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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 7 Summary

The knives (and forks) are out for another series of Come Dine with Me, as strangers compete for the title of ultimate dinner party host. And the £1000 on the table adds spice to the proceedings.

  • Episode 1 - Portsmouth - Kate

    Episode 1 - Portsmouth - Kate

    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.

  • Episode 2 - Portsmouth - Lee

    Episode 2 - Portsmouth - Lee

    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.

  • Episode 3 - Portsmouth - Maria

    Episode 3 - Portsmouth - Maria

    Ultra-confident restaurateur Maria Wilkinson works with the best chef in Portsmouth, so her guests' expectations are extra high.

  • Episode 4 - Portsmouth - Sheena

    Episode 4 - Portsmouth - Sheena

    Unconventional policewoman Sheena Ives hopes that her Scots-Mexican fusion night will give her the perfect birthday present and win her the £1,000.

  • Episode 5 - Portsmouth - Lynne

    Episode 5 - Portsmouth - Lynne

    The last day of the culinary competition in Portsmouth is therapist Lynne Derry's turn to host.

  • Episode 6 - Surrey - Mike

    Episode 6 - Surrey - Mike

    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.

  • Episode 7 - Surrey - Amanda

    Episode 7 - Surrey - Amanda

    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.

  • Episode 8 - Surrey - Maggie

    Episode 8 - Surrey - Maggie

    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.

  • Episode 9 - Surrey - Rachel

    Episode 9 - Surrey - Rachel

    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.

  • Episode 10 - Surrey - Terry

    Episode 10 - Surrey - Terry

    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?

  • Episode 11 - London - Judi

    Episode 11 - London - Judi

    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?

  • Episode 12 - London - Lisa

    Episode 12 - London - Lisa

    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.

  • Episode 13 - London - Peter

    Episode 13 - London - Peter

    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?

  • Episode 14 - London - Moni

    Episode 14 - London - Moni

    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.

  • Episode 15 - London - Matthew

    Episode 15 - London - Matthew

    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?

  • Episode 16 - Bradford - Jane

    Episode 16 - Bradford - Jane

    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.

  • Episode 17 - Bradford - Khaliver

    Episode 17 - Bradford - Khaliver

    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?

  • Episode 18 - Bradford - Nigel

    Episode 18 - Bradford - Nigel

    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.

  • Episode 19 - Bradford - Theresa

    Episode 19 - Bradford - Theresa

    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.

  • Episode 20 - Bradford - Stuart

    Episode 20 - Bradford - Stuart

    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?

  • Episode 21 - Leicester - Sue

    Episode 21 - Leicester - Sue

    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.

  • Episode 22 - Leicester - Liam

    Episode 22 - Leicester - Liam

    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.

  • Episode 23 - Leicester - Ria

    Episode 23 - Leicester - Ria

    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?

  • Episode 24 - Leicester - Russell

    Episode 24 - Leicester - Russell

    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.

  • Episode 25 - Leicester - Stephanie

    Episode 25 - Leicester - Stephanie

    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.

  • Episode 26 - Ipswich - Zoe

    Episode 26 - Ipswich - Zoe

    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.

  • Episode 27 - Ipswich - Barry

    Episode 27 - Ipswich - Barry

    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.

  • Episode 28 - Ipswich - Angie

    Episode 28 - Ipswich - Angie

    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.

  • Episode 29 - Ipswich - Lisa

    Episode 29 - Ipswich - Lisa

    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.

  • Episode 30 - Ipswich - Gerard

    Episode 30 - Ipswich - Gerard

    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?

  • Episode 31 - Manchester - Dave

    Episode 31 - Manchester - Dave

    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.

  • Episode 32 - Manchester - Matthew

    Episode 32 - Manchester - Matthew

    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?

  • Episode 33 - Manchester - Jane

    Episode 33 - Manchester - Jane

    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?

  • Episode 34 - Manchester - Shaida

    Episode 34 - Manchester - Shaida

    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.

  • Episode 35 - Manchester - Chris

    Episode 35 - Manchester - Chris

    It's the last day of the culinary competition in Manchester and the turn of acid-tongued HR consultant Chris Brady to host.

  • Episode 36 - Dundee - Tara

    Episode 36 - Dundee - Tara

    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.

  • Episode 37 - Dundee - Francis

    Episode 37 - Dundee - Francis

    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.

  • Episode 38 - Dundee - Laura

    Episode 38 - Dundee - Laura

    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.

  • Episode 39 - Dundee - Jimmy

    Episode 39 - Dundee - Jimmy

    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.

  • Episode 40 - Dundee - Adam

    Episode 40 - Dundee - Adam

    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.

  • Episode 41 - Sunderland - Tony

    Episode 41 - Sunderland - Tony

    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?

  • Episode 42 - Sunderland - Bernice

    Episode 42 - Sunderland - Bernice

    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.

  • Episode 43 - Sunderland - Ashley

    Episode 43 - Sunderland - Ashley

    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?

  • Episode 44 - Sunderland - Anthony

    Episode 44 - Sunderland - Anthony

    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?

  • Episode 45 - Sunderland - Roy

    Episode 45 - Sunderland - Roy

    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.