takes a turn to host. Will the professionally-trained opera singer's Italian menu see her achieve a perfect harmony, or leave her hitting some bum notes?

  • Episode 171 - Portsmouth - Allison

    Successful solicitor and glamorous mum Allison Hampshire is the first to host from Portsmouth.

    Allison is going all out with a sophisticated menu and quirky entertainment to bag top marks from her guests: sociology lecturer William Dixon, Brazilian beauty counter manager Rose Proenca, adult tutor Kathy Anderson and actor Christopher Marlowe.

  • Episode 172 - Portsmouth - Will

    It's the turn of sociology lecturer Will Dixon to host.

    Will's soggy salad starter disgusts picky guest Rose Proenca, and his overcooked beef Wellington doesn't do him any favours with the rest of his guests.

    But some unexpected entertainment helps Will win back a few admirers.

  • Episode 173 - Portsmouth - Kathy

    French tutor Kathy 'Hurricane' Anderson intends to wow her guests with her Gallic-inspired menu.

    But all does not go to plan in the kitchen for Kathy as she battles with a mischievous pineapple that leads to near disaster. Later on, Kathy surprises everyone with some very 'French' entertainment.

  • Episode 174 - Portsmouth - Christopher

    Stage actor Christopher attempts an Oscar-winning performance in the kitchen. Can he put on a culinary show to remember or will his adventurous menu cause him more problems than it's worth?

  • Episode 175 - Portsmouth - Rose

    It's the turn of Brazilian beauty counter manager Rose Proenca, who has prepared a special Turkish menu which wows her guests. But then things start to get a bit tricky, especially when Rose brings out some particularly excruciating entertainment.

  • Episode 176 - Shropshire - Zoe

    First to host is zumba instructor Zoe Bailey. Zoe's guests are posh artist Penny Timmis, travelling salesman Richard Mercer, Radio DJ Paul Shuttleworth and Josh Sedgley.

    Zoe's soufflé starter impresses, but Richard's monologue on LED lightbulbs less so. Zoe's parlour game of gargling while humming a tune also goes down rather well.

  • Episode 177 - Shropshire - Penny

    Eccentric artist and dairy farmer Penny Timmis is second to host and has roped-in a dentist posing as a magician for entertainment.

  • Episode 178 - Shropshire - Richard

    It's the turn of lighting salesman Richard Mercer to host in Shropshire. The self-confessed gadget geek cooks paella for dinner and for entertainment suggests a game of 'Guess the Gadget'.

  • Episode 179 - Shropshire - Josh

    Youngest of the group Josh Sedgley take to the kitchen, but unfortunately his meringues look a bit suspect, while Zoe laughs uncontrollably at his main course.

  • Episode 180 - Shropshire - Paul

    The final dinner party in Shropshire is hosted by traffic reporter and radio DJ Paul Shuttleworth, who plans to mix wacky outfits, bouncy castles and fun food. But LED salesman Richard Mercer thinks Paul's pork belly main isn't quite as promised on the menu.

  • Episode 181 - Colchester - Richard

    First to host is Richard Massey, who's banking that his signature dish 'Drunken Duck' and his cheeky chappy humour will win his guests favour.

  • Episode 182 - Colchester - Darius

    It's the second day in Colchester and the turn of smooth talking PR man Darius, who is rustling up a menu full of local produce, including his very own blackberry wine.

  • Episode 183 - Colchester - Adrena

    Army wife Adrena plans a soothing Armenian menu for her guests. Her Armenian egg fight as entertainment proves a cracking success with everyone.

  • Episode 184 - Colchester - James

    It's the turn of money mad James Coe, whose food is a hit. But what about his hot tub, and one of his guest's pink pants?

  • Episode 185 - Colchester - Jodie

    It's the final day and vegetarian Jodie Edzekiel is out to wow her guest by giving them what they want...meat! That's if she can work up the courage to touch it.

  • Episode 186 - Sheffield - Louise

    Self-confessed clutter bug Louise McGowan plans a charity shop-chic night. Will Louise's motherly nature win over her guests?

  • Episode 187 - Sheffield - Paul

    As the oldest of the group, tribute band manager Paul Wood is quietly confident that his ambitious menu and a 1920s theme for entertainmen will see him take the prize.

  • Episode 188 - Sheffield - Yana

    Proud Russian Yana hopes to impress with an evening of delicacies from her homeland. But is her menu a bit too heavy on the mayo?

  • Episode 189 - Sheffield - Tommy

    MusicianTommy Jones fails to hit all the right notes as disaster strikes during his starter as his evening as host descends into hilarity and high jinks.

  • Episode 190 - Sheffield - Gina

    It's the final night in Sheffield and nail artist Gina's meal lurches from one kitchen calamity to another.

  • Episode 191 - Dudley - Mandeep

    This competition in Dudley in the Black Country starts with banker Mandeep Rajput, who opts for a traditional Punjabi menu for his guests and some bhangra dancing.

    The guests are musical pensioner Di Dawson, quiz master Adam Reece, dog groomer extraordinaire Vicky Pell and businesswoman Sarah Freeman.

  • Episode 192 - Dudley - Adam

    Pub-quiz host Adam Reece is second up in Dudley and plans a 'mixed up' night with his guests being asked to attend in their pyjamas. On the menu is Italian with some gameshow-style fun for afters.

  • Episode 193 - Dudley - Di

    In Dudley, 65-year-old spoon-playing pensioner Di Dawson plans some good honest home cooking and civilised conversation. But Adam is determined to take his smutty sense of humour up a notch and hopes to continue his flirtatious behaviour with dog groomer Vicky.

  • Episode 194 - Dudley - Vicky

    Dog groomer Vicky Pell has high hopes for her cruise-ship-themed dinner party in Dudley. But it might not be plain sailing with a rift emerging between two of the guests.

  • Episode 195 - Dudley - Sarah

    It's the final day of the competition and 25-year-old business woman Sarah Freeman is hoping her Moroccan menu will drive her on to victory.

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    Episode 196 - Somerset - Kerry

    Housewife and keen horse-rider Kerry Mackenzie is hoping that her Greek menu and bubbly personality will secure her the prize.

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    Episode 197 - Somerset - Simon

    It's the turn of farm owner and junkyard lover Simon Dyer to host. Simon hopes to wow his guests by cooking his main course on a salvaged drum.

    But Kerry takes a major dislike to Conservative politician Tim Marter after a conversation about ghosts, and builder Richard Lees continues with his advances towards Emily Parker.

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    Episode 198 - Somerset - Richard

    The third night is hosted by builder Richard Lees. But following the departure of local politician Tim Marters from the competition, all eyes are on his replacement, forthright body piercer Linda Rossiter.

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    Episode 199 - Somerset - Emily

    Customer services trainer Emily Parker plans a night of fun and laughter with her 'Wigs and Wellies' dress code. But tensions rise between two of the guests over the mackerel pate starter.

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    Episode 200 - Somerset - Linda

    It's the final night of the competition and the turn of body piercer Linda Rossiter. Linda plans a leather and lace evening but it's not long before the insults start to fly.

  • Episode 201 - Mansfield - Tina

    The brand new competition in Mansfield kicks off with a jaw-dropping evening of costume, music and homemade recipes from health-conscious granny Tina Ainsworth.

  • Episode 202 - Mansfield - Tomasz

    Polish croupier Tomasz hosts an 'outrageous' themed evening. One guest comes as a giant toddler while another reveals his extensive tattoos. There's also a balloon pumping competition for fun.

  • Episode 203 - Mansfield - Gareth

    In Mansfield, DJ Gareth Harding turns his garden into a Balearic cocktail bar and club, complete with lasers and disco lights, and wows his guests with his fire-breathing.

  • Episode 204 - Mansfield - Rachel

    Francophile and animal lover Rachel Imms hosts a French-inspired evening in Mansfield. But entertainment in the form of a French accordionist doesn't appeal to everyone.

  • Episode 205 - Mansfield - Julia

    It's the final day in Mansfield, and dance fanatic Julia Smith is confident she can wow her guests with her fancy house and her hospitality. Having two waiters on hand certainly helps.

  • Episode 206 - Lincoln - Hunni

    First to host is hunting enthusiast Hunni Hindley. Hunni's guests are outspoken Caroline Bevis, fur lover Natashka Ingham, self-proclaimed rock god Glenn Priestly, and gym buff Ricky Summers-Calvert.

    There is a heated debate on hunting, a stunning revelation from Ricky about his acting career, and Caroline's celebrity connections cause quite a stir.

  • Episode 207 - Lincoln - Caroline

    It's the second night of the competition in Lincolnshire and medical supplier and mother-of-one Caroline Bevis is treating her guests to a Roaring 20s dinner party with a 'swellegant soufflé', 'porkin on the Ritz' for the main and a black bottom Betty torte with beetroot ice cream for dessert.

  • Episode 208 - Lincoln - Glenn

    Glenn Priestly plans a rock legends dinner for his guests in Lincoln. But student Richard lowers the tone of the evening.

  • Episode 209 - Lincoln - Richard

    It's day four and body building drama student Richard Summers-Calvert is hoping to win over his guests with an audacious menu - he's serving chicken and rice for his starter, main and dessert, but with a few twists.

    Richard has asked his guests to come dressed as action heroes and the entertainment will be a nice game of charades.

  • Episode 210 - Lincoln - Natashka

    It's the final night and the turn of all-American mom and ex-barrister Natashka Ingham to really show the Brits a thing or two about cooking.

    Natashka is serving 'fall off your horse black bottom pie' and 'cow tail pie', and her theme for the evening is 'The Great American Dream'.

    Unfortunately, the talk turns to underpants and toilets.

  • Episode 211 - South East London - Jules

    Model agency boss Jules Hobbs puts on an evening of 'Glitz & Glamour'. After a less than traditional turkey main course, the night takes a turn for the surreal when dancing girls appear at the foot of the table for a Christmas sing-song.

    Jules's Yuletide guests are 'sarf' London geezer Charlie Spiteri, glamour puss Kate Kershaw, financial consultant and moustache-lover Tom Judge and history buff John Stevens.

  • Episode 212 - South East London - Tom

    Eccentric banker Tom Judge goes old school with a Dickensian-themed Christmas, including a Mr Fizzy Wigs punch, some wild bell ringing, a spot of kazoo playing and a dead eel for a table decoration.

  • Episode 213 - South East London - John

    History buff John Stevens decides to give his guests an authentic taste of a wartime austerity with a Christmas dinner 1941-style. Will his guests enjoy John's meagre rations?

  • Episode 214 - South East London - Kate

    Twenty-nine-year old personal assistant Kate Kershaw goes all out with a festive extravaganza, asking her guests to come as their favourite Christmas word. But tensions rise when the guests discover a surprising secret in Kate's wardrobe.

  • Episode 215 - South East London - Charlie

    The last to host in this Christmas competition in south east London is Charlie Spiteri. The uber-confident host plans oysters, champagne, and an ambitious three-bird roast. Too ambitious?

  • Episode 216 - Celebrity Christmas Special

    This festive celebrity special stars not five but six celebs battling to win the £1000 prize for charity. Taking part are actors Chelsee Healey, Crissy Rock and Nick Pickard, singer Marcus Collins and model Jasmine Lennard.

    And, from the third show onwards, actress and TV presenter Margi Clarke joins the festive fun. First up is ditsy actress Chelsee Healey, who throws a Caribbean Christmas night. But she's never hosted a dinner party in her life, let alone cooked.

    It all proves too much for the host, who gets upset and storms off, abandoning her guests for most of dessert. Finally, Marcus persuades Chelsee to return to her guests, who drink to a dysfunctional Caribbean Christmas!

  • Episode 217 - Celebrity Christmas Special

    Hollyoaks star Nick Pickard is determined to get everyone in the festive spirit with his gourmet cuisine and 'elf' dress code.

    He's even got 'Jack' from Hollyoaks to create a full-blown Santa's grotto in his spare room. But will it be enough to win over moody model Jasmine Lennard, or will the stress send both over the edge?

  • Episode 218 - Celebrity Christmas Special

    The latest to host in this new competition is actress Chrissy Rock, who is hoping to lift Christmas spirits with a retro-themed dinner party.

    But what will her guests make of a bit of old-fashioned festive fun? Not to mention a surprise arrival of a new guest that will turn the week on its head?

  • Episode 219 - Celebrity Christmas Special

    The host in the competition is singer and proud Liverpudlian Marcus Collins.

    He's going all out to win the £1000 Christmas charity prize with a hefty main course of 'Scouse with a Kick' washed down with a sparkling slice of boy band entertainment.

    But will it be enough to see him top the charts?

  • Episode 220 - Celebrity Christmas Special

    The final host of this new festive edition is actress Margi Clarke, who is serving 'Margi's Magic Flying Phoenix' and bringing in a psychic and a few practical jokes for laughs. But will that be enough for Margi to win the ultimate Christmas present of £1000?

  • Episode 251 - Cambridge - Dean

    It's the first night in and around the city of Cambridge, and host Dean Faulkner, a dog and cattery owner, is keen to impress with his cockney knees-up themed dinner party.

  • Episode 252 - Cambridge - Kay

    Kay Greenwood serves up tempura prawns, beef stroganoff and some unique 'entertainment' that makes sceptical Matt Sullivan think again.

  • Episode 253 - Cambridge - Matt

    Matt Suillivan's home-grown English fare, including 'posh' fish and chips and rice pudding, isn't quite what the guests are expecting. But rather than spending his time getting his cooking right, Matt decides to create his very own school fete.

  • Episode 254 - Cambridge - Hawa

    It's day four in Cambridge and will Hawa Sydique's adventurous menu cause her more problems than it's worth? And could a 20-piece samba band in her front room prove a bit much?

  • Episode 255 - Cambridge - David

    Proud Scouser David Goodier is determined to show his southern rivals how to throw a winning dinner party, with a 60s Merseybeat dress code and 'spicy Beatballs' and 'tir-Mersey-su' on the menu.

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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