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Cardiff
2016-01-26
In Cardiff, comedian Dan competes with Julie's Teutonic treats, Jess' impressive dessert and Jason's tour of Thailand

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Glasgow
2016-01-25
In Glasgow, John hopes his Scottish themed night will wow his guests. And how will non-Scottish contestant, Peter, fare when he attempts some traditional local food?

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Bristol
2016-01-22
In an episode of extreme highs and ravaging lows in Bristol, straight-talking Frenchwoman Anne refuses to drink Richard's wine, calls his job boring, barks at Harriet and recites erotica

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Milton Keynes
2016-10-21
In Milton Keynes, Becky hopes to impress her guests with a menu which has cheese in every single course. But the atmosphere turns heated; can Chris cool it down with his alpine theme?

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Oxfordshire
2016-01-20
In Oxfordshire, Lynsey hopes her 'mates' favourites' menu will win over her new friends. But as the week goes on, banter turns to bust-up, and it's up to health fan Simon to keep the peace.

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York
2016-01-19
In York, German-born Svenja plans to broaden the minds of her guests with her German take on British food. And the best part of Nichola's holiday-themed night appears to be the piñata.

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Colchester
2016-01-18
In Colchester, not even Maureen's best Deidre Barlow impression can save her prawns served in an ashtray, and Maurice's steak and chicken consommé comes with a side order of poetry

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Portsmouth
2016-01-15
There are tears and tantrums in this episode from in and around Portsmouth: Michael Jackson super-fan Sian reveals how much she loves the King of Pop and Rob rubs everyone up the wrong way.

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The Midlands
2016-01-14
Daljit serves family-inspired Punjabi recipes, Kirsty showcases her Jamaican roots, Nicola embraces the festival vibe and David performs stand-up comedy in this episode from the Midlands

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South East London
2016-01-13
In south east London, there's cutting culinary critique and intriguing international cuisine, friendships are made, hilarious secrets are revealed and outrageous outfits are de rigueur

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Wolverhampton
2016-01-12
In Wolverhampton, straight-talking Shermayne can't hide her disgust at Curtis's home-cooked food. And disco fan Carl hopes a night filled with dance floor classics will bag him the grand.

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Glasgow
2016-01-06
In Glasgow, David tries to woo his guests with a modern day Irish menu with a very special cabbage pesto. And Liz blows everyone away with her bling, but are they as impressed by the meal?

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Cardiff
2015-12-08
In Cardiff, 'Queen of cooking' Lianne is up against all the glitz and glam of actor and musician Lee's Rat Pack-themed evening, which includes a full swing band in his living room

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Manchester
2016-01-07
In Manchester, Chris hopes to impress his guests with his own dish, 'Nacho Pie'. And there's a battle between the French and the English as Thomas and Wendy host patriotic inspired nights.

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North Somerset
2016-01-05
Grandma Sue hopes to impress her guests in north Somerset with her simple home cooking. But she's competing with Heidi's posh nosh, Myles' movie night, and Nick's fancy French cuisine.

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Series 37 Episode 1
2016-01-04
In East Oxfordshire, bubbly Charlotte hopes her 'happy' themed menu will put a smile on her guests' faces. But sparks fly as the week progresses, building towards an explosive finale.

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Come Dine With Me is a unique and engaging reality television series that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom in 2005. Produced by ITV Studios (formerly known as Granada Television), the show is a one-of-a-kind blend of cooking, competition, and a social experiment which provides wholesome entertainment to the viewers. The ever so slight dose of drama, quirky participants, their generally candid commentary, and sometimes even outlandish behavior makes the show a much-loved culinary contest in the UK.

The overarching concept of the show is fairly simple yet ingenious. Over a week (usually Monday to Friday), five amateur chefs each host a dinner party at their own homes, with them taking turns to play the host. This means that there are five dinner parties spread across the week with the same group of people attending each one. The guests grade their experience, based on the quality of food, ambiance, hosting skills, and overall enjoyment, out of a maximum of 10 points. The one with the highest collective score at the end of the week wins the cash prize of £1,000.

The show tends to attract a rich diversity of contestants coming from various walks of life. Each episode is a unique blend of distinctive recipes, interesting home environments, and often, an unusual mix of personalities, presenting an intriguing dynamic between participants which furnishes plenty of humour and spontaneous drama to keep the audience entertained.

The crux of the series is that each contestant has the opportunity to showcase their culinary skills, setting out an elaborate menu that often includes a starter, main course, and dessert. With the added comfort of their home environment, some contestants serve their favorite comfort foods, while others attempt to impress with fancy, complicated dishes, often resulting in comedic triumphs or disastrous failures.

Furthermore, the 'behind-the-scenes' access allows viewers into the contestants' homes, providing glimpses of their personal lives, cultures, styles, and sometimes, idiosyncrasies. This voyeuristic aspect, coupled with vibrant displays of culinary creations, makes the show as much about personality and character as it is about cooking.

The genius 'fly-on-the-wall' style filming is coupled by clever editing and a witty voiceover, currently provided by Dave Lamb. His commentary has been critical to the show's success, giving it an entirely unique style of narration. He doesn’t pull any punches and uses cleverly timed voiceovers to irreverently highlight any awkward or tense moments during the dinner parties, adding a layer of sarcastic humor and fun that sets the show apart from others in the genre.

An added twist to the format is that the contestants only find out who won on the last night via a video call. This provides an element of suspense and heightens the tension on the final day where everyone gears up for the big revelation.

Furthermore, while a lot of weightage is given to the cooking, it’s not entirely a cooking show. Contestants are judged on their hosting skills as well, which involves how well they handle the pressure, how hospitable they are, and how they manage to coordinate and entertain their guests, making each episode a mini social experiment. This often exposes cultural differences, lifestyle clashes, contrasting value systems, and the ability to gel well with strangers, leading to unexpected interactions and some memorable on-screen moments.

Additionally, the show has seen several Christmas and special celebrity editions, where it features well-known personalities also proving their mettle in the kitchen.

In essence, Come Dine With Me is an incredibly entertaining reality series filled with friendly rivalry, drama, culinary disasters, delicious meals, and unexpected bonds of friendship formed over the dinner table. It has proven itself as an irresistible viewing pleasure, combining the reality TV allure of peeking into strangers' lives with the competitive spirit of a game show.

The longevity of Come Dine With Me speaks volumes about its success. Over 15 years since it first aired, the show continues to enthrall audiences, offering an endearing blend of culinary competition and voyeuristic entertainment that’s at once informative, comedic, and thrillingly unpredictable.

Come Dine With Me is a series categorized as a currently airing. Spanning 38 seasons with a total of 1462 episodes, the show debuted on 2005. The series has earned a moderate reviews from both critics and viewers. The IMDb score stands at 6.5.

How to Watch Come Dine With Me

How can I watch Come Dine With Me online? Come Dine With Me is available on Channel 4 with seasons and full episodes. You can also watch Come Dine With Me on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon online.

Channel
Channel 4
Rating
6.5/10
Cast
Dave Lamb, Tamara Beckwith, Lesley Joseph
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