Couples Come Dine with Me
4 Series, 99 Episodes
The culinary competition comes from Portsmouth and first up to host is straight-talking supermarket sales manager Kate Hibbert. And it's not long before the atmosphere turns frosty.
With 10 years' experience staging first-class dinner parties in the sky, air steward Lee Stafford reckons his hosting and presentation skills will fly him to the top of the leader board.
Ultra-confident restaurateur Maria Wilkinson works with the best chef in Portsmouth, so her guests' expectations are extra high.
Unconventional policewoman Sheena Ives hopes that her Scots-Mexican fusion night will give her the perfect birthday present and win her the £1,000.
The last day of the culinary competition in Portsmouth is therapist Lynne Derry's turn to host.
In leafy Surrey the first host is Mike, who idolises Gordon Ramsay, and likes to hit the kitchen with all guns blazing. But Mike has a battle on keeping things cordial among his guests.
It's day two in Surrey, and posh, self-made businesswoman Amanda pulls out all the stops to try and win prize. But the regal atmosphere turns sour as tempers flare over dessert.
In Surrey, it's school cookery teacher Maggie's turn to play host. But Maggie's got her hands full just keeping the peace between Mike and Terry.
Mum-of-five, and eternal party girl Rachel takes the relaxed approach to hosting, using only tried and tested recipes. But her laid back vibe wobbles a bit when her pudding doesn't set.
In Surrey, fitness fanatic Terry hopes a night of low fat food and disco dancing will win him the prize. But what will his rival Mike make of Terry forgetting to serve the wine?
The culinary competition visits the cultural melting pot that is London and who better to start it off than half-American, half-Swedish Judi Lembke who serves plenty of Swedish schnapps?
Lisa Connell hosts the second dinner party of the culinary competition in London, but her perfect plans are thrown into chaos by some tricky parmesan crisps and her temperamental oven.
Teddy bear-loving deputy headmaster Peter Rixham hopes special place settings, kitsch music and Deidre the stuffed deer head will make his guests feel welcome, but will it be enough?
Fussy wine-lover Moni Bharij is cooking up an Indian banquet in an attempt to bring Bollywood bling to London. She's convinced her lavish five main courses will land her the £1000 prize.
It's the last day of the culinary competition in London as self-confessed Jamie Oliver wannabe Matthew Baker hopes to beat his rivals with a fancy menu, but will it be enough to win?
This culinary competition comes from Bradford, where charity worker Jane must swap cooking for hundreds of people at church functions to making an intimate meal for just five.
Radio DJ Khaliver Ashrafi is cooking up some mouth-watering traditional dishes from Pakistan, but will self-confessed 'spice wimp' Jane be able to cope with such hot stuff?
Water-board engineer Nigel is confident his seafood platter and pork main course will hit the spot, until Jane notices that his floral table decorations are potentially poisonous.
Theresa's hopes that her Italian-themed evening will put the fun back into the group after the tears of the previous night are dashed when Nigel takes her dress code a little too seriously.
Food fan Stuart spends hours painstakingly preparing his menu of rabbit terrine, monkfish main course and pistachio cake dessert, but will the feud between Jane and Nigel spoil the event?
This culinary competition comes from Leicester, where cycling safety enthusiast Sue Massey is cooking an Indian menu for her guests, unaware that one of them doesn't like curry.
Market trader Liam Reid knows a thing or two about fruit and vegetables and tries hard to impress his dinner party guests with his fresh produce, but there's tension mounting in the group.
Glamorous ex-dancer Ria Thomas has persuaded some of the students from her old dance school to perform a cancan at her dinner party, but will her guests enjoy this exotic entertainment?
Family man Russell Dunmore hopes his five-dish menu of two starters, steak to order and two desserts, including an ambitious chocolate fondant, will give his dinner party the edge.
Stephanie's dinner party doesn't go smoothly because her meat-free main course fails to impress her guests. So she gets their attention by making some startling revelations about herself.
This competition takes place in Ipswich, where former pub landlady Zoe Condon welcomes four strangers into her house in a bid to be crowned host with the most.
It's day two in Ipswich and, having enjoyed himself a little too much on the first evening, Barry faces the prospect of preparing a three-course meal for four strangers with a hangover.
Midway through the competion in Ipswich, tension is in the air after the previous night's fall-out between Angie and Zoe. Angie hosts this dinner and things don't get any better.
Waitress Lisa Quinton is hosting meal four of the competition in Ipswich and she's determined to bag that prize. Tensions are still bubbling within the group, though, so it's not easy.
It's the last meal of the competition in Ipswich and Gerard, the gallant butcher, makes his bid to beat his rivals, with a menu full of meat, but will it be enough to claim the winnings?
This competition comes from Manchester and the first host is 52-year-old chartered surveyor Dave Wheeler, a joker who loves nothing more than a night in with his Status Quo albums.
It's the turn of drama teacher and culinary perfectionist Matthew Nichols to play host, but there's a rift forming between the group. Will Matthew be able to smooth things over?
It's Jane Bates' turn to play host and she is planning a Hollywood-themed evening, but will her culinary and hosting skills be award-winning?
It's optometrist Shaida Shipping's turn to host the evening and she's hoping her spicy menu, along with a spot of ballroom dancing, will give her guests a night to remember.
It's the last day of the culinary competition in Manchester and the turn of acid-tongued HR consultant Chris Brady to host.
The culinary contest heads north to the city of Dundee where a group of cooks fight it out for the the prize money. First up to host is Tara Tasker.
It's day two of the competition in Dundee and artist Francis Glancy is using all his arty skills to show his food in the best light.
It's the the turn of pink-obsessed girly girl Laura Cunningham to take the helm. Laura thinks she's got the 'whoo factor' to outdo the others and win that £1000 prize.
Jimmy Fox is hosting day four of the competition in Dundee. Jimmy thinks that the way to his guests' hearts is to serve an all-Scottish menu, using ingredients from a low-cost supermarket.
Adam Smith makes his bid for culinary success. The suave interior shop manager is keen to show the others what good quality food is and instil a bit of elegance to the final night.
The first host in the culinary competition in Sunderland is nightclub owner Tony Griffiths. Tony's luxury pad boasts leather-lined walls and a very expensive chandelier, but what about his food?
Experienced dinner party host and PR boss Bernice Saltzer is hoping that her wealth of cooking experience and two-dessert dinner will win her the big prize.
Plain-talking Sunderland FC fanatic and self-confessed lager lout Ashley Hughes hosts. What will the guests think of her food and will she be able to take any criticism?
Barrister Anthony Merton-Smith's guests have high expectations for his fine-dining menu, which includes game terrine and venison. But will he crumble under the pressure?
The final host in the competition is warehouse manager Roy Ledger, who has decided that Christmas is coming early, and is cooking a full festive dinner, but things don't go smoothly.