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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 30 Summary

More competitive cooking and intriguing entertainment as strangers compete to win £1000 - and to be crowned best dinner party host.

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    Episode 1 - Southend - Julie-Ann

    Dog-mad executive PA Julie-Ann Rayner is a dinner party veteran and has high hopes that her 'Taste of the Sea' menu - with two fish courses - will have her guests hooked, assuming that they all like fish, that is.

    The strangers she has to impress with her surf-themed evening are 31-year-old science teacher and proud geek Damian Loneragan, 37-year-old international DJ Scott Langley, 20-year-old barmaid and self-confessed airhead Steph Barrett and 60-year-old glamorous granny Carol Dolman.

    And if her fishy feast doesn't go down a treat, Julie-Ann has some musical mayhem up her sleeve.

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    Episode 2 - Southend - Carol

    Everyone hit it off and had a whale of a time at Julie-Ann's dinner party, but glamorous grandmother Carol Dolman was the big surprise: she was dressed in hotpants and a tight top and the first one up dancing, so everyone was shocked to hear that she's 60.

    Now it's Carol's turn to host. She's pretty confident in the kitchen, and her menu includes scallops and roast lamb. Her dress code is 'Dress to Impress,' and everyone's making a special effort, with dicky bows and ball gowns aplenty.

    Carol's entertainment includes tango lessons, with some flirty results, and she's got a few secrets to reveal to her guests, so it promises to be a pretty racy night...

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    Episode 3 - Southend - Damian

    Science teacher and self-confessed geek Damian Loneragan has two chilli-based dishes on his menu. Damian goes all out to cater for each guest's individual taste, but Scott thinks the main course is the worst thing he's ever eaten.

    For his entertainment Damian tries to wow his guests with science experiments in the garden, but the night's biggest talking point is barmaid Steph Barrett's unbelievable one liners, including her question about whether lamb comes from a cow or a pig?

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    Episode 4 - Southend - Steph

    It's barmaid and self-confessed airhead Steph Barrett's turn to host. Her day gets off to a disastrous start as she attempts to make pastry for the first time, so it's Nan to the rescue with some ready-made pastry.

    Everyone goes all out with their costumes for her 1940s fancy dress code, including Carol as a US naval officer complete with short skirt and white high heels.

    The guests are bowled over by the authenticity of Steph 1940s-styled home, but the biggest surprise of the evening is the quality of the food, which goes down a treat despite the day's shenanigans in the kitchen.

    For entertainment Steph lays on some 1940s dancing, which goes down even better than the food. The evening is brought to a close when Damian asks if Steph's ditziness is for real, and gets an answer that leaves nobody in any doubt.

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    Episode 5 - Southend - Scott

    International DJ and Jack-the-lad Scott Langley has taken a massive gamble and decided to serve fried pigeon for his main course. His dress code is 'outrageous,' and the guests go to town with their outfits.

    And he's planned something pretty special for his entertainment, which he's pretty sure is going to blow his guests away...

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    Episode 6 - Inverness - Gillian

    First to host is proud Scot and National Heritage worker Gillian Sutherland. Gillian's dinner party is a true Scottish affair and she's hoping her Touch of Tartan theme, with traditional Scottish menu, top quality local produce and bagpipes galore, will win over 35-year-old emergency call handler Melissa Kirby, 58-year-old property tycoon David Edes, 24-year-old hair stylist and party girl Zarina Ainslie, and 24-year-old personal fitness trainer Jamie Tulloch.

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    Episode 7 - Inverness - Melissa

    It's the turn of Melissa Kirby, in Inverness, who has not only taken cooking lessons from one of the best local chefs, but has also got him to make her gravy and crumble.

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    Episode 8 - Inverness - David

    In Inverness, property tycoon David Edes hosts a nautical evening. David is a teetotaller and plans a menu of 'basic but wholesome food' - making his guests wary. A night of suspicion and hilarity ensues.

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    Episode 9 - Inverness - Zarina

    Rock 'n' roll hairdresser Zarina Ainslie is the latest to host in Inverness. The tattooed party girl claims to be an amazing cook. Could she be the dark horse of the competition?

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    Episode 10 - Inverness - Jamie

    It's the final night in Inverness and ex-professional footballer Jamie Tulloch has gone to town making sure his ingredients are all as fresh and local as possible.

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    Episode 11 - Lincolnshire - Amanda

    First to host is university lecturer Amanda Sherratt, who is taking a risk with a full Japanese themed evening, including a raw fish starter and sumo wrestling for entertainment.

    Her guests are beetroot farmer Chris Moore, flamboyant theatre student Jack Stone, retail manager Ali Roberts and 20-year-old Geordie and fitness enthusiast Alex Coxon.

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    Episode 12 - Lincolnshire - Ali

    It's the turn of retail manager Ali Roberts, who is confident that her night of gourmet cuisine and elegant fine dining will win her the prize. As the evening unfolds, Geordie lass Alex shocks the diners with the tales of her outrageous exploits. Will Alex put Ali in the shade?

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    Episode 13 - Lincolnshire - Chris

    Farmer Chris Moore plans to win over his guests with his beetroot themed dinner party, managing to inject beetroot into every part of the night and surprising his guests with his unusual twists on conventional meals.

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    Episode 14 - Lincolnshire - Jack

    Jack Stone plans to win over his guests with his 'creative' evening, the theme including the guests making their own food. The night starts with a shocking outfit from Alex, which certainly catches beetroot farmer Chris Moore's attention.

    Meanwhile, Jack's food gets some mixed reviews and the DIY pizzas don't quite go to plan.

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    Episode 15 - Lincolnshire - Alex

    The week of competitive dining concludes with proud Geordie Alex Coxon taking a turn as host. Alex's menu includes dishes called 'wey-aye-man!', 'a taste of toon' and 'a canny little dessert like'.

    But some chaos in the kitchen plus a dark secret revealed may hinder Alex's chance of victory.

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    Episode 16 - Lichfield - James

    First to host is business consultant James Herbert, who has high hopes for his complex Italian menu. He also has some fun photo frolics planned.

    His guests are 22-year-old football coach Tim Travers, 30-year-old sales assistant and all-round party boy JP Goodyear-Martinez, 38-year-old businesswoman Amanda Smith, and straight-talking retired mental health nurse Ronnie Imlah.

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    Episode 17 - Lichfield - Ronnie

    Ronnie Imlah hosts, with a menu inspired by dishes she's eaten at friends' parties. But a revelation about her past leaves the guests in shock.

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    Episode 18 - Lichfield - JP

    JP Goodyear-Martinez is the latest to host in Lichfield, treating his guests to a mix of Jamaican food, tight lycra outfits and a drag queen.

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    Episode 19 - Lichfield - Tim

    It's the turn of football coach Tim Travers to host, and Tim is determined to prove his worth in the kitchen, with his mum on the other end of the phone to help him out with his American-themed menu.

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    Episode 20 - Lichfield - Amanda

    It's the final night, and there are high hopes for Amanda's evening. But an accident at the table has the guests in hysterics, with straight-talking Ronnie describing it as her 'worst nightmare'.

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    Episode 21 - Harrogate - Jane

    Fifty-two-year old fun farm-girl Jane Steele is the first to host. She plans a meal featuring twists on classic dishes and some fancy wine to wash it down.

    Her guests are 27-year-old horse enthusiast Cassy Bell, 47-year-old photographer Simon Meyer, 33-year-old country gent Alasdair Moore, and 41-year-old adventurous punk and cupcake seller Cathy McConaghy.

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    Episode 22 - Harrogate - Cassy

    Horse enthusiast Cassy Bell hopes her jockey-themed evening will put her in the running to win the £1000, confident that her gastro-pub food is just the ticket - just so long as her trusty chicken timer doesn't let her down.

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    Episode 23 - Harrogate - Cathy

    Veteran punk turned cupcake seller Cathy McConaghy has decided to go back to her Irish roots on Day 3 in Harrogate, with a menu including homemade soda bread, cockle soup, oysters, roast lamb and stout-infused sticky toffee pudding. But the oyster starters and cockle soup are not to everyone's liking.

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    Episode 24 - Harrogate - Simon

    Photographer and all round cool cat Simon Meyer takes a laid-back approach to hosting in Harrogate. Simon's chicken soup starter goes down almost too well as his guests' kind comments leave an emotional Simon struggling to hold it together.

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    Episode 25 - Harrogate - Alasdair

    The final night from in and around Harrogate finds local toff Alasdair Moore looking to impress his guests with smart wines and 'proper' dinner party food. But an early slip-up sees Alasdair's confidence fall away. His monkfish is well received, but his guests are unimpressed with the portion sizes. And a rather risky parlour game doesn't endear him to farm lady Jane Steele.

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    Episode 26 - Winchester - Ptol

    Livewire Ptol Slattery is first to host in Winchester and is convinced his high quality food and fine wine make victory inevitable. Sadly Ptol's menu leaves his guests underwhelmed.

    Ptol's guests are Peruvian-born waitress Patrician Pearson, quirky DJ Francis Leigh, party girl and care-home worker Georgia Groves, and competitive estate agent William Tilsley.

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    Episode 27 - Winchester - Patricia

    It's the turn of waitress Patricia Pearson to see if she can win over her guests with her Peruvian food and Latin-themed dinner party.

    Patricia serenades her guests with the Peruvian national anthem and treats them to a traditional dance that involves a candle and a donkey jaw.

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    Episode 28 - Winchester - Francis

    It's the turn of DJ Francis Leigh to try and dazzle his guests. Francis plans a Thai meal with a twist, including sunburnt chicken curry and a dessert simply called 'sticky', and some weird and wonderful entertainment including dead flowers on the table, a song about spring rolls and a main served in tutu and fur coat.

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    Episode 29 - Winchester - Georgia

    Care-home worker Georgia Groves plans a black tie affair for her evening in Winchester, with red carpet, posh frocks... and a spray-tan booth.

    Everyone seems to be in high spirits until Patricia tells Ptol what she thinks of him and his wine antics.

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    Episode 30 - Winchester - William

    William Tilsley plans a vegetarian menu and a blind food-tasting game for the last night in Winchester. Later on, Patricia does an impression of Ptol and spits her wine all over another guest.

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    Episode 31 - North Kent - Yvette

    First to host is clairvoyant and medium Yvette Tamara. The night gets off to a spooky start when data analyst John Tower and working mum Yemi Christopher-Soares discover a ghost busting machine.

    But while salesman Jono Simm fails to see the point in ghost busting, jeweller Lisa Townend is so impressed with Yvette's psychic abilities she wants to come back for a reading.

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    Episode 32 - North Kent - John

    Data analyst John Tower is latest to host in North Kent. What will his guests make of John's Filipino fatty pork stew and psychedelic dessert?

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    Episode 33 - North Kent - Yemi

    Project manager Yemi Christopher-Soares hopes her guests will lap up her Nigerian-inspired menu and share her fondness for spice.

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    Episode 34 - North Kent - Jono

    Jono Simm is convinced his wholesome and hearty menu is a winner. Sadly, two of his guests aren't convinced by the cooking.

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    Episode 35 - North Kent - Lisa

    It's the turn of cheeky, party-loving Lisa Townend, with her menu full of mysterious French fancies - including coq surprise. Her innovative entertainment is human roulette.

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    Episode 36 - Merseyside - Danielle

    First to host is Danielle Greenwood, who has high hopes for her down-to-earth menu and her warm welcoming style of hosting.

    Her guests are 36-year-old flashy divorcee Jade Chantelle, 37-year-old professional Michael Bublé impersonator Jamie Somers, 24-year-old self-styled diva and pastoral care manager Steven Booth, and 23-year-old nursery school teacher Anna Senior.

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    Episode 37 - Merseyside - Steven

    Pastoral care manager Steven Booth is a mega Tina Turner fan and has named each of his courses after one of the diva's songs. The food goes down well, but tensions begin to rise when one of the guests puts her foot in it

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    Episode 38 - Merseyside - Jade

    Glamorous PR lady Jade Chantelle is convinced her guests will be blown away by her night as host, which features a high class menu, lashings of champagne and a game of roulette.

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    Episode 39 - Merseyside - Anna

    Primary school teacher Anna Senior plans a fairytale evening, featuring a Mad Hatter's soup and a sandwich, a special pork dish cooked three ways, and baked cheesecake.

    Will Anna's menu prove too childish for grown up palettes? And is the tension between Jamie and Jade about to simmer over?

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    Episode 40 - Merseyside - Jamie

    As the week in and around Merseyside draws to a close, it's the turn of 36-year-old Michael Bublé impersonator Jamie Somers to host. Can Jamie and Jade put their differences from last night aside?

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    Episode 41 - Cardiff - Nicola

    First to host in Cardiff is dog mad shop manager Nicola Steele, who serves prawn cocktail and meat-free lasagne.

    She also has some doggy surprises and unusual entertainment up her sleeve.

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    Episode 42 - Cardiff - Jerry

    King of the name droppers Jerry Lockett is second to host in Cardiff. Jerry holds his night at his cousin's mansion and serves up dollops of food with a huge side order of celebrity.

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    Episode 43 - Cardiff - Rachael

    No-nonsense army wife Rachael Smith is third to host in Cardiff. Competitive Rachel fully intends to win the prize, and things might get ugly if she doesn't.

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    Episode 44 - Cardiff - Sam

    Flamboyant costume designer Sam Clarke hosts a Mexican themed night for an evening that is full of sizzle and spice. Two of the guests fight, while a game leaves everyone crying.

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    Episode 45 - Cardiff - Andrea

    Child-minder Andrea Grainger plans a traditional Welsh menu and a warm welcome. And if this doesn't work she has some fun and games lined up to help her win the prize.

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    Episode 46 - Rochdale - Tanya

    Fitness instructor Tanya Manock hosts a stylish Mediterranean feast for her guests at the start of a week of competitive dining in Rochdale.

    But is this glamourpuss host more style than substance?

    Meanwhile, psychic medium Dean Fox wonders why Tanya has so much lingerie in her bedroom.

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    Episode 47 - Rochdale - Rod

    Business coach and passionate foodie Rod Tonge is determined to impress. But he has already offended glamorous fitness instructor Tanya, and HR manager Claire Lemon predicts fireworks at the table.

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    Episode 48 - Rochdale - Claire

    HR manager Claire Lemon hopes to compensate for 'imperfect cooking skills' with her bubbly personality and superior hosting ability on day three in Rochdale.

    But tension rises when Tanya barely touches the starter or her main.

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    Episode 49 - Rochdale - Dean

    Psychic medium Dean Fox plans to put his supernatural skills to good use on Day 4 in Rochdale. His main goes down very well, even with Tanya, only for the pudding to bomb.

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    Episode 50 - Rochdale - Sadiya

    It's the last night in Rochdale and the turn of feisty mum Sadiya Hussein to host. Will the tension between Sadiya and Tanya finally explode?

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    Episode 51 - Northamptonshire - Jules

    Makeup artist Jules Osmany hopes that her Indian/Moroccan fusion menu and laid-back attitude to life will win her the prize.

    Her guests are tomboy Lauren Oxlade, stay-at-home mum Stephanie Reeder, MD Carl Johnson and funeral service manager Peter Pickering.

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    Episode 52 - Northamptonshire - Peter

    Funeral service manager Peter Pickering is dead set on hosting a traditional dinner party reminiscent of the 1920s. But his guests don't much like the thought of his bread-and-butter pudding.

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    Episode 53 - Northamptonshire - Stephanie

    Stay-at-home mum Stephanie Reeder's nerves are evident from the outset on her night in Northamptonshire. She's planning to serve classic fish and chips with a glamorous swishing session for fun.

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    Episode 54 - Northamptonshire - Lauren

    Tweny-six-year-old business planning manager Lauren Oxlade is an organised and passionate cook and has a few surprising friends who she's invited along to her party. Could she be the dark horse of the competition?

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    Episode 55 - Northamptonshire - Carl

    Managing director and proud Northerner Carl Johnson plans a menu that includes gammon cooked in two litres of cola. Stephanie and Lauren are treated to a glimpse of Carl in all his glory when they see what he has hung above his bed. But what will the guests make of his lumpy chocolate mousse?

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    Episode 56 - Exeter - Steve

    New Zealander Steve Levy is first to host and has gone to town with his home inspired menu, cooking prawns, fish and two desserts.

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    Episode 57 - Exeter - Richard

    Music-mad foodie Richard Kaye is second to host in Exeter and is confident he can impress his guests with his culinary know-how. He especially hopes to dazzle one guest in particular.

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    Episode 58 - Exeter - Glen

    Self-assured PR/marketing bod Glen King is confident she will be the 'hostess with the mostest' in Exeter, and has gone all out to impress, even co-ordinating her dishes with her surname.

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    Episode 59 - Exeter - Sarah

    In Exeter, Sarah Wallis is ready to explode out of her shell with a hilarious evening including a terrifying greeting and some rather unusual cocktails.

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    Episode 60 - Exeter - Estelle

    It's the final night in Exeter and singleton Estelle Macrow is keen to discover whether she has it in her to successfully host a dinner party.

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    Episode 61 - Dundee - Bill

    First to cook in Dundee is alarm company owner Bill Black, who plans a belt-busting menu for his guests: proud Arbroathian Phil Petrie, opinionated English student Hannah Wilson, ferret fancier Alex Pithouse, and 28-year-old Kim Gillespie.

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    Episode 62 - Dundee - Alex

    Architectural technician Alex Pithouse is second to host in Dundee and plans on giving his guests an education in fine dining with a complex menu and some fine wines.

    Alex also looks forward to introducing his guests to the 'fur babies' - his three pet ferrets.

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    Episode 63 - Dundee - Hannah

    Vegetarian cat lover Hannah Wilson is cooking Italian in Dundee and has a cunning plan to win over her carnivore guests - dish up some meat with her starter.

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    Episode 64 - Dundee - Phil

    Fourth to cook in Dundee is self-styled food critic Phil Petrie, who has been less than impressed with the standard of food so far.

    Phil has big plans for his night, but runs out of ingredients, leaving his guests feeling hungry.

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    Episode 65 - Dundee - Kim

    On the final night in Dundee, Kim Gillespie plans a 'Yorkshire-themed' menu featuring dishes from Spain and Thailand, accompanied by a Scottish choir singing American songs!

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    Episode 66 - Peterborough - Warren

    First to host in Peterborough is salesman and wannabe rapper Warren Temple, who believes his Spanish menu is good enough to win him the prize.

    Warren's guests are ethical trader Donna Trafford, glamour model Susie Hutson, straight-talking businesswoman Vicki Culverhouse and veterinary nurse Robin Hills.

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    Episode 67 - Peterborough - Donna

    Hippy entrepreneur Donna Trafford is second to host in Peterborough and plans a colourful evening of delicious food and relaxed fun.

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    Episode 68 - Peterborough - Susie

    On the third night in Peterborough, glamour model and columnist Susie Hutson is out to prove she's not the dizzy blonde some of the guests assume she is.

    It doesn't take long for ethical trader Donna Trafford and wannabe rapper Warren Temple to make an unexpected discovery that proves there's more to Susie than meets the eye.

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    Episode 69 - Peterborough - Vicki

    It's the turn of straight-talking business woman Vicki Culverhouse to host in Peterborough. She surprises the group when she unleashes some poetry at the table.

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    Episode 70 - Peterborough - Robin

    Veterinary nurse Robin Hills is the final host in this new competition in Peterborough and hopes his animal-themed night will be a big hit with his guests, as well as his well-presented cuisine.

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    Episode 71 - Yeovil - Emmy

    First to host in Yeovil is 28-year-old PR manager Emmy Webster, who hopes to impress her guests with locally sourced produce and a main course of Somerset pork.

    Emmy's guests are self- proclaimed 'country bumpkin' Mel Dunford, second hand car salesman Andy Neil, radio broadcaster Steve Carpenter, and businessman Alan Bunter.

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    Episode 72 - Yeovil - Steve

    Disc jockey Steve Carpenter is second to host in Yeovil. A bon viveur, raconteur and quick wit, Steve hopes that sourcing the finest ingredients for his 'country style' cooking will secure him the £1000 prize.

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    Episode 73 - Yeovil - Mel

    Hosting the third dinner party in Yeovil is diminutive fork-lift driver Mel Dunford. With an exotic menu, Mel hopes to prove her doubters wrong. And if the food doesn't work, there's always her singing...

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    Episode 74 - Yeovil - Alan

    Business owner and muscle man Alan Bunter hopes that his enthusiasm for all things Japanese will brush off on his guests and propel him into the lead. But guests Andy and Steve don't feel the Zen spirit...

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    Episode 75 - Yeovil - Andy

    Last to host in Yeovil is 50-year-old used car dealer Andy Neil, who is supremely confident that his fine dining experience, along with the beautiful surroundings of his 'amazing home', will bag him the £1000 prize.

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    Episode 76 - Cheltenham - Oli

    First to host in Cheltenham is 46-year-old hotel consultant Oli Delaunoy. Oli plans to wow his guests with his posh scallop starter and meaty main, but it's his loud and vivacious personality he's banking on to help him bag the £1000 prize.

    The guests he hopes to impress are 36-year-old year events company director Zak Roby, 23-year-old Aussie-born administrator Kim Thomas, 48-year-old house husband Paddy Castledine and 56-year-old glamorous nurse Jan Blomer.

    With male moisturising and dodgy fake tans flagged up around the table, no one is backward in coming forward - but will this hilarity be enough to bag the big cash for Oli?

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    Episode 77 - Cheltenham - Jan

    Nurse Jan Blomer hopes to impress with her good honest home cooking: chicken with sun dried tomatoes for her main and home-made ice cream for dessert.

    Last night's host Oli Delaunoy keeps things lively and loud, but stay-at-home dad Paddy Castledine and fitness fanatic Zak Roby go head to head on more than one occasion.

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    Episode 78 - Cheltenham - Zak

    Super-competitive events director and body building fanatic Zak Roby cooks Thai Tien of Crab served with fashionable micro herbs and a duo of duck main.

    With dinner party games that confuse some guests, body-building poses at the table and some party tricks that fail to impress, there is never a dull moment.

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    Episode 79 - Cheltenham - Kimberley

    Aussie admin assistant Kimberley Thomas aims for a sophisticated evening, and hopes to impress with her meaty starter of pork belly and apple salad and her pie main course.

    Kimberley has to put Paddy in his place after one too many rude stories, but how does the telling off effect the rest of the night?

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    Episode 80 - Cheltenham - Paddy

    It's the final day of the competition in Cheltenham, and the turn of stay-at-home dad Paddy Castledine to host.

    Paddy plans to walk away with the prize by serving a simple menu with quality ingredients.

    Aussie admin assistant Kimberley Thomas what she really thinks of Paddy, and a character analysis by body builder Zak brings alpha male Oli to tears.

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    Episode 81 - Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire - Andrea

    First to host is marketing manager and proud village-dweller Andrea Nichols, who welcomes her guests into her garden that has been decked out with straw and stuffed chickens. Will her mousse made from cottage cheese prove her undoing?

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    Episode 82 - Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire - Penny

    Kitchenware saleswoman Penny Peklivanas is confident her majestic house will impress her guests. But her croissant-based main and bragging prove controversial.

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    Episode 83 - Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire - Tim

    Twenty-five-year-old IT analyst and music producer Tim Lawson plans to wow his guests with ingredients brought back from Morocco.

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    Episode 84 - Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire - Nicola

    Dance instructor Nicola O'Donnell plans a Caribbean-inspired night. But while her guests are expecting very little from the night, Nicola's determined to prove them wrong.

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    Episode 85 - Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire - Andy

    It's the turn of DJ Andy Harvey, who plans to pull out all the stops in his house in Stevenage, with extravagant food and mind-blowing entertainment, including a luminous underwater disco.

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    Episode 86 - York - Rachel

    It's the first day of Christmas in York and host Rachel Speight-McGregor plans to wow her guests with a full-on Christmas night including carol singers on arrival.

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    Episode 87 - York - Gyles

    The second Christmas host is laid back junior doctor Gyles Morrison, who serves up a uniquely Caribbean take on a traditional Christmas dinner.

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    Episode 88 - York - Nicola

    It's the third day of Christmas in York and vegetarian host Nicola Gregory hopes to convert four carnivores with her completely meat-free festive menu.

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    Episode 89 - York - Harry

    It's the fourth day of Christmas in York and 23 year-old host Harry Baines wants to prove to his fellow contestants that his youth doesn't mean he can't hold his own in the kitchen.

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    Episode 90 - York - Estella

    It's the fifth and final day of a festive week in York, and pub landlady Estella Nicholson hosts Christmas dinner in her own boozer. But who will win the prize?

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    Episode 91 - Come Dine with Me Christmas

    This festive celebrity special features former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, TV personality Jennifer Ellison, actor Alex Carter, and Mrs Moneypenny from SuperScrimpers.

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    Episode 92 - Come Dine with Me Christmas

    This festive celebrity special features former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, TV personality Jennifer Ellison, actor Alex Carter, and Mrs Moneypenny from SuperScrimpers.

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    Episode 93 - Come Dine with Me Christmas

    This festive celebrity special features former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, TV personality Jennifer Ellison, actor Alex Carter, and Mrs Moneypenny from SuperScrimpers.

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    Episode 94 - Come Dine with Me Christmas

    This festive celebrity special features former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, TV personality Jennifer Ellison, actor Alex Carter, and Mrs Moneypenny from SuperScrimpers.

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    Episode 95 - Come Dine with Me Christmas

    This festive celebrity special features former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, TV personality Jennifer Ellison, actor Alex Carter, and Mrs Moneypenny from SuperScrimpers.

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    Episode 96 - Welsh Valleys: Kerry

    Dog lover Kerry Bolwell-Williams keeps the food simple while welcoming her guests with a full Welsh choir in her driveway. But how will Kerry respond when a guest alleges that her home has a definite whiff of dog?

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    Episode 97 - Welsh Valleys: Dave

    Confident foodie Dave Morris hopes his home-grown herbs, hand-picked fruit and complicated menu will win him the prize.

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    Episode 98 - Welsh Valleys: Tasnim

    Shop owner Tasnim Sardar hopes her Pakistani-inspired party will bag her the prize. Financial advisor Gill Leonard likes her curries - and her men - to be hot and spicy, and is left feeling especially satisfied with Tasnim's curried cauliflower.

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    Episode 99 - Welsh Valleys: Ryan

    Man about town Ryan Woodward has put a lot of thought into his dinner party and yet each of his courses goes wrong. From a bread blunder to a clam crisis, his cooking goes from bad to worse.

    But Ryan hopes an Ibizan dance lesson and drinks in the hot tub will turn the evening round.

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    Episode 100 - Welsh Valleys: Gill

    It's the final night and the turn of financial advisor Gill Leonard to don the oven gloves. Later, Gill makes a remarkable revelation to her shocked guests.

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    Episode 101 - Eastbourne - Kirsty

    First to host is 27-year-old trainee teacher Kirsty Davenport. Will opting to keep her food simple prove a wise move by Kirsty? And will she and the other guests tire of Russell's constant jokes?

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    Episode 102 - Eastbourne - Anne-Marie

    It's Ann-Marie Hamilton's turn to host on Day 2 in Eastbourne, and she plans to reveal her fun side by singing in her garden. Resident joker Russell Turnbull can't help throwing in some funnies, but serious foodie Adam Holt isn't amused.

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    Episode 103 - Eastbourne - Becci

    It's Day 3 in Eastbourne and hairdresser Becci Moloney's outdoor bar is a hit with Kirsty and Ann-Marie. But Russell and Adam don't know what to make of Becci's collection of recycled toilets in the garden. Is Becci's hearty grub be up to Adam's dinner party standards?

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    Episode 104 - Eastbourne - Adam

    Food aficionado Adam Holt takes his turn at hosting on Day 4 in Eastbourne, and expectations are high. But some of his guests are surprised by a menu that doesn't amount to much more than posh bangers and mash. Has Adam set himself up for a fall?

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    Episode 105 - Eastbourne - Russell

    It's time for funny man Russell Turnbull to take his turn as host for the final night in Eastbourne. Russell's played his cards close to his chest all week concerning his culinary skills, and some of his rivals are intrigued to discover he plans a fancy menu.

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    Episode 106 - North Devon - Hector

    Eco campaigner Hector Christie hopes to wow everyone with a selection of raw food delights and home grown produce. However the guests are more amazed by Tapeley Park, the stately home he lives in.

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    Episode 107 - North Devon - Kirsten

    Former cabaret queen and make-up artist Kirsten Brend hosts a Danish themed night. Her traditional Danish menu goes down a treat and Kirsten is keen to illustrate her past singing career with a Eurovision showpiece.

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    Episode 108 - North Devon - Damion

    Slate salesman Damion Fearnley aims to impress his guests with a carefully crafted menu of restaurant quality food. Unfortunately, two of his guests seem more intent on taking verbal swipes at each other than bites out of his food.

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    Episode 109 - North Devon - Jenny

    Theatre nurse Jenny Fox hopes to execute her evening with medical precision. But eco-campaigner Hector takes exception to her choice of main course, while the bad feeling between Viv and Kirsten continues.

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    Episode 110 - North Devon - Viv

    It's the final night and retired housekeeper Viv Foster feels confident about her posh dinner party, after years of experience serving the rich and famous, and is going all out to impress with a butler, silver service and her favourite tried and tested recipes.

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    Episode 111 - Essex - Tony

    First to host is 43-year old trucker and keen foodie, Tony Houston. He's hoping to wow his guests with his lovingly crafted menu of scallops on black pudding with pea puree posh and a main of crispy sea bass, with prawn mash - which none of his guests have ever had before. And if his menu is not quite as good as he thinks it'll be, Tony hopes the whole ambience and presentation of the evening will be enough to bag him the £1000 prize.

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    Episode 112 - Essex - Anthony

    Second to host is cheeky sandwich shop owner, Anthony Street. After annoying everyone with his strange cutlery obsession and questionable table manners last night, Anthony's got his work cut out impressing his guests. Will everyone share Anthony's passion for his quirky entertainment and can he do enough to win over the group and be in with a chance of pocketing the thousand pound prize?

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    Episode 113 - Essex - Claire

    Tonight's host is no-nonsense driving instructor Claire Kelly. The flirty mum-of-two is more of a 'chuck it all in and see' type of cook, but this doesn't dampen her confidence and she's convinced hers will be the winning night, despite their being no method to her madness. But even if her chaotic cooking style and haphazard evening don't win the guests over... she has some very special entertainment lined up to notch up extra points and help her win that £1,000 prize.

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    Episode 114 - Essex - Richard

    Tonight it's the turn of young entrepreneur and foraging fan, Richard Harris. But not everyone's impressed to discover he's had professional help with his foraging, and it seems the tide has turned for Richard's one time biggest fan Claire who's soon accusing him of being a food snob. Can a performance from the local church choir soothe the tense atmosphere, even though it's not quite the rock band Anthony had in mind? And will Richard be able to win Claire over by the end of the night and still be in with a chance of bagging the grand?

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    Episode 115 - Essex - Kerrie

    It's the final night in Essex and Kerrie Brinkley-Whittington has decided that a few party props will help her night go off with a bang. Kerrie's hosting is under fire from entrepreneur Richard, who's not amused to be asked to contribute more to conversation. And when Tony makes an emergency run to the garden, it looks like the rhubarb dessert could be just as controversial. Can Kerrie still walk away with the thousand pounds prize? All will be revealed when the winner is crowned.

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    Episode 116 - Wigan - Geoff

    It's Viva Espana in Wigan as the competition kicks off with first host, hospital theatre practitioner Geoff Conway, who is attempting to wow his guests with an epic nine-course tapas feast. Can Geoff be the amigo with the mostest, or has his Spanish feast proved a patatas bravas too much for his guests?

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    Episode 117 - Wigan - Natalie

    In Wigan and the second host is 27-year-old hairdressing salon owner Natalie Crompton. Natalie loves a party and she has high hopes for a fun-filled evening, with some very special treats in store for her guests. Natalie is convinced she has what it takes to win the £1000 cash prize, but has she got what it takes to cut it in the competition or will she be left high and dry?

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    Episode 118 - Wigan - Alan

    Music teacher and funeral singer Alan Gregory attempts the performance of a lifetime with an evening of what he hopes will be great Greek grub. His plans for a cultured soiree are ransacked by straight talking Geoff Conway who, after serving up a storm on the first night, is now intent on causing one.

    Geoff keeps it a secret that he has a 'manly Wigan food' list that means he can't eat certain foods or he will be considered less of a man by his friends.

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    Episode 119 - Wigan - Simon

    It's the turn of 27-year-old gymnastics teacher Simon Grimwood. Simon's hoping for a celebration, because not only is it his turn to host but it's also his birthday. Simon's hoping his posh menu will be enough to dazzle his guests; however, salon owner Natalie Crompton is concerned about some of the food.

    But it's not only Simon's food that surprises, as the guests uncover Simon's lifelong passion for ferreting.

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    Episode 120 - Wigan - Caroline

    Nurse practitioner Caroline Heaven is hoping to end the week with a bang by showing her Wigan guests a 'proper' Lancashire night. However, with his behaviour this week, hospital theatre manager Geoff Conway is skating on thin ice and is on the verge of being kicked out by Caroline if he misbehaves.

    Will the guests be chuffed t' bits with Caroline's Lancashire do and will it be enough for her to bag her the grand, or will Geoff's behaviour result in an early exit?

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    Episode 121 - Woking and Weybridge: Vincenzo

    Ice cream man Vincenzo Ferlita stays true to his Italian and Sicilian roots, creating a home-made feast for his guests. With a wealth of family recipes at the ready, including a big Sicilian sausage, what could go wrong?

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    Episode 122 - Woking and Weybridge: Sarah

    Canadian craft-maker and housewife Sarah Maynard is second to host, and her guests are in for a bit of a surprise as she won't be serving up maple syrup pancakes, but a three course Turkish feast.

    The group start to get to know each other more, which leads to shock revelations over dinner.

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    Episode 123 - Woking and Weybridge: Steve

    Steve Carvill is hoping a night of fine food and fun will score him big points and is taking no prisoners with his menu, making home-made pasta and white chocolate panacotta from scratch.

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    Episode 124 - Woking and Weybridge: Sara

    It's the turn of dog-mad gardener Sara Gilding to host, for what will be her first dinner party for over 20 years.

    Fiery Vincenzo isn't looking forward to the night at all, having been rubbed up the wrong way by Sara all week. And riot policeman Steve Carvill is hoping for some respite from Sara's flirtations.

    Can Sara exceed her guests' low expectations?

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    Episode 125 - Woking and Weybridge: Kelly

    It's the last dinner and the turn of children's entertainer Kelly Cummins to host. After a pleasant evening the night before, the guests are hoping that dog-loving Sara Gilding does not return to her critical ways. But they should be more worried about her flatulence, as Sara lets loose on the final night.

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    Episode 126 - Dumfries and Galloway

    Another week of new episodes, from Dumfries and Galloway, is kicked off by dairy farmer's wife and self-confessed Disney princess Charlene Fry-Henderson. Can she win over her guests local radio DJ Tommy Jardine, horse-mad banker Olive Melville, prison custody officer Tammy Rice and trainee teacher Josh Jones with her locally reared meat and home cooking?

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    Episode 127 - Dumfries and Galloway

    It's the turn of carefree, horse-mad banker Olive Melville to show off her culinary skills in the kitchen. Can Olive impress with her risky crab starter? Or will it be a claw too far for local radio DJ and fish hater Tommy Jardine. A conversation about the royals between DJ Josh Jones and prison custody officer Tammy threatens to upset the harmony of the dinner party.

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    Episode 128 - Dumfries and Galloway

    It's the turn of local radio DJ and funny man Tommy Jardine to try and impress his guests with a Scottish staple, chicken stuffed with haggis. As if his traditional food and bizarre entertainment isn't enough, Tommy tries to impress his guests with a spot of celebrity name dropping. However, young dance DJ and trainee teacher Josh Jones trumps him at his own game and shares with the group the time he met Rod Stewart.

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    Episode 129 - Dumfries and Galloway

    It's the turn of trainee teacher and club DJ Josh Jones. Experimental cook Josh wants to broaden his fellow diners' palettes by cooking some Indian food, but things don't start off well for prison custody officer Tammy Ricem, who discovers something hiding in her glass that wasn't on the menu. With lamb passanda and tandoori monkfish on the menu, can Josh win round his guests?

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    Episode 130 - Dumfries and Galloway

    The final night in Dumfries and Galloway, and host Tammy Rice is hoping her traditional Scottish fare and a side order of straight talking, is going to help secure her the top spot. Tammy is trying her best to rustle up a feast, serving chorizo and cous-cous stuffed peppers for her starter and incorporating haggis into her chicken-based main course - but with chicken having already been on the menu twice this week, the battle of the stuffed chicken is about to commence.

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    Episode 131 - South London: Michelle

    Divorce lawyer Michelle Camacho plans a seventies menu including duck a l'orange, 'psychedelic coleslaw', groovy veg and bloody Mary sorbet.

    Her guests are Licia Snow, trainee solicitor Raphael Steele, bar manager Matt Wren and Swedish financial adviser Charlotte Sundberg.

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    Episode 132 - South London: Matt

    Pub manager and artist Matt Wren struggles with disasters in the kitchen. And while Michelle and Licia spat, Raphael Steele finds himself charmed by Charlotte.

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    Episode 133 - South London: Licia

    Print manager and live wire Licia Snow plans a laid back evening with a few rustic and homely touches. But there's fat chance of this happening, the way she and Michelle bicker.

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    Episode 134 - South London: Raphael

    It's Raphael Steele's first ever dinner party and he plans some ackee, saltfish and curried goat, with steel drums for entertainment.

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    Episode 135 - South London: Charlotte

    Swedish businesswoman Charlotte Sundberg hopes a night of schnapps, Swedish folk song singing and some classic Swedish cuisine will win her the prize on the last night in south London.

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    Episode 136 - Vale of Aylesbury: Natalie

    Australian Natalie Dixon plans an Asian fusion menu. Her guests are 74-year-old cabbie John Feore; foodie and food regulation lawyer Greg Pearson; football announcer Mike Botto; and sales manager Bekki Jones.

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    Episode 137 - Vale of Aylesbury: John

    John Feore treats his guests to a taste of Ireland, cooking a traditional roast with all the trimmings, but has he bitten off more than he can chew with the challenge of timing his meal?

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    Episode 138 - Vale of Aylesbury: Bekki

    Competitive sales manager Bekki Jones is determined to win with her perfect hosting and delightful dinner. Bekki attempts to keep the mood light with stories of nudity and twin telepathy, but John manages to unintentionally insult Natalie Dixon when he compares her to Miss Piggy.

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    Episode 139 - Vale of Aylesbury: Greg

    Greg reckons his foodie knowledge will help him bag the grand. But Bekki's out for revenge after Greg caused a fuss about her lemon tart.

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    Episode 140 - Vale of Aylesbury: Mike

    Mike Botto hopes his Italian evening will be a winner, including spag bol and a Pavarotti impersonator to sing for his guests.

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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