Come Dine with Me Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Come Dine with Me: Season 10 (2009 - 2010)

Come Dine with Me: Season 9

  • Season 9 Episode 20: Northampton V

    Alex Soulsby prepares a Thai menu for the final meal of the week in Northampton. In his efforts to impress his guests, and particularly Kirsty, he has an accident with a carving knife that threatens his careful preparations. As he falls farther behind, he hopes a personalised surprise for each diner will help him win the £1,000 cash prize

  • Season 9 Episode 19: Northampton IV

    Scottish arts and crafts lover Angela Parker hosts the fourth dinner party from Northampton, and hopes her personality and handmade touches will impress the guests. However, Jenna and Kirsty are not looking forward to her haggis dish, and the previous night's disagreement leads to a frosty atmosphere

  • Season 9 Episode 18: Northampton III

    Cocktail enthusiast Jenna Smith hopes to impress her guests with an unusual menu, but is attempting a dish she has never tried before. To make matters worse, she is preparing pigeon - a difficult meat to get right - and most of her meal has to be cooked from scratch once her guests have arrived

  • Season 9 Episode 17: Northampton II

    In Northampton's second party, marketing consultant William Henry serves an authentic Italian menu, complete with rare wines from his cellar. Unfortunately, his tendency to dominate the conversation at yesterday's event leaves many of the diners dreading the evening, and a puzzling discovery made in his bedroom leads to a startling revelation at the dinner table

  • Season 9 Episode 16: Northampton I

    Kirsty Frior hosts the first dinner party in Northampton, serving up a three-course meal inspired by the winter-warming food she enjoyed while working in the French Alps. Talkative guest William Henry has a frank discussion with Alex Soulsby about wine, leaving Angela Parker feeling snubbed because they do not ask for her opinion

  • Season 9 Episode 15: Leicester V

    The final dinner party of the week in Leicester is hosted by Stephanie Heimer, who hopes her skill in the kitchen will ensure she wins the £1,000 cash prize - but her meat-free main course upsets the guests. Believing that openness and charm are the best guarantees of success, she makes a series of revelations about herself

  • Season 9 Episode 14: Leicester IV

    Russell Dunmore hosts the penultimate dinner party from Leicester, and hopes his five-dish menu of two starters, steak to order and two desserts will give him the edge. He also arranges for his 16-year-old daughter to sing for the group, but faces the task of winning round Stephanie, who was less than impressed with Ria's entertainment the day before

  • Season 9 Episode 13: Leicester III

    The dinner party challenge continues in Leicester with former dancer Ria Thomas hosting a night of spectacular entertainment, including a cancan dance, that leaves some of the guests far from impressed

  • Season 9 Episode 12: Leicester II

    In Leicester's second party, market trader Liam Reid sets out to impress with a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. However, Sue Massey's feelings of exclusion leave a bitter taste around the dinner table - and that is before Russell Dunmore alerts the diners to the fact that their host has burnt his dessert

  • Season 9 Episode 11: Leicester I

    Cycling safety enthusiast Sue Massey devises an Indian-themed menu for the first dinner party in Leicester, but the event gets off to a bad start when NHS training consultant Russell Dunmore reveals he dislikes curry. As the evening progresses, pictures of Sue's tamed fox and her admission of talking to her guinea pigs leave the guests increasingly bemused

  • Season 9 Episode 10: Bradford V

    Stuart Hudson, who has ambitions to be a professional chef, hosts the final meal of the week in Bradford, West Yorkshire, but the pressure of the evening jeopardises his preparations and his rabbit terrine starter looks set to crumble. He must ensure his monkfish main course and pistachio cake dessert are excellent to stand any chance of winning the £1,000 cash prize

  • Season 9 Episode 9: Bradford IV

    With tempers among the diners still frayed after the previous night's party, barmaid Theresa Walsh hopes an Italian-themed menu will lighten the mood on the penultimate evening in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Unfortunately, the proceedings are dominated by Nigel Beaumont and Jane Longhurst, neither of whom is willing to pull punches in a face-to-face row

  • Season 9 Episode 8: Bradford III

    Water-board engineer Nigel Beaumont hosts the third dinner party in Bradford, hoping to impress his guests with a seafood platter, pork and millefeuille. However, the choice of wildflowers as table decorations annoys some of the diners and the main course fails to impress when he allows the food to go cold as he counts the potatoes to make sure everyone has the same number

  • Season 9 Episode 7: Bradford II

    In the second party in Bradford, West Yorkshire, radio DJ Khaliver Ashrafi prepares traditional dishes from her Pakistani heritage. The menu proves too much for self-confessed 'spice wimp' Jane Longhurst, but draws much acclaim from competitive foodie Stuart Hudson, who considers himself a curry connoisseur

  • Season 9 Episode 6: Bradford I

    Charity worker Jane Longhurst is joined at her home by a radio DJ, an engineer, a competitive would-be chef and a barmaid for the first dinner party in Bradford. She struggles to find a chicken suitable for a halal eater, and when when she becomes distracted by flirting among her guests, the result is a partly burnt dessert

  • Season 9 Episode 5: Swansea V

    More friction threatens the final meal of the week in Swansea, hosted by Colin Consterdine. His guests enjoy their starters of deep-fried cockles and home-made tomato soup, but when Sharon interrupts Annie, another argument develops, meaning Colin must take control if he is to stand any chance of winning the £1,000 cash prize

  • Season 9 Episode 4: Swansea IV

    Beauty queen Samira hosts the penultimate dinner party in Swansea. Determined to put a stop to the arguments, she tries to keep her guests happy with a menu inspired by her Arabic roots and entertainment in the form of a belly dancer. However, Nick is not in a forgiving mood after Sharon admits to ransacking his wardrobe

  • Season 9 Episode 3: Swansea III

    It is DJ Nick Madge's turn to host the dinner party as the competition continues in Swansea. He decides to take a huge gamble by serving raw meat for his main course - and things get complicated when the guests arrive and a fuse blows, leaving the house in darkness

  • Season 9 Episode 2: Swansea II

    In the second day of the competition in Swansea, die-hard patriot Annie Haden prepares a menu full of traditional Welsh delicacies, and hosts her party at the birthplace of the Dylan Thomas. However, the atmosphere at the bash turns icy when Sharon Craig takes it upon herself to criticise her fellow diners

  • Season 9 Episode 1: Swansea I

    The first dinner party of the week from Swansea sees pub landlady Sharon Craig introduce her guests to an adventurous South African menu, featuring live locusts as an hors d'oeuvre, canapes with an unsettling secret ingredient, and a starter called 'grandmother in a blanket'

Come Dine with Me: Season 8

  • Season 8 Episode 12: EPISODE: 12

    Four amateur cooks from Croydon, south London, take up the culinary challenge, with the first party being hosted by professional deer stalker Christian Viola, who pursues and shoots his main course. As the week progresses, tension begins to mount when Theo Liasi confronts Angelique Woolston about her rudeness, and Lulu Williams' night is overshadowed by a conflict between two of the guests

  • Season 8 Episode 10: EPISODE: 10

    Four amateur cooks from Luton attempt to outdo each other in the culinary challenge. One contestant tries to flirt her way to winning the prize and the battle heats up with the assistance of secret helpers, Elvis impersonators, dirty tricks and a dessert served in a hot tub

  • Season 8 Episode 9: EPISODE: 9

    Four amateur cooks from Wolverhampton compete to host the perfect dinner party. However, confidence is misinterpreted as arrogance by the contestants. Beautician Farida Kalifa is insulted on the first night, while cocky salesman Lee Pritchett decides that daddy's girl Natalie Middleton can be disregarded in the competition. Insults are thrown along with desserts in the battle to win the cash prize

  • Season 8 Episode 8: EPISODE: 8

    Four amateur cooks from the Isle of Wight try compete to host the perfect dinner party. Aspiring actor Charlotte Barton-Hoare's black-tie dinner does not end well when car salesman Steve Morris becomes locked in the lavatory, while radio newsreader Michael Coombes' plans for an evening of welcoming homeliness end in disaster when a round of unfavourable comparisons sours the mood. Meanwhile, travel agent Mandy Gale tries to convince everyone her food is great, despite serving a strange fish and chocolate combination

  • Season 8 Episode 7: EPISODE: 7

    Four amateur cooks from Birmingham try to host the perfect dinner party, competing for a chance to win the £1,000 cash prize. Hairdresser Katie Smith is offended when events organiser Claudine Stevens criticises her choice of dress, while man-about-town Mike Olley's incessant talking bores super-polite Kishor Paw, as the week descends into back-biting and face-pulling

  • Season 8 Episode 6: EPISODE: 6

    Four strangers from Blackpool compete to host the perfect dinner party. Freemason Liam Bird is pitted against drag queen Simon Green, while the other contestants include restaurant manager Andrea Maddocks and B&B landlady Cass Walia, who is used to laying down the law. Sparks fly when one of the guests supplies their own chilli sauce to flavour their host's bland dish, and the disagreement threatens to create bad feeling for the whole week

  • Season 8 Episode 5: EPISODE: 5

    Four amateur cooks from Teesside take it in turns to host their idea of a perfect dinner party. Local DJ Wayne Allen aims to impress with his entertaining skills, but fails to enthral his guests. Bank manager Dave Fishlock has a game plan to be the nice member of the group, while single mother Michelle Small gets personal in her criticisms of food connoisseur Jayne Laverick, who riles the other contestants with her perfectionist ways

  • Season 8 Episode 4: Huddersfield

    Four amateur cooks take it in turns to host dinner parties in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, each hoping to win the £1,000 prize. Kitchen designer Neil Hemingway upsets hair salon owner Christine Wright by inviting his dog to the table. However, Neil is not the only contestant with a love of canine companions, which causes tensions to run high, and meals are then ruined by disastrous desserts

  • Season 8 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Four women from Southampton compete to win £1,000 by throwing the perfect dinner party, but the week gets off to a bad start when Amy Lovett nearly chokes her guests. Amy Winehouse impersonator Danielle Merrick horrifies one of her diners with a private performance the following night, and self-proclaimed restaurant aficionado Elizabeth Grana Priego pushes fellow contestant Eleanor Williamson to the limit with her self-obsessed behaviour

  • Season 8 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    Four competitive cooks host dinner parties in the city of Leeds. The contestants start in a posh country castle that instantly annoys impoverished artist Jon Wiltshire, before moving on to evenings with Spanish and West Indian themes, which inspire the competitors to attempt greater degrees of one-upmanship as they try not to be outdone by their rivals

  • Season 8 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

    Four amateur cooks from in and around Swindon take turns trying to throw the perfect dinner party. Annette Storey is convinced presentation and hospitality are the key, while Imelda Smith's food looks set to be overshadowed by friction between guests. Sarah Louise Moore's Greek-themed evening does not go to plan and Mark Farrow is determined to prove men are better in the kitchen than women

Come Dine with Me: Season 7

  • Season 7 Episode 30: EPISODE: 30

    Englishman Adam Smith hosts the final party in Scotland, but because he has appeared posh all week his guests are disappointed by his underwhelming St Andrews home. When overindulgence on gin leads him to forget a vital ingredient and badly cut his finger - in full view of his visitors - he looks unlikely to win the £1,000 cash prize

  • Season 7 Episode 29: EPISODE: 29

    Former serviceman Jimmy Fox hosts the penultimate dinner party from Dundee, serving up an all-Scottish menu and saving money by using ingredients from a low-cost supermarket. He struggles to follow the instructions for one course, but thinks he has found the perfect presentation idea for his main dish

  • Season 7 Episode 28: EPISODE: 28

    Laura Cunningham hosts the next dinner party in Dundee and believes she has the culinary skills to win the prize money. After spending the morning at the hairdresser's, she starts work in the kitchen, but her smoked salmon dish proves a controversial choice - and she will have to work on her manners to win over Adam Smith, who is dreading the evening

  • Season 7 Episode 27: EPISODE: 27

    On the second day of the competition in Dundee, artist Francis Glancy sets out to impress with his flair for presentation. Meanwhile, Adam Smith makes his distaste for a fellow diner known, and forms an unexpected bond with another while perusing the host's art collection

  • Season 7 Episode 26: EPISODE: 26

    Cafe owner Tara Tasker kicks off a week of dinner parties in Dundee and St Andrews. In a bid to banish stress from the kitchen, she visits a beautician for a facial and massage, but the effects of her treatments soon wear off when she falls behind schedule with her three-course meal and canapes

  • Season 7 Episode 25: EPISODE: 25

    Warehouse manager Roy Ledger hosts the final dinner party in Sunderland, hoping to win the £1,000 cash prize. He offers his guests a festive dinner with all the trimmings, including crackers, decorations and a Christmas tree - even though it is the height of summer. Last in the series

  • Season 7 Episode 24: EPISODE: 24

    Barrister Anthony Merton-Smith hosts the fourth dinner party in Sunderland, serving up a fine-dining menu featuring game terrine and venison. However, his complex preparation causes him to fall behind schedule, and his efforts to make up for the delay leave his guests speechless

  • Season 7 Episode 23: EPISODE: 23

    Self-confessed lager lover Ashley Hughes hosts the third dinner party in Sunderland, serving up a classic menu featuring salmon mousse and stilton-crusted fillet steak. She spends four hours pressing napkins, steaming glasses and measuring place settings to ensure the table's appearance is perfect, and hopes to impress the guests with her living room pub and extensive collection of football memorabilia

  • Season 7 Episode 22: EPISODE: 22

    PR executive Bernice Saltzer throws the second dinner party in Sunderland, and hopes her cooking experience will make her the front-runner in the competition. Despite her confidence, she is unprepared for the criticism she receives from Ashley Hughes, and efforts to melt her fellow diners' hearts with an eight-month-old puppy are foiled when two of them reveal their fear of dogs

  • Season 7 Episode 21: EPISODE: 21

    Nightclub owner Tony Griffiths throws the first dinner party in Sunderland, but gets off to a bad start when he locks himself out of his car while shopping. Things continue to go wrong as he encounters problems with a lobster dish and takes a series of shortcuts with the dessert, but the host hopes his luxury home with leather-lined walls and a £25,000 chandelier will impress his guests

  • Season 7 Episode 20: Manchester V

    Chris Brady hosts the final meal in Manchester, planning to make his own pasta and provide entertainment involving an eating game and a gorilla suit. Hoping to snatch the £1,000 cash prize at the final hurdle, the HR consultant tries to apologise to one guest for a tense exchange earlier in the week, but she reacts unexpectedly

  • Season 7 Episode 19: Manchester IV

    Optometrist Shaida Shipping hosts the fourth dinner party in Manchester, offering up a spicy menu featuring a roly-poly meat loaf and a main course inspired by her Tanzanian roots. Determined to give the group a night to remember, Shaida demonstrates her ballroom dancing skills, but not everyone is keen to take part

  • Season 7 Episode 18: Manchester III

    Self-confessed celebrity stalker Jane Bates hosts the third dinner party in Manchester, planning a Hollywood-themed evening and aiming to put the bling into the suburb of Burnage. Her theme is reflected in her menu, with dishes inspired by some of her celebrity favourites, including Johnny Depp and Dean Martin

  • Season 7 Episode 17: Manchester II

    At the second dinner party in Manchester, drama teacher Matthew Nichols plans his meal of Cheshire tart, lamb and Baba Doi like a military operation. However, it will take more than pinpoint precision in the kitchen to erase memories of Dave Wheeler's lively bash from his guests' minds

  • Season 7 Episode 16: Manchester I

    Chartered surveyor Dave Wheeler throws the first dinner party in Manchester, but gets off to a bad start when the guests all announce they dislike the first course of mushrooms. He tries to lighten the mood with a series of pranks, which fail to impress optometrist Shaida, so in a final attempt to dazzle his diners, Dave relies on his Mick Jagger impression

  • Season 7 Episode 15: EPISODE 15

    Matthew Baker banishes his parents from the house and prepares a menu involving fruit soup and solo tortellono in basil leaf for the final meal of the week in London. The music-lover, who models himself on Jamie Oliver, hopes to impress his guests and win the £1,000 cash prize

  • Season 7 Episode 14: EPISODE: 14

    Moni Bharij prepares a lavish Indian banquet for the fourth dinner party in London, cooking a starter of king prawns, followed by five main courses and a strawberry and cream cake topped with glitter for dessert. However, after the host insisted on drinking her favourite wine at the other contestants' houses, the tables are turned when Lisa Connell decides to do the same

  • Season 7 Episode 13: EPISODE: 13

    Teddy bear-loving deputy headmaster Peter Rixham hosts the latest party in London, hoping to make his guests feel at home with special place settings, kitsch music and a stuffed deer head all on display. Things start to go awry, however, when Peter cannot find the key to his shed, where the dining chairs are stored

  • Season 7 Episode 12: EPISODE: 12

    House-proud legal advisor Lisa Connell throws the second party in London, but her perfectly planned dinner is thrown into disarray by some tricky parmesan crisps and a temperamental oven. Unfortunately, the kitchen-based crisis quickly becomes the least of Lisa's worries when fellow diner Judi Lembke spills a glass of red wine on the host's prized cream couch

  • Season 7 Episode 11: EPISODE: 11

    Swedish-American Judi Lembke hosts the first dinner party in London, hoping her relaxed attitude and an aperitif of schnapps will put the guests at ease and help her win the £1,000 cash prize. In an attempt to keep stress to a minimum, she prepares all the dishes in advance and plans to pass off shop-bought pastry as her own, unaware that some of her diners are self-proclaimed food snobs

  • Season 7 Episode 10: EPISODE: 10

    Butcher Gerard King hosts the final meal in Ipswich, serving up meat from his own shop in a bid to win the £1,000 prize money. However, he has to contend with a sore head and struggles to pull the menu together at the last minute. He hopes to turn it around when his guests arrive, despite the week's previous quarrels

  • Season 7 Episode 9: Ipswich - Lisa

    Waitress Lisa Quinton hosts the fourth dinner party in Ipswich, seeking advice from her cafe's head chef on creating an Italian main course - even though he is Egyptian. After enduring two tense nights with Zoe and Angie, keen clubber Lisa decides to lighten the mood with a series of party tricks, and later tries to heal the rift by getting everyone on the dance floor

  • Season 7 Episode 8: Ipswich - Angie

    Matron Angie Robertson holds the third party in Ipswich, featuring a menu inspired by her favourite musicals, but tensions are running high following her fall-out with Zoe at the previous night's meal. The host also plans to sing to her guests between courses - something Barry Davis is dreading

  • Season 7 Episode 7: Ipswich - Barry

    On the second day of the competition in Ipswich, a series of mishaps and slip-ups leaves a hung-over Barry Davis short of ingredients as he prepares a three-course meal for his fellow diners. Resorting to an old family recipe fails to help the hapless host, and tension between two of the guests threatens to derail the evening

  • Season 7 Episode 6: Ipswich - Zoe

    Former pub landlady Zoe Condon hosts the first dinner party in Ipswich, hoping her plan to use only the best local ingredients in her dishes will win her the £1,000 prize money. She makes her guests take part in a computer game tournament, but the entertainment receives a mixed response

  • Season 7 Episode 5: Preston V

    Paul Morris hosts the final meal in Preston, cooking extremely spicy meatballs and livening things up with a spot of pole-dancing in his living room. At the end of the meal, the contestants find out who has received the most votes and gets to go home with the £1,000 cash prize

  • Season 7 Episode 4: Preston IV

    Beautician Dawn Berry throws a pool party in Preston, but has a chaotic afternoon in the kitchen, where she manages to destroy a whisk and a sieve. Events take a surprising turn as she decides to take a nap after the starter, leaving her guests to cook the main course, and the evening grows even more bizarre when the time arrives to serve dessert

  • Season 7 Episode 3: Preston III

    Carpet store owner Bernard Dorsett hosts a Caribbean-themed evening in Preston, complete with a tropical dress code and spicy jerk chicken. However, despite predicting a high score for his efforts, he fails to notice when one of his guests disappears midway through the meal, while another diner fears chipping a tooth on the rock-hard macaroni cheese

  • Season 7 Episode 2: Preston II

    The second dinner party of the week in Preston sees Valerie Holiday prepare Lancashire pheasant, a dish notoriously difficult to perfect. After a fraught first evening, one of the host's priorities is simply to keep the peace - but her hopes for a relaxed meal are dashed when an argument leaves one guest in tears

  • Season 7 Episode 1: Preston I

    Former nightclub owner Nigel Evans hosts the first dinner party in Preston, hoping his garden marquee filled with artificial flowers will break the ice between his four guests. Flamboyant carpet-store owner Bernard Dorsett is initially impressed by photos of his host with Barbara Windsor and Danny La Rue, but the evening turns sour when he accuses Nigel and beautician Dawn Berry of hogging the limelight

Come Dine with Me: Season 6 (2010)

  • Season 6 Episode 13: Blackburn

    Contestants from Blackburn try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Season 6 Episode 5: EPISODE: 5

    Contestants in Berkshire try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party. Hoping to claim the £1,000 prize money are Belgian-born Fred Wilkinson, who thinks British people cannot cook, offbeat entertainer Helen Kent, Justin Timberlake lookalike Tony Byrd and Sarah Lewis, who manages to charm everyone so much they do not want the week to end. Last in the series

  • Season 6 Episode 4: Blackburn

    Contestants from Blackburn try to stage the perfect dinner party and win a prize of £1,000. Kelly Barlow begins by giving her guests commemorative T-shirts, but Stephen Mahon is unimpressed. Later in the competition, self-confessed Stepford wife Michelle Brandon tries to bring order to the table and wine enthusiast Steve Burns shares his alcohol stories

  • Season 6 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Nat Jaspers begins a week of dinner parties in Plymouth by making her own wine, beer, jams and bread, and later on Carla Wisdom-Gray offers up Caribbean cooking. However, the quality of the food is overshadowed as the very different personalities of the diners lead to arguments. David Martin feels under pressure to impress as the only male competitor and feisty Sharon Robbie comes to dinner in the mood to do battle

  • Season 6 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    During a week of dinner parties in East Yorkshire, Wendy Spencer admits her main course is inedible, while Andrew Smith successfully cooks lamb in hay but riles John Beachell with his long stories. One of the dishes rustled up by Sandra Brooks goes down badly and she and Wendy fall out

  • Season 6 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

    Contestants in Aberdeen try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party. Hoping to claim the £1,000 prize money are nightclub manager Rick, pub landlord Bob, farm owner Amanda and care worker Laura. The participants go to great lengths to make their evenings memorable, including inviting Aberdeen's leading drag queen, Cherry Bakewell, who takes a particular shine to one of the men

Come Dine with Me: Season 5

  • Season 5 Episode 20: EPISODE: 20

    Kat McLeod hosts the final dinner party in Gloucestershire, where she hopes her unpronounceable starter, main course of fish pie and home-made trifle will win over her guests. The winner of this week's £1,000 prize will be announced at the end of the show

  • Season 5 Episode 19: EPISODE: 19

    Gloucestershire brewer Nick Cooper pulls out all the stops to impress his guests with a Fifties-style menu. He prepares for his meal a week in advance by having one of his own pigs slaughtered in an abattoir, before bringing the carcass home to carve the right cuts of meat for the terrine

  • Season 5 Episode 18: EPISODE: 18

    Gloucestershire housewife Pat Shepherd hosts the latest dinner party, and hopes to impress her guests by spending a whole day preparing her favourite recipes. Unfortunately, her plans begin to fall apart at the last minute when a minor culinary mishap ruins the starter and leaves alarm bells ringing

  • Season 5 Episode 17: EPISODE: 17

    Publisher Richenda Hines plans a traditional English barbecue in Gloucestershire, but has to deal with typically wet weather and problems at the shops when she forgets her list. As the guests arrive, the host keeps her cool and soon entertains the diners outside, despite having to guess her ingredients along the way

  • Season 5 Episode 16: EPISODE: 16

    Trout-farm owner Tim Small hosts the first of five dinner parties in Gloucestershire, and rises early in a bid to shoot pigeon for his meal - but finds the birds sound asleep and comes back empty-handed

  • Season 5 Episode 15: EPISODE: 15

    Super-confident Steven Parks hosts the final meal of the week in Kent, hoping that his menu of local produce will help him ensure victory is in the bag. However, all does not go according to plan when the fish turns out to be undercooked and has to be removed from the dinner table and put back in the oven

  • Season 5 Episode 14: EPISODE: 14

    Laid-back market researcher Zoe Mortlock aims to impress her guests in Kent by cooking a three-course meal influenced by her travels around the world. Her only concern is fussy eater Tanya Jay, who is yet to leave an empty plate so far this week

  • Season 5 Episode 13: EPISODE: 13

    Businessman Allen Brockington hosts the third meal of the week in Kent and shows off surprising culinary skill concealed behind a laid-back exterior. However, having a menu of restaurant favourites may be more than he can handle - allowing Trevor Smith to get his revenge for the teasing he had to endure the night before

  • Season 5 Episode 12: EPISODE: 12

    Former punk rocker and die-hard Arsenal fan Trevor Smith hosts the second dinner party in Kent, but the confident joker soon finds himself struggling in the kitchen and calls on his wife Bev to help him get the food ready in time for his guests

  • Season 5 Episode 11: EPISODE: 11

    Repeat showing of a week of dinner parties in Kent. Lady of luxury Tanya Jay hopes to impress her guests with the final meal, an ambitious 17-dish menu accompanied by ample alcohol - but businessman Allen Brockington does not react well to the spicy meal

  • Season 5 Episode 10: EPISODE: 10

    Sporty sophisticate Suzie Allen hosts the final meal in Birmingham, hoping to make a late bid for the £1,000 cash prize. The evening gets off to a bad start when she forgets to get in enough alcohol for her guests, with her last hope of winning resting on a dessert of clotted creme brulee

  • Season 5 Episode 9: EPISODE: 9

    Marketing businessman Wayne Starr plans to wow his guests with an extravagant menu and his attention to detail, which includes providing everyone with their favourite drinks and supplying name tags at the place settings. Unfortunately, Wayne fails to consider that some of the guests might not share his passion for lobster, but hopes his show-stopping dessert will win them over

  • Season 5 Episode 8: EPISODE: 8

    Amanda Kelman takes her turn as host on the third day of competition from Birmingham. The garage owner sets time-keeping as one of her main priorities, but gets off to a bad start when she cannot find the right mushrooms or pastry for her strudel. Her food gets mixed results from her guests, but they all agree she is a good host

  • Season 5 Episode 7: EPISODE: 7

    Recruitment consultant Ian Harvey hosts the second dinner party in Birmingham. Keen to improve on the previous night's meal, he puts together a lavish menu, but as the night wears on his concentration slips and his plans start to unravel, a situation made worse when a smoke alarm goes off

  • Season 5 Episode 6: EPISODE: 6

    Nicola Bennett hosts the first of a week of dinner parties from Birmingham, but her obsession with tidiness causes her to serve the first course two hours late. Her chicken casserole is a success with the guests, as is her chocolate cake dessert - despite not being served until midnight

  • Season 5 Episode 5: EPISODE: 5

    Night club manager Stuart Burke hosts the final meal of the week in Manchester, and hopes to secure the top prize with an inspired, modern British menu. The evening gets off to a promising start when the food lover serves up cocktails to his guests, but takes a turn for the worse when an argument ends in tantrums and tears

  • Season 5 Episode 4: EPISODE: 4

    Contemporary artist Karen Oulton tries to claw her way back into her fellow contestants' good books by conjuring up an international feast for her dinner party in Manchester. However, she quickly manages to upset nightclub manager Stuart Burke with her strategy of preparing a four-course meal, when everyone else is cooking three

  • Season 5 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Performance artist and vegetarian Dan Cumberland prepares three curries and a dal in the hope of winning the £1,000 prize when he hosts the third night of the competition in Manchester. Stuart Burke throws his saffron tea away while the host is not looking, but is surprisingly won over by the main course. However, problems arise when it comes to serving the kulfi dessert, which is frozen solid

  • Season 5 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    Susan Brickell, a housing officer who has never thrown a formal dinner party before, hosts the second dinner party in Manchester. She aims to serve up holiday-inspired Greek fare, but nerves get the better of her. To make matters worse, she is suffering from a hangover following the previous night's get-together

  • Season 5 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

    New series of the dinner party challenge. Interior designer Carlos Buller kicks off the first night of Manchester meals and impresses his guests with his unique apartment. However, a dispute with budding artist Karen Oulton threatens his chance of winning the £1,000 prize at the end of the week

Come Dine with Me: Season 4

  • Season 4 Episode 40: EPISODE: 40

    Contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Season 4 Episode 39: EPISODE: 39

    Contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Season 4 Episode 38: EPISODE: 38

    Contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Season 4 Episode 37: EPISODE: 37

    Single mother Zara Davies kicks off the culinary competition in Norwich, preparing Thai prawns, roast duck in orange and Cointreau sauce, and tiramisu. However, proceedings turn sour when she clashes with fellow diner Seamus Farrelly, who insists she has been dominating the conversation

  • Season 4 Episode 37: EPISODE: 37

    Contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Season 4 Episode 36: EPISODE: 36

    For the final dinner party, Darren Frame opts for a Mexican theme with dishes including chilli and nachos, chicken fajitas and his signature dish of barbecue ribs. As he has clashed with Karen all week, she is on the lookout for any errors and is cynical about his efforts to charm the ladies with gifts

  • Season 4 Episode 36: EPISODE: 36

    Contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Season 4 Episode 35: EPISODE: 35

    Beauty product manager Sarah Corbett hosts the penultimate dinner party in Devon. The starter of salmon and mackerel roulade is immaculately presented, but her planning backfires when she finds her ready-cut potato rosti has discoloured in the fridge. Darren also gets a nasty surprise when the conversation turns to the host's age

  • Season 4 Episode 34: EPISODE: 34

    In Devon a new batch of contenders battles it out for the £1,000 prize. Deborah Custance-Baker stuns everyone with her 24-bedroom home, and plans to source the ingredients for her food from the grounds of her estate. However, tensions mount when the only male contestant Darren Frame discovers he has an admirer in Sarah Corbett, but her feelings are not reciprocated

  • Season 4 Episode 33: EPISODE: 33

    In Devon a new batch of contenders battles it out for the £1,000 prize. Supermarket boss Karen Bretagne tries to impress her guests by serving up her famous pavlova. However, things do not quite go according to plan, and the frustrated host throws one of her burnt desserts across the dining room

  • Season 4 Episode 28: EPISODE: 28

    In the last of the dinner party battles from the West Country, show-jumping fan Annie Todd encounters problems with Symon, who is intent on revenge after she criticised his food. The evening begins badly when the fire alarm goes off, and her confit of duck fails to go to plan, but Annie is determined to win over her biggest rival and claim the £1,000 prize

  • Season 4 Episode 27: EPISODE: 27

    Town crier and publican Adrian Dando prepares a traditional menu for the West Country's third party. Dishes on offer include Stilton and celery soup and jam roly poly, but his cat Jack gets in the way of his cooking and ends up eating the salmon canapes. Meanwhile, relations between Annie and Symon take a turn for the worse

  • Season 4 Episode 26: EPISODE: 26

    Bachelor Symon Goddard Palmer hosts the second party in the West Country, and feels so confident about his cooking abilities that he takes time to go on a pheasant shoot before preparing the meal. However, he leaves himself with a lot of cooking to do in a short space of time, and is further hindered by the kitchen and dining room being on different floors

  • Season 4 Episode 25: EPISODE: 25

    The culinary challenge takes place in the West Country, where Kenyan-born dance enthusiast Sarah Hillman hosts the first party. Proceedings get off to a bad start when traditionalist town crier Adrian Dando nearly chokes on Sarah's spicy chilli sauce, and bachelor Symon Goddard Palmer's behaviour leaves 23-year-old Annie Todd fuming

  • Season 4 Episode 20: EPISODE: 20

    As he prepares for the final dinner party in Sheffield, Ollie Baxter has a mishap with the chilli sauce in a delicate place. He hopes to impress his guests and win the £1,000 cash prize with a series of magic tricks as well as a menu of breaded monkfish, venison and runny chocolate brownies

  • Season 4 Episode 19: EPISODE: 19

    Clothes shop owner Hazel Glossop hosts the third dinner in Sheffield, hoping to impress with her speciality - an oxtail 'belly buster.' On the night of the party, Chris Crossley again threatens to hijack the get-together with his extravagant behaviour, and a series of woeful tales from the hostess guarantees tears at the dining table

  • Season 4 Episode 18: EPISODE: 18

    Host Chris Crossley appears to have shot himself in the foot when his attempts to charm Suzanne the previous night backfire and his odd menu of frogs' legs curry puzzles his guests at the second dinner party in Sheffield. His dessert of bread and butter pudding does little to ease the mood as the artist tries desperately to win his guests over and claim the cash prize

  • Season 4 Episode 17: EPISODE: 17

    In the first of four dinners in Sheffield, sophisticated businesswoman Susanne Bell is determined to prepare a menu that lives up to her party's sumptuous surroundings. However, as the guests arrive, the evening is overshadowed by the antics of painter Chris Crossley, who dominates conversation and flirts endlessly with the host

  • Season 4 Episode 12: EPISODE: 12

    The final dinner party from Bournemouth is hosted by cafe owner Clive Page. After almost setting his guests alight with his log fire, he has to mend the diners' rift with Claudette, which developed after her behaviour at James's the night before. By the end of the evening, one will win the £1,000 prize

  • Season 4 Episode 11: EPISODE: 11

    One of newly single James Dean's guests falls asleep at the table as he throws the third dinner party in Dorset. Despite knowing Clive hates seafood, he serves up two fish courses before learning it is not to Claudette's taste either. It will take more than a house in Sandbanks, Poole, to impress these visitors to his home

  • Season 4 Episode 10: EPISODE: 10

    In the second dinner party in Bournemouth, Sonia Peck hopes to impress by hiring a magician and making her mother's lemon yoghurt cheesecake, but she fails to realise how much ground she has to make up with Clive after her constant talking the previous evening

  • Season 4 Episode 9: EPISODE: 9

    The first of four Bournemouth residents, pastry chef Claudette Brady, hosts a dinner party. Desperate to impress, she makes five different dishes - but that means her guests suffer a three-hour wait for their main course and it falls on Sonia Peck to fill the long silences with conversation

  • Season 4 Episode 8: EPISODE: 8

    Experienced dinner party host Marie Hughes Price is hoping her prowess will give her the edge on the final night in Coventry, but a surprise guest shocks the diners. Plus, one of the guests dashes to the toilet mid-meal, but the host maintains it has nothing to do with the food

  • Season 4 Episode 7: EPISODE: 7

    IT technician Jon Bramley tries to be creative in the kitchen as he hosts the third dinner party, but he is suffering from a hangover and soon begins to feel the pressure. However, Vera enjoys the cocktails on offer and falls asleep before dessert is dished up

  • Season 4 Episode 6: EPISODE: 6

    Scientist Vera Phillips Griffiths hosts the second dinner party in Coventry, and surprises her guests when she treats them to a reading at the table. However, things take a disastrous turn when she burns the vegetables, and cannot remember if she has put sugar or salt in the dessert

  • Season 4 Episode 5: EPISODE: 5

    Four amateur cooks in Coventry try to outdo each other with the perfect dinner party to win £1,000. Pub landlord James Payley hosts the first evening, and feels the pressure as rival Marie Hughes Price maintains a watchful eye over proceedings, and the grandmother gets off to a bad start with Jon Bramley

  • Season 4 Episode 4: EPISODE: 4

    Tough-talking Brenda Mallam hosts the final party in Newcastle. She serves up a Spanish-themed menu, but her paella gives her problems and eagle-eyed Brian picks up on her table settings, causing the pair to lock horns once again

  • Season 4 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Organic food enthusiast Rebecca Hambley hosts the latest party, preparing a Moroccan menu that she hopes to score maximum points with. However, she soon begins to struggle with the meat her butcher has given her for the main course. She also has the unenviable task of dealing with uneasy relations between Brian and Brenda

  • Season 4 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    Conservative party member Brian Moore hosts the next party in Newcastle, determined to show that good food can be bought at a cheap price by preparing a menu of ingredients bought at a low-cost supermarket. Brenda Mallam is quick to pour scorn on his plan, however, and demands extra chillis on her starter after labelling it bland

  • Season 4 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

    Four amateur chefs in Newcastle attempt to outdo each other by hosting the perfect dinner party to claim the £1,000 prize. Barbie collector Lee kicks off proceedings with a James Bond-themed evening complete with bikini-clad waitresses serving Martinis

Come Dine with Me: Season 3

  • Season 3 Episode 55: EPISODE: 55

    Welsh patriot Jane Lloyd prepares roast lamb for her guests. Unfortunately Annette walks out on the meal before the dessert course, voicing her disgust for the other diners and threatening the hostess's chances of bagging the £1,000 prize money. Last in series

  • Season 3 Episode 54: EPISODE: 54

    Postman Charlie Balch hosts the penultimate dinner party from Cardiff, hoping to impress the contestants with his organic food and smooth out any bad feelings between Annette and Jane Lloyd. For his main course of slow roasted mutton, Charlie has to drive cross-country to find a piece of meat perfect for the occasion. Concludes tomorrow

  • Season 3 Episode 53: EPISODE: 53

    Following Annette Howard's disappointing prawn cocktail, former merchant seaman Jim Blythe hopes to spice up the Cardiff diners' week with a meal inspired by his travels. He decides on a Brazilian chicken dish, but waits until the other contestants have started eating before telling them the accompanying vegetables contain cyanide

  • Season 3 Episode 52: EPISODE: 52

    The second Cardiff dinner party host is B&B owner Annette Howard, who claims to be psychic. After falling out with Charlie Balch and refusing to touch Suzanne Green's food on day one, she will need all her powers to win round her guests. It does not bode well when her four competitors arrive before she has had the chance to finish the starter, and she forgets the jelly for the trifle. As they sit down to dine - two hours late - the most disconcerting thing is the host's refusal to eat her own cooking

  • Season 3 Episode 51: EPISODE: 51

    Contestants from Cardiff attempt to throw the perfect dinner party in a bid to win £1,000. First to take the challenge is Caerphilly businesswoman Suzanne Green, who offers her guests the unique culinary treat of sweetbreads - otherwise known as lambs' testicles

  • Season 3 Episode 50: EPISODE: 50

    Singer-songwriter Chyna Warren hosts the final party of the week. Her method of creating a menu without the need for a recipe book and by using random ingredients she has never tasted before is controversial and may not sit well enough with her guests for her to win the £1,000 prize money. Last in series

  • Season 3 Episode 49: EPISODE: 49

    Arachnologist Clive Bromhall plays host to the Bristol diners, but his collection of furry friends gives two guests the creepy-crawlies. When he decides to serve little or no alcohol in the wake of Chyna's boozy antics, the guests are far from keen and demand something stronger to drink

  • Season 3 Episode 48: EPISODE: 48

    Ronnie Masters, a PR worker for a successful catering company, seeks advice from her workplace's chef and even manages to talk him into cooking the celeriac rostis to accompany her beef tournedos. She then passes the cook's creations off as her own work and supplies the guests with copious amounts of alcohol to prevent them from asking too many questions

  • Season 3 Episode 47: EPISODE: 47

    Half-Spanish Rachel Hodgson hosts a dinner party and decides to serve tapas. However, it is not easy preparing a menu of a dozen dishes and before long her plans begin to fall apart and she needs to call in her lodger for help in getting the dishes served on time

  • Season 3 Episode 46: EPISODE: 46

    Bristol builder Nick Needs puts his cookery skills to the test as he entertains a group of guests, but is soon relying on questionable culinary shortcuts, such as disguising burnt bits of creme brulee with extra sugar, and hopes no one will notice

  • Season 3 Episode 45: Cheshire - Howard

    Howard the hairdresser from Hale is desperate to prove to the other guests he's got what it takes to be as good as any top chef and pulls out all the stops in a bid to win. But will his perfectionist tenancies help him to land this week's first prize and, if not, which of the other four hopefuls will dash his dreams

  • Season 3 Episode 44: Cheshire - Jan

    Businesswoman Jan Burrows tries to win over her fellow competitors by cooking a three-course meal consisting of all her favourite foods. She also has a trick up her sleeve, which she hopes will earn her extra points - dessert served in her hot tub

  • Season 3 Episode 43: Cheshire - Edward

    Vet Edward Davies uses food close to home for his menu, collecting the lamb for his starter from a nearby farmer and catching trout locally. As he is prone to panic, he chooses straightforward recipes in an attempt to have a stress-free day. However, his determination to win leads to him adding a savoury cheesecake as an appetiser and he begins to feel the pressure as time flies by

  • Season 3 Episode 42: Cheshire - Katie

    Veteran dinner party host Katie Noden prepares a traditional meal, drawing on 50 years of experience in an attempt to impress those she is entertaining on the second night of the competition in Cheshire

  • Season 3 Episode 41: Cheshire - Nicola

    Thirty-year-old freelance writer and mother Nicola Noblet tries to win her guests over by keeping them entertained and plying them with alcohol during the first party in Cheshire

  • Season 3 Episode 40: EPISODE: 40

    The final day of the culinary competition in Swansea. After Karen Perry's first-class performance, Heather Skipper pulls out all the stops to put herself in the frame for the £1,000 prize - including taking etiquette lessons and decorating her house with balloons. After a week of dining and voting, the winner is revealed

  • Season 3 Episode 39: EPISODE: 39

    Air hostess Karen Perry hosts a dinner party, hoping her first-class experience and salmon bake with chilli, lime and ginger will help her win the £1,000 first prize. The night gets off to a great start, until outspoken food critic Ernest begins to show his true colours, leading the host to believe he may have ruined her chances of winning

  • Season 3 Episode 38: EPISODE: 38

    Sue Thomas hopes her meat-loving guests will enjoy her vegetarian menu in Swansea. After Ernest Lemonheigh subjected David Murray to harsh criticism on the first evening, she wants to escape the same fate and plans to deprive him of alcohol in the hope he will be kinder in his opinions

  • Season 3 Episode 37: EPISODE: 37

    Golfing fanatic Ernest Lemonheigh prepares for his dinner party in Swansea, hoping his traditional Welsh fare of cockles, bacon and laver bread will help his chances of winning the £1,000 prize money. With the first evening having ended with bad relations between David Murray and himself, Ernest hopes to repair the breach

  • Season 3 Episode 36: EPISODE: 36

    Social worker David Murray hosts the week's first dinner party from Swansea, getting out the Georgian silver and indulging his guests in the comforts of his Victorian house to make it a formal affair. However, Welshman Ernest Lemonheigh certainly doesn't mince his words - and pushes David to the limit

  • Season 3 Episode 35: EPISODE: 35

    The contestants head to their final dinner party, at nature lover Sarah's house. She prepares soup and home-made ice-cream, as well as her speciality, a flying Scotsman - chicken stuffed with haggis and wrapped in Ayrshire bacon. The meal takes a long time to prepare, leaving the guests plenty of time to consider what score they will give the evening. Last in series

  • Season 3 Episode 34: EPISODE: 34

    Lizzy McCubbin hosts an upmarket dinner party and plans to impress her guests with a lavish four-course meal and first-class presentation. In a bid to stop smokers Elaine Munro and Sarah Pickering from leaving the table for cigarette breaks, she presents them with a gift of nicotine gum, but the gesture is not well received

  • Season 3 Episode 33: EPISODE: 33

    Casino owner Forbes Robertson takes a gamble by serving up pigs' trotters at just 30 pence a piece. He splashes out on bottles of Champagne, hoping the booze will put his guests in high spirits, but it remains to be seen whether his down-to-earth dishes will satisfy his diners

  • Season 3 Episode 32: EPISODE: 32

    College lecturer Elaine Munro hosts the second party in Ayr, hoping her culinary creation of Scottish salmon wrapped in Parma ham is an improvement on Maureen McKissock's spicy offerings. She also tries to impress by offering the guests champagne on their arrival - but businessman Forbes Robertson decides he would prefer a cup of tea

  • Season 3 Episode 31: EPISODE: 31

    White witch Maureen McKissock, whose house contains books of spells, shelves full of crystals and an earless cat, kicks off the competition in Ayr by preparing a potent cocktail and a hot curry containing 18 spices. However, one of the guests voices her objections to the spiciness of the main course

  • Season 3 Episode 30: EPISODE: 30

    Former nightclub singer Carolyn Tycer puts her energy into the entertainment, rather than the food, as she employs a sexy waiter and rustles up a riot of colour and taste for the final dinner party in Cambridge. Two of the guests wage war over house-husband Phil Webb's slur on the previous contestant's cooking - but the party spirit soon takes over as they move toward the all-important winner's announcement

  • Season 3 Episode 29: EPISODE: 29

    Simone Breneis hosts the fourth dinner party of the week. She plans to impress her guests with a six-course feast, combining foods from around the world, including a German aperitif and a Chinese noodle dish. While most of her guests seem happy with her efforts, Phil doesn't hold back on the criticism

  • Season 3 Episode 28: EPISODE: 28

    Humble house-husband Phil Webb serves a range of dishes using pork straight from his own pigs for his dinner party in Cambridge. After describing himself as a basic cook, the host impresses his guests with the quality of his dishes. However, his tactics leave the women particularly irritated

  • Season 3 Episode 27: EPISODE: 27

    Estate agent Gael Norris plays host to the competitors in Cambridge, determined to impress with a well-presented Asian-influenced meal. However, her time-consuming preparations mean the guests have to get their own drinks, and as the evening wears on, Carolyn Tycer bursts into song while Simone Breneis does her best to hold her tongue about the food

  • Season 3 Episode 26: EPISODE: 26

    The competition moves to Cambridge, where Rachel Tooher-Rudd, a gregarious mother-of-three, struggles to avoid mishaps while cooking for her guests - despite receiving help from her husband and daughters. She eventually manages to prepare a starter of baked figs, followed by monkfish, and rhubarb pudding for dessert

  • Season 3 Episode 25: EPISODE: 25

    Caroline Teeling devises a modern restaurant-style menu. The other guests are unaware that her partner is one of Northern Ireland's leading chefs and the temperature rises at the dinner table as Jon Cross tries to distract her with his heckling. After the meal, the winner of the £1,000 cash prize is announced

  • Season 3 Episode 24: EPISODE: 24

    Hairdresser Jon Cross hosts the next dinner party and comes up with a devious plan to earn the admiration of his guests. He decides to cook a low-calorie meal for dieter Rosemary McLoughlin, serve large portions to food-loving Colin McAllister and create a restaurant-style dessert for presentation-mad Marty Henderson

  • Season 3 Episode 23: EPISODE: 23

    Belfast lecturer Colin McAllister hosts the next meal, hoping his experience managing a bed and breakfast in Italy for 20 years will impress the guests and win him the £1,000 cash prize. He devises a simple but joke-laden menu that he is confident will amuse the group

  • Season 3 Episode 22: EPISODE: 22

    Marty Henderson impresses his guests with his culinary skills, kicking off with an impressive starter. However, guest Rosemary McLoughlin puts a damper on the evening by discussing tapeworms just before the 27-year-old serves his main course of beef

  • Season 3 Episode 21: EPISODE: 21

    The culinary competition reaches Belfast, where housewife, mother and weight-watcher Rosemary McLoughlin aims to convince her guests low-fat food can be tasty. Her menu includes frozen salad, rhubarb crumble and gooseberry fool. However, rifts soon appear in the group, with a college lecturer getting the cold shoulder

  • Season 3 Episode 20: Derby V

    The final host in Derby is web designer Danny Fletcher, who perplexes his guests by handing them a menu written in French. He tries to impress the diners with a chicken terrine wrapped in Parma ham, followed by duck a l'orange - but things start to go wrong when he burns the pommes de terre

  • Season 3 Episode 19: Derby IV

    Erotic dance teacher Michele Cooper hosts the penultimate party, and hopes her savoury cheesecake, chicken pot pie and apple tarte tartin will satisfy her guests' tastebuds. However, the ongoing rivalry between her and Julia threatens to ruin the evening, as the picky eater tries to hide food in her handbag

  • Season 3 Episode 18: Derby III

    Holistic therapist Patsy Sewell-Mwamba rustles up an exotic feast of Caribbean dishes in Derby. The diners dress up to the nines for the occasion, but Julia Knight puts a damper on things by refusing to eat dessert. She is also challenged to try her first oyster - much to the amusement of the other guests

  • Season 3 Episode 17: Derby II

    Postman Graham Fox plays host to the contestants, hoping his food can defuse the tense atmosphere following Michele Cooper and Julia Knight's recent row. The night is going well until one of the guests finds a bone in a fish cake, and by the time the bread and butter pudding is served, the arguing has begun again

  • Season 3 Episode 16: Derby I

    A children's entertainer, fancy-dress company owner and single mother of five kicks off the competition in Derby. In a bid to win the £1,000 prize, she introduces a Mexican theme, complete with chilli, tortillas, ponchos, sombreros and Zapata moustaches

  • Season 3 Episode 15: London (3) V

    Architect, surveyor and property developer Richard Whitaker hosts the final meal of the week, and is convinced his restaurant-style modern recipes will put all the other contestants in the shade. However, his obsession with tidiness threatens to overshadow his culinary efforts

  • Season 3 Episode 14: London (3) IV

    Italian estate agent John Santamaria hosts the fourth party of the week, and tries to impress his guests with a fillet of beef cooked to their individual tastes. However, nerves threaten to get the better of him when the big day arrives, and prior grievances with fellow contestants Jonathan Norris and Richard Whitaker make matters worse

  • Season 3 Episode 13: London (3) III

    Opera singer Patricia Varley rustles up a retro menu of dinner party hits from the 1970s in the hope of persuading her guests that classics are better than fancy nouvelle cuisine. The 70-year-old serenades the bemused group with I Could Have Danced All Night before the main course is put to the test

  • Season 3 Episode 12: London (3) II

    The second meal takes place in London, with fishmonger Jonathan Norris preparing a main course of turbot. However, his inexperience in making desserts and lack of knowledge concerning wines threatens his chances of impressing the other competitors

  • Season 3 Episode 11: London - Linda

    Anthropologist Linda Shanson kicks off the competition in London by capitalising on her well-travelled past with a menu of 16 dishes from around the world. Her relaxed attitude soon causes her to fall behind schedule, and matters are not helped by one guest's perfectionist nature and another's allergy to prawns

  • Season 3 Episode 10: Edinburgh V

    For the final meal of the week in Edinburgh, Jennifer Crosbie hopes to impress her four guests and claim the £1,000 cash prize by improving on two dishes served up earlier in the contest. Paul Dwyer accepts her risotto might be better than his, but James Gammie is adamant his monkfish was tastier - and the quality of food is not the host's only concern

  • Season 3 Episode 9: Edinburgh IV

    Catering manager James Gammie puts his bartending experience to good use as he serves up a different cocktail with each course during his dinner party in Edinburgh. Although he did not see eye to eye with fellow diner Tracy Dobbie earlier in the competition, it seems the host's whisky concoction may help to finally win her round

  • Season 3 Episode 8: Edinburgh III

    Texan born-again Christian Tanya Williams tries to impress her guests with six courses of cuisine from the southern states of America. However, it becomes apparent she may have bitten off more than she can chew. As the temperature rapidly rises in the kitchen, the atmosphere around the table turns decidedly icy

  • Season 3 Episode 7: Edinburgh II

    The second night in Edinburgh sees the four contestants head to wine critic Paul Dwyer's house, with rifts already starting to appear. Not everyone is delighted with the vegetarian host's meat-free Tuscan menu, and his hopes of impressing them with lectures about grape vines are soon dashed

  • Season 3 Episode 6: Edinburgh I

    In the first of a series of programmes from Edinburgh, delicatessen owner and whisky connoisseur Tracy Dobbie uses alcohol to break the ice. Hoping to claim the £1,000 cash prize, she begins with a specially made cocktail and serves a main course containing a whole bottle of wine, but two of the guests are experts when it comes to drink

  • Season 3 Episode 5: EPISODE: 5

    Royalist Margaret Twemlow hosts the final party in Liverpool, and uses quality ingredients as she pulls out all the stops to impress her guests with a venison dish served in castle turrets made of bread, and a selection of desserts. A fireworks display follows the meal, before the winner is revealed

  • Season 3 Episode 4: EPISODE: 4

    Customer service manager Ian Cook tries to impress by catering for his guests' individual needs in Liverpool. He cooks sea bass for fishmonger Dan Redfern and picking the best wines for Terry White and prepares a vegan dish for Nikki O'Leary. When his home-made croutons receive the thumbs-up, it seems he is on to a winner

  • Season 3 Episode 3: EPISODE: 3

    Nikki O'Leary takes a gamble and prepares a vegan meal for her meat-loving guests in Liverpool. She seems to be on to a winner when fishmonger Dan Redfern asks for third helpings of her aubergine curry, but it remains to be seen whether she has done enough to scoop the £1,000 prize

  • Season 3 Episode 2: EPISODE: 2

    The second Liverpool-based gathering sees fishmonger Dan Redfern pulling out all the stops for an ambitious meal that includes more than ten dishes. Trying to impress wine buff Terry proves a challenge when the star bottle turns out to be corked, and a meat-based conversation turns vegan Nikki's stomach

  • Season 3 Episode 1: EPISODE: 1

    In the first of five programmes from Liverpool, pensioner Terry White must add to his culinary repertoire when he learns one of his guests is a strict vegan. His scallops have to be extra-special to please fishmonger Dan Redfern - but it is his dessert that leaves the diners lost for words

Come Dine with Me: Season 2

  • Season 2 Episode 30: London (3) V

    Serena Wilson prepares mushroom risotto and tenderloin pork for her dinner party, but disaster strikes at the last minute when her air conditioning unit breaks down. Meanwhile, Isabelle Goldstein employs underhand tactics in her bid to win the £1,000 cash prize, but risks disqualification

  • Season 2 Episode 29: London (3) IV

    Grandmother Jacqueline aims to impress with a Caribbean menu of tried-and-tested family recipes. After forgetting to soak the beans for her first course, however, she is still preparing when the guests arrive - and the main course takes her a further two hours. Tough customer Isabelle isn't won over by the diversions laid on during the wait, and picks a fight with Chris when he starts smoking

  • Season 2 Episode 28: London (3) III

    Radio DJ Bill Buckley hosts the third party and prepares prawn mousse, baked skate and chocolate cheesecake. His obsessive attention to detail means he's careful about the price of everything, opting for cheap sparkling wine and lumpfish caviar rather than the real thing advertised on the menu. The guests also uncover a few surprises when they tour his flat

  • Season 2 Episode 27: London (3) II

    Australian Chris D'Sylva throws the second party in London, with a menu including squid ink ravioli and tuna carpaccio - to the disgust of the fish-hating Serena Wilson. To provide the perfect venue, he borrows a friend's flat, but the plan backfires when he struggles with the unfamiliar oven, and his laid-back approach leaves him struggling to get his dessert ready in time

  • Season 2 Episode 26: London (3) I

    PR expert Isabelle Goldstein hosts the first of five dinner parties in London. Her menu consists of spicy soup, pancetta-wrapped chicken and pears - and she quickly proves she does not take kindly to criticism

  • Season 2 Episode 25: Nottingham V

    Flight attendant Sam Hughes prepares a main course of chicken wrapped in pancetta with vegetables for her dinner party in Nottingham, but struggles to cook and entertain at the same time. Her guests amuse themselves by consuming alcohol - with predictably volatile results. At the end of the evening the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Season 2 Episode 24: Nottingham IV

    Loudmouthed sales rep Jarrod Pepper decides to create an exotic menu inspired by his native Australia - crocodile and prawn kebabs, followed by kangaroo steaks. He's never cooked the starter before, and frets about the sauce, while pavlova for dessert requires help from friends and family. When Jarrod finds he's overcooked the main course, he fears his reputation may be in jeopardy

  • Season 2 Episode 23: Nottingham III

    Psychic Jenny Cross prepares a menu of melon and prosciutto salad with wild smoked salmon. Her paranormal powers do nothing, however, to help her foresee the culinary problems ahead. She eventually storms out before dessert when Karen questions her powers of prediction, and divisions within the group begin to surface

  • Season 2 Episode 22: Nottingham II

    Self-confessed food and drink snob Gordon Todd hosts his party, but is not as prepared as he'd like to think. Refusing to waste his money on expensive wine for the 'unrefined' guests, he makes a decision that may prove his undoing. There are also surprises in store for his horrified diners, who lift the lid on a host of bizarre secrets

  • Season 2 Episode 21: Nottingham I

    Entrepreneur Karen Cullen hosts the first dinner party in Nottingham, in a house that looks like a bomb site. Her list of woes includes a dining table that gets stuck in the doorway, having to fish an insect out of her home-made ice-cream that just will not set, and managing to spill champagne all over herself when her guests arrive

  • Season 2 Episode 20: Glasgow (1) V

    Ishrat Gazala prepares an Indian curry and boasts it will be hot enough to burn the house down. However, the hippie host has given away all her furniture and asks her guests to sit on the floor for dinner - a request that provokes bewilderment from some and complaints from others. After the meal, the winner of the £1,000 cash prize is revealed

  • Season 2 Episode 19: Glasgow (1) IV

    Businesswoman Sharon Eaton prepares an oriental feast for her guests, including 10 different Thai recipes. She quickly finds she hasn't left enough time to do every dish justice, so is forced to leave the spicy fruit salad runny and the prawns unshelled - and she hasn't made the dipping sauce either

  • Season 2 Episode 18: Glasgow (1) III

    Christine Thornton plans an ultra-glamorous soiree for her guests down to the last detail. Unfortunately, she finds she's misplaced her to-do list before anything has been prepared. The summer pudding is a niggling worry as the hostess wonders whether it will set on time - but Aileen's resentment of her smoking is a more pressing issue

  • Season 2 Episode 17: Glasgow (1) II

    Tonight's host Paul Lydon decides to serve trout - and for that extra special touch, he intends to catch it himself. However, when the fish prove reluctant to co-operate he's forced to beg the farm owner to provide one. Cooking his prize catch is also a headache, but he still has a secret weapon up his sleeve - a waiter in traditional Scottish regalia

  • Season 2 Episode 16: Glasgow (1) I

    The first of five parties in Glasgow features the programme's oldest competitor to date. Seventy-two-year-old hostess Aileen Dunn resolves to dazzle her guests with an unusual menu featuring Bloody Mary terrine and a main course of hare. However, she takes a gamble with her dessert - she will not know whether it has come out right until it is time to serve it up

  • Season 2 Episode 15: Brighton V

    Farm owner Melinda Padley hosts the final party in Brighton, preparing crab salad, beef Wellington and a dessert of prunes in her bid for the £1,000 cash prize, but the mounting pressure causes her to resort to a quick tipple for Dutch courage. The host hopes her surprise pudding will impress the guests, before the winner is revealed

  • Season 2 Episode 14: Brighton IV

    Housewife Nathalie's simple meal turns problematic when she forgets to add half the ingredients to her main course and has to ask her mum for help. She hopes her fireman-turned-butler husband will disguise the fact she has made a mess of the cocktails - but the guests prove more interested in her past as a glamour model than her food anyway

  • Season 2 Episode 13: Brighton III

    Tough-talking PR expert Paula calls on the professionals for help, and even takes a three-hour nap before her guests arrive - convinced the prize is already hers. Though the evening brings a catalogue of culinary disasters, her confidence remains sky-high, and she regales the diners with tales of her prowess in the kitchen, before inadvertently setting the fire alarms off

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Brighton II

    Actress Julia John is forced to experiment when the main ingredient of her fish pie is unavailable. Further complications arise when her crab dish does not meet with two of her guests' approval, while Paula and Melinda remain at each other's throats, causing her to consider abandoning Julia decision to go teetotal for the night

  • Season 2 Episode 11: Brighton I

    The first of five parties from Brighton sees mother-of-two Margaret O'Loughlin preparing a menu with a Caribbean theme, which features coconut as an ingredient in all but one of the courses

  • Season 2 Episode 10: Doncaster V

    Ross Thompson prepares a veal main course for her guests in Doncaster, but Danny Churchill's jokes about the food annoy the hostess - who hopes a dip in the hot tub will calm everyone down. The diners then wait in anticipation to discover who has won the weekly cash prize of £1,000

  • Season 2 Episode 9: Doncaster IV

    Tailor Danny Churchill plans an entertaining evening featuring impressions, magic and music for his dinner-party guests in Doncaster, with an Italian-themed menu including wild boar. Unfortunately, he is unaware the group's harshest critic Neena Rainey loathes conjuring tricks - and his starter is also a pet hate of first-night rival Ross Thompson

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Doncaster III

    Electrician Steve Clift hosts the third dinner party in Doncaster, but his menu of stuffed mushrooms, roast lamb and gooseberry pie is very similar to Neena Rainey's, and the bad feeling generated by the previous night's arguments threatens to overwhelm his gathering. Sure enough, it is not long before harsh words start to fly

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Doncaster II

    Entrepreneur Katherine Taylor rustles up a four-course meal of Yorkshire favourites for her dinner party in Doncaster, with a menu including fish patties and pate-stuffed steaks with Yorkshire pudding. However, guests Neena Rainey and Ross Thompson attack their host for calling on her friend John the chef to help out - and the criticism continues all night

  • Season 2 Episode 6: Doncaster I

    Childminder Neena Rainey hosts the first dinner party in Doncaster, with a menu of mushrooms stuffed with pancetta, noisettes of lamb and lemon chiffon tart. However, her professional skills may prove as important as the cooking when faced with juvenile behaviour from her guests

  • Season 2 Episode 5: Essex V

    Interior designer Amanda Swanwick-Aharoni hosts a formal banquet on the last night in Essex, hoping to win the £1,000 cash prize with the help of tiaras and a butler. However, the evening proves too pretentious for her guests, who temporarily disappear after the starter. Meanwhile, Kevin Reynolds and Jane Phillips Martin continue to upset the others with their bickering

  • Season 2 Episode 4: Essex IV

    Trainee actress Keeley Lawrence orders her food from a restaurant, as well as a table, chairs and place settings for her new home. Hoping to convince her guests in Essex she created the meal herself, she goes to watch it being cooked, but gets a nasty surprise when she is asked to help kill the lobsters for the starter

  • Season 2 Episode 3: Essex III

    Fitness fanatic Kevin Reynolds decides it is time to put interior designer Amanda Swanwick-Aharoni in her place and serves a healthy meal of carrot soup and salmon for the third dinner party in Essex. However, the alcohol that accompanies the dinner results in him leading his guests through a series of press-ups to burn off the extra calories

  • Season 2 Episode 2: Essex II

    Sixtysomething hostess June Tedaldi tries to impress her guests in Essex with an Italian feast, before rounding off the evening with a belly-dancing performance - but Kevin Reynolds remains unimpressed with the company, activities and lack of beer

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Essex I

    Sales rep Jane Phillips Martin is the first contestant of the week in Essex. She plumps for a meal of lamb shanks, but finds herself so busy talking she forgets to prepare any accompanying vegetables - and then hinjures herself in the kitchen

Come Dine with Me: Season 1

  • Season 1 Episode 20: London (2) V

    For the final meal in London, Paul Martin tries to steal victory by using his impressive cooking skills in a stylish bachelor-pad setting, baking bread and creating a lemon tart - but his chances are threatened by his wine merchant's behaviour around the guests. After the meal, the winner of the £1,000 cash prize is announced

  • Season 1 Episode 19: London (2) IV

    Rocky Scott chooses a traditional Jewish menu featuring chicken soup with dumplings, chopped liver, egg and onion for her dinner party in London. The relaxed atmosphere around the table allows the guests to loosen up and reveal their hidden depths - which results in Sarah Donohue driving David Thomas to distraction

  • Season 1 Episode 18: London (2) III

    Sarah Donohue offers her dinner-party guests a taste of the Middle East, visiting London's Edgware Road to set the tone for her extravaganza. She expects the diners to sit on the floor amid a baffling array of dishes, and provides an exotic belly dancer and a hubble-bubble pipe

  • Season 1 Episode 17: London (2) II

    Perfectionist David Thomas prepares his own recipe for 'duck in a box' - a concoction involving duck breasts and a loaf of bread. The menu also includes smoked salmon cheesecake and a flaming crepe suzette, but the guests are just as stunned by his royalty-themed London home as they are by the food

  • Season 1 Episode 16: London (2) I

    Office manager Jane Furlong serves the first of five meals in London, with 10 dishes on the menu. Unfortunately the evening seems doomed from the start when the supermarket runs out of salmon and her champagne jelly glasses prove too big to fit in the fridge. As her guests arrive, it becomes clear they will not be easily impressed

  • Season 1 Episode 15: Leeds V

    Former Army chef Paul Ulett hosts the last dinner party in Leeds, intending to impress with his flawless presentation - but his plan threatens to backfire as the guests grow bored waiting for their food. Pippa uses the time to her advantage as she asks one of the other contestants out on a date

  • Season 1 Episode 14: Leeds IV

    Pippa Hudson cooks for the other contestants, opting for a homespun menu with an educated wine and cheese selection. Her biggest hurdle is that she does not like the people she is catering for - and loses Vera's respect by leaving her waiting in the cold while making final preparations

  • Season 1 Episode 13: Leeds III

    Suave Craig MacAlpine plans hopes to impress his guests with a party that runs like clockwork, but when rival Paul arrives early, the 25-year-old struggles to keep his cool. The meal promises to raise the stakes in the competition, but his formal manner may not be to everyone's taste

  • Season 1 Episode 12: Leeds II

    University lecturer Stuart Moss is the second host of the week, and decides to play culinary Frankenstein by cross-breeding the full English breakfast with a curry

  • Season 1 Episode 11: Leeds I

    School dinner lady Vera Liburd hosts the first party of the week in Leeds, and mixes up a potent fruit punch to accompany the meal. While she just about muddles through preparing three courses, the drink proves too much for her, and the guests do not mince their words

  • Season 1 Episode 10: London V

    Belinda hosts the final dinner party of the week, deciding to serve a roast meal in her newly decorated, modern dining room - but she's left shocked when the oven goes on the blink, the sauce curdles and the parsley vanishes. Meanwhile, her hungry guests are left waiting, which could jeopardise her chances of getting high marks

  • Season 1 Episode 9: London IV

    Michael O'Keefe plays host to the other contestants in London, and hires a professional cook to help him win the £1,000 prize. He even calls in the services of a waitress to impress his guests still further - but they might view his lavish spending spree as a gimmick and award him low marks instead

  • Season 1 Episode 8: London III

    Fetish fanatic Pauline Morrison hopes to turn up the heat as she provides saucy shenanigans to accompany her Canadian barbecue. However, Bruce and Michael are terrified by her plans for kinky entertainment, and the London weather threatens to put a damper on the host's carefully laid plans

  • Season 1 Episode 7: London II

    Wine enthusiast Bruce Mainwaring tries to impress with the contents of his cellar. However, Moona Messamri creates a fuss over the main course, interrupts the dinner conversation, and is outraged when the host accidentally pours a glass of wine over her

  • Season 1 Episode 6: London I

    The week's parties in London begin ambitiously with a 10-course Italian meal - but host Moona Messamri faces a culinary crisis and guests arrive before she is ready. However, a steady stream of food and a frank discussion of sexual fantasies soon gets the evening back on track

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Stoke V

    It's the turn of Father Brian to prepare a menu for the other four contestants and, despite the unusual decor in his house, he proves to be a revelation in the kitchen, with the energy of Fanny Cradock and Basil Fawlty put together. It's just a shame the dinner doesn't live up to the promise of the preparation - but he's still in with a chance of winning the £1,000 prize by the end of the meal

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Stoke IV

    A 41-year-old estate agent prepares an extraordinary menu designed to impress her dinner-party guests. The table d'hote includes a strawberry and black pepper salad, choca mocha lamb and a pudding made of white chocolate, whisky, croissants and butter. Unfortunately, her sweet-toothed soiree seems to bring out the worst in her guests

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Stoke III

    An etiquette buff with a penchant for perfection hosts the third dinner party in Stoke-on-Trent, and finds her airs and graces foster unrealistic expectations in her guests, who imagine she lives in an elegant manor house. It remains to be seen what they will make of her modest suburban semi and underwhelming home-made food

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Stoke II

    Footballer's wife Sarah Adams-Lipa prepares to host her dinner party in Stoke. However, the distraction of clothes shopping almost derails her plans and she is forced to use unscrupulous methods, buying ready-made starters and trying to pass them off as her own

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Stoke I

    Five contestants attempt to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party in Stoke- which will be judged by their four rivals. First up is fastidious opera diva Jane Bagley, who realises it is going to take more than good food to clinch a victory - but an exclusive after-dinner performance just might swing it

Come Dine with Me: Special

  • Come Dine with Me at Christmas - All in One

    Amateur cooks Rosie Sheppard, Wayne Coyle, Peter Plaskitt and Maria Greenhough from York try to outdo each other as they take turns preparing one dish of a four-course festive meal in their own homes. The three visitors mark the food out of 10 before they go to another house for the next course. Included on the menu are cheese souffle, salmon en croute, partridge, lemon pot and chocolate fondant

  • Grand National Week Special - Part 1

    Part one of two. Four well-known faces from the world of horse racing go flat out to win £1,000 for charity. First to host is Hennessy Gold Cup winner Mattie Batchelor, who is determined to prove jockeys eat more than lettuce. The second night features racehorse owner and former Wall Street banker Sally Rowley-Williams, who leads an evening in tribute to past winners of the Grand National. Trainer Mick Quinn and commentator Emma Spencer make up the quartet

  • Grand National Week Special - Part 2

    In the final part of the Grand National special, racehorse trainer and one-time Newcastle United striker Mick Quinn throws a Liverpool-inspired evening in which he provides his guests with a Scouse stew. Hosting the final dinner party is Channel 4 racing presenter Emma Spencer, who hopes to lay her hands on the £1,000 prize for her chosen charity

  • Martin Offiah; Victor Ubogu; Kyran Bracken; Gareth Chilcott

    Four former rugby players compete for a £1,000 charity prize by staging impressive dinner parties. Martin Offiah attempts an evening of fine dining and Nigerian cuisine, Victor Ubogu tries to lighten the mood with sheep, Kyran Bracken compares war wounds with his fellow diners and Gareth Chilcott rounds off the week

  • Paralympians Special

    Four Paralympians - retired swimmers Giles Long and Rachael Latham, shooter Ann Wild and dressage rider Lee Pearson - compete to win £1,000 for charity. The week begins with a 'wear your worst tracksuit' evening hosted by Giles, followed by a sophisticated soiree courtesy of Ann on day two. On Lee's night he faces questions about how much of the cooking he has done himself, while for the final evening Rachael throws a lively Mexican-themed party

  • Come Dine with Me Christmas - Day 5

    Pub landlady Estella Nicholson hosts the last Christmas dinner from York in her own premises, rustling up a menu including festive fishcakes, cheesy elf bakes, drunken lamb, veggie moussaka and sticky toffee pudding. Admin assistant Nicola Gregory is keen to make amends for offending another guest, and after an eventful week, the winner is decided

  • Come Dine with Me Christmas - Day 4

    Harry Baines hosts the fourth festive edition of the competition from York and tries to prove to his fellow diners that his youth does not affect the quality of his cooking. To impress his guests he makes fiery cheesy focaccia, duck in blankets and mince pies

  • Celebrity Come Dine with Me: Footballers Special

    Four former footballers compete in the culinary challenge to win £1,000 for charity. One-time defender Neil 'Razor' Ruddock, Wimbledon striker-turned-Gladiators presenter John Fashanu, ex-Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer and 1970s England international Frank Worthington each make a bid for glory. Along the way there is an Elvis-themed evening, a jelly fight, a bizarre butler who serves wine in a mask, and surprisingly complicated cooking

  • Come Dine with Me Christmas

    Charity fundraiser Rachel Speight-McGregor kicks off a week of festive dinner parties in York. She hopes a full-on evening's entertainment, including carol singers on arrival, will impress her guests - baristar Harry Baines, pub landlady Estella Nicholson, administrative assistant Nicola Gregory and junior doctor Gyles Morrison - and see her on her way to securing the £1,000 prize

  • Come Dine with Me Christmas - Day 3

    In the third edition from York, vegetarian host Nicola Gregory hopes to convert four carnivores with her completely meat-free festive menu. However, the discovery by junior doctor Gyles Morrison and pub landlady Estella Nicholson of deer heads mounted in Nicola's garage leads the guests to question her vegan credentials. Meanwhile, charity fundraiser Rachel Speight-McGregor is more interested in drinking shots of salad dressing, and barista Harry Baines is concerned about his gift of a furry festive jock strap

  • The Best and Worst of Come Dine With Me

    The 30 best moments from the series, featuring a look at disastrous dishes including pigs' trotters served as a main course and sausage trifle presented for dessert - and recalling the time one host managed to fall asleep, leaving her guests to cook the food. Celebrity mishaps include Lesley Joseph trying to prepare a lamb roast, Brian Belo's confusion in the presence of Page 3 model Sophie Reade, and former footballer Neil Ruddock baring all. Plus, a flirting frenzy between a gigolo and a school teacher, the unlikely coming together of a pensioner and a hairdresser, and the identity of the guest from hell is revealed

Come Dine with Me: Multiple Episode (2010)

  • Oxford

    Four contestants from Oxford attempt to impress one another and seize the £1,000 prize by hosting the perfect dinner party. Fussy eater Adish faces an uphill battle as she refuses to hide her disgust for Juliet's love of cheese, while shopkeeper Greg can't disguise his true feelings about Tom's tuna

  • Sheffield

    Contestants from Sheffield try to outdo each other by hosting the perfect dinner party and claiming the £1,000 prize. Chris Crossley appears to have shot himself in the foot when his plan to charm Suzanne Bell backfires and serves only to alienate him from his fellow competitors. However, all seems forgotten by the third night when Hazel Glossop recounts stories of her love life, resulting in a misty-eyed evening for all

  • Luton

    Four amateur chefs from Luton test their cooking skills. Italian salon-owner Luigi Muscella meets his match with lady of leisure Noorani Williamson, who tries to flirt her way to the £1,000 prize. Self-styled ladies' man Martin Palmer and horse enthusiast Alison Balfour Lynn also vie to win in a week of dinner parties that feature Elvis impersonators, secret helpers and a dessert served in a hot tub

  • Norwich

    Trouble brews for the four hosts in Norwich, who fail to see eye to eye. Zara has a difficult time when Seamus accuses her of being rude and over-bearing, while newly-wed Wendy tries to play the part of peace-maker. However, just two days into the competition, house-proud David makes it clear he doesn't wish to see any of the contestants again

  • Newcastle

    Four amateur chefs in Newcastle attempt to outdo each other by hosting the perfect dinner party to claim the £1,000 prize. Barbie collector Lee kicks off proceedings with a James Bond-themed evening complete with bikini-clad waitresses serving Martinis. As the week wears on, each contestant tries to up the ante, and it is not long before tempers start to fray and bickering dominates proceedings

  • Bath

    Four contestants in Bath attempt to outdo each other by hosting the perfect dinner party. Adrian sees his hopes fade as his cat makes light work of the canapes, while Symon exchanges harsh words with Annie when his table manners are called into question. Meanwhile, Sarah's attempts to lighten the mood with some dancing fall flat

  • Coventry

    Four amateur chefs in Coventry attempt to outdo each other with the perfect dinner party. Pub landlord John feels the pressure as rival Marie maintains a watchful eye over proceedings, while Vera seems to terrify more than she entertains and Jon's food struggles to match his dapper appearance. To add to their woes, sleeping at the table, food on the floor and upset stomachs are also on the menu

  • Newport

    Four contestants from Newport, Gwent, try to outdo each other and claim the £1,000 prize. Tears, trauma and tofu are on the menu as vegan Tony Wardle hopes to impress the others with his alternative dishes, causing guest Sam Mallet to feel sick. Grandmother Jan Taylor is distraught when her fellow diners accuse her of talking too much, and rugby player Nick Payne encounters disaster while preparing a risotto

  • Bournemouth

    Four contestants in Bournemouth attempt to outdo each other by hosting the perfect dinner party and scooping the £1,000 prize. Pastry chef Claudette should have the upper hand but struggles even to stay awake during courses. Cafe-owner Clive attempts to charm his way to success, while chatterbox Sonia and property developer James also stake their claims for the money

  • Manchester

    Four dinner party hosts compete for the £1,000 prize in Manchester. Legal secretary Audrey Gordon starts the week with a Caribbean theme - including a steel band and Guinness punch. Lawyer Kristell Batard's dessert threatens to ruin her night, gastric band-wearer Jo Ferns hopes to impress her guests with her private pub, and bachelor Gerald Ashley is far from willing to talk about his age - or his love life

  • Manchester

    Four amateurs cook for one another in Manchester, but disagree on their idea of what makes a good dinner party. The week starts badly when the first host, larger-than-life legal secretary Audrey Gordon, mistakes Gerald Ashley for a woman, gastric-band wearer Jo Ferns almost gags on her rum punch, and lawyer Kristell Batard finds the evening too full-on - and daggers remain drawn as the contest progresses

  • Manchester

    Four cooks take turns to host dinner parties in Manchester, beginning with the competitive Stuart Donnelly, who aims to impress in his penthouse, but upsets party girl Angela Daly when he shuns her attentions in favour of shop manager Rachel Vose. Later in the week, eco-warrior Josh Steiner sets himself the challenge of cooking lamb for the first time, while Stuart gets his comeuppance after a week of criticising his hosts

  • Milton Keynes

    Four hosts from Milton Keynes throw dinner parties, beginning with Seventies obsessive Mark Francke, whose passion for the decade fails to impress glamorous guest Bev Darlow. She also complains about the lack of alcohol during Mike Robinson's Caribbean-themed meal, but her moaning does not sway the opinion of her host, who refuses to be treated like an off-licence. Eliana Amato, who also goes by the name of Applejack the Clown, concludes the week of parties

  • Merseyside

    Five contestants from Merseyside attempt to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party - which will be judged by their four rivals

  • Devon

    In Devon a new batch of contenders battles it out for the £1,000 prize. Karen Bretagne's efforts to impress her guests with her famous pavlova do not go to plan, while Sarah Corbett's usual poise flies out of the window when she encounters a dinner-party disaster. Deborah Custance-Baker stuns everyone with her 24-bedroom home, and the only male contestant Darren Frame discovers he has an admirer

  • Edinburgh

    Contestants from Edinburgh host their idea of the perfect dinner party. A competitive deli-owner breaks the ice with plenty of booze, an Italophile risks boring his guests with lectures about wine, a Texan born-again Christian struggles to prepare her meal in time and a barman-turned-catering manager serves every course with a cocktail

  • Doncaster

    The dinner party challenge visits Doncaster, South Yorkshire, where four contestants compete for the £1,000 prize. Mini-supermarket owner Harinder Khela's plans for the perfect evening are upstaged by Andrew Lloyd, who then has an argument with self-proclaimed 'ladette' Sarah Wells at image consultant Alison Tinsley's dinner. The pair find themselves needing to make amends on the final two nights - and Andrew decides to impress his guests with a 10ft poster of himself and a Thai-language rap

  • Derby

    Four contestants in Derby take on the dinner-party challenge in a bid to win the £1,000 prize. Fancy-dress fanatic Kellan Dalton hopes to include sumo wrestling in her Japanese-themed night, while Serena Gilzean-Hughes prepares a Caribbean-style menu. Also hosting are marketing manager Gareth Walton and sporty Peter McManus

  • Edinburgh

    The cookery competition arrives in Edinburgh, where entrepreneur Jacquie Sanderson holds the first dinner party of the week. She kicks off the competition in a disorganised manner, with a disastrous attempt at making hollandaise sauce, before former teacher Coranne Denham, pilot Gordon Davidson and off-licence manager Terry Morton try to improve on her efforts. Despite being in competition with each other, an unlikely flirtation develops between two of the hosts

  • Glasgow

    Four dinner party hosts from Glasgow attempt to outdo each other in a bid to win the £1,000 prize. Mabel's 10-course banquet sets the night alight, but not quite in the way she had hoped, and feisty Wendy faces tough competition from unashamedly lazy housewife Jane in the battle of the puddings. However, it's perfectionist Benito who's left red-faced when one of his rooms doesn't come up to scratch

  • London

    Five parties from London. PR executive Isabelle Goldstein risks disqualification by deliberately undermarking her competitors, while Australian Lothario Chris D'Sylva deceives his guests by inviting them to the more glamorous apartment of a friend. Jacqueline Gill goes back to her Caribbean roots, radio DJ Bill Buckley obsesses about detail and Serena Wilson suffers an air-conditioning nightmare

  • London

    Five contestants from London attempt to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party - which will be judged by their four rivals

  • Kent

    Four cooks in the Swale estuary area of Kent host dinner parties, each hoping to outdo their rivals and win the £1,000 cash prize. Canteen boss Katie Reynolds-Dobbs and self-styled domestic goddess Claire Wood quickly grow to dislike each other, while perfectionist prison warden Dan Bowman and sharp-tongued banker Stuart Richards concentrate on doing battle in the kitchen

  • Macclesfield

    The cookery competition arrives in Macclesfield, where Dave Freel begins the week of dinner parties with a gastro-pub inspired menu - but dinner party veteran Veronica O'Connor proves hard to please, and criticises his skills as a host. Simon Wright and Tina Panayi also try to impress their opponents with their culinary skills, as they compete to get their hands on the cash prize

  • Belfast

    Four dinner parties over a week in Belfast lead to confrontation between the dapper if diminutive Nick Cann, cage fighter Donal Kelly, burlesque stripper Nikki Fisher, and Jacqueline McGarry, a woman who claims she can speak with the dead. as tensions build and honest appraisals of the evenings given, the contest looks set to lead to physical violence as each host battles for the £1,000 cash prize

  • Bristol

    Four amateur cooks from Bristol battle it out in the culinary challenge. The week begins with a West Country cider-fest and progresses with a hairdresser who surprises his guests by serving sushi on a teenager's bare chest, while another contestant puts on a live jazz band to warm up proceedings. Last in the series

  • Cambridge

    Five contestants from Cambridge attempt to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party - which will be judged by their four rivals

  • Cardiff

    A week of dinner parties in Cardiff proves the participants have nothing in common as a businesswoman, a stay-at-home mum, a rugby fan and a theatre director compete for the £1,000 cash prize. Among the incidents that put the quartet at one another's throats are a nude picture in a walk-in wardrobe, a mysterious incident in a hot-tub and a cameo appearance by a sporting star acting as a wine waiter

  • Brighton

    Four Brighton residents compete for the £1,000 cash prize, and first up is businesswoman Kat Van De Peer, who worries about her home getting messy. Football-loving Adam Baker serves up a veritable feast, single mum Sam Matthews loses her confidence in the kitchen and drag queen Jason Sutton opts for a Thai menu

  • Brighton

    Five contestants from Brighton attempt to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party - which will be judged by their four rivals

  • Ayr

    Compilation programme featuring highlights of the week which saw five amateur chefs from Ayr battling it out for the title of best host. They include a white witch who has plenty of supernatural surprises in store for her guests, a college lecturer whose avocado dressing turns grey, a businessman who decides to serve pigs' trotters, an up-market Englishwoman who prepares a four-course meal of exotic food and a nature lover who struggles to get her ice-cream to set. A new series of Come Dine with Me begins on Monday

  • Belfast

    Contestants in Belfast attempt to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party - which will be judged by their rivals

  • Colchester

    Four dinner party hosts in Colchester compete to win the £1,000 grand prize. The week starts at the house of Jo Lueck, whose flirtatious approach to entertaining fails to impress self-confessed prude Helen Cruickshank - but her request for greater decorum alienates her fellow guests. Estate agent Michael Simpson and delicatessen owner Paul Lancaster also find themselves at loggerheads with each other, and relations continue to deteriorate as the week goes on

  • Cheltenham

    A series of dinner parties in Cheltenham, featuring a champagne socialite, a snobbish lady-of-the-manor, a straight-talking cleaner preoccupied with her bowels, and a man prepared to go to any lengths to win the £1,000 cash prize. Over the course of the week, the quartet engage in questionable table manners, stony silences, a spot of sabotage, and a moment of culinary delight replicating a famous moment from When Harry Met Sally

  • York

    Four hosts from York try to outdo each other as they throw what they believe to be the perfect dinner party. Claire Baron kicks off the week in high spirits as she organises a Mexican-themed evening, but her diners are put off their desserts when her pet snake leaves an unpleasant deposit on the table. To make matters worse, guests Andy Swales and Chris Bush take an instant dislike to each other, and Famida Swales is disappointed with her host's lack of class - especially when she is asked to don a fake moustache

  • South East London

    Four dinner party hosts compete for the £1,000 prize in south-east London. Chirpy builder Terry Houlihan aims to talk his way into his guests' affections, pub singer Ita Egan hopes that cabaret and meat pies will make a winning combination, and eccentric student Jon Revell's steaks prove to be as gory as his paintings. Ending the week is retired businessman Oliver Gillie, who turns in a manic performance in the kitchen

  • Nottingham

    Four dinner party hosts compete for the £1,000 prize in Nottingham, where psychology teacher Jackie Mather is left distinctly unimpressed by fashion designer Simeon Hartwig's opening night - which sees the guests making most of the meal themselves, before taking to the dancefloor. Peter Saunders's passion for Victorian culture leaves his fellow contestants speechless, while former waitress Keri Lever's tendency to dominate the conversation begins to get on people's nerves

  • Nottingham

    Amateur chefs from Nottingham throw dinner parties for their competitors in a bid to win a £1,000 prize. The contestants include businesswoman Karen Cullen, whose dining table proves to be too small, psychic Jenny Cross, who falls out with a guest when her spiritual powers are questioned and Australian Jarrod Pepper, who over-cooks his kangaroo

  • Stoke-on-Trent

    Proudly snobbish Caroline Hicky, flamboyant bank manager Paul Condliffe, no-nonsense bookmaker Linda Jackson and outspoken hairstylist Jay Davies compete for the £1,000 prize as the dinner party challenge heads to Stoke-on-Trent. Among the week's highlights are a glam rock-themed night and a black-tie dinner

  • Swansea

    Five contestants attempt to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party in Swansea, which will be judged by their four rivals before the top scorer walks away with £1,000. Outspoken food critic Ernest Lemonheigh is on hand to offer his opinion of the dishes. The new series continues tomorrow at 5.25pm

  • West Midlands

    A week of dinner parties from Dudley in the West Midlands leads an aspiring Wag, a podium-dancing female plumber, a fan of self-grown food, and a hyper-critical guest into conflict. The four evenings feature insults, psychic readings, the demonstration of surprising skills and an old-fashioned burlesque entertainment as the four compete for the £1,000 cash prize

  • Taunton

    Four dinner party hosts from Taunton, Somerset, compete for the £1,000 prize. The contestants do not take long to get on one another's nerves after Sally Jago keeps her guests waiting for their Chinese banquet, and Richard Smith's plans for a party themed around the Battle of Waterloo lead to a misunderstanding with Paula McShane. Third host Nikki Neave plans to show the lighter side of her personality at her dinner, but finds that no one is in the mood for her idea of fun

  • North Somerset

    Four north Somerset residents compete to host the perfect dinner party, with the winner pocketing a £1,000 prize. Chatterbox Claire's party is jeopardised by a trip to the hospital, food lover Graham irritates his guests by spending too long in the kitchen, glamorous Hayley tries to impress visitors with her pool, and rickshaw driver David underwhelms everyone with a menu including jacket potatoes and baked beans

Come Dine with Me: Other Episodes

  • Bolton - Sarah

    Sarah Rothwell hosts the final dinner party in Bolton. The host tries to make up for her absence at last night's banquet by preparing a feast no one will forget, hoping her menu of comfort food will win over the guests after a week of overindulgence. Unfortunately, her chances of claiming the £1,000 prize are jeopardised when she struggles to get her meals out on time, and the honey bread rolls do not turn out as planned

  • Bolton - Paul

    Cereal warehouse manager Paul Davies hosts the penultimate dinner party in Bolton. Preparing a menu of risotto with Bury black pudding and scallops, beef Wellington and a bread and butter pudding, he hopes to win over fussy eater Sarah Rothwell with more flirty behaviour, but gets a surprise when she is taken ill and sends her husband in her place

  • Bolton - Kate

    The dinner party challenge continues from Bolton, with 26-year-old project manager Kate Mayers trying to impress her guests with a mix of international cuisine. However, a slip-up with the starter of goat's cheese and red onion tartlets leaves her with a battle to win everyone over

  • Bolton - Mark

    Property developer Mark Hogg hosts Bolton's second party, relying on his organisational skills and time-saving gadgets to help him prepare an ambitious menu. However, his obsession with presentation causes delays at the last minute, and his choice of risotto for starter proves unpopular with a cheese-hating fellow diner

  • Bolton - Yvonne

    Karaoke manager Yvonne Hurst hosts the first party in Bolton, preparing a world-themed meal of Mexican spicy vegetables, Thai coconut curry and a British strawberry dessert. Ladies' man Paul Davies insults fellow guest Kate Mayers by comparing her to an adult-movie star, and while property developer Mark Hogg says he will eat anything, mother-of-two Sarah Rothwell reveals she dislikes spicy food

  • Halifax V

    Managing director Steve Roberts hosts the final dinner party in Halifax, putting his faith in tried and tested recipes in an effort to redeem himself after upsetting the other contestants with complaints about their evenings. He prepares a starter of seafood moneybags, and boeuf en croute as a main, but has to remain positive if he wants to win the £1,000 prize when Diana begins criticising his meal

  • Halifax IV

    Staff nurse Diana Swales-Pickering hosts the penultimate dinner party in Halifax, throwing an Indian-themed curry night. Following Steve's bombshell that he hates spicy food, she is determined to win him over with her menu, but it is not long before the plain-speaking guest is voicing his complaints

  • Halifax III

    Ed Oliver hosts the third dinner party challenge in Halifax, West Yorkshire. He decides to use the finest ingredients to prepare an ambitious menu, which includes goat's cheese tartlet, chicken roulade Florentine and a clementine and almond cake, but soon begins to struggle in the kitchen, and when the guests arrive they prove unhelpful

  • Halifax II

    Single mother Caroline Blackburn cooks sea bass for the first time, realising she needs to raise her game after the previous night's meal. She hopes the entertainment will please her guests, but her whistle game only complicates matters, while the mysterious escape of the lemon from her meringue forces a last-minute rescue attempt

  • Halifax I

    Glamorous sales manager Leilani Ting hosts the first dinner party in Halifax, West Yorkshire, hoping to woo her guests with a sophisticated menu, beginning with home-made hors d'oeuvres and vodka shots. However, not everything goes to plan when she forgets to cook her potatoes, struggles with the salmon and misses out a key ingredient

  • Glasglow

    A desperate housewife; an interior design student; an Asian cuisine expert; a hotel man.

  • Aberdeen - All in One

    Contestants from Aberdeen try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Basingtoke V
  • Basingtoke IV
  • Basingtoke III
  • Basingtoke II
  • Basingtoke I
  • Blackpool - All in One

    Contestants in Blackpool try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Isle of Wight
  • Royal Berkhires

    When a young dinner party novice and a Belgian food snob go head-to-head, all hell breaks loose.

  • Plymouth - All in One

    Contestants from Plymouth try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Hull

    Contestants from Hull try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Exeter - All in One

    Contestants from Exeter try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Peterborough - Aly

    Healthcare assistant Aly Nicholson hosts the penultimate dinner party in Peterborough and decides to serve up two courses she has never cooked before. She is determined to create a harmonious evening, but makes the mistake of starting a conversation about first impressions

  • Liverpool - Kenny

    Barber Kenny Flynn hosts the first dinner party in Liverpool. His evening has a 'big kids' theme, so he prepares burger buns striped like a zebra and baby octopuses that resemble spiders. His guests are Nigerian model Cynthia Umezulike, rock music enthusiast Glen Simpson, businessman Rob Spicer and fine-dining enthusiast Jilly Pollock

  • Portsmouth V

    Lynne Derry hosts the final party of the week in Portsmouth. The therapist hopes her menu of goat's cheese, roast lamb and sherry trifle will impress everyone, but worries a mouse might make an unwelcome appearance. When her guests arrive, she grows distracted and forgets to check the progress of the food, jeopardising her chance of winning the £1,000 cash prize

  • Portsmouth IV

    Policewoman Sheena Ives hosts a Scots-Mexican fusion night for the penultimate dinner party from Portsmouth. After managing to ruin the oats for her cranachan dessert, she finally reveals what she does for a living, but a nonplussed reaction from the group leaves her trying to win her guests back with alcohol

  • North Kent - Stuart

    City banker Stuart Richards hosts the final dinner party in North Kent, surprising his guests with a hearty menu featuring beef and ale stew, plus a dessert of gypsy tart. The fine dining snob also imposes a dress code, asking his guests to wear wigs - but the tension between Katie and Claire threatens to explode

  • Portsmouth III

    Restaurateur Maria Wilkinson hosts the next dinner party with her guests expecting a great evening from the woman who works with one of the best chefs in Portsmouth. However, the confident business woman faces a series of problems when her music will not work and the diners are not impressed by her assistant

  • North Kent - Claire

    Would-be domestic goddess Claire Wood hosts the penultimate dinner party in North Kent, preparing roast pork with plum sauce and cold pomegranate cake. However, she knows she has to pull out all the stops to impress guest Katie

  • Portsmouth II

    Lee Stafford hosts the second dinner party in Portsmouth, hoping his years of service as a flight attendant will help him secure victory. His plans for an atmospheric meal include providing his guests with a strict dress code, and allowing them to witness his culinary exploits by seating them in his open-plan kitchen-diner

  • Portsmouth I

    Supermarket sales manager Kate Hibbert hosts the first of five dinner parties in Portsmouth. She plans a simple menu using only the finest seasonal produce, but her preparations hit a stumbling block when she accidentally sets fire to her starter. A frosty atmosphere threatens to ruin the evening when one of the guests takes offence at a fellow diner yawning at the table

  • North Kent - Dan

    Prison warder Dan Bowman hosts the next dinner party in Kent's Swale Estuary, preparing tournedos Rossini, served with home-made fries and praline liquer cheesecake. He also hopes to surprise his guests with an invitation to join him in his hot tub

  • Merseyside - Siobhan

    Single mother Siobhan Parkinson hosts the first dinner party of the week in Merseyside. Her guests are electrician Justin Sumner, hospitality assistant Lin Rearden, fitness instructor Jean-Jacques Silitto, and student Ashley Burke, and she plans to win them over with a homely menu including chicken liver pate and slow-cooked lamb. Her efforts in the kitchen, however, are soon forgotten as insults start to fly with the arrival of her diners

  • Edinburgh - Coranne

    Former teacher Coranne Denham hosts the second party of the week in Edinburgh, but she worries that her critical nature will have a negative effect on her food and her guests

  • London - Thoby

    Thoby Young hosts the final night in west London as he tries to impress his guests and secure the £1,000 prize. The food journalist prepares a menu of ethically farmed fare, including salmon and veal, and hopes to win over the diners with his signature dessert dish

  • Ireland - Martin

    Self-proclaimed ladies' man Martin Butler hosts the week's final night in Dublin and tries to impress his guests with a night of fine dining to stand a chance of winning the 1,000 euro prize. However, his minimum effort and maximum taste menu might work against him, as he spends more time supping coffee with friends instead of prepping his food at home

  • London - Karen Hill

    Hospital technician Karen Hill hosts the penultimate dinner party in south London, hoping to impress her guests by preparing seven dishes, including Chinese duck, French pate, Greek lamb, Turkish rice and American cheesecake - but the extensive menu causes problems for the host

  • Ireland - Emma

    The fourth evening in Dublin sees Emma Carr host her first-ever dinner party, and as the week has progressed, she has become increasingly nervous. The scallop starter proves a challenge and her beef bourguignon almost backfires, but a caricaturist proves a hit and helps to show the guests' true colours. However, one diner fails to see the funny side

  • Blackpool - Cass

    Landlady Cass Walia throws open the doors of her B&B to host the final dinner party in Blackpool, and prepares a south-east Asian-themed menu of curry dishes. The host worries Liam will refuse to eat any of her spicy dishes, and the pair have a disagreement during the feast so Cass tries to liven up the evening with some Bollywood dancing, before the winner is announced

  • Liverpool I

    Four competitive cooks from Liverpool take turns hosting their idea of the perfect dinner party for a chance of winning £1,000, beginning with Ray Parry. The self-confessed know-it-all introduces the other contestants to vegetarianism with his meat-free menu, but his non-stop talking during the week leaves Valerie Watson and Lyndsey Halligan despairing, while music snob Paul Owen looks down on his choice of entertainment

  • Celebrity Edition - Bruce Jones

    Celebrity edition of the show in which contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party. Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones aka Les Battersby, hosts the final evening for rival guests, TV presenter Yvette Fielding, former Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton and ex-Catchphrase presenter Roy Walker

  • Blackpool - Simon

    Drag queen Simon Green hosts the penultimate dinner party in Blackpool, and prepares a modern European menu including quails' eggs, lamb, and shortbread and strawberry towers. The guests are left wondering what the ostentatious cook will be wearing for the evening after he gave instructions for everyone to dress up, and Liam discovers that he has more in common with Simon than he first thought

  • Ireland - Aiden

    Civil servant and fitness fan Aiden Creavin hosts the third dinner party in Dublin. Following a disastrous beginning with his starter, Una Quill is eager to see how his pork belly main course compares with hers from the first night and annoys the other guests with her persistent talking

  • Leicester - All in One

    Four amateur chefs host dinner parties in Leicester in a bid to win the £1,000 prize. Aromatherapist Erica Swinthenbank, yoga teacher Anne Marie Newland, graphic designer Jamie Traynor and security officer Pretesh Singadia compete against one another in evenings featuring compulsory meditation and body painting

  • Lincolnshire - All in One

    Four amateur chefs compete for the £1,000 prize in Grimsby, North-East Lincolnshire, where fireworks and an ostrich make an appearance during the week's dinner parties. Self-assured Phil Cowper and resident glamour puss Shanelle Cutsforth vie for the money, along with straight-talking Jackie Critten and the self-proclaimed campest straight man in the world, Chris Wood

  • North London - Nicole

    Four cooks from north London take turns hosting dinner parties for the chance of winning £1,000. American self-styled hippie Nicole Ganz kicks off the competition, but Greek car dealer Harry Iaonnou and Israeli property developer Nir Zamek begin to argue about who has the most money. Meanwhile, Bindi Holding dazzles with her outrageous outfits and suggestive chat

  • Celebrity Edition - Roy Walker

    Celebrity edition of the show in which contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party. Former Catchphrase presenter Roy Walker hosts the third evening for rival guests, TV presenter Yvette Fielding, ex-Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones and one-time Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton

  • Aberdeen - Bob

    The final dinner party in Aberdeen is hosted by publican Bob Calder, who is confident his traditional Scottish meal including a main course of 'stoved Howtowdie wi'drappit eggs and skirtle' will not garner criticism like that he has been meting out to his rivals all week, and will in fact win him the £1,000 cash prize

  • Celebrity Come Dine with Me: Return of the Worst

    Wayne Sleep hosts a Moulin Rouge-themed party, and while actor Bobby Davro arrives in a dress, former Apprentice contestant Raef Bjayou is forced to participate in a can-can. Actress Lesley Joseph finds it hard to stomach the strong cheese on the dancer's menu, and by the time dessert arrives, socialite Tamara Beckwith has had enough

  • Ireland - Monica

    Marketing and promotions consultant Monica O'Mara hosts the second dinner party in Dublin, and aims to impress her guests by laying on a champagne welcome and transporting them in a golf buggy. However, the Michelin star-style menu proves a big challenge

  • Hertfordshire - All in One

    Four competitive amateur cooks in Hertfordshire take turns hosting meals for their rivals in the hope of claiming the £1,000 prize at the end of the week. The chefs vying for the money include dentist Amit Koshal, who prepares an Indian-inspired menu, and food snob Kelly Hatt, who believes moving to the area has made her palate more refined, but has trouble matching wine to her courses

  • Northampton - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from Northampton compete to host the best dinner party, hoping to take home the £1,000 prize. Driving instructor Billy McArthur, grandmother Michaela McQuade, outspoken American mum Sarah Lester, and photocopier service manager Kevin Pawlowski try to impress one another with evenings featuring rare duck, a display of the Klingon language, and a 'posh' approach to dining

  • Celebrity Edition - Natasha Hamilton

    Celebrity edition of the show in which contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party. Former Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton hosts the second evening with rival guests ex-Catchphrase-host Roy Walker, TV presenter Yvette Fielding and one-time Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones

  • Blackpool - Andrea

    Hotel manager Andrea Maddocks hosts the second dinner party in Blackpool, serving up a Geordie and Lancashire-themed evening that includes cheese soup, pease pudding and a do-it-yourself dessert. However, Liam's dislike of Cass continues to bring tension to the table

  • Harrogate - All in One

    Four amateur chefs compete in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, for a chance to win the £1,000 prize. The conventional Emma Revis, millionaire's son Matthew Hetherington, letting agent Tim King and eco-warrior Alison Brierly take it in turns to impress one another in a series of dinner parties, with one of the contestants serving pheasant road kill and chocolate-coated insects

  • Ireland - All in One

    Chatterbox Una Quill hosts the first of five dinner parties from Dublin and is confident her belly of pork main course will win her the 1,000 euro prize. As the wine flows, guest Monica O'Mara opens up about her divorce and Una reveals that a nude picture hanging by the table is of her

  • Blackpool - Liam

    The dinner party challenge visits Blackpool, and removal company owner Liam Bird is the first to host. He prepares a menu consisting of a traditional British breakfast-style starter, chicken surprise for main, followed by nursery desserts. However, he is not ready to put up with the lack of manners shown by some of his guests

  • Celebrity Edition - Yvette Fielding

    Celebrity edition of the show in which contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party. TV presenter Yvette Fielding hosts the first evening with rival guests former Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton, one-time Catchphrase-host Roy Walker and ex-Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones

  • Pantomime Special

    A week of dinner parties inspired by pantomimes begins with singer Linda Nolan's Jack and the Beanstalk-themed evening. There is fun with magic beans and a dessert disaster, while Nick Bateman embraces the role of the panto villain, Bianca Gascoigne fails to recognise Colin Baker, and Danny Young gets the giggles

  • Medway - Nina

    The first of the week's dinner parties in Medway, Kent, is hosted by experimental cook and retired grandmother Nina Gaskell. Her guests are barmaid Laura Leibo, police worker Esther Kennedy, mortgage adviser Michael Dodsworth and art graduate Patrick Fysh, and she hopes to impress them with her unusual dishes including a cucumber stuffed with corned beef, and gravy with coconut

  • Exeter - All in One

    The dinner party challenge heads to Exeter, where the week is livened up when Geoff Green and party-loving Beka Platt clash over spicy food - and relations between hunter John G Wills and drama student Mandy Plumridge are far from cordial following an argument about rabbits

  • King's Lynn - All in One

    Four dinner-party hosts compete to win the £1,000 cash prize in King's Lynn, Norfolk. Outspoken waste-management consultant Amber Woolmington serves up a stylish menu that's lost on bodybuilder Daniel Coleman, and when it's his turn to host, the food leaves everyone disappointed. The rest of the week sees more twists and turns involving fellow participants Maggie Flowerdew and Richard Moore

  • Kingston-upon-Thames All in One

    Mother-of-two Carly Baker, unconventional thinker Lisa Hughes, barrister Simon Levene and confident Philip Gwott compete as the dinner-party challenge heads to Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. The week features a diverse array of dishes, including Italian, Australian and Nigerian cuisine, as well as an attempt at magical entertainment - but one contestant's attention-seeking antics leave their fellow diners deeply unamused

  • Kingston Upon Thames - All in One

    Beautician Lisa Hughes, Australian mum-of-two Carly Baker, cool and confident Philip Gwott and barrister Simon Levene battle it out in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London as they compete to win the £1,000 prize. The week's highlights include some uncomfortable comments, entertainment that gets a little bit physical, and a hard-to-swallow dessert

  • Kent - Yvette

    Clairvoyant Yvette Tamara hosts the first dinner party in north Kent, and the night gets off to a spooky start when data analyst John Tower and working mother Yemi Christopher-Soares discover a ghost-busting machine. Meanwhile, jeweller Lisa Townend is so impressed with Yvette's abilities that she wants to return for a psychic reading

  • Kent - Yemi

    Project manager Yemi Christopher-Soares hosts the third dinner party in north Kent, where she hopes the guests will enjoy her Nigerian-inspired menu and appreciate her love of all things spicy

  • Kent Riviera - Marcello

    Hairdresser Marcello Marino hosts the second party in the Kent Riviera, but after offending each of his fellow diners the previous night, his chances of impressing with his Italian/Spanish menu look slim. As the guests arrive, the host's outlandish wardrobe and risque art collection quickly becomes a popular topic of discussion, and when the main course turns sloppy, the evening takes a turn for the worse

  • Kent - Scott

    Outspoken butcher Scott Taylor hosts the second dinner challenge from north-east Kent, hoping he can rustle up the right mix of dishes to impress his fellow contestants and prove that he is a dab hand in the kitchen

  • Kent - Vanessa

    Single mother Vanessa Boukharouba hosts the first dinner party in north-east Kent, hoping to impress outspoken butcher Scott Taylor, joker John O'Connor and politically incorrect personal trainer Annette Evans with her cooking and entertaining skills

  • Kingston upon Thames - David

    Retired golfer David Witcher hosts the final evening in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, and hopes to impress with an American-themed menu, including Wyoming slow-cooked ribs and Louisiana seafood chowder. After dinner, he entertains his guests with a bucking bronco, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Kingston upon Thames - Erika

    Interior designer Erika Sager hosts the second dinner party of the week on board her boat in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, and invites her guests to dress up as pirates. However, despite the unconventional setting, her rivals are all impressed by the standard of her food and hospitality

  • Leeds - Sam

    Banker Sam Appleby wears a Henry VIII costume, complete with enormous codpiece, for his best-of-British-themed evening, as he hosts the third dinner party in Leeds. Property developer Diane's Margaret Thatcher costume causes some conflict, but there is some brief harmony when a busker arrives to lead the guests in singing a Beatles song

  • Leeds - Catherine

    Catherine Williams creates a menu inspired by South America for the first dinner party of the week in Leeds. She is joined by Garth Kirsten-Landman from South Africa, Louise Emmerson, who has been married three times, banker Sam Appleby and property developer Diane Jones. Straight-talker Garth causes widespread offence, but the host maintains a positive mood with a painting session

  • Leeds - Diane

    Property developer Diane Jones hosts the final dinner party in Leeds, and her guests have high expectations for the evening. She rustles up Greek filo pastries and cod in Italian sauce as well as entertaining her diners with Brazilian dancing on the lawn, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Leeds - All in One

    Four cooks from Leeds battle to win the £1,000 prize in the culinary contest. Research fellow Jamie Stark, MP's wife Susan Shelbrooke, philosophy student Kara Colgrave and supermarket stock analyst Jemma Pendlebury take it in turns to impress one another in a series of dinner parties, with one contestant preparing a meal inspired by molecular cooking

  • Leeds - All in One

    Swedish table-tennis enthusiast Evelyn Friede competes against politics student James Greenhalgh, personal development coach Sarah Shafi and Canadian-born DJ Nolan Kane as the dinner party challenge heads to Leeds. Highlights of the week include an Abba-themed dress code, a water bed and an outlandish sandwich gateau

  • Kingston upon Thames - Ken

    Five amateur chefs compete for the £1,000 prize in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, and keen basketball player Ken Oputa is the first to host, inviting his guests to turn up in sportswear fancy dress. He hopes his Double Dribble mushrooms and Slam Dunk salmon will prove to be winning ingredients

  • Kingston upon Thames - Sarah

    Mother-of-two Sarah Brice hosts the third dinner party in Kingston upon Thames, hoping to impress her guests with her own take on dishes including prawns, lamb and chocolate mousse. Ken Oputa tries to make an impression on the female contestants with his romantic poetry, but finds Erika Sager switches her attentions to his rival Jamie Baker

  • Lake District - All in One

    Fitness fanatic Lindsey Berry, salesman Marc McAdam, hairdresser Julie Wall and Michael Webster, former butler to the Queen, take up the dinner party challenge in the Lake District. Michael hosts a night where the contestants have to dress as their favourite royal - but it doesn't go to plan when Julie turns up as Freddie Mercury and Marc as a corgi. The rest of the week features a pub-themed dinner party that goes down rather well, and another inspired by Lady Gaga

  • Kent Riviera - Lydia

    Full-time mother Lydia Jones hosts the first party on the Kent Riviera. She opts for a French menu and some recipes that, although tried before, she has never succeeded with. However, the responses of her guests are not ideal, and hairdresser Marcello Marino manages to insult his fellow diners by criticising their appearances

  • Kent Riviera - Donna

    Margate resident Donna Grieves hosts the third dinner party of the week on the Kent Riviera, and hopes her locally sourced ingredients and best-of-British menu will impress her guests. However, Italian hairdresser Marcello Marino proves hard to please, criticising both her appearance and cuisine, and the night goes from bad to worse when it is time for dessert

  • Keighley - Charlie

    Business owner Charlie Walker hosts the final dinner party in Keighley, West Yorkshire, and hopes to impress his guests with a 'stylish with swimwear' dress code and a hot-tub disco, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Keighley - Philomena

    Sales adviser Philomena Golenya hosts the penultimate dinner party in Keighley, West Yorkshire, and tries to impress her guests by writing her four-course menu in Italian. However, a broken chair and a small fire in the kitchen threaten to derail proceedings, until her Italian dancing proves to be a hit with one of the guests

  • Keighley - Rebecca

    Image-conscious salon owner Rebecca Saunders knows she is not a great cook, and is hoping her entertainment will make up for that as she hosts the competition in Keighley, West Yorkshire. She gives mock makeovers to all the guests, and they are all surprised by Adam's transformation

  • Keighley - Bev

    Healthcare worker Bev Stewart hosts the week's first round of the dinner party challenge in Keighley, West Yorkshire, opting for a school days-themed evening featuring fish fingers, meat and potato pie, and jelly and ice-cream. However, her choice fails to impress hair salon owner Rebecca, computer network engineer Adam, sales adviser Philomena and business owner Charlie

  • Middlesbrough - Kay

    Self-confessed loud-mouth Kay Griffiths hosts the third dinner party in Middlesbrough, hoping to liven up her guests with good food, colourful conversation, a little conflict, and her home-made punch

  • Isle of Wight - Michael

    Local radio newsreader Michael Coombes hosts dinner party number two on the Isle of Wight, a laid-back affair with a menu of 'simple' food that features a surprising starter. However, just when the guests seem on the verge of being impressed, Steve Morris reveals what he thinks of his fellow diners

  • Isle of Wight - Steve

    Car salesman Steve Morris demands his guests at the third dinner party on the Isle of Wight be as honest as he has been - and Mandy Gale is happy to oblige. He gives her plenty of ammunition by forgetting several vital ingredients from his menu of local scallops and panettone dessert

  • Jersey - All in One

    The culinary challenge visits the island of Jersey for the first time, with local radio DJ Kevin Pamplin, food aficionado Jane-Anne Collier, finance manager Craig Dempster and dinner-party novice Jessica Stanier taking part. The week features ruined food, shameless self-promotion, raucous fun, and some truth-telling around the table

  • Kent - Annette

    The amateur culinary contest comes to an end in north-east Kent with the fourth and final dinner party, hosted by politically incorrect personal trainer Annette Evans. Once the party is over, the votes are counted and the winner of the £1,000 prize is revealed

  • Kent - Anthony

    Artist Anthony Wait hosts the fourth dinner party on the Kent coast, and tries to woo his guests with experimental food and a burlesque dancer. He also hopes to get the diners interested in his new art project, which uses toenails and body hair

  • Kent - Patrick Fysh

    Art graduate and actor Patrick Fysh hosts the fourth dinner part in Kent, and hopes to impress with his molecular gastronomy. However, Michael Dodsworth is confused by the 21-year-old's interest in surrealist feminist art, and Nina Gaskell is left speechless by risque pictures of his girlfriend

  • Kent Riviera - Anthony

    Experimental artist Anthony Wait hosts the penultimate dinner party in Kent and decides against practising his menu before he cooks it on the night. He hopes his new art project involving body parts will interest his guests and exacts revenge on Marcello by hiring a burlesque dancer to entertain him

  • Kent Riviera - Chris

    Chris Newbold hosts the final evening in Kent, hoping to impress his guests with his motorbike collection and an international menu. However, he faces tough competition from a critical Marcello Marino, who buys the other diners presents, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Kent - Katie

    Canteen owner Katie Reynolds-Dobbs throws the first party in Kent's Swale Estuary, hoping to woo her diners with her signature tipple and a friend who eats fire. However, she takes an instant dislike to self-confessed Stepford wife Claire Wood, and the feeling could be mutual as the guest is unimpressed by her host's short skirt

  • Kent - Jono

    Jono Simm hosts the penultimate dinner party in north Kent and is convinced his wholesome and hearty menu is the way to win. However, two of his guests are less than impressed by his cooking

  • Kent - Chris

    Building-site manager Chris Newbold hosts the final night on the Kent coast, hoping to keep his critical guests entertained with his impressive motorbike collection and international menu. However, he takes a risk by leaving most of the cooking until after the diners are seated, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Kent - John

    The third dinner party in north east Kent sees self-confessed joker John O'Connor play host, hoping his sense of humour complements the menu and wins over the other contestants. The week's competition is now moving into its final stages - but who will have the last laugh when the winner is announced?

  • Leeds - Garth

    Garth Kirsten-Landman cooks kangaroo meat as he hosts the second night in Leeds. However, after his sexist jokes and inaccurate age-guessing on day one, the South African has a lot of making up to do - but things get off to a bad start when he apologises for his meal before it has even been served

  • Leeds, West Yorkshire - All in One

    Four hosts compete for the £1,000 prize in Leeds, West Yorkshire, starting with interior designer Ben Huckerby who invites his fellow diners to a meal at a castle he renovated. Later, Caribbean cooking enthusiast Linda Lennon and artist Jon Wiltshire clash when they both prepare West Indian menus, followed by a Spanish-themed evening by trainee science teacher Jo Mills

  • Liverpool - Cynthia

    Model and barrister Cynthia Umezulike hosts the third dinner party in Liverpool, and hopes her meal including tribal fish, a traditional Nigerian jeloff and an exotic fruit platter will impress her guests

  • Liverpool Day 1

    Contestants from Liverpool try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Liverpool Day 2

    Contestants in Liverpool try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Lincolnshire - Skip

    History teacher Skip Schultz hosts the second party in Lincolnshire, planning an evening to celebrate his American roots. While the guests are impressed with the starter, the main course proves a confusing flop, and Skip has to rely on his entertainment to save the day

  • Lincolnshire - Sharon

    Entrepreneur Sharon Wright hosts Lincolnshire's third party, hoping to impress with dishes of seared scallops, crispy-top pork belly, and chocolate praline tart, which she has repeatedly practised in preparation for the evening. The businesswoman has a strict schedule and has thought through her guests' every need, even hiring a gardener to ensure the yard is in full bloom

  • Lincolnshire - Jose

    Sex and the City fan Jose Stewart hosts the first dinner party in Lincolnshire for teacher Skip Schultz, tattooist Indy Nijjar, entrepreneur Sharon Wright and admin worker Jessica Carroll, but struggles to concentrate on her Spanish-themed menu, opting instead to spend her time on Twitter. A game of truth or dare then brings out some interesting revelations, as well as an unlikely romantic encounter

  • Lincolnshire - Nijjar

    Tattoo artist Indy Nijjar hosts a summer-themed dinner party in Lincolnshire, instructing his guests to bring swimwear with them. In a last-ditch bid to score high marks, he decides to serve his dessert in a unique place, but will have to wait and see whether it is enough to win the £1,000 prize

  • Lincolnshire - Richard

    Bodybuilding drama student Richard Summers-Calvert hosts the fourth party of the week from Lincolnshire. He serves chicken and rice for his starter, main and dessert, but with a few twists. Plus, he entertains his guests with a game of charades after asking them to dress up as action heroes

  • Liverpool Day 3

    Contestants in Liverpool try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Liverpool Day 4

    Contestants in Liverpool try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • London - Jennifer

    Trainee aqua-aerobics instructor Jennifer Joseph hosts the second dinner party in south London, preparing a mountain of home-cooked Caribbean food, and asking her guests to dress in hoodies and jeans. However, her plans to create a relaxed atmosphere fail when Joe Kempster's incessant chatter begins to annoy the other diners

  • London - Joe

    Joe Kempster, a bricklayer who prides himself on making all his dishes from scratch, hosts the third dinner party from south London, and hopes to make up for past misunderstandings with the other guests by preparing a meal featuring a mystery Greek main course

  • Portsmouth - Will

    Sociology lecturer Will Dixon hosts the second dinner party in Portsmouth. His soggy salad starter fails to impress Rose Proenca, and his over-cooked beef Wellington gets an even worse reception from the rest of his guests, but surprise entertainment helps him win back a few admirers

  • London - Jamie

    Photographer Jamie Baker hosts the fourth party in London, and his ambitious menu of langoustine and crab ravioli, herb crusted rack of lamb, and milloux of chocolate - combined with his choice of evening entertainment - go down well, until an unexpected turn of events scuppers his plans

  • Portsmouth - Rose

    Brazilian beauty-counter manager Rose Proenca hosts the final dinner party in Portsmouth, hoping her Turkish-themed menu will impress the other contestants. However, the entertainment is not to everyone's taste

  • Liverpool Day 5

    Contestants in Liverpool try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Portsmouth - Kathy

    The week's third dinner party from Portsmouth is hosted by French language tutor Kathy 'Hurricane' Anderson, who hopes to wow her guests with a Gallic menu. However, the evening does not go to plan and an incident involving a pineapple nearly results in disaster - while the choice of entertainment leads to raised eyebrows

  • Liverpool - Jilly

    Jilly Pollock hosts the fifth and final party in Liverpool, inviting her fellow contestants to a black-tie event. She prepares a selection of self-styled dishes for her diners, including figs, hot beef and berry delight, and hopes an evening of ballroom dancing will ease tensions following the previous night's arguments

  • Lincolnshire - Jessica

    Admin worker Jessica Carroll hosts the final party in Lincolnshire. Despite demonstrating a distinct lack of culinary knowledge over the course of the week, including asking teacher Skip Schultz if his pumpkin pie contained pumpkin, she hopes her Chinese meal and unusual pet will impress the guests

  • Lincolnshire - Jack

    On day four in Lincolnshire, Jack Stone plans to win over his guests with a creative evening during which they will have the chance to make their own food, but the DIY pizzas don't go to plan. Meanwhile, an interesting outfit from Alex Coxon gets the attention of Chris Moore

  • Lichfield - Amanda

    Recruitment consultant Amanda Smith hosts the final dinner party in Lichfield, and hopes to impress with a well-executed, sophisticated menu. However the night is not to everyone else's liking and an accident at the table leaves her guests in hysterics, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Lichfield - James

    Business consultant James Herbert hosts the first dinner party in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and has high hopes that his guests - football coach Tim Travers, sales assistant JP Goodyear-Martinez, businesswoman Amanda Smith and retired mental-health nurse Ronnie Imlah - will enjoy his complex Italian menu

  • Lichfield - JP Goodyear-Martinez

    JP Goodyear-Martinez hosts the third dinner party in Lichfield, Staffordshire, where he treats his guests to a mix of Jamaican food, tight lycra outfits and a drag queen. However, James Herbert's rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody does not go down too well with fellow diner Ronnie

  • Leicester - Terry

    Estate agent Terry Robinson hosts the second dinner party in Leicester with a 'Dress as Your Hero' theme, and the Elton John fan also decides to treat his guests to a song. He is confident his menu will score him top marks, but while Richard is blown away, Ryan remains unimpressed

  • Leicester - Ryan

    IT enthusiast Ryan Bruce hosts the fourth dinner party in Leicester, and tries to impress his guests with a Spanish-inspired menu cooked in front of them. Entertainment is provided by Ryan's sister, West End actress Charlie Bruce, who puts the contestants through their paces in a salsa lesson

  • Isle of Wight - Mandy

    Self-confessed control freak Mandy Gale hosts the final party on the Isle of Wight, certain her strong flavours and elaborate recipes will be enough to win the £1,000 cash prize. However, her attitude grates on the guests, and her strange combination of fish and chocolate is not to everyone's taste

  • Portsmouth - Allison

    Solicitor Allison Hampshire hosts the first dinner party from Portsmouth, focusing on a sophisticated menu and quirky entertainment that she hopes will win her the £1,000 prize. Her guests are sociology lecturer William Dixon, counter manager Rose Proenca, adult tutor Kathy Anderson and actor Christopher Marlowe

  • Leicester - Richard

    Double-glazing salesman Richard Deeping hosts the final dinner party in Leicester, and hopes to make up for his boisterous behaviour by impressing the guests with his culinary prowess. In a bid to land higher scores, he puts on his own brand of entertainment, only to reveal a little too much of himself in the process, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Lichfield - Ronnie

    Retired mental-health nurse Ronnie Imlah hosts the second dinner party in Lichfield, Staffordshire, hoping her menu inspired by dishes she has eaten at friends' events will win her the £1,000. A revelation by the host leaves her companions in shock, and two guests fail to see eye-to-eye on plastic surgery

  • Lichfield - Tim

    Football coach Tim Travers hosts the fourth dinner party in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and is determined to prove his culinary skills, despite never having cooked before. He tackles an American-themed menu with the help of his mother, but discovers the hardest task is keeping the peace at the table

  • Lincolnshire - Amanda

    University lecturer Amanda Sherratt is keen to impress as she hosts the first dinner party in Lincolnshire, where her guests are beetroot farmer Chris Moore, theatre student Jack Stone, retail manager Ali Roberts and fitness enthusiast Alex Coxon. Amanda takes a risk with her Japanese-themed evening, which includes a raw fish starter and sumo wrestling for entertainment

  • Lincolnshire - Caroline

    Medical supplier Caroline Bevis hosts the second dinner party in Lincoln, hoping her Roaring Twenties-themed evening, including black-bottom Betty torte with beetroot ice-cream, will secure her the £1,000 prize

  • Lincolnshire - Chris

    Farmer Chris Moore hosts the third dinner party in Lincolnshire, where he plans to wow his guests with a beetroot-themed dinner. However, it is not just his obsession with the vegetable that surprises his diners, as they soon discover he has some hidden talents

  • Portsmouth - Christopher

    Stage actor Christopher Marlowe plays host in the fourth dinner party from Portsmouth, and tries to woo his guests with an adventurous menu and theatrical entertainment - including a one-man play involving a drunken waiter, which has a messy outcome

  • Lincolnshire - Ali

    Retail manager Ali Roberts hosts the second dinner party in Lincolnshire, confident that her gourmet cuisine and elegant style will win her the £1,000 prize. However, one diner's conversation threatens to overshadow the ambience of the evening

  • Lincoln - Hunni

    Hunting enthusiast Hunni Hindley hosts the first party in Lincoln, where she throws a murder-mystery-themed party with an unconventional menu in the hope of landing the £1,000 prize. There is a heated debate on hunting, and the other guests provide interesting discourse including Ricky Summers-Calvert, who has a revelation to make about his acting career

  • Lincolnshire - Alex

    A week of competitive dining in Lincolnshire concludes as self-described proud Geordie Alex Coxon invites fellow contestants into her home, where she invites guests to sample dishes with names favouring her distinctive dialect. However, chaos in the kitchen hinders her chance of securing victory, and as the night draws to a close, the winner is announced

  • Leeds - Louise

    Company administrator Louise Emmerson serves a Mediterranean menu inspired by her former mother-in-law, featuring Madrid chicken and aubergine bake. However, the guests are not impressed by the food, and Sam Appleby stokes the simmering feud between Diane Jones and the host, much to the shock of the other diners

  • Isle of Wight - Charlotte

    Aspiring actress Charlotte Barton Hoare hosts the first party of the week on the Isle of Wight, but her black-tie dinner is marred when car salesman Steve Morris finds a piece of gun pellet in his dish of pheasant breast, and then gets locked in the lavatory

  • Harrogate, North Yorkshire - Cassy

    Horse enthusiast Cassy Bell hosts the second dinner party in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, hoping her jockey-themed evening and gastro-pub menu will be enough to win her the £1,000 prize

  • Harrogate, North Yorkshire - Simon

    Photographer Simon Meyer is the fourth dinner-party host in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. He takes a laid-back approach to the task, but his chicken soup starter goes down so well the guests' comments leave him struggling to retain his composure

  • Harrogate, North Yorkshire - Alasdair

    Country gent Alasdair Moore hosts the final dinner party in Harrogate, and hopes to impress his guests with his specially selected wines and 'proper' menu. While his monkfish is well received, an early slip-up dents his confidence, and a risky parlour game does not endear him to farm lady Jane Steele. As the evening progresses, his competitors rate their experience, before the winner of the £1,000 cash prize is announced

  • Plymouth - Charlie

    Former Navy soldier Charlie Brunel hosts the final dinner party in Plymouth, and plans to get his guests into the party mood by organising a pirate-themed evening, complete with fancy dress and a fish dish, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Hampshire - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from Hampshire host dinner parties for the chance to win £1,000. Mother-of-four and college lecturer Selena Bartlett, rock band member and vegan Jhon Cosgrove, retired boat enthusiast Anson Lane and hairdresser Terese Scott take turns hosting evenings featuring face painting, nudity, and a menu including spicy peanut soup and fake steak pie

  • Peterborough - Warren

    Aspiring rapper Warren Temple kicks off a week of dinner parties in Peterborough, where he hopes his Spanish-influenced menu will impress his guests - ethical trader Donna Trafford, glamour model Susie Hutson, straight-talking professional Vicki Culverhouse and veterinary nurse Robin Hills - and make him an early contender for the £1,000 prize

  • Plymouth - Annie

    Van driver Annie Wroe serves up a racy-themed menu for the opening dinner party in Plymouth, with the starter named Something Fishy Going On, a main course called Saucy Pork Loins with Veg and a dessert of Chocolicious with a Twist. However, former Navy officer Charlie Brunel refuses to eat the main course and all the guests are alarmed by the after-dinner entertainment

  • Plymouth - Carla Wisdom Grey

    The second dining challenge from Plymouth sees Carla Wisdom Grey trying to stay calm and collected in the kitchen by cooking what she knows best with a little help from her mother. Unfortunately for her, the choice of table-side entertainment seems to upset one of her guests

  • Hartlepool - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Hartlepool, Co Durham, compete for the £1,000 prize. Former holiday rep Dotty Page, financial adviser Gavin Wise, beautician Becki Cooper and student Alex Jackson take turns hosting dinner parties, but have to contend with angry outbursts and charm offensives

  • Hastings - Adrian

    It is the second day of the competition in Hastings, East Sussex, and retired solicitor Adrian Carter is hoping to impress his guests with a Moroccan-themed evening. However, disaster strikes when he neglects his tagine, and his rendition of a Rod Stewart classic does not go down well either

  • Hertfordshire - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from north Hertfordshire take turns hosting dinner parties in a bid to win the £1,000 prize. Mum-of-two Jenny Thorn, gentleman farmer Matt Titmuss, community artist Gordana Bjelic-Rados and Latin Lothario Marco Panico try to impress their fellow contestants with evenings featuring plenty of sauce, a charm offensive and a lot of boasting

  • Hertfordshire - Amir

    Amir Hezarah kicks off the dinner parties in Hertfordshire, with a strategy to be on his best behaviour for the first night, before turning into his 'real self' for the rest of the week. He is confident of impressing his guests with an Iranian feast of lamb stew and rose-water ice-cream

  • Hertfordshire - Amit

    Dentist Amit Koshal hosts the second dinner party in Hertfordshire. He impresses his guests with an Indian-inspired menu, but admits his wife does not know he can cook - leaving his bid for the £1,000 prize in jeopardy

  • Plymouth - David Martin

    For the third dinner party challenge in Plymouth, David Martin uses his previous working experience in restaurants to try to cook the perfect piece of lamb. His guests are impressed by his dish, but old feuds between the participants resurface to make it a rather uncomfortable evening

  • Herefordshire - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from Herefordshire compete to win the £1,000 prize. Customer service adviser Mandy Fincher, 'professional layabout' John Harrington, actor Simon Blood DeVay and straight-talking accountant Sarah Haines take turns hosting dinner parties featuring French-inspired cuisine, medieval sword-fighting and an evening set in an old skittle alley

  • Hastings - Andrew

    Charity manager Andrew Batsford hosts the first of a week of parties from Hastings, aiming to inspire his fellow contestants with a menu of dishes prepared using foraged ingredients, including sea broccoli and stinging nettles. However, if the food fails to win them over, he hopes a dynamic Wham!-themed evening of festivities will do the trick

  • Hastings - Kate

    Hairdresser Kate Eadon hosts the fourth dinner party in Hastings, East Sussex, with a menu styled on a gourmet pub meal. Adrian Carter gets himself in hot water, Sally-Anne Keller reveals a surprise celebrity crush, and the host recounts her own encounter with a famous funnyman

  • Hastings - Sally Anne

    Sally-Anne Keller hosts a German-themed dinner party on the third night in Hastings, East Sussex, and requires her guests to dress, sing and dance accordingly. Charity manager Andrew Batsford explains how the principles of anarchism and punk can be applied to football, while retired solicitor Adrian Carter dresses as the 19th-century statesman Otto von Bismarck and raises eyebrows with his jokes

  • Peterborough - Vicki

    Straight-talking businesswomen Vicki Culverhouse hosts the fourth night of the competition in Peterborough. She surprises the group when she unleashes some poetry at the dinner table, after having been very direct with the other diners throughout the week

  • 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 - and it doesn't take long for ethical trader Donna Trafford and would-be rapper Warren Temple to make an unexpected discovery that proves there's more to Susie than meets the eye

  • Peterborough - Robin

    Veterinary nurse Robin Hills is the final host of the competition in Peterborough. He prepares an animal-themed evening, accompanied by well-presented cuisine, which he hopes will be a big hit with his guests

  • Gloucestershire - Kayleigh

    Travel agent Kayleigh Hunt hosts the third dinner party in Gloucestershire, but her Moroccan-themed menu fails to impress the diners when she forgets to cook the main course. With all her guests hungry, she resorts to dressing up in her favourite outfits to keep them entertained

  • Gloucestershire - Marc

    Web designer Marc Harris hosts the penultimate dinner party in Gloucestershire. He is confident his Spanish menu will win over his fellow diners and is determined to put a halt to Zac's rude behaviour, but his plans go downhill when he makes a mess of his starter

  • Gloucestershire - Gerry

    Mature student Gerry Hill hosts the second party in Gloucestershire, and hopes to spice up the competition with an Egyptian-themed feast. However, his ambitious menu prompts mixed reactions from the guests, and things go from bad to worse when dinner-table banter turns to insults, and one of the diners is forced to go home early

  • Gloucestershire - Ameena

    Council worker Ameena Cott hosts the final dinner party in Gloucestershire, and hopes to impress with a glamorous evening, which includes colour co-ordinating her dress to match her dog's outfit and making a birdcage centrepiece from a melon. She also tries to win her guests' affections with electric pulse-pad treatment and strawberry face masks, before the winner is announced

  • Glasgow - Scott

    Scott Borthwick hosts the penultimate dinner party in Glasgow, hoping his evening will impress former model Sonia Scott Mackay. After yesterday's argument, he tries to put aside his differences with Natalie Morrison, before indulging in a steamy conversation with the object of his affections

  • Glasgow - Siobhan

    Music teacher and professional flautist Siobhan Daley hosts the fourth dinner party challenge in Glasgow, and plans to impress her guests with a rock and pop icons-themed evening. She begins by preparing a cod and chorizo stew before showing off her piano skills for dessert

  • Glasgow - Sonia

    Sonia Scott Mackay hosts the first dinner party in Glasgow, but the former model is more used to being waited on than catering for the needs of others. She devises a menu featuring a different cocktail with each course, and is on the lookout for romance

  • Gloucestershire - Zac

    Medical insurance boss Zac Kwintner hosts the first dinner party in Gloucestershire, making a traditional Jewish chicken soup, steak fondue and a rich chocolate orange tart. However, handing over cooking duties to his house staff does not go down well with the guests - a mature student, a travel agent, a web designer and a council worker

  • Great Yarmouth - All in One

    A hairdresser, a trainee barrister, a mother and an IT teacher take turns hosting dinner parties in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. One of the amateur cook's hyper-critical approach to the contest riles his rivals, and only heightens expectations for his own offering at the end of the week

  • Grimsby - Shanelle

    The contest passes the halfway mark as glamorous hostess Shanelle Cutsforth invites her fellow competitors to attend the third in a week of dinner parties in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

  • Guernsey - All in One

    Four hosts compete for the £1,000 prize in Guernsey. Island FM radio boss Mike Huston starts off the week with a 'spice and taste' evening, followed by a sophisticated wine-tasting game at the home of fashion designer Kay Davidson. The contenders become highly critical when the turn of self-assured entrepreneur Ben Inder comes around, and wannabe chef Gemma Sparkes takes the spotlight on the final night of the competition

  • Hackney - All in One

    Four cooks from Hackney, east London, battle to win the £1,000 prize in the culinary contest. Language teacher Jason Riley, fashion designer Purple Qie Qin, actor Leon Herbert and sales director Jody Pawson take it in turns to impress one another in a series of dinner parties, with one contestant preparing an expensive lobster dish, and another a Thai starter that smells of urine

  • Grimsby - Phil

    Opinionated contestant Phil Cowper, who believes he is always right, hosts the second dinner party in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, as the culinary competition continues

  • Peterborough - Shane

    Insurance broker Shane Jackson throws the second party in Peterborough, but has a daunting task ahead of him after offending previous host Parveen Ashraf by refusing to eat her food. A series of culinary mishaps in the kitchen fails to put a damper on the evening and, while Carolle Barlow makes a shocking announcement, Aly Nicholson reveals a surprise under her dress

  • Grimsby - Chris

    The contest in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, draws to a close as Chris Wood, the self-confessed 'campest straight man in the world' hosts the fourth and final dinner party. As the event reaches its conclusion, the week's winner is revealed

  • Grimsby - Jackie

    Straight-talking Jackie Critten hosts the first in a week of dinner parties in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, inviting fellow competitors Phil Cowper, Shanelle Cutsforth and Chris Wood to dine at her home

  • Hertfordshire - Andy

    DJ Andy Harvey hosts the final night of the competition which has visited Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. He decides to pull out all the stops at his Stevenage home, hoping to impress with extravagant food and outrageous entertainment - including a luminous underwater disco. At the end of the evening, his dinner guests reveal their scores before the winner of the £1,000 prize is revealed

  • Hertfordshire - Charles

    Would-be pop star Charles Maximilian Winnington Leftwich hosts the third dinner party in Hertfordshire, featuring an elaborate menu and an outdoor music performance. Unfortunately, it is not an easy ride for him as his guests struggle with his starter and rain threatens to spoil the barbecue

  • Inverness - Gillian

    National Heritage worker Gillian Sutherland hosts the first dinner party in Inverness, and has high hopes that her guests - emergency-call handler Melissa Kirby, property tycoon David Edes, hair stylist Zarina Ainslie and personal fitness trainer Jamie Tulloch - will appreciate her traditional Scottish menu

  • Inverness - Jamie

    Former professional footballer Jamie Tulloch hosts the final party in Inverness, going to the trouble of ensuring all the ingredients in his chosen dishes are locally sourced. However, it remains to be seen whether his home-grown approach to fine dining will be enough to impress his discerning fellow competitors, and as the night draws to a close, the week's winner is revealed

  • Inverness - Melissa

    Designer-label fan Melissa Kirby hosts the second dinner party in Inverness, hoping her cooking lessons from one of the city's best chefs will win her the £1,000 prize. However, rival Gillian is unimpressed when she finds out the chef also made the gravy

  • Inverness - David

    Property tycoon and teetotaller David Edes hosts the third dinner party in Inverness, where his menu of 'basic but wholesome food' makes his guests wary. A night of suspicion and hilarity between the diners ensues

  • Hull - Sarah

    Single mother Sarah Williams hosts the penultimate dinner party in Hull and is determined to make the evening a relaxed affair after a week of bickering. She serves up a menu of traditional Northern food and hopes a Moulin Rouge theme will cheer up her guests, but a drag act is not to everyone's taste

  • Hull - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from Hull compete to win the £1,000 prize. Housewife Beccy Harrison, DJ Paul Green, marketing employee Eve Clark and amateur dramatics director Mark Daniels try to impress their fellow diners during evenings featuring a disco, shocking nude photos and a menu inspired by the city

  • Hull - Dan

    Former royal butler and aspiring country gentleman Dan Smith hosts the third dinner party in Hull, but he does not think his palace experience will help him win the prize. Krystyna Stark continues to create tension by irritating the other guests, and the evening descends into chaos

  • Hull - Glenn

    Art student and love coach Glenn Davison hosts the final dinner party in Hull, hoping his charms will win over the group and put him in line for the £1,000 prize. He prepares a starter called Ocean Romanticism and a main entitled Eastern Impressionistic Green, but when the group begins to argue he is forced to take his guests outside for his dessert, Abstract a la Crepe, in the hope they will calm down

  • Inverness - Zarina

    On the fourth night of the contest in Inverness, it is hairdresser Zarina Ainslie's turn to host. The tattooed party girl claims to be a good cook as the contestants prepare to rate her on the evening

  • Plymouth - Nat Jaspers

    During a week of dinner parties in Plymouth, Nat Jaspers dishes up an array of home-made wine, beer and jams, and Carla Wisdom-Gray serves Caribbean cuisine, while lone male competitor David Martin resolves to deliver a quality feast for his guests

  • Isle of Man - All in One

    Four amateur chefs on the Isle of Man compete for the £1,000 prize. Property developer John Tinsley, pensioner Madeline Simpson, travel agent Mandy Quayle and gardener Sean O'Connell host dinner parties featuring a Manx crab starter and one of the cooks dressing up as a cow to serve dessert

  • Portsmouth - Allison

    Solicitor Allison Hampshire is first to host as the dinner party competition reaches Portsmouth and hopes to impress her guests with a sophisticated selection of dishes and quirky entertainment. Her rivals for the £1,000 prize are sociology lecturer William Dixon, Brazilian beauty-counter manager Rose Proenca, tutor Kathy Anderson and actor Christopher Marlowe

  • Isle of Wight - All in One

    Four amateur cooks on the Isle of Wight compete in the culinary challenge for the chance to win the £1,000 prize. Singer Derek Sandy, eco-entrepreneur Rob Drake-Knight, single mother Claire Cheek and pensioner Tina Raymond host evenings featuring a red carpet and paparazzi, as well as a Caribbean-themed night

  • Plymouth - Tony

    The third day of the competition in Plymouth. Former sailor Tony Wade thinks of himself as the best cook in the group, and prepares a range of complicated dishes to prove it. He also hopes to ease relations between Annie Wroe and Suzanne Hyde by sitting them next to each other, which is a risky undertaking

  • Plymouth - Suzanne

    Car service manager Suzanne Hyde hosts the second party in Plymouth, and after the heated exchanges of the previous dinner, prepares for another tense evening. She hopes to win over her fellow diners with her simple style of cooking, but the food is overshadowed when she argues with previous hostess Annie Wroe

  • Plymouth - Sarah

    Recruitment manager Sarah Joy hosts the penultimate dinner party in Plymouth. She hopes to create a happier atmosphere after a series of disagreements, but outspoken guest Suzanne has other ideas. Later, an after-dinner disco gives Charlie the opportunity to perform a Scottish jig

  • Plymouth - Sharon Robbie

    Sharon Robbie hosts the fourth dinner party challenge from Plymouth determined to make an impression on her guests by using the freshest and most exclusive produce in her cooking - but despite her efforts things begin to go downhill when one diner finds a spider in his food

  • Plymouth Day 3

    Contestants from Plymouth try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Huddersfield - Virginia

    Mother-of-three Virginia Houslin opens the contest in Huddersfield, and her hopes for some flirtatious fun are boosted by the arrival of her first guest, wedding singer Richard Wood. However the cheeky host faces a battle to win over the taste buds of her other diners as she tries to stake her claim for the £1,000 prize

  • Hertfordshire - Mel

    Hairdresser Mel Steel hosts the final day of the competition in Hertfordshire, and demonstrates her culinary skills with a mix of French and Caribbean dishes. The guests are shocked by her request for them to arrive in fancy dress, leaving her hopes of winning the £1,000 prize resting on the merits of her eclectic menu

  • Hertfordshire - Perry

    Perry Jones kicks off the week in Hertfordshire, and is confident his 20 years' experience of hosting dinner parties will see him win the £1,000 prize. However, his main course of soup poured over chicken breasts and topped with crisps leaves his guests feeling confused

  • High Wycombe - David

    In High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, comic-book editor David Leach entertains his guests, including Brazilian-born vicar Levi Santana, with his larger-than-life personality and collection of comics. Noelle Thompson, who enjoys the finer things in life, serves up chicken chasseur and swan profiteroles, while Joh White hosts a comedic evening

  • Hertfordshire - Kelly

    Food enthusiast Kelly Hatt hosts the third dinner party in Hertfordshire, but her attempt to match her wine to her menu proves unsuccessful

  • Hertfordshire - Heath

    Heath Reid hosts the final dinner party in Hertfordshire, and hopes his Italian-inspired menu will win him the £1,000 prize

  • Plymouth Day 2

    Contestants in Plymouth try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Hertfordshire - Claire

    Cleanliness fanatic Claire Diamond hosts the second dinner party in Hertfordshire, hoping to impress with a menu of crispy chilli chicken, roast rack of lamb with potato dauphinoise and a large dessert of pana cotta, meringue and chocolate cheesecake. However, as the evening unfolds the simplicity of the menu upsets one of the guests and a shocking discovery is made in the bathroom

  • Hertfordshire - Diane

    Diane Mitham hosts the penultimate dinner party in Hertfordshire. She hopes to impress with a menu of carrot and coriander soup, chicken lemon drizzle and witches' deadly cream scoop, and the evening gets off to an interesting start when she introduces her beloved pet - an eight-year-old tarantula

  • Hill - Krystyna

    Krystyna Stark hosts the second party in Hull, and after shocking everyone with her feathery outfit the previous night, her fellow diners are well prepared for the unexpected . An exploration of her home reveals dogs in nappies, an erotic novel and a song written by the hostess for the Queen Mother, but the mood between the girls becomes tense at the dinner table

  • Huddersfield - Christine

    In the first of four dinner parties in Huddersfield, hair salon owner Christine Wright uses ingredients from her back garden. She creates Roquefort souffle, chicken and chorizo basque and iced apple snow, but after a lukewarm response to the food, she hopes to get a better reaction to her post-dinner entertainment - an Irish jig in the front room

  • Huddersfield - Neil

    Kitchen designer and dog lover Neil Hemmingway hosts the second party in Huddersfield and hopes to impress his guests with porcini risotto, grilled haddock and tiramisu, all prepared in his state-of-the-art kitchen, which he is not shy of showing off. When the meal is over, his decision to invite his dog Daisy to the table does not gone down well with Christine Wright

  • Huddersfield - Richard

    Wedding singer and confident cook Richard Wood hosts the third dinner party in Huddersfield. With steak on the menu, he opts not to listen to his guests' preferences and instead cooks and serves them his own way. However, with the starter a disaster and the rift between mum-of-three Virginia and ladette Iyesha deepening, Richard believes the only solution to save his night is for him to sing

  • Huddersfield - Tommy

    Tommy Mack hosts the fourth dinner-party challenge from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, and tries to woo his guests with a Hollywood silent movie-themed evening, which includes a selection of mystery dishes and his very own style of rapping

  • Huddersfield - Matt

    Property developer Matt Buckingham hosts the third party in Huddersfield and prepares starters of tomato soup and chicken liver pate, followed by salmon and his home-made ice-cream. Things get off to a bad start when Laura Seeley discovers a dog hair in her meal and there is a disaster with the dessert

  • Huddersfield - Laura

    Speech therapist and gourmet group member Laura Seeley hosts the final party in Huddersfield and hopes to teach her fellow cooks a thing or two with an ambitious Moroccan menu of mezze, lamb tagine and poached pears. However, with so many dishes to prepare, she might have bitten off more than she can chew

  • Huddersfield - Iyesha

    Business development manager Iyesha Atkins hosts the second dinner party in Huddersfield, hoping her sophisticated event will win her the £1,000 prize. However, the evening does not go to plan when Virginia finds fault with Iyesha's main course, and the two women fall out following a discussion about religion

  • Huddersfield - Kim

    Kim Connor hosts the final party in Huddersfield, hoping her American diner-themed menu will delight her guests. Sweating over a hot stove is not what the glamorous hairdresser is used to, and she relies on helpful advice from her mother. The food fails to appeal to everyone's tastes, but Kim's after-dinner entertainment seems to revive her flagging chances of success

  • London - Majid

    Majid Ravandi hosts the final dinner party in south London, but fails to impress with a hot prawn starter and a dry main course. As the meal progresses, a bickering Joe and Karen threaten to spoil the cook's friendly demeanour, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • London - Robert

    Fashion journalist Robert Johnston hosts the first dinner party in south London, serving up stilton ice cream and tomato sorbet, slow-roasted pork with chilli and fennel, and Sephardic orange and almond cake

  • North London - Nicole

    US traveller Nicole Ganz throws the first party in north London, preparing American classics including shrimp, jambalaya and pecan pie. As the alcohol flows, diners Nir Zamek, Harry Ioannaou and Bindi Holding get lost in conversation, but the host reclaims the limelight by serenading her guests

  • North London - Nir

    A very confident Nir Zamek hosts the final dinner party in north London, shunning the idea of entertainment in favour of impressing with expensive ingredients and his tried-and-tested chocolate cake. However, when he clashes with Harry, it is left to Nicole to ease the tension with a racy revelation

  • North London - Niyi

    The third dinner party in north London is hosted by DJ Niyi Adelakun. He has to deal with a shed full of chickens, a table made from a door, a fridge that doubles as a wardrobe, and a menu featuring too many courses

  • Sheffield - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Sheffield compete to win the £1,000 prize. Author Jude Calvert-Toulmin, sales executive Robert Tingle, student Lucy Croft and IT manager Neil Goodwin take turns hosting dinner parties featuring a reading from an erotic novel, a risque anecdote and arguments over screw-top wine bottles and personalised number plates

  • North London - Lola

    Languages graduate and vintage clothes collector Lola Oduba hosts the first dinner party in north London, convinced that her flair for cooking and sophisticated tastes will ensure her victory. However, the guests are unimpressed with a retro menu of polenta, pork belly and rhubarb pudding

  • North London - Harry

    Car dealer Harry Ioannaou hosts the second party in north London, drawing on his Greek heritage to provide his guests with an exciting menu. He also sets out to impress his fellow diners with a dancing exhibition and a live band

  • North London I

    US traveller Nicole Ganz throws the first party in north London, preparing American classics including shrimp, jambalaya and pecan pie. As the alcohol flows, diners Nir Zamek, Harry Ioannaou and Bindi Holding get lost in conversation, but the host reclaims the limelight by serenading her guests

  • North London - Joss

    Curtain-maker Joss Woolf holds the fourth dinner party in north London, but finds that her Thai menu receives a mixed response from her guests and the evening's entertainment brings out the worst in Lola. The host also gets a shock when Niyi admits to having a crush on her

  • North Norfolk - All in One

    Four dinner-party hosts compete to win the £1,000 cash prize on the north Norfolk coast. Publishing manager James Houlder begins with a main of freshly shot game, but Labour party activist Denise Burke does not know what to make of it, especially when he produces a gun. The rest of the week sees more attempts to impress by undertaker Helen Wickes and picture framer Dave Parks, but a running theme of hairs in the food haunts the contestants on each of their nights

  • North West London - All in One

    Bollywood fan Paresh Vara competes against shop assistant Cherelle Welch, mind reader Alex Crow and solicitor Cathie Woolhouse for the £1,000 prize as the dinner-party challenge heads to north-west London. The week's highlights include a mysterious parlour filled with creepy creatures and a botched batch of deep-fried kofta balls

  • Northamptonshire - Jules

    Make-up artist Jules Osmany hosts the first of the week's dinner parties in Northamptonshire, and hopes her Indian-Moroccan fusion menu and laid-back attitude will win her the £1,000 prize. Joining her are tomboy Lauren Oxlade, stay-at-home mum Stephanie Reeder, MD Carl Johnson and funeral service manager Peter Pickering

  • Northamptonshire - Lauren

    Business planning manager Lauren Oxlade is the penultimate host in Northamptonshire. She reveals herself to be the dark horse of the competition when she invites a few surprising friends along to the party, and impresses with her organisational skills and passionate cooking style

  • Northamptonshire - Peter

    Funeral service manager Peter Pickering hosts the second dinner party in Northamptonshire, hoping his traditional approach will win him the £1,000 cash prize. However, one guest does not like bread and butter pudding, and Stephanie is horrified by Jules's shocking revelation

  • Northamptonshire - Carl

    Last to try his hand in Northamptonshire is managing director and proud northerner Carl Johnson, with a menu that includes gammon cooked in two litres of cola. Stephanie and Lauren are treated to a glimpse of the host in all his glory when they see what he has hanging above his bed - but it remains to be seen what the guests will make of his lumpy chocolate mousse

  • Sheffield - Donna

    Vegan-activist Donna Thomas hosts the third dinner party from Sheffield, and gets a mixed reception from her Japanese-themed menu. Rochelle is worried about the alcohol-free night, Sarah has an issue with tofu, while Mark is excited about the deep fried ice-cream dessert

  • North-west London - All in One

    Four amateur chefs compete for the £1,000 prize in north-west London. Solicitor Bahareh Amani, satellite-dish engineer Anil Patel, gardener Alan Stride and furniture delivery man Danny 'Bulldog' Buckton take turns hosting dinner parties featuring belly dancing, pink stilettos and a traditional Indian menu

  • North-West Wales - All in One

    Four cooks from north-west Wales battle to win the £1,000 prize in the culinary contest. Sheep farmer Gareth Jones, nature reserve worker Roxanne McFadden, car rental manager Dale Gough and trainee school teacher Catryn Roberts take it in turns to impress one another in a series of dinner parties, with one contestant opting for an interesting international menu and another deciding to add bull semen to his dessert

  • North Yorkshire - All in One

    Beautician Amanda Bradley, author and businessman Heath Samples, accident-prone Fran Atkin and technician Phil Laycock from North Yorkshire take up the dinner party challenge. During the week the contestants constantly rub each other up the wrong the way, and things finally come to a head when an argument erupts over Heath's controversial novel about Princess Diana

  • North London - Francesa

    Essex girl Francesca Sawyer hosts the second party in North London, but struggles to prepare her menu without the use of a cooker. Armed with only her three mini-ovens, she prepares fruit-flavoured vodka jellies, poussin and cupcakes, in the hope that this selection will be enough to win the day

  • North London - Boe

    Stand-up comedian Boe Olaleye hosts the final dinner party in north London, hoping to impress with his 'back to African roots' menu, and seems to have everything going in his favour, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Middlesbrough - Ron

    Practical joker Ron Gordon hosts the second party in Middlesbrough, but despite his expertly cooked food, his hopes of an evening of elegance are placed in jeopardy by market trader Kay Griffiths, who dominated proceedings the previous night, but irritated her fellow diners

  • Salford - All in One

    A&E doctor Sukhi Bhullar, support worker Louise Woodward-Styles, boxer Shinny Davenport and HR manager Fiona Morris host dinner parties in Salford for a chance to win the £1,000 prize. The week includes high-minded conversation, probing questions and a Jewish-style Friday-night dinner

  • Salisbury - Anthony

    Anthony Brown-Hovelt hosts the third dinner party in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and his menu includes Uzbekistani food and porridge ice-cream. The former army major dresses as an American sailor, but Natasha Conti does not find the outfit as appealing as she had hoped

  • Rochdale - Tanya

    Fitness instructor Tanya Manock offers up a Mediterranean-themed menu as she kicks off a week of dinner parties at her home in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, where one of her guests - medium Dean Fox - stumbles upon a plethora of lingerie in the bedroom

  • Rochdale - Sadiya

    It's the last night in Rochdale and the turn of feisty mum Sadiya Hussein to host, as the tension between Sadiya and Tanya threatens to reach boiling point. The evening takes a curious turn when Sadiya decides to put psychic medium Dean Fox's clairvoyant powers to the test

  • North Devon - Viv

    Retired housekeeper Viv Foster hosts the final night in Devon, and feels in confident mood after years of experience serving the rich and famous. She pulls out all the stops to impress with a butler, silver service and her favourite tried and tested recipes. With tension mounting between Viv and Kirsten for some time though, her plans to put on the perfect evening may yet be sabotaged

  • Rochdale - Dean

    Psychic medium Dean Fox puts his cooking skills to the test during the fourth dinner party in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. His main course goes down well with his fellow diners, but his pudding jeopardises his bid to pick up the £1,000 prize

  • Rochdale - Rod

    Food-lover Rod Tonge hosts the second dinner party in Rochdale, Lancashire, hoping his efforts will win him the £1,000 cash prize. However, his chances are low as he has already insulted fitness instructor Tanya Manock, and HR manager Claire Lemon does not have high hopes for his entertaining skills

  • North-East Kent - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from north-east Kent host dinner parties in an effort to win the £1,000 prize. Single mother Vanessa Boukharouba, butcher Scott Taylor, personal trainer Annette Evans and jester John O'Connor take it in turns to impress the other contestants in a week of entertaining, which includes cross-dressing and a heated debate about Gordon Ramsay

  • North Kent - All in One

    Four dinner-party hosts on the north Kent coast compete to win £1,000. Life coach Ross Duttson kicks off the challenge, hoping to impress with the minimum of effort, while doll-maker and folk singer Elizabeth Lee promises a night 'with a touch of the obscure' and treats her guests to tarot card readings. Nursery teacher Claire Baker hosts an evening of glitz and glam, and John Russell tries to use his fortunate position as the final host to pull off the perfect soiree, having spent the week quizzing the others on their cooking and ingredients

  • Scarborough - Claire

    Four amateur cooks compete for the £1,000 prize in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. Sales executive Claire McCourt, comedy hypnotist Ken Webster, events manager Stewart Chapman Wilson and mother Claire Oliver take turns hosting dinner parties, which feature everything from showgirls to a Laurel and Hardy tribute act

  • Sheffield - All in One

    Four amateur chefs in Sheffield compete for the £1,000 prize during a series of dinner parties. Self-proclaimed 'people's champion' Marshal, bodyguard and private eye Janine, trainee surgeon Amanda and the confident Neale try to impress the other cooks with their culinary flair and hosting skills

  • North Lancashire - Rosie

    The dinner party challenge heads to northern Lancashire, where extrovert American postmistress Rosie Rawsthorn competes against no-nonsense vegetarian Linda Cottam, wisecracking DJ Johnny Pep and financial adviser Anne Thompson for the £1,000 prize

  • Salisbury - Sophie

    Farm manager Sophie McConnell hopes that her pig-racing entertainment will impress the guests on her night as host in Salisbury, Wiltshire. She also plans to serve her home-raised cow Levi for the main course

  • Salisbury - Natasha

    Natasha Conti hosts the first dinner party in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and puts together an evening on the theme of a summer fete, complete with prizes for her fellow competitors. However, as the guests get to know each other, Chris Hiller finds himself in an awkward situation

  • Salisbury - Chris

    Housing support officer Chris Hiller plans an eclectic but affordable menu for his night in Salisbury, including chicken a l'orange and peppers stuffed with baked beans. However, with the sole focus being on keeping costs low, his efforts might not go down well with the other guests

  • Salisbury - Jane

    Care worker Jane Arnold hosts the final dinner party in Salisbury, Wiltshire, hoping to impress her guests with food from her local area. However, it is her bedroom revelations that catch the diners' attentions, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Northamptonshire - Stephanie

    As the third party from Northamptonshire gets under way, stay-at-home mum Stephanie Reeder's nerves are evident as she plans to serve classic fish and chips, while offering a glamorous clothes-swapping session for entertainment

  • Northumberland - All in One

    The dinner party challenge heads to Northumberland, where hotel inspector Wendy Fail, potty-mouthed Jo Slade, mummy's boy Richie Lawson and deer hunter Alistair Jackson compete to win the £1,000 prize. The week of parties serves up a Northumbrian inspired menu, lewd behaviour and mayhem in a hot tub

  • Olympics Special

    Olympic athletes past and present compete in the dinner-party challenge to win £1,000 for a charity of their choice. Bronze medal-winning hurdler Tasha Danvers hosts a Jamaican carnival-themed night that features a surprisingly revealing costume, while retired swimmer Mark Foster's evening includes a game that ignites his guests' competitive spirit. Later in the week, former 400m runner Derek Redmond finds plenty of faults with 2012 heptathlete Louise Hazel's soiree - but will his criticisms return to haunt him?

  • Oxford - Heidi

    Heidi Kelloway hosts the final dinner party in Oxford, determined to lighten the mood of the other diners. However, the evening turns sour when the diners confront the overly critical Richard Berrecloth about his frank comments, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Oxford - James

    Dog trainer James Hearle hosts the fourth dinner party in Oxford, but his four-legged friends threaten to turn the evening into a mess. Tempers also rise between the guests as culinary critic Richard Berrecloth continues shocking the group with his brutal honesty

  • Oldham - All in One

    Four amateur chefs compete for the £1,000 prize in Oldham, Greater Manchester. Student Vicki Shea, amateur dramatics director James Schofield, barman Ben Brooks and self-confessed man-eater Kathy Howard take turns hosting evenings featuring a discussion on role-play in the bedroom, cocktails, opera, a French maid's outfit, as well as a Hollywood-themed night

  • Peterborough - Carolle

    The third day of the competition from Peterborough sees catering manager Carolle Barlow trying to impress her guests with a 1970s-themed evening, but she does not take into account the generation gap with the other contestants. The host's two pet chihuahuas also make an unwelcome appearance at the table

  • Glasgow - Paul

    Paul Cowan hosts the second dinner party in Glasgow, but his penchant for practical jokes threatens to overshadow his menu, which includes Balmoral steak with whisky sauce and the enigmatically named Paul's Cream Puff

  • Peterborough - Parveen

    Mother-of-three Parveen Ashraf from Peterborough aims to dazzle her guests with an Asian-themed menu consisting of nine dishes, as well as entertainment provided by former X Factor contestant Nicole Lawrence. However, insurance worker Shane Jackson's incessant talking irritates the other guests and threatens to ruin the night

  • Peterborough - Donna

    Ethical trader Donna Trafford hosts the second night in Peterborough, and plans to wow her guests with a colourful evening of tasty food and relaxed fun in a bid to win the £1,000 prize

  • Oxford - Marlon

    Marlon Williams hosts the first party in Oxford, and hopes his love-island-themed evening will be enough to win him the £1,000 prize at the end of the week. However, after a shambolic start to proceedings, the night ends with the smashing of plates

  • Oxford - Richard

    Inventor Richard Berrecloth hosts the second dinner party in Oxford, and hopes to impress his guests with home-made food and an unusual form of entertainment. However, Heidi Kelloway and Marlon Williams appear to be more interested in each other than their host's hospitality - while another diner seems rather too keen on sampling the wine

  • Oxfordshire - Tom

    The last dinner party in Oxfordshire is hosted by banker and semi-professional footballer Tom Smith, who hopes to impress his guests by catering for their individual tastes. However, he sabotages his own efforts when he uses foul language during a heated conversation

  • Peterborough - All In One

    Contestants in Peterborough try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals. PA Claire Mazurek is the first host but the guests make the noteworthy impact, including managing director Nimon Davey, who is on the end of some flirtatious behaviour from hairdresser Kristian Beckham

  • Peterborough - Claire

    Four amateur cooks from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, compete to win the £1,000 prize, beginning with PA Claire Mazurek, who manages to throw an incident-packed party. Fun-loving Karen Hingston just hopes to have a good laugh, but her hopes are jeopardised when managing director Nimon Davey and hairdresser Kristian Beckham start to argue

  • Oxfordshire - Juliet

    The second dining challenge in Oxfordshire sees Juliet Harbutt, who does not like fussy eaters, confronted with a barrage of complaints about her choice of menu. Her salmon dish proves controversial, a particular brand of cheese causes a stir and one guest takes matters into his own hands to open a bottle of wine

  • Oxfordshire - Greg

    In the first of four dinner parties from Oxfordshire, Greg Miller tries to impress his guests with an exotic South African menu of wildebeest and smoked snoek, but finds himself in trouble when he discovers one of the diners is a vegetarian

  • Oxford - Victoria

    Mother-of-three Victoria Collett hosts the third dinner party in Oxford and begins the day with a hangover and a few culinary disasters. It is not long before her guests start grumbling and Richard Berrecloth criticises her seafood starter, so she pins her hopes on the Caribbean curry being a success

  • Oxfordshire - Adish

    The dinner party challenge continues in Oxfordshire with devout Hindu Adish Vadivale preparing a range of 12 meat-free dishes to be eaten without cutlery. In addition, she refuses to serve any alcohol with the meal, and things go down badly when a guest is overcome by the chilli and spices

  • Oxfordshire - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from south Oxfordshire compete for the £1,000 prize, including social worker Karina Stratford, who kicks off the week with a Willy Wonka-themed evening and serves up meat cupcakes and chocolate chicken. Recruitment consultant Gary Boys, accountant Kam Parker and law student Connor Jones also host their own parties, which involve too many personal questions, a chilli-eating competition and a lot of jokes

  • Sheffield - Gina

    Nail artist and beautician Gina Shepherd hosts the final dinner party from Sheffield and hopes that her efforts will win her the £1,000 prize, but her guests have low expectations, which appear to be justified when she encounters numerous kitchen calamities

  • Nuneaton - All in One

    Football fanatic Christian Wood competes against army wife Tina Watson, spiritualist Dean Foy and former holiday rep Lara Watson, as the dinner-party challenge heads to the Warwickshire town of Nuneaton. As well as the all-important dishes, the week's contest serves up the ashes of three dead cats, a host who appears to be scared of food, and a guest who commits the ultimate faux pas - spitting out food at the dinner table

  • Norwich - Miranda

    MA student and part-time waitress Miranda Robinson hosts the first party in Norwich, but some guests find her starter hard to swallow. The main course of sea bass with roasted vegetables will need to impress if she is to stand a chance of walking away with the £1,000 prize at the end of the week

  • Nottingham - Alex

    Local councillor Alex Foster throws the second party in Nottingham, hoping to impress with his French menu and a spot of bell-ringing for entertainment. However, one guest likens the host's starter to cat food, while another criticises his home's tidiness

  • Nottingham - All in One

    Four amateur cooks in Nottingham compete for the £1,000 prize. Pensioner Jean Lintorn, wrestler 'Psycho' Stevie Flint, mother Jess Hardacre and marketing director Scott Whittaker take turns hosting dinner parties, featuring a Mexican menu, a bout of singing, a debate on sexism, and sangria served in a garage that has been turned into a bar

  • Norwich - Dave

    Radio DJ Dave Webster hosts the fourth dinner party from Norwich and tries to woo his guests with a Norfolk-inspired menu, but the entertainment is dull and his self-indulgence causes a diner to lose her temper

  • Norwich - Danny

    DJ Danny Bond, also known as Gadget Man, throws the second dinner party in Norwich, pushing his culinary skills to the limit ahead of the event. The food on offer goes down well with his guests, but the host himself is unimpressed with the outcome, and his continued absence from the table disappoints his fellow diners

  • Norwich - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from Norwich compete to host the best dinner party and win the £1,000 prize. Glamour model Polly Guy, nutritionist Caroline Seamen, bank manager Richard Pearce and salesman Sam Smith lead evenings featuring an undercooked chicken and a chilli-eating challenge

  • Norwich - Amy

    Part-time stand-up comedienne Amy Nicholson hosts the third dinner party in Norwich, but her guests are puzzled by her Middle Eastern menu. When the food is served, its unappetising appearance does not help matters, and local radio DJ Dave Webster steals some of her thunder by revealing he too is a comedian

  • Norwich - Cheryl

    Cheryl Pennell hosts the final dinner party in Norwich, serving her guests a meal from the back of her fish-and-chip shop van. However, things take a turn for the worse when one of the deep-fat fryers fails to heat up, putting her plans into disarray - but she still hopes to take home the £1,000 prize when the winner is announced

  • Nottingham - Barry

    Barry Dickman hosts the final dinner party in Nottingham, hoping his Greek-themed night will be enough for him to win the competition. His guests are served the country's traditional cuisine and are encouraged to dance, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Nottingham - Brian

    Engineer Brian Hodges hosts the penultimate dinner party in Nottingham. Knowing his skills are limited, he decides to rope in his local butcher to help out in the kitchen, borrows cutlery from a pub and persuades a friend's daughters to waitress for him

  • Nottingham - Simon

    Simon Wright welcomes the guests to his home after two days of boasting. He prepares conventional Flemish dishes, but unfortunately drops the dessert, as well as a few clangers, leaving the diners crowing over his disasters

  • Nottingham - Stephanie

    Marketing manager Stephanie Hale hosts the first party in Nottingham, where her guests are local councillor Alex Foster, beauty therapist Janice Overton, project engineer Brian Hodges and businessman Barry Dickman. She encounters problems when one of the diners takes a dislike to her prawns, while another has trouble identifying an artichoke

  • Nottingham - Peter

    Victoriana enthusiast Peter Saunders throws the second party in Nottingham, hoping to impress with his top hat, frock coat and period menu - but his unusual choice of starter proves too much for one of his guests

  • Nottingham - Simeon

    Fashion designer Simeon Hartwig hosts the first party of the week in Nottingham, inviting his guests to make most of their meal themselves before taking to the dance floor for a hip-hop inspired finale

  • Nottingham - Keri

    Former waitress Keri Lever vows to let her food do the talking as she hosts the penultimate dinner party in Nottingham, but unfortunately for her the other contestants seem far more interested in dissecting her character than her food

  • Nottingham - Jackie

    Teacher Jackie Mather hosts the final dinner party in Nottingham. She faces a challenge persuading some of her guests to try her cheese-encrusted salmon, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Nottingham - Janice

    Janice Overton hosts a 1970s-themed dinner party in Nottingham. The guests seem to be in the mood when they arrive dressed for the occasion, but they soon begin to feel uncomfortable as one of them reveals that he is not keen on one of his fellow diners

  • North Devon - Kirsten

    Make-up artist Kirsten Brend showcases her Danish roots while hosting the second dinner party in Devon, serving a traditional menu to celebrate her heritage and some Eurovision-style entertainment to demonstrate her singing skills

  • North Devon - Jenny

    Theatre nurse Jenny Fox's dinner party in Devon fails to get off to the best start when Damion Fearnley is not impressed by the dishes on offer and Hector Christie takes exception to her choice of main course. Meanwhile, the tension between Viv Foster and Kirsten Brend continues as they show no sign of putting their disagreement behind them

  • Mansfield - Tina

    Health-conscious grandmother Tina Ainsworth hosts the first dinner party in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, putting on a Chinese-themed evening for her guests - croupier Tomasz Wisniewski, PR consultant Julia Smith, copy writer Rachel Imms and DJ Gareth Harding

  • Reading - Glen

    Londoner Glen Wilkie hosts the second dinner party of the week in Reading, Berkshire, and is confident of victory. However, a disaster with his dessert gets the day off to a bad start, and his main course, which he has chosen to call Bambi on a Plate, leaves one guest in tears - while another flatly refuses to eat it

  • Reading - Richard

    Mature student Richard Howse hosts the third dinner party in Reading, using a menu and set of instructions provided by his girlfriend to guide him. A treasure hunt brings out Glen Wilkie's feelings about Serine Daou, Sonya Smith dislikes some of the gluten-free food and, for the third night in a row, Sabi Phagura is served a plate of meat she will not eat

  • Mansfield - Rachel

    Animal lover Rachel Imms hosts the fourth party of the week from Mansfield. She opts for a French-themed evening, but her complicated main course proves to be a challenge, and her accordionist entertainer does not appeal to everyone in the way she had hoped

  • Mansfield - Julia

    Dance fanatic Julia Smith hosts the final party in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and is confident she will wow fellow competitors with her fancy house and hospitality, having roped in two waiters to give the evening a touch of class. A spot of salsa dancing proves entertaining for all the wrong reasons, and as the event draws to a close, the contestants gather to discover which dinner was rated the best

  • Manchester - Rachel

    Dancewear shop manager Rachel Vose hosts the last dinner party in Manchester, and hopes to bring the contest to a positive conclusion by healing the rifts between her fellow competitors

  • Manchester - Stuart

    Hyper-competitive Stuart Donnelly hosts the first in a week of parties in Manchester, and manages to impress fellow contestant Angela Daly with his designer-clad penthouse home, gaining himself a new best friend

  • Mansfield - Gareth

    DJ Gareth Harding hosts the third dinner party from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, where he provides an Ibiza-themed night after he transforms his garden into a Balearic cocktail bar and club complete with lasers and disco lights. The guests seem impressed with the host's sophisticated menu, but he may have bitten off more than he can chew as he attempts to cook a tricky beef Wellington

  • Reading - Sabi

    The fourth dinner party from Reading sees fitness fanatic Sabi Phagura putting her healthy regimen to one side to host a Bhangra-themed evening. Unfortunately, neither the traditional Indian food on the table nor the entertainment seem to impress the guests

  • Reading - Serine

    Corset-maker Serine Daou hosts the final night of the culinary competition in Reading, Berkshire, and hopes to impress with her burlesque-themed party. When the gourmet burgers she dishes out fail to impress, it is left to the evening's entertainment to put her back on course for the £1,000 prize

  • Peterborough - Ricky

    Pole-dance instructor Ricky Dent hopes to impress during the final party in Peterborough, but his evening does not go to plan when his spicy starter burns Shane's tongue. After distracting the group by revealing a shocking revelation about himself, he tries to wow the amateur chefs by demonstrating his dance moves

  • Merseyside - All in One

    Four amateur chefs host dinner parties in Merseyside for a chance of winning the £1,000 prize. The contestants taking part are Kate MacDonald, who believes in fairies, local radio DJ Rick Vaughn, life coach Peter Worthington and socialite Cathy Frost, who try to impress with evenings featuring an unsavoury seafood starter and a guest from former soap Brookside helping out as a waiter

  • Merseyside - Anna

    Primary school teacher Anna Senior hosts the fourth night in Merseyside with a fairy tale-themed evening. Her menu consists of a Mad Hatter's soup and sandwich, a special pork dish cooked three ways and baked cheesecake for dessert, but she must try to control the tension between Jamie and Jade to have a successful party

  • Medway - Michael Dodsworth

    Michael Dodsworth hosts the final dinner party in Medway, Kent, and decides to keep his menu simple by preparing Thai chicken cakes, jambalaya and raspberry and lime sorbet. He also arranges games including pinata, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Medway - Laura

    Barmaid Laura Leibo hosts the second party in Medway, Kent, but struggles to cope with the stresses of the task. She hopes her improvised cheesecake and questionable gravy will all be forgotten when she invites her guests to take part in a robotic dance-off in her kitchen - with Nina Gaskell grabbing the opportunity to show off a hidden talent

  • Reading - Sonya

    Fun-loving Sonya Smith is the first to host the dinner-party challenge from Reading, Berkshire, and aims to win over the guests with a Touch of Sparkle theme. Aware her cooking skills leave a lot to be desired, she hopes to bungle her way through the night, and though she is amused by the kitchen chaos, not everyone is impressed

  • Mansfield - Tomasz

    Croupier Tomasz Wisniewski hosts the second dinner party in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. His outrageous-themed evening leaves plenty of scope for his guests' imaginations, but his balloon-pumping competition brings out the competitive streak in one contestant

  • Medway - Esther Kennedy

    Police communications officer Esther Kennedy hosts the third dinner party in Medway, Kent. She has very high standards and believes everything has to be just so, with nice cutlery, matching plates and impeccable glassware. But the key thing is her gourmet menu, which may or may not prove a hit with her fellow diners. However, Esther does end the night by treating her guests to an impromptu rock performance

  • Manchester - Josh

    Eco-warrior Josh Steiner announces he plans to cook lamb for the first time in his life as preparations get under way for the third dinner party in Manchester. However, another evening with super-critical Stuart Donnelly is too much for one competitor to bear, resulting in an uncomfortable confrontation

  • Manchester - Jonathan

    Jonathan Lomas hosts the third dinner party in Manchester with a Greek-inspired menu featuring chargrilled mixed peppers with feta cheese and spinach wrapped in filo pastry, followed by lemon chicken, rabbit stifado, and a dessert of Greek yoghurt set in a mousse topped with mixed berries

  • Luton - Luigi

    Self-confessed showman Luigi Muscella hosts the second dinner party in Luton and is so determined to win, he hires a local Italian restaurateur to help with the food. However, the two female guests are not impressed by the musical entertainment and dessert served in a hot tub

  • Luton - Martin

    Martin Palmer hosts the third of the week's dinner parties in Luton. His Champagne prawns starter and main course of steak au poivre fail to live up to guests' high expectations, but the final straw for the entertainer comes when invitations for the following evening's event are handed out

  • Luton - Noorani

    Noorani Williamson hosts the final dinner party of the week in Luton, hoping her pineapple hunt, complete with Spanish holiday as a prize, will win her the £1,000 cash prize. However, while three of the guests are wowed by her hosting skills, one rival dislikes her starter and choice of home decor

  • Luton - All in One

    Four amateur chefs compete for the £1,000 prize in Luton, Bedfordshire. B&B owner Alison McGaw, fireman Gary Salvage, feisty mother Alex Lipa and fitness trainer Kirkland Hay take turns hosting dinner parties featuring fetish equipment and carefully selected gifts that makes one of the diners cry

  • Luton - Alison

    B&B owner Alison Balfour Lynn hosts the first of the week's dinner parties in Luton, and hopes for Hollywood hunk lookalikes for guests. However, one rival is determined to make her task a difficult one, and matters are not helped by a rogue hair in a trifle

  • Preston - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Preston, Lancashire, compete for the £1,000 prize. Customer services co-ordinator Janet McCabe, nursery manager Rick Monk, theatre and film director Graham Easterlow and office manager Sue Braithwaite take turns hosting dinner parties that feature a pyjama dress code, a game-themed menu and an evening inspired by the Swinging Sixties

  • Londonderry - Shelia

    Full-time mum Sheila Whelan Duffy hosts the first dinner party in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, hoping to impress call-centre worker Caroline Patterson, cost administrator Eunan Quigley and company director David Kavanagh. The week's highlights include a controversial seaweed dish, a selection of alternative therapies and a clash over a stray hair

  • Loughborough - All in One

    Four cooks from Loughborough, Leicestershire, battle to win the £1,000 prize in the culinary contest. Doctor of psychology Cheryl Travers, estate agent John Jesson, hotel manager Martino Ercolani and dog-lover Fliss Healey take it in turns to impress one another in a series of dinner parties, which include a belly dancer and a surprise phone call from a very special person

  • Macclesfield - Dave

    The cookery competition arrives in Macclesfield, Cheshire, where Dave Freel begins with a gastro-pub inspired menu - but dinner-party veteran Veronica O'Connor proves hard to please and criticises his skills as a host

  • Macclesfield - Tina

    Tina Panayi hosts the second dinner party in Macclesfield, and is determined to prove that women are better than men in the kitchen. She decides to play to her strengths by preparing a Greek menu, but Simon Wright dismisses her food as bad pub grub

  • Manchester - Bessie

    Pub landlady Bessie Hilton throws the first dinner party of the week in Manchester. Her approach to cooking is simple and she makes use of jars of jam, packet pastry and instant custard, but she hopes to impress with her entertainment for the evening - her performing Yorkshire terrier Tiny

  • Manchester - Dennis

    Film student Dennis Keighron-Foster hosts the final dinner party in Manchester, but he is unimpressed when his starter and tricky duck and risotto main course gets a mixed reception. In an effort to salvage the evening he presents a performance by his glee club friends, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Manchester - Giovanni

    Giovanni Tondi throws the second party in Manchester, hoping to impress his guests by serving classic Italian dishes such as chicken carbonara and tiramisu. After trading insults with Bessie Hilton the previous night, the host is determined to make dinner a peaceful affair, but it is not long before arguments resume

  • Manchester - Angela

    Party girl Angela Daley prepares the second dinner in Manchester, but is disappointed to find the rapport she shared with previous host Stuart Donnelly has disappeared, and he has found a new friend in the form of fellow contestant Rachel Vose. With the tension rising, the whole affair proves too much for Angela after Stuart makes a cutting remark

  • Manchester - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from Manchester take turns hosting dinner parties in an effort to win the £1,000 prize. Food critic Mark Garner, tarot-card reader Pascha Taylor, pub landlord Jon Patullo and free spirit Jilly Fitzgerald try to impress the other contestants with evenings featuring Russian peasant food, upmarket gastropub fare and Mediterranean dishes

  • Macclesfield - Veronica

    Veronica O'Connor hosts the final dinner party in Macclesfield, and hopes a pianist will dazzle her guests. However, Simon Wright is desperate for revenge after she revelled in his misfortune the previous night

  • Manchester - Alicia

    Twenty-six-year-old Alicia Coppola hosts the penultimate dinner party in Manchester, serving up grilled tiger prawns, Caribbean lamb, nutty chocolate brownies and a strong rum cocktail. She also introduces a naughty chair in a bid to keep the peace between Bessie and Giovanni

  • Merseyside - Ashley Burke

    Ashley Burke hosts the second party in Merseyside, bringing the diners to the home she shares with her mother, who has made herself scarce for the evening. Preparing for the event causes the hostess's enthusiasm to quickly wane, but she hopes her lack of experience in the kitchen will be ignored when she invites her fellow competitors to enjoy her oxygen bar

  • Merseyside - Danielle

    Oil and gas coordinator Danielle Greenwood is keen to impress as she hosts the first dinner party around Merseyside, as she welcomes divorcee Jade Chantelle Short, Michael Buble impersonator Jamie Somers, pastoral care manager Steven Booth, and nursery school teacher Anna Senior into her home. Danielle takes no risks with a down-to-earth menu, which she hopes will help bag her the £1,000 prize at the end of the week

  • Milton Keynes - Ray

    Driving instructor Ray Dodd hosts the first dinner party in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, but finds his guests a difficult crowd to please. Recruitment executive Michelle Watson turns her nose up at the salmon starter, while choir director Joseph Benneh sends his steak back to the kitchen

  • Milton Keynes - Susan

    Country enthusiast Susan Rogers hosts the final dinner party in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, hoping her French cuisine will win her extra points. She also demonstrates her skills with an accordion and gives her guests an origami masterclass, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Newcastle - All In One

    Four amateur chefs from Newcastle compete for the £1,000 prize during a week of dining, which includes a starter called the 'knicker-dropper', a tearful disaster, and a surprise confession on the final night. The contestants vying to win are finance manager Liz O'Sullivan, eyelash-extension technician Julie Scullion, trainee teacher Ritu Nayyer and smooth-talking Mark Shields

  • Milton Keynes - Mike

    Aspiring musician Mike Robinson hosts the second dinner party challenge in Milton Keynes, and decides to go back to his roots with a Jamaican-inspired menu. However, Bev Darlow accuses him of hiding something from the guests

  • Milton Keynes - Michelle

    Recruitment executive Michelle Watson welcomes the diners to her home for the second dinner party of the week in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, but the previous night's host Ray Dodd is hungry for revenge following stinging criticism of his efforts. Michelle's cooking also fails to impress Joseph Benneh, meaning her hopes of scooping the week's prize rest with her choice of entertainment

  • Milton Keynes - Joseph

    Choir director Joseph Benneh hosts the fourth dinner party in Milton Keynes, hoping the flavours from his homeland Ghana and a vocal masterclass will prove a winning combination. The guests' expectations are high, so he is under pressure to hit the spot with a menu that includes chicken liver pate, and groundnut soup with coconut rice

  • Milton Keynes - Lauren

    Competitive sportswoman Lauren hosts the first of four dinner parties in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, with an evening of hearty grub and glitzy fun. But the male guests - amateur-theatre enthusiast Ben and racing-car driver John - quickly bring proceedings down to their level of banter, and party girl Julia struggles to hide her frustration as she spends all week in their company. On Ben's night, his starter of squirrel causes a stir and the sports day-themed entertainment brings out Lauren's ruthless streak

  • Milton Keynes - Mark

    Four hosts from Milton Keynes take it in turns to throw dinner parties, beginning with 1970s obsessive Mark Francke, whose passion for the decade fails to impress one of his guests

  • Newport - Duncan

    Recruitment boss Duncan Powell hosts the final dinner party in Newport, Gwent, and hopes his Hawaiian-themed evening will impress his guests enough to win the prize. Unfortunately for him, prawn brains and sea bass bones harm his chances of success, so the confident cook tries to rescue the evening with a lemon posset

  • Newport - Emma

    Radio journalist Emma Jones hosts the third dinner party in Newport, Gwent, serving up an American-themed menu of crab cakes and pulled pork, and the 23-year-old tries to boost her chances of taking home the prize money with a cheerleading session

  • Newport - Sarah

    Housewife Sarah Kinnear hosts the fourth dinner party in Newport, Gwent, and her guests are encouraged to attend donning a 'Welsh icon' attire. However, she takes a gamble when she engages in a lively dinner-table debate with Duncan and Pippa

  • Newport V

    In the last of four parties in Newport, Gwent, food-lover Jan Taylor spends 10 hours preparing her menu from scratch, labouring under the knowledge that her guests have lofty expectations of her. Meanwhile, in the absence of their host, the other competitors make some astute judgements about their fellow diner

  • North Devon - Damion

    Slate salesman Damion Fearnley hosts the third dinner party in Devon, hoping to impress his guests with a carefully crafted menu of restaurant quality food. No dish is as simple as it sounds, and Damion has given each one his own little twist. Unfortunately for him, two of the diners seem more intent on taking verbal swipes at each other than bites out of his food

  • Newport - Pippa

    Peace activist Pippa Bartolotti hosts the second of the week's dinner parties in Newport, Gwent, serving up a menu of locally sourced vegetarian food and hoping to entertain her guests by indulging in a spot of fortune-telling. However, a talkative Duncan Powell threatens to dominate proceedings

  • Newport - Jay

    Theatre enthusiast Jay Coleman hosts the first party in Newport, Gwent, putting on a dramatic evening with an international menu, in the hope of winning the £1,000 prize at the end of the week

  • Newport I

    In the first of four dinner parties in Newport, Gwent, rugby-loving drinks rep Nick Payne plans a French-inspired menu. However, the host is a self-confessed blagger, and ends up floundering in his kitchen as he tries to prepare dishes that cater to the specific needs of his guests - including fussy eater Sam Mallett and vegan activist Tony Wardle

  • Newport II

    The competition in Newport, Gwent, continues as vegan campaigner Tony Wardle prepares a dinner he hopes will introduce his carnivorous companions to the joys of tofu. However, things do not go according to plan, and Tony's tales of unusual meals leave fussy eater Sam Mallett gagging at the table

  • Newport III

    As a self-confessed fussy eater, Sam Mallett plays it safe by serving up a hearty home-cooked menu of stuffed peppers, pork fillets and raspberry sorbet with ice-cream. However, problems in the kitchen leave the fate of her dessert uncertain, and passionate food-lover Jan Taylor remains anxious about how she will be received after an altercation with vegan Tony Wardle at the previous party

  • Milton Keynes - Eleana

    In Milton Keynes, Eleana Amato two-pronged game plan is to fill up her guests with big food portions and let her alter-ego Applejack the Clown take care of the entertainment

  • Milton Keynes - Bev

    The final night in Milton Keynes sees a fancy food menu prepared by stylish woman Bev Darlow. However, her guests are left grumbling and Eleana Amato in tears

  • Merseyside - Steven

    Pastoral care manager Steven Booth hosts the second Merseyside dinner party, and names each course after a Tina Turner song, hoping to win the £1,000 prize. The food is well received, but tensions rise when one guest makes a tactless comment

  • Cardiff - Michelle

    Michelle serves up an African-inspired menu when she hosts the third dinner party in Cardiff, but tensions between Jo and her host lead to an evening of uncomfortable remarks and awkward moments

  • Coventry - Michelle

    Hair salon owner Michelle Russell hosts the final dinner party in Coventry, and the evening begins with champagne in the garden, but the the proceedings take a turn for the worse when Tony Jackson decides to irritate the other guests and Joanne Edwards makes a shocking announcement. The winner of the £1,000 prize is also announced

  • Rochdale - Claire

    HR manager Claire Lemon hopes to compensate for her 'imperfect cooking skills' with her bubbly personality and superior hosting ability as she hosts on day three of the dinner-party challenge in Rochdale. But tension rises when Tanya barely touches the starter - or the main course

  • Merseyside - Lin Rearden

    Hospitality assistant Lin Rearden hosts the final dinner party in Merseyside, and hopes to impress with her organisational skills and two surprise desserts. However, she has to keep an eye on the younger guests' behaviour throughout the evening, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Merseyside - Jamie

    Michael Buble impersonator Jamie Somers hosts the final Merseyside dinner party, but may have to put aside his differences with guest Jade if he is to be crowned the winner of the £1,000 cash prize

  • Merseyside - Jean-Jacques Silitto

    Fitness instructor Jean-Jacques Silitto hosts the latest dinner party in Merseyside. He is keen to impress his guests with a combination of fancy French food, a 'gym bunny' theme and an assault course so his fellow diners can work off their meal - an idea that fails to go down well with Ashley

  • Merseyside - Justin Sumner

    Electrician Justin Sumner hosts the penultimate dinner party in Merseyside and is determined to impress his guests by creating a Chinese-themed menu from scratch. He also hires a cheesy crooner to serenade the group and hopes to win back Jean-Jacques' friendship following yesterday's antics

  • Middlesborough Day 2

    Contestants in Middlesborough try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Middlesbrough - Paul

    Refuse collector Paul Tidy hosts the final evening in Middlesbrough, throwing a film star-themed party in the hope of impressing his guests. His plans take a turn for the worse when one of his diners announces their dislike of garlic, which happens to be one of the chef's favourite ingredients, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Middlesbrough Day 5

    The competition concludes, as contestants in Middlesbrough try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Middlesbrough - Karena

    Drama teacher Karena Serdecka hosts the fourth dinner party in Middlesbrough, treating her guests to a Dutch and Polish menu, before taking to the stage to sing with her band

  • Milton Keynes - All in One

    Four contestants, including a 1970s obsessive and a mysterious clown, try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, and claim the £1,000 prize

  • Middlesbrough Day 4

    Contestants in Middlesbrough try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Middlesbrough Day 3

    Contestants in Middlesbrough try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Middlesbrough - All in One

    Four amateur cooks in Middlesbrough battle for the £1,000 cash prize. Taking part are beautician Fay Khatri, who serves up an East African menu, self-proclaimed 'Simon Cowell of the culinary world' Peter Watkins, Kelsey Brown, who encourages her guests to perfect their catwalk pouts, and party boy Dan Senior, who likes to call himself the 'Bantersaurus Rex'

  • Middlesbrough Day 1

    Contestants from Middlesbrough try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

  • Peterborough - All in One

    The dinner-party contest heads to the Peterborough area, as four hosts compete for the £1,000 prize. Personal assistant Claire Mazurek hosts the first soiree, but it becomes clear this will be a week in which the relationships between the guests overshadow the cooking. Hairdresser Kristian Beckham's flirty behaviour annoys managing director Nimon Davey, who then falls out with Claire - leaving fourth contestant Karen Hingston facing an uphill battle to lighten the mood

  • Colchester - Paul

    The second dinner party in Colchester, Essex, is hosted by delicatessen owner Paul Lancaster, who tries to woo his guests with an international menu, but his efforts fail to impress

  • Cambridge - David

    Scouser David Goodier hosts the final dinner party in Cambridge and is determined to impress his guests with a 1960s Merseybeat dress code and courses entitled 'Spicy Beatballs' and 'Tir-Mersey-su'. As the evening draws to a close, the winner of the £1,000 cash prize is revealed

  • Cambridge - Hawa

    Hawa Sydique hosts the fourth dinner party from Cambridge, and her adventurous menu seems to cause more problems than it is worth. Meanwhile, she hopes to impress with the 20-piece samba band in her living room, but the other guests are a little overwhelmed

  • Cambridge - Kay

    Kay Greenwood hosts the second dinner party in Cambridge, hoping her tempura prawns and beef stroganoff will win her the £1,000 prize. One guest is sceptical about her chances of success, but changes his mind when he samples her unique entertainment

  • Cambridge - David

    All-American mother and former barrister Natashka Ingham hosts the final dinner party from Lincolnshire, and hopes to impress her guests with a theme of The Great American Dream. Her dishes include 'fall off your horse black bottom pie' and 'cow tail pie' and, despite the fact conversation turns to underpants and toilets, she hopes to have done enough to win the £1,000 cash prize

  • Bury St Edmunds - Tim

    Tim Reinman presents the third dinner party from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, but is upstaged by domestic goddess Hannah Totman, leaving spiritualist Amber Elba-Porter and hypnotherapist Sue Smith less than happy with their fellow guest. The host hopes his 'Timoffee' pie will help to get the night back on track

  • Bury St Edmunds - Amber

    Business studies lecturer Amber Elba Porter hosts the second dinner party in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, hoping her spiritual-themed evening, complete with tarot card readings and rune stones, will win her the £1,000 prize

  • Bury St Edmunds - Hannah

    Self-styled domestic goddess Hannah Totman hosts the final dinner party in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and hopes that her Italian-themed menu and opera singing will impress her guests enough for her to win the £1,000 prize

  • Bury St Edmunds - Sue

    Sue Smith hosts the fourth dinner party from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and decides to organise an evening of entertainment revolving around a 'back to school' theme. However, the items on her menu puzzle the guests

  • Cambridge - Matt

    Gardening enthusiast Matt Sullivan hosts the third dinner party in Cambridge, and hopes his home-grown menu of 'posh' fish and chips and rice pudding will win him the £1,000 prize. However, rather then concentrating on his food, Matt hopes to wow his guests with his entertainment for the evening - a selection of outdoor games

  • Cardiff - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Cardiff compete for the £1,000 prize. Martine Dorey, gospel singer Carmen Gilfin, tattoo artist Chris Jones and stay-at-home mother Monica Utting take turns hosting dinner parties featuring hay bales, uncooked meat and line dancing

  • Cardiff - Jerry

    Jerry Lockett hosts the second dinner party in Cardiff, and following a flood at his home, hopes to impress his guests by serving the meal at the grand venue of his cousin's mansion

  • Cardiff - Jo

    Cleaning company owner Jo hosts the first of four dinner parties in Cardiff, with each cook hoping to take home the £1,000 prize. Her French-inspired menu is overshadowed when the guests discover a nude photograph in her walk-in wardrobe

  • Cardiff - Mark

    Rugby fan Mark hosts the second party in Cardiff. He hopes to impress his guests by serving up a masculine menu and persuading Welsh rugby union star Ian Gough to act as a wine waiter for the evening

  • Cardiff - Huw

    Headmaster Huw Jones hosts the second dinner party in Cardiff, and hopes to impress with a night of fine dining. The menu, however, provokes mixed reactions from his guests - Emma Nurse does not like gingerbread or pears, and while Stewart Duff has a fear of mushrooms, Gina Goddard-Bell looks forward to sampling them in a tart

  • Cardiff - Gina

    Gina Goddard-Bell hosts the fourth dinner party in Cardiff, and her guests are apprehensive about the occasion as she has persistently talked about herself at previous dinners. The evening suffers setbacks when she runs out of rice and opts not to prepare her main course in advance - despite apparently taking pride in her organisational skills

  • Cardiff - Andrea

    Child minder Andrea Grainger hosts the last dinner party as the competition in Cardiff draws to a close. She hopes a menu of traditional Welsh dishes will help her secure the prize, and lines up a selection of games to improve her chances of success. As the evening comes to an end, the diners discover which of the meals made the best impression

  • Cardiff - Emma

    Hosting Cardiff's third dinner party is nurse Emma Nurse, who hopes her quirky food choices and entertainment will serve as a distraction from her lack of cooking skills. The evening begins with salsa dancing and an impersonation game, both of which fail to please all of the guests, and the starter of brussel sprouts pate also struggles to whet their appetites

  • Bury - Paula

    Accountant Paula Skelton hosts the final evening in Bury, and begins her preparations by buying what she sees as the most important ingredient for a successful night - plenty of alcohol. When the other contestants arrive, her food receives a mixed reception, as does the introduction of her pet ferret, before they learn which chef has won the £1,000 prize

  • Bury - Nikki

    Burlesque dancer and 1950s pin-up Nikki Salt throws the second party in Bury, hoping her ready-made retro American-style menu will impress her guests. Tensions rise around the dinner table when straight-talking Paula Skelton annoys the other diners, causing the hostess to try to ease the mood by putting on a performance as her risque alter ego - Willow Blue

  • Bristol - Daryl

    The third dinner party from Bristol is hosted by food critic Daryl Bullock. A self-confessed animal lover, he hopes his pork belly roast will impress, but does not count on his pets leaving an unpleasant surprise for two of the guests

  • Bristol - Kieron

    Poet Kieron Allen hopes to create a chilled-out evening for the third party in Bristol. He is pinning his hopes of winning on his main course of pork served with cassava, but his laid-back attitude results in him forgetting the ingredients for his starter. Meanwhile, a nasty surprise leaves his female guests less than impressed

  • Bristol - Laura

    Primary school teacher Laura Ford hosts the second dinner in Bristol, and prides herself on throwing a highly organised party, meticulously planning every detail of the event. Her menu features a starter of prawn, chorizo and butternut squash salad, followed by a Balinese curry, and a trio of desserts

  • Bristol - Craig

    A tour of hairdresser Craig Lockett's house reveals an unexpected surprise in the bedroom during the second dinner party in Bristol, but nothing prepares the guests for the shock of his sushi starter being served on the hairy stomach of a teenager. The diners are not feeling their best after the previous night's cider-fuelled gathering, and do not appreciate Craig's attempts to pile as much food as possible on their plates

  • Bristol - Angelique

    Interior designer Angelique Bernatschke is confident that her combination of Austrian charm, her four-storey Georgian house and the promise of snow will please her guests during the fourth party in Bristol. She prepares an international menu of French onion soup, a Chinese chicken main course and an Austrian chocolate cake. However, her dress code does not go down well with all of her guests, and her surroundings leave them feeling uncomfortable

  • Bristol - All in One

    Mother-of-two Sarah Harris, hairdresser Craig Lockett, bohemian poet Kieron Allen and interior designer Angelique Bernatschke compete for the £1,000 prize in Bristol. Sarah encounters problems when she discovers her two male guests dislike goat's cheese, and Craig surprises everyone when he serves his sushi starter on the hairy stomach of a teenager. Kieron forgets to add a key ingredient to his starter, while Angelique hopes her international menu, sumptuous home and snow machine will enchant her guests

  • Bristol - Andy

    Stonemason Andy Wright hosts the final dinner party in Bristol, confident the black-tie theme and his impressive Victorian flat will win him the £1,000 prize. He delivers an evening of champagne, caviar and canapes, but things take a turn for the worse when he burns the nut roast and loses a key ingredient for the dessert

  • Bristol - Richard

    The first dinner party in Bristol is hosted by theatre-lover Richard Hope-Hawkins, whose eclectic menu divides the guests even before they arrive. Teacher Laura Ford is impressed by the sound of home-made pate, and food writer Darryl Bullock is intrigued by the Rod Steiger gunge cake. However, vegetarian Zoe Kellaway is not looking forward to her alternative starter of red and green pepper mousse, while stonemason Andy Wright thinks the dishes have a feminine touch

  • Bristol - Sarah

    Mother-of-two Sarah Harris hosts the first dinner party in Bristol. She encounters problems when she discovers her two male guests, hairdresser Craig Lockett and aspiring poet Kieron Allen, dislike goat's cheese - the key ingredient in her starter. Undeterred, she plans to use 56 bottles of cider to impress her guests, but sophisticated interior designer Angelique Bernatschke prefers champagne

  • Bury - Ali

    Waiter Ali McKernan hosts the penultimate dinner party in Bury and feels confident he can create a harmonious evening. Although his dog-biscuit appetiser leaves his guests bemused, he is sure his ukulele performance of a Britney Spears song will secure him victory

  • Bury - James

    School teacher James Perkin hosts the third dinner party in Bury. He plans to cook all his favourite dishes, including a Sri Lankan curry which he learnt to make on his honeymoon, but he fears it may be too hot for his guests to handle. He also writes a limerick for each of the diners, but an argument between Paula and Juliet threatens to derail proceedings

  • Bury - Juliet

    Business development manager Juliet Eastham takes up hosting duties for the first of the week's dinner parties in Bury, and hopes her efforts in the kitchen will impress when one of the guests refuses to share her beliefs in spirits from the afterlife and another is surprised by her lack of inhibition

  • Burton-On-Trent - All in One

    Four amateur chefs in Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire compete to win the £1,000 prize. Food snob Charlotte Yates, singer Fiona Denton, culinary expert Lucy Quy and outgoing Chris Bale take turns hosting dinner parties featuring undercooked prawns, shop-bought custard and a contestant's talent for mimicking animal noises

  • Burnley - All in One

    In Burnley, Lancashire, fiercely competitive Jane Dickinson takes on 'in it to win it' Mark Dempsey, wedding DJ Kev Riley and cable TV presenter Sally Jaxx, in a week that features a bout of exuberant self-praise, a friendly dog in a stripy jumper and a guest tasting chicken for the first time

  • Bristol - Zoe

    Botox fan Zoe Kellaway hosts a 'pretty in pink' dinner party for the penultimate evening in Bristol. She hopes to cheer up the group by cooking a predominantly pink menu, which features beetroot risotto, and enlists the help of a hot-pants-wearing butler to serve cocktails

  • Bedfordshire - Andrea

    Marketing manager Andrea Nichols hosts the first night in a week of dinner parties that span Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. She welcomes dance instructor Nicola O'Donnell, saleswoman Penny Peklivanas, music producer Tim Lawson and events entertainer Andy Harvey into her garden that has been decked out with straw and stuffed chickens in a bid to win the £1,000 prize

  • Cardiff - Nicola

    Shop manager Nicola Steele kicks off a week of dinner parties in Cardiff, and hopes that her dog-themed surprises and unusual entertainment will impress her guests - army wife Rachael Smith, casting agency owner Jerry Lockett, childminder Andrea Grainger and chatterbox Sam Clark - and win her the £1,000 cash prize

  • Cardiff - Phil

    Phil hosts the final night of the competition in Cardiff, and is so preoccupied with trying to keep the peace between Jo and Michelle he neglects his main course. After the meal, the four contestants discover which of them has won the £1,000 prize

  • Clacton-on-Sea - Richard

    Entrepreneur and foraging fan Richard Harris hosts the fourth night of the competition in the Clacton-on-Sea area of Essex. Not everybody is impressed when they discover he has had help, and Claire Kelly accuses him of being a food snob. However, he hopes a performance by the local church choir will help improve the atmosphere

  • Clacton-on-Sea - Tony

    Trucker Tony Houston holds the first dinner party in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, hoping his menu of scallops on black pudding with pea puree, and seabass with prawn mash will impress his fellow diners. However, if his food fails to live up to his expectations, he anticipates the whole ambience and presentation of the evening will secure him the £1,000 cash prize

  • Co Durham and Wearside - Ken

    Businessman Ken Brown hosts the final dinner party in Co Durham and Wearside, and hopes to entertain his guests with a 'wear a wig' themed evening. After annoying his fellow contestants over the past week, he hopes to make amends with his unique entertainment, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Chippenham - All in One

    Four dinner-party hosts in Chippenham, Wiltshire, compete to win a £1,000 prize. RAF engineer and prankster Corporal Keith McEvoy meets his match in gym owner Mark Lamputt, who has a few practical jokes of his own up his sleeve, while florist Fleur van Heijningen is single and hoping for some romance as the week goes on, and Finnish musician Terhi Ikonen treats her unsuspecting guests to a performance that leaves some of them unimpressed

  • Chichester - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Chichester, West Sussex, compete for the £1,000 prize. Football fan Darren Morrison, former Navy officer Stefan Gershater, housewife Henrietta Edwards and the travel-loving Jemima Thomas take turns hosting dinner parties featuring male rivalry, a bit of romance and a Carry On-themed evening

  • Cheltenham - Vanessa

    Lady-of-the-manor Vanessa Wegmann hosts the second party in Cheltenham, but asks her diners to wear slippers to protect the floors of her country estate. It proves to be an unhappy evening for sole male contestant Alex when he gets more dessert than he bargained for

  • Chesterfield - All in One

    The dinner-party challenge comes to Chesterfield, Derbyshire, where teaching assistant Clare Gaunt, salon owner Carly McGregor, long-distance lorry driver Robinson Reid and caravan enthusiast Richard Hollingsworth compete to win the £1,000 prize. The week seems to be going well, until events spiral out of control at Richard's home and he's forced to ask one of the guests to leave - only moments before the final results are announced

  • Colchester - Adrena

    American army wife Adrena Austin hosts the third dinner party in Colchester. She hopes her simple menu, which revisits her Armenian heritage, will be a welcome change for her guests, but while reactions to the main course are mixed, her entertainment proves a resounding success

  • Colchester - All in One

    Four aspiring cooks from Colchester take turns to host their idea of the perfect dinner party, beginning with Jo Lueck, whose fondness for inuendo and flirtatious behaviour annoys self-confessed prude Helen Cruickshank. Later in the week, estate agent Michael Simpson engages in an testosterone-fuelled battle of wills with fast-talking deli owner Paul Lancaster, but as the contest draws to a close, only one diner can claim the £1,000 prize

  • Colchester - Richard

    Salesman Richard Massey hosts the first party in Colchester, hoping his cheeky-chappy demeanour and signature dish Drunken Duck will be enough to see him walk away with the £1,000 prize at the end of the week-long competition

  • Come Dine with Me Christmas Special

    Christmas hit-makers Maizie Williams of Boney M and Jona Lewie are joined by soul singer VV Brown and DJ Toby Anstis for a week of festive dinner parties as they compete to win £1,000 for charity. Highlights include the guests dressing up as aliens, space girls and donkeys, some saucy secret Santa gifts, camel rides, and a very special 'Queen's speech'

  • Come Dine with Me Jubilee Special

    Four celebrities take part in a Jubilee-themed edition of the show. Former EastEnders actress Cheryl Fergison leaves her guests questioning her menu choices, entertainer Lionel Blair's evening is not quite as sophisticated as he planned, ex-Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona hosts a pyjama party with a royal appearance, and ventriloquist Keith Harris's theme is At Her Majesty's Service

  • Colchester - Michael

    Estate agent Michael Simpson is in charge of the third dinner party from Colchester in Essex, but his confrontation with fellow contestant Paul Lancaster reaches fever pitch over a tricky chocolate fondant

  • Colchester - Jodie

    Vegetarian Jodie Edzekiel hosts the final dinner party in Colchester, and decides to try to please her guests by serving them meat, provided she can bring herself to touch it. When Jodie's planned entertainment lets her down, she hopes a sing-a-long with her accompanying on the organ will save the day and be enough to secure her the £1,000 cash prize

  • Colchester - Helen

    Self-confessed prude Helen Cruickshank hosts the last dinner party challenge from Colchester in Essex, and when her desperate efforts to ban saucy banter from the other guests fail the back-stabbing and rudeness spiral out of control

  • Colchester - James

    James Coe throws the fourth party in Colchester, and his choice of menu proves popular from the starter onwards. However, Jodie Ezekiel finds his incessant discussion of money somewhat off-putting. Fortunately, the prospect of a dip in the host's hot tub improves moods, and gives Darius G Laws a chance to show off his pink pants

  • Cheltenham - Janice

    Straight-talking Janice Neil hosts the first party in Cheltenham, but the success of her evening is under threat when conversation turns to the medical history of a guest's dog. Things get even worse on the opening night as the host serves an under-prepared pavlova

  • Cheltenham - Paddy

    Paddy Castledine hosts the final dinner party in Cheltenham, and hopes that his simple menu of locally sourced produce will impress his guests. As the evening draws on, admin assistant Kimberley Thomas tells the host what she really thinks of him, and alpha male Oli Delaunoy is brought to tears, before the winner of the £1,000 cash prize is revealed

  • Carlisle - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Carlisle compete for the £1,000 prize by hosting dinner parties. Student Helen Speakman, drummer Andy Bainbridge, handyman Nigel Hawes and cake-maker Deborah Nixon take turns hosting evenings featuring an oriental-themed menu, a breakfast fry-up and dream-inspired food

  • Chelmsford - Alex

    Alex Sullivan hosts the first party in Chelmsford, Essex, hoping to impress with her birthday party-themed evening. However, an uncomfortable reunion between two former school friends gets the night off to a bad start, and a less than satisfactory dessert leaves the host with little to celebrate

  • Chelmsford - Deb

    Deb Croghan hosts the third dinner party in Chelmsford, Essex, and hopes to impress her guests with a tarts and vicars-style evening. Following an uncomfortable game of guessing everyone's age, she perks up the evening with an unusual entertainment - a cucumber-based sport she claims is a traditional family pastime

  • Cardiff - Stewart

    Hospitality manager Stewart Duff hosts the fifth and final dinner party in Cardiff, and has a reputation to live up to after constantly talking about his love of five-star cooking and the importance of elegance. Among the dishes on his menu are mixed game pithiviers and garlic ice-cream, which prove hard to decipher for some guests, and the evening concludes with the winner of the £1,000 prize being announced

  • Cardiff - Sophie

    The dinner party competition gets under way in Cardiff, and first to host is primary school teacher Sophie Hunter-Brown. Her choice of a Thai-themed beach party causes confusion among her guests, but cocktails and a limbo competition provide an opportunity for the diners to have fun

  • Cardiff - Rachael

    Army wife Rachael Smith hosts the third party in Cardiff, allowing her competitive edge and no-nonsense approach to come to the fore in her bid to pick up the £1,000 prize

  • Cardiff - Sam

    Costume designer Sam Clarke prepares a Mexican menu for the fourth dinner party in Cardiff. Everything does not go to plan, however, when two guests begin fighting at the table, and his 'fun' game leaves everyone in tears

  • Chelmsford - John

    Twenty-five-year-old hot-tub salesman John Mabey hosts the fourth dinner party in Chelmsford, Essex, setting out to woo his guests with a Shakespearean evening featuring an Italian-style menu, but when his food comes close to a complete fiasco, he turns to theatrics to save the day - including asking his guests to act out Romeo and Juliet

  • Chelmsford - Martin

    Martin Young hosts the final dinner party in Chelmsford, Essex, hoping to impress his guests by throwing a Caribbean-themed evening. The diners are pleasantly surprised by the quality of his food and shocked when he reveals a secret talent, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Cheltenham - Jan

    Nurse Jan Blomer hosts the second dinner party in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, hoping her menu of chicken with sun-dried tomatoes and home-made ice-cream will win her the £1,000 cash prize. Paddy and Zak's rivalry keeps the evening lively and loud, but the host reclaims the spotlight with a surprising revelation

  • Cheltenham - Zak

    Events director and bodybuilding enthusiast Zak Roby hosts the third evening in Cheltenham and hopes his polite nature will help him scoop the £1,000 prize. However, a series of confusing party games alongside tricks and posturing at the dinner table mean Zak's quest is far from straightforward

  • Cheltenham - Kimberley

    Australian admin assistant Kimberley Thomas hosts the fourth dinner party in Cheltenham and hopes that an evening of sophistication will win her the £1,000 prize. However, despite her best attempts to create a dignified atmosphere, it does not take long for Paddy Castledine to begin telling rude stories

  • Cheltenham - Oli

    Hotel consultant Oli Delaunoy kicks off the week of dinner parties in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and hopes that his scallop starter and a meaty main course will impress his guests - events-company director Zak Roby, administrator Kim Thomas, house husband Paddy Castledine and nurse Jan Blomer - and win him the £1,000 cash prize

  • Cheltenham - Cathy

    Final host Cathy Shilling welcomes her fellow diners into her home for the last party in Cheltenham, but she faces the tough task of reuniting a feuding group before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Glasgow - Natalie

    School teacher Natalie Morrison hosts the third dinner party in Glasgow, and prepares a complex menu with two soups as a starter and a Moroccan-themed main. The food is a success but the conversation turns sour when Scott Borthwick makes a remark about Natalie's marriage

  • Cheltenham - Alex

    Sole male contestant Alex Arundell hosts the third party in Cheltenham and is confident of impressing his three dinner guests, but the evening turns sour when Vanessa and Janice almost come to blows

  • Bristol - All in One

    Four contestants in Bristol compete to host the best dinner party, beginning with Gilly Johnson, who is on a mission to make her food look attractive. American Lyndsey Jennings believes that British food is boring, while 21-year-old student Daniel Johnson fails to prove age doesn't matter when his peach-themed evening goes drastically wrong, and ex-stockbroker Chris Bradley is not short of opinions

  • Bristol - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Bristol host dinner parties in a bid to win the £1,000 prize. Salesman Tony Boniface, mother Tess Swan-Ingrey, mortgage broker Ian Perryman and drugs worker Cathy Lord compete during evenings featuring 1980s disco moments and a sausage dance

  • Bath - Liv

    Posh girl-about-town Liv Sargeant hosts the first party in Bath, and hopes to impress with her sophisticated evening, complete with black tie dress code. However, her unusual choice of entertainment, and her undying love for Michael Buble, threaten to hamper her chances of winning the £1,000 prize at the end of the week

  • Bath - Mel

    Former raver Mel Lewis-Ledger hosts the second dinner party in Bath, but her spicy Cajun menu proves off-putting for some guests - and her choice of music proves divisive. Meanwhile, cafe worker Becky Tyler starts to become a bit more sociable, until he decides to do an impression of one of her fellow guests

  • Bedfordshire - Nicola

    Dance instructor Nicola O'Donnell hosts the fourth dinner party of the competition spanning Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. The guests expect very little from the night, but Nicola hopes to impress Jamaican-born contestant Tim Lawson with her Caribbean-inspired evening

  • Bath - John

    Handyman John Wicheard hosts the third dinner party in Bath. Denis Verrier suspects the food will not be up to his exacting standards, and sandwich enthusiast Becky Tyler also doubts the meal will be a success. The prospect of a disco excites vegetarian and former raver Mel Lewis-Leger, but society girl Liv Sargeant dreads the thought of any form of forced entertainment

  • Bath - Denis

    Patriotic Frenchman Denis Verrier hosts the final dinner party in Bath, and hopes his experience of working in the hospitality industry will stand him in good stead. However, two of the guests are shocked by what they find in his wardrobe, and his staging of a penalty shoot-out provides more surprises, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Basingstoke IV

    Art teacher Gabrielle Hennig hosts the penultimate dinner party in Basingstoke. After a day of chaos in the kitchen, her calm exterior begins to crumble, but her surprising house, eclectic clutter and eccentric hosting result in an entertaining night for the guests

  • Basingstoke V

    On the final night in Basingstoke, marketing manager Spencer Uren regrets doing little preparation before the party - but, despite his vegetarianism, hopes to impress with a chicken dish. Gabrielle gets upset when everyone quizzes her about food and Sophie's fussiness begins to annoy people, but a surprising revelation brings them all together before the winner is announced

  • Bath - Becky

    Cafe worker Becky Tyler hosts the fourth dinner party challenge from Bath. The theme is a 'Mad Hat' tea party, and she sets out to put on a menu of British classics, but the round of sandwiches for starters might prove too much for the diners

  • Bedfordshire - Penny

    Kitchenware saleswoman Penny Peklivanas hosts the second party in a competition that spans Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. She is confident her grand house will impress her rivals and win her the £1,000 cash prize, but her croissant-based main course is not to everyone's taste

  • Bedfordshire - Tim

    IT analyst and music producer Tim Lawson hosts the third dinner party of the week in the competition taking place across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, hoping to impress his diners with ingredients brought back from Morocco. He also offers an urban education in a bid to claim the £1,000-prize

  • Belfast - Jacqueline

    Spiritualist medium Jacqueline McGarry hosts the final dinner party in Belfast, and a few home truths are served up as the four diners reveal exactly what they thought of one another's offerings

  • Belfast - Lenny

    Jamaican lifeguard Lenny Irving serves up Caribbean cuisine at the second of the week's dinner parties in Belfast. He also hopes to win over his guests by complementing his menu with strong rum - and seems particularly keen to impress Merchant Navy officer Fiona Rush

  • Belfast - Marcus

    Make-up artist and female impersonator Marcus Hunter-Neill hopes to impress with a red carpet-themed evening as he hosts the first party in Belfast. However, his alter ego Lady Portia Diamante steals the limelight as he competes for the £1,000 prize

  • Belfast - Fiona

    Merchant Navy officer Fiona Rush hosts the final dinner party in Belfast, and hopes to impress with a nautical-themed evening. However, one of her guests is unimpressed with the amount of fish on the menu, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Belfast - Donal

    Cage fighter and tattoo salon owner Donal Kelly throws the third party in Belfast, preparing an American-themed super-sized feast for his fellow diners, only for diminutive Nick Cann to challenge him to a physical showdown

  • Beford - All in One

    Mother-of-two Joanne Wilson takes on hairdresser Franko Russo, businessman Richard Haxell and weight-loss consultant Sam McCallum as the dinner party challenge heads to Bedford. As the week unfolds, the unrefined table manners of one contestant become too much for the other hosts to bear - but an unusual collection of underwear provides an alternative talking-point

  • Belfast - Cat

    Freelance feminist writer Cat Anderson hosts the third dinner party in Belfast, and hopes to win over her guests with her bohemian chic style and live music. However, her efforts are wasted on lifeguard Lenny Irving, who is only interested in Merchant Navy officer Fiona Rush

  • Basingstoke III

    Richard Carpenter hosts the third dinner party in Basingstoke, but risks alienating Sophie and Spencer with the clutter and cats that inhabit his house - and he does not help matters by suggesting that the property might be haunted. Undeterred, he remains confident that his cooking will win the guests round, but makes a grave error when preparing custard for the dessert

  • Basingstoke II

    Sophie Branfield invites the diners to her multi-million pound country house on day of the second party in Basingstoke, and the guests are suitably impressed by her palatial home. However, despite receiving assistance in preparing her straightforward menu from her space-age kitchen, Sophie's meal does not go quite according to plan

  • Keighley - Adam

    Computer engineer Adam Bolam-Peel hosts the second party in Keighley, West Yorkshire, and plans plenty of surprises - including Northumbrian pipe playing and a poetry session. However, picky guest Philomena finds fault with his cluttered house, while Charlie cannot resist goading Rebecca about her teeth

  • Avonmouth - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from Avonmouth in Bristol compete for the £1,000 prize. Kitchen designer Matt Smart, eco-warrior Lily Stephenson, yoga teacher Charlotta Martinus and Josh Willacy host four dinner parties featuring food salvaged from supermarket skips, a yoga session and hula-hooping

  • Aylesbury - Natalie

    Australian Natalie Dixon hosts the first dinner party in the Vale of Aylesbury, where she hopes that her Asian fusion menu will secure her the £1,000 prize. However, one of her guests - food regulation lawyer Greg Pearson - will be paying particularly close attention as he joins football stadium announcer Mike Botto, sales manager Bekki Jones and 74-year-old taxi driver John Feore at the table

  • Aberdeen - Rick

    Nightclub manager Rick Breckenridge hosts the second dinner party from Aberdeen and hopes to impress his guests with an exotic menu, serving up an unlikely combination of sea bass and noodles. The fish is served whole and Laura enjoys eating the eyes, leaving Bob feeling a little queasy

  • Aberdeen - Laura

    Care worker Laura Rojales hosts the third dinner party from Aberdeen, serving up a seafood starter followed by a main course of chicken pastel with Yorkshire pudding. With Bob's nit-picking beginning to get on Rick's nerves, Laura hopes her after-dinner musical entertainment will bring the group together

  • Aberdeen - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Aberdeen compete for the £1,000 prize. Marketing manager Nicky Caldwell, stand-up comedian Tony Littler, engineer Chris Kerr and aspiring children's author Angie Matchett take turns hosting dinner parties featuring a lavish medieval banquet complete with a knight in shining armour, an oil rig-themed evening and a flower power-inspired night

  • Aberdeen - Amanda

    The eccentric Amanda Westlake hosts the first dinner party in Aberdeen, determined to kick off proceedings in an unmistakably Scottish style. However, her hard work preparing a meal is quickly picked apart by traditional publican Bob Calder, and care worker Laura Rojales is upset to find her affections for nightclub manager Rick Breckenridge are misplaced

  • Ayrshire - Patrick

    The dinner-party challenge heads to Ayrshire, where castle-dwelling former TV producer Patrick Dromgoole competes with performance poet Duffy, weight-watcher Jolyn Dewson and obsessive cook Ann Hay for the £1,000 prize. The week's highlights include a grace in Latin, a foraging expedition and dogs dressed as butlers

  • Banbury - All in One

    Debt adviser Tom Franklin, landscape architect Richard Hodgetts, housing officer Emma Daisley and recruitment manager Sarah Dix compete for the £1,000 prize in Banbury, Oxfordshire. With single Sarah on the lookout for Mr Right, the week features plenty of flirtatious behaviour, while Richard is branded 'Pickie Dickie' for criticising Tom's pea and mint soup

  • Barnsley - Phil

    Wine and food snob Phil Davies host the final night in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, hoping to win the prize with an impressive menu prepared from scratch and a carefully selected wine to accompany each course. Unfortunately, his guests are not looking forward to the meal

  • Barnsley - Verene

    Mobile hairdresser Verene Farrell hosts the first of the week's dinner parties in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and offers a main course of kangaroo fillet with a confit of quandong and yakajirri rosti in a bid to impress part-time drag queen Christian Whiteley-Mason, businessman and wine enthusiast Phil Davies, comedy novelist Milly Johnson, and Paul Hoyle, a man known to his friends as Party Paul

  • Basingstoke I

    Businesswoman Gill Buley hosts the first dinner party in Basingstoke, but gets off to a bad start while trying to make a choux pastry. Family man Richard Carpenter and fellow guest Sophie Branfield fail to make a good first impression on each other, and, as the night progresses, Gill comes clean about her cosmetic surgery, much to the shock of marketing manager Spencer Uren and art teacher Gabrielle Hennig

  • Barnsley - Paul

    Paul Hoyle hosts the second dinner in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and plans to live up to his party-boy reputation by preparing three types of entertainment for his guests. However, the mood turns sour when it is revealed one of these diversions calls for the other diners to bring along their swimwear

  • Barnsley - Milly

    Novelist Milly Johnson hosts the penultimate dinner party in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and hopes her 'hearts and flowers' theme will bring harmony back to the group following the previous night's confrontation. However, as soon as the evening gets under way, it is clear there is no love lost between Phil and Verene

  • Barnsley - All in One

    Four dinner-party hosts compete to win £1,000 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Elaine Ashton starts the week off with an American-themed evening, while Sam West tempts his guests with a few unusual delicacies including ostrich egg and pig's ears, before upsetting the next host, local councillor and market trader Wayne Johnson. The final night, hosted by Cindy Broadbent, features a Wild West-style bash that ends in tears for one of the contestants

  • Barnsley - Christian

    Part-time drag queen Christian Whiteley-Mason hosts the third dinner party from Barnsley, South Yorkshire. He decides to host the evening as his alter ego Lady Bacardi and dress one of the male guests as a woman, but the entertainment is not to everybody's taste

  • Belfast - Nick

    The well-presented Nick Cann hosts the first of four dinner parties in Belfast, but risks making a bad first impression on his fellow contestants by serving his food late. Things only get worse when his pudding goes missing

  • Belfast - Nikki

    Burlesque performer Nikki Fisher hosts the second party in Belfast, but ends up leaving a culinary disaster in her wake. Meanwhile, spiritualist Jacqueline McGarry makes bold claims about her skills as a medium

  • Birmingham - Toni Shukla

    Accountant Toni Shukla hosts the final dinner party of the week in Birmingham, and appears to have a good chance of securing the £1,000 prize after her rivals' unsuccessful evenings. However, her lack of cookery knowledge threatens to scupper her hopes of gaining the most points

  • Birmingham - Vanessa

    The third dinner party in Birmingham is hosted by banker Vanessa Erigbogbo, who describes herself as a brilliant cook. She hopes to impress her guests with a classy menu of lobster, confit of duck, and fried grasshopper canapes, but forgets to cater for a vegetarian diner

  • Blackburn II

    Wine connoisseur Steve Burns hosts the second party in Blackburn, and hopes to impress his guests with specially chosen drinks to accompany each of his meal's courses. However, when the bottles are drained, the atmosphere begins to grow stale

  • Birmingham - Terence

    Community project manager Terence Wallen hosts the final dinner party in Birmingham, and plans to clamp down on any boisterous behaviour. His menu features parrot-fish and his guests receive massages before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Birmingham - Sarah

    Music graduate and doll's house collector Sarah Ward hosts the third dinner party in Birmingham and sets out to entertain her guests with a Tudor-style dance. However, an impromptu trumpet performance is not appreciated by the other diners

  • Birmingham - Patricia

    Salon owner Patricia Jones hosts the fourth dinner party in Birmingham and hopes to impress her guests with an Irish-themed menu and a personal performance of a Celtic classic. But hair in the food, accusations of game-playing and an outburst from the host put a damper on the evening

  • Birmingham - Paz

    Strict vegetarian Paz Thakrar hosts the penultimate dinner party in Birmingham, but his meat-eating guests show little enthusiasm for the menu and are further displeased by the idea of a karaoke session afterwards

  • Blackburn III

    The third dinner party challenge from Blackburn sees mum Michelle Brandon cutting corners in the kitchen as she decides the best way to prepare dinner is by using packet food, including pre-prepared pasta sauce and meringues

  • Blackburn IV

    Stephen Mahon is forced to turn on the charm to salvage his chances of winning the £1,000 prize as he hosts the final meal of the week in Blackburn. He begins to panic when he splits the Hollandaise sauce and one of his guests fails to finish her starter, before nervously comparing Michelle to one of his speciality cheeses

  • Brighton - John

    Sweetshop owner John O'Sullivan throws the second party in Brighton, planning a three-course menu of retro favourites including tinned peaches and chicken Kiev. While DJ Melody and Pasha du Valentine pick up where they left off the previous night, the other guests are distracted by their host's toilet-roll serviettes and unusual party tricks

  • Brighton - Alistair

    Dinner club member Alistair James feels confident his cooking skills will secure him the prize as the week of soirees in Brighton continues, but tensions between Melody and Pasha threaten to derail the evening

  • Brighton - Melody

    The dinner party challenge continues from Brighton, where DJ Melody serves a West Indian-inspired menu, and tries to maximise her chances by getting her guests as drunk as possible, but one of them takes the conversation in a macabre direction

  • Brighton - Pasha

    Visual artist Pasha du Valentine hosts the first party in Brighton. She intends to seduce her diners with beautifully presented top-notch food, and has high hopes for her 'Lover's Pudding'. Her guests are a sweetshop owner, a dinner club host, a DJ and a transvestite

  • Brighton - Ana

    At the final dinner party of the week in Brighton, host Ana Jalais hopes to impress with a seafood starter and beef main course. Her guests are shocked when they discover pictures of her as a young man, and the evening takes a nasty turn when she is forced to kick John out of the house

  • Blackpool - Jason F

    DJ Jason Fubar hosts the second dinner party in Blackpool, and plans to impress his guests by transforming his front room into a nightclub. The evening gets off to a good start when his Thai menu is well received, but a copy of the Kama Sutra causes confusion for the diners

  • Blackpool - Jason H

    Driving Instructor Jason Howitt hosts the fourth dinner party from Blackpool and tries to entertain his guests with a music-festival-themed evening. However, sparks begin to fly between Jason and Kathryn

  • Birmingham - Mike

    Mike Olley hosts the final dinner party in Birmingham, where he reveals his eccentric method to help soften his cheese. Later, his lecture on champagne is not well received and an explosion of honesty erupts when Claudine's lack of table manners proves too much for Kish and Katie

  • Birmingham - Lorraine

    Catering assistant Lorraine Wood throws the second in a round of parties in Birmingham, and chooses a Mexican theme for the evening, complete with inflatable cacti and a hula hoop competition. However, Matthew Emson remains unimpressed, while Terence Wallen makes it clear he is expecting a lot from the meal - and gets more than he bargained for when he catches sight of the hostess's skimpy fancy-dress costumes

  • Birmingham - Matthew

    IT training manager Matthew Emson hosts the first party in Birmingham, and hopes his combination of luxury ingredients, charm and tactical game-play will win him the £1,000 prize. However, his guests find it hard to take his crystal ball readings seriously

  • Birmingham - All in One

    Four amateur cooks in Birmingham compete for the £1,000 prize. Hospitality manager Daz Blackwood, sales executive Hannah Kirkland, newspaper boss Darren Tyler and welfare trainer Stuart Rose take turns hosting dinner parties, which feature a back-to-front menu, bad jokes and celebrity friends

  • Birmingham - Angela

    Office administrator Angela McFarlane hosts the third dinner party from Birmingham, and hopes to impress with a starter of chicken and spring onion terrine with red onion marmalade. However, her guests seem more interested in rummaging through her bedroom drawers

  • Berkshire IV

    Finishing-school-trained Sarah Lewis hosts the final dinner party in Berkshire, providing a menu based on the theme of horse racing, which includes pate-filled toasted castles, and offering entertainment in the form of her children's plastic race set. Emotions run high when the group looks back over the week, before the final votes decide who will walk away with the cash prize

  • Berkshire - All in One

    Four contestants from Windsor, Berkshire, take up the dinner-party challenge. Tipsy property businesswoman Jan Bowdler insists on feeding solicitor Anil Vij, web designer and food snob Harry Hardisty raises eyebrows with the eel starter he serves on the second day, and one participant gets into a confrontation with lady of leisure Ansa Khan during the final evening

  • Belfast - Rosie

    The fourth dinner party challenge from Belfast is hosted by charity worker and confident cook Rosie Smyth. She decides the best way to win over her guests is to have a come-as-your-teenage-self theme evening, and a zingy mojito cheesecake

  • Benidorm - All in One

    Four expats - travel journalist Irena Bodnarec, banker Nick Middleton, clairvoyant Hilary Marshall and drag queen Gary Brown - take turns to host dinner parties in Benidorm, battling for the £1,000 cash prize. As the week goes on, there's the usual mix of banter and blunt speaking, as well as some strange photos and food that doesn't require any cooking

  • Birmingham - April

    Hair and beauty tutor April Richards hosts the first dinner party in Birmingham. She plans a starter of zebra meat, but the dish does not go down well with employment adviser Paz Thakrar, who is a strict vegetarian and thinks that even eating vegetables is cruel

  • Birmingham - Claudine

    Events organiser Claudine Stevens hosts the first dinner party in Birmingham, hoping to infuse the night with glamour by asking her guests to dress to impress. However, she is not taken with hairdresser Katie Smith's outfit, and tells her exactly what she thinks

  • Birmingham - John

    Scientist John Fennel hosts the second party in Birmingham, and decides to prepare an ambitious menu that makes use of his skills in the lab. Culinary experiments on offer include soda-siphoned fish batter, a specially crafted fire-maker, a home-made tandoor chimney, and ice-cream made with nitrogen oxide

  • Birmingham - Katie

    Hairdresser Katie Smith hosts the second party in Birmingham, preparing a sizeable feast to hold its own against the previous evening's entry. Her show-stopping dessert does not go according to plan, but a display of unusually flirtatious behaviour at the dinner table looks set to take everyone's minds off the lacklustre pudding

  • Birmingham - Kishor

    The third dinner-party challenge in Birmingham sees host Kishor Paw trying to woo his guests with an authentic local curry prepared from scratch. The dish is a success, but the main course proves too spicy for some and he loses his patience when his dessert turns out to be a disaster

  • Birmingham - Jean-Benoit

    Jean-Benoit Burloux hosts the final dinner party in Birmingham, and plans a four-course menu including crab in a bird's nest, a blade of beef and a pavlova with raspberries. However, the cook has to find a way of overcoming Denise's fussy eating habits, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Birmingham - Elliot

    Electrician Elliot Jauncey hosts the penultimate dinner party in Birmingham, and despite a lack of experience, plans a top-class menu featuring two desserts. He also books a local band to serenade his guests, but the evening turns out to be far more difficult than he had expected

  • Birmingham - Daniela

    Daniela Lawler throws the second party in Birmingham, hoping to impress her guests by inviting them to the Georgian country house she shares with her husband, DJ Steve Lawler. The hostess aims high by planning a four-course Italian-inspired meal, and everything seems to be going well, until she realises her lobster is too big to fit in her pans

  • Birmingham - Denise

    Canal boat stewardess Denise Hendon hosts the first dinner party in Birmingham. Despite admitting her cookery skills could be better, she hopes her night of Moroccan-themed revelry will be a success, but the guests are underwhelmed by her menu. While party girl Angela McFarlane dreads eating the couscous, suave Frenchman Jean-Benoit Burloux longs for a glass of fine wine to wash the meal down

  • Comedians Christmas Special

    In a festive edition of the culinary show, four comedians compete to win the £1,000 prize for their chosen charities. Sean Hughes, Gina Yashere, Paul Tonkinson and Duncan Norvelle take turns hosting dinner parties. The gatherings feature a three-course meal made from vegetarian stew, a Smiths tribute band, a Nativity scene, a Cliff Richard impersonator and a group dance with a gospel choir, before the winner is announced

  • Chelmsford - Scott

    Businessman Scott Johnson hosts the second dinner party of the week in Chelmsford, Essex. His menu initially impresses his guests, until they realise he has taken some shortcuts with his preparations. However, a bigger problem emerges when former classmates John Mabey and Martin Young renew old hostilities, so Scott tries to lighten the mood by taking everyone for a dance in 'Essex's smallest disco' - his kitchen

  • East London - Simran

    Simran Samra hosts the first party in east London, and decides to cook meat for her main course, despite being a vegetarian. The fashionista tries to salvage her chances of winning the £1,000 prize by performing a range of comedy accents after fellow competitor Alan Price upsets one of the guests

  • East London V

    New Yorker January Jones-Omatajo prepares a soul food-inspired menu for the final dinner party in east London. She hopes to serve an apple pie based on her grandmother's recipe, but is forced to make an expensive phone call when it goes wrong. Things get worse when her plan to teach the guests a line dance does not go down well after a heavy meal

  • Cornwall - Danielle

    Four amateur cooks compete for the £1,000 prize as the dinner-party challenge heads to north Cornwall. The fun begins at the home of exuberant bouncer Danielle Stephens, who immediately makes a big impression on lawyer Liz Ashton, while ladies' man Sam Bishop looks to impress surfer Tiva Dakar with tales of his nights on the town. As the week continues, one contestant takes a fancy to a fellow diner, while a more softly spoken member of the group tries to make themselves heard

  • East London - Salvo

    Gym instructor Salvo Riggi competes against personal assistant Brenda Gobine, dog lover Zed Kiazim and fancy-dress enthusiast Amanda Hull as the dinner-party challenge heads to east London. The first night gets off to a shaky start when one guest insults a fellow diner's outfit, and the rest of the week features a menu themed around aphrodisiacs, a seven foot-tall butler and an argument that ends with one person's dinner going in the bin

  • East London IV

    Designer Sarah Angold hosts the penultimate dinner party from east London and hopes to secure victory by spending as much time as possible with her guests, despite having already managed to annoy most of her fellow diners. In the kitchen, she does not make things any easier when she prepares a frozen dessert she has never made before

  • East London I

    Nightclub owner Vicki Pengilley hosts the first party in east London, hoping to impress her diners with a traditional roast dinner. However, retro clothes designer Timothy Sanderson is disappointed with the menu, and New Yorker January Jones-Omatajo confesses her belief that all British food is boring. As the night progresses, designer Sarah Angold's behaviour becomes increasingly odd, much to the displeasure of city boy Ryan Waters

  • East London II

    Fitness enthusiast Ryan Waters hosts the second party in East London, hoping impress his fellow diners with a menu consisting of food that may have been eaten by people in prehistoric times. To complement his themed menu, he decorates his bachelor pad with fake animal skins and wears a skimpy caveman outfit. However, despite his extravagant display, the guests find their thoughts straying back to the antics of the previous night

  • East London III

    The third dinner party challenge from east London is held by experienced host Timothy Sanderson, a burlesque impresario who hopes to win favour with his guests by serving up a selection of his own recipes, including a home-made ginger and chilli ice-cream

  • East Suffolk - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from East Suffolk try to impress their fellow cooks for a chance to win the £1,000 prize. UFO enthusiast Jo Jo Smith, agony aunt Janet Gershlick, sales director Paul Emery and department store owner Jim Godfrey host dinner parties featuring a drum solo meant as entertainment, a kitchen meltdown and an unusual cocktail

  • East Sussex - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from East Sussex compete for the £1,000 prize. Food-lover Dizz Byrom-Colburn, businessman John Hammond, attention-seeking Daniel Gray and the eccentric Tracey Waters take turns hosting dinner parties featuring raw meatballs, an Alice in Wonderland-themed menu and an unusual tale about a trip to the dentist

  • Eastbourne - Kirsty

    Trainee teacher Kirsty Davenport kicks off a week of dinner parties in Eastbourne, East Sussex, where she hopes that a simple menu will impress her guests - property finder Ann-Marie Hamilton, sales consultant Russell Turnbull, part-time lecturer Adam Holt and hairdresser Becci Moloney

  • Eastbourne - Russell

    Raconteur Russell Turnbull hosts the final night in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Having played his cards close to his chest all week with regards to his culinary skills, his plans for a fancy menu intrigue his rivals. However, for all the bravado, it remains to be seen whether he can actually cook

  • Edinburgh - Alison

    Alison Lynch hosts the dinner party in Edinburgh, and attempts to win her guests over with a ju-jitsu-themed evening. Rena Martin appears to be endearing herself to the group, and Cynthia Gentle impresses Gary Reid by telling him what she can do with a mango

  • Eastbourne - Becci

    Hairdresser Becci Moloney hosts the third dinner party in Eastbourne, East Sussex, and prepares a menu of hearty food for her guests. Her outdoor bar makes a positive impression on rivals Kirsty and Ann-Marie, but Russell and Adam are puzzled by her collection of recycled toilets in the garden

  • Eastbourne - Ann-Marie

    Ann-Marie Hamilton hosts day two in Eastbourne, where she plans to entertain her guests by singing in her garden. Fellow contestant Russell makes a lot of jokes, but foodie Adam does not seem amused

  • East Yorkshire - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from East Yorkshire compete for the £1,000 prize. Hospital manager Richard Squire, funnyman Giles Johnson, masseuse Jo and beautician Angie Ward host dinner parties featuring clairvoyance, a Botox controversy and a boiled beef and beetroot korma

  • Eastbourne - Adam

    Adam Holt hosts the fourth dinner party in Eastbourne, East Sussex, where his fellow competitors' expectations are high. However, some of them are surprised by his menu - which fails to amount to much more than sausages and mashed potato

  • East London - Delia

    Bar owner Delia Elliot hosts the fourth dinner party from east London, and she is confident she can teach her young diners the protocol of entertaining guests. However, prankster Alan ends up having an argument with her, leading Simran to take evasive action

  • East London - Chintu

    Doctor Chintu Gademsetty hosts the final dinner party in east London, and is confident of impressing his guests with a 1980s-themed evening. Even though his dance competition is not a hit with all of the diners, his food goes down a treat, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • East Hampshire - Jax

    Mother-of-four Jax Naudi hosts the second dinner party in east Hampshire, but her theme for the evening causes confusion and leads to one guest wearing an inappropriate outfit. Although Sue Hood expresses her distaste for the host's menu by remaining silent throughout the meal, the mood improves when Jax reveals the evening's entertainment - life drawing with a nude model

  • East Hampshire - Kyle

    History fanatic Kyle Curtis hosts the fourth dinner party from east Hampshire. A self-confessed novice in the kitchen, he decides to get his guests to help him with his main course - a fish fondue - and his choice of dress code for the evening proves a hit

  • East Hampshire - Natalie

    Natalie Edemska-Plant hosts the third dinner party in east Hampshire, and plans to serve dishes from her childhood to give her guests an authentic Russian dining experience. She begins the evening with traditional customs such as banning shoes inside the house, and although her food is not a complete success, the night ends on a high note with some energetic dancing

  • East Dorset - All in One

    Four amateur cooks in East Dorset compete to host the perfect dinner party, beginning with decorator Gary D Allen, who aims to give his guests a flavour of the Caribbean in his caravan. Also taking part are well-to-do singleton Pauline Elliot, down-to-earth Natalie Lawrence and local farmer Philip Palmer, who believes he is destined to win the £1,000 prize

  • East Cheshire - Zoe

    Party girl Zoe Miller hosts the final evening in Cheshire, and hopes to impress with a menu that represents all of her favourite countries. There is also a selection of hats, disco lights and vodka shots for entertainment, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • East Cheshire - Nick

    The third dinner party challenge from east Cheshire is hosted by radio DJ Nick Hawkins. His guests have doubts about his beef Wellington, but Nick tries to win them over with good old-fashioned impressions

  • East Cheshire - Val

    Glamorous pensioner Val Slater hosts the first party in east Cheshire, where her diners are a radio DJ, a mother, a garage servicing manager and a party girl. She hopes to impress her guests with a Middle Eastern banquet and a course of belly dancing

  • East Hampshire - Nik

    Taxi driver Nik Christides hosts the first party in East Hampshire, where one guest causes causes a stir by revealing details of a romantic encounter with Boyzone singer Ronan Keating. Later, Nik introduces his diners to the sport of Cheesy Darts, which requires one guest to smear their face with cream, before having cheese-flavoured crisps thrown at them

  • East Hampshire - Sue

    Sue Hood hosts the final night of the culinary competition in east Hampshire, hoping to impress her guests with a Caribbean-themed dinner party. The evening kicks off with the diners taking turns hitting a pinata, followed by entertainment in the form of dancers before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • East Kent - Wes

    Carpenter Wes Leaver hosts the first party in east Kent, hoping his science theme will be enough to win him the £1,000 prize at the end of the week. However, the 34-year-old faces competition from estate agent Alexandra Austin, beautician Emma Phillips, dog-lover Sally Parry and fancy-dress enthusiast Stephen Drew

  • East Lancashire - All In One

    Mayoress Carol Stinton, hairdresser Jonny Kemp, spiritualist Sue Hartley and plumber Nick Holt compete for the £1,000 prize as the dinner-party challenge takes place in east Lancashire. Among other highlights, the week features serenades, a surprise appearance by a twin, and moussaka parcels that seem to be missing several key ingredients

  • East London - Alan

    Alan Price hosts the third party in east London, and sets out to impress his fellow competitors with a medieval-themed dinner. He hopes to raise the standard of the contest with an ambitious menu, but stumbles at the first hurdle when vegetarian diner Simran panics at the sight of his authentic pig's head as the table centrepiece. Things do not improve as the night goes on, with dirty dinner plates and sloppy hosting leaving the guests less than impressed

  • East Kent - Stephen

    Flamboyant Stephen Drew hosts the final dinner party in east Kent, and has designed a menu that will allow him to spend more time entertaining his guests. With an Absolutely Fabulous theme, a few of the diners are expecting a Mardi-Gras vibe, but he has different ideas for the night - before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • East Kent - Sally

    Dog-lover Sally Parry hosts the fourth dinner party from east Kent, hoping to impress her guests with a pink-themed night, including posh pink food and table decorations. However, Sally and Emma have a heated argument, Alex misbehaves and Wesley falls asleep

  • East Kent - Alexandra

    Estate agent Alexandra Austen hosts the second party of the week in east Kent, hoping to impress her guests with pan-European cuisine. However, the meal gets off to a shaky start when Sally Parry is forced to confront her fear of beans, while Stephen Drew struggles with a goat's cheese parcel. Alexandra's decision to serve veal also proves controversial, and it soon becomes clear two of the guests are not enjoying each other's company

  • East Kent - Emma

    Beautician Emma Phillips hosts the third dinner party in east Kent. Her main course is described by one diner as a pet on a plate, and Alexandra Austin declares the evening to be rather odd. Meanwhile, Stephen Drew and Wes Leaver enjoy an impromptu beauty treatment together

  • Edinburgh - Andy

    Andy Daykin hosts the first dinner party in Edinburgh, opting for a Scottish-themed night complete with haggis, bagpipes and whisky. His guests are self-described cougar Liz Grant, perfectionist Irena Magdolowic, political researcher Toni Giugliano, and rock chick Michelle Lindsay

  • Edinburgh - Cynthia

    Beautician Cynthia Gentle hopes to win over her guests with a theme of 1950s glamour and an international menu, featuring a main course that includes crocodile, as she hosts the third dinner party in Edinburgh. Security firm boss Gary Reid decides to provoke a debate on fidelity, while tensions erupt between ju-jitsu teacher Alison Lynch and events manager Peter Ferguson

  • Essex - Tracy

    Confident cook Tracy hosts the second dinner party in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, but her guests are startled by her collection of religious memorabilia

  • Essex - Zac

    Estate agent Zac hosts the final dinner party in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, hoping his menu consisting of dishes he has invented himself will win him the £1,000 prize

  • Exeter - Estelle

    On the final night in Exeter, Estelle Macrow is keen to discover whether she has the ability to successfully host a dinner party. Sarah Wallis, music-mad food connoisseur Richard Kaye, New Zealander Steve Levy and PR bod Glen King await her piece de resistance

  • Essex - Louise

    Chatty charity worker Louise hosts the first dinner party in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, and hopes her musicals-themed menu will win her the £1,000 prize. However, her guests are not too shy to speak their minds about her choice

  • Essex - Lisa

    Hairdressing teacher and entrepreneur Lisa Styles throws the third party in Essex, and aims to impress her fellow diners by inviting them to her mansion situated in eight acres of land. Butlers are on hand to serve the food, and the hostess's prize-winning stallion performs a show jump, but the food fails to meet with one contestant's approval

  • Essex - Emma

    Support worker Emma Parsons hosts the first dinner party of the week in Essex, and opts for a school uniform dress code. She hopes her personality and well-rehearsed menu will help secure the £1,000 prize, but guests are confused by a dish called stuffed swan surprise. Joining her at the table are magistrate Diane Whittaker, contracts manager Hal Dervish, entrepreneur Lisa Styles and letting agent Adam James

  • Essex - Hal

    Hal Dervish hosts the penultimate party of the week in Essex. He aims to impress his guests with an ambitious menu that includes six dishes for his starter and four different meats for his traditional Turkish barbecue main course. However, there is tension around the table as Diane and Emma's week-long argument over the meaning of 'posh' threatens to overshadow proceedings

  • Essex - Kerrie

    Teacher Kerrie Brinkley-Whittington hosts the final dinner party in Essex, and uses a few props to help her night go with a swing. However, she is soon under fire from entrepreneur Richard, who is not amused to be asked to contribute more to group conversations, and when trucker Tony makes an emergency run to the garden, it looks as if the rhubarb dessert could be just as controversial. At the end of the evening, the winner is announced

  • Exeter - Glen

    Self-assured PR worker Glen King is confident she will be the 'hostess with the mostest' in Exeter, and has gone all-out to impress - even co-ordinating the dishes with her surname. She appears to be unflappable in the kitchen and seems to have a plan for everything to fall perfectly into place - but will it?

  • Exeter - Richard

    Music mad foodie Richard Kaye hosts the second dinner party in Exeter, where he is confident he can impress his guests with his culinary knowledge, and hopes to dazzle one diner in particular

  • Glasgow - Craig

    Make-up artist Craig Alexander Wilson hosts the first party in Glasgow, hoping his edible glitter and sparklers will impress his fellow diners. However, his guests are less than overawed when he tries to guess their ages, hampering his chances of winning the £1,000 prize at the end of the week

  • Glasgow - Ian

    Writer and whisky lover Ian Black hosts the second dinner party in Glasgow, with a distinctly Scottish menu involving two courses coming from the same pot of boiled beef. He also hopes a bottle of expensive wine he has been saving for more than two decades will be a hit with his guests

  • Glasgow - Mandy

    Mandy Wong hopes to impress her guests at the third dinner party in Glasgow with an Asian cuisine-inspired menu. Unfortunately for her, Caroline Wardrope has to run to the bathroom during the host's Latin dance routine, and a disastrous dessert further hampers her bid for success

  • Glasgow - Caroline

    Caroline Wardrope hosts the final dinner party in Glasgow, and throws a 1970s-themed disco evening with a mystery menu. The diners seem to enjoy the surprise dishes and are shocked to learn the truth about the host's secret profession, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Folkestone/Dover - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from the Kent towns of Folkestone and Dover compete to win the £1,000 prize in the culinary challenge. Self-confessed witch Lisa Mansfield, eccentric 70-year-old Janet Cripps, parish priest Andy Bawtree and businessman John George take turns hosting dinner parties featuring an Abba tribute band, a song about cowboys, a 1950s-themed evening and a Downton Abbey dress code

  • Exeter - Sarah

    Sarah Wallis is the fourth host in Exeter, and despite holding back all week she hopes to come out of her shell with an evening full of humour. The guests are welcomed in a terrifying manner, before being served some rather unusual cocktails

  • Exeter - Steve

    New Zealander Steve Levy kicks off a week of dinner parties in Exeter, where he hopes his home-inspired menu consisting of a prawn starter, a fish main course and two desserts will impress his guests - administrator Estelle Macrow, media sales executive Richard Kaye, customer services adviser Sarah Wallis and PR guru Glen King - and make him an early contender for the £1,000 prize

  • Essex - Diane

    Magistrate Diane Whittaker hosts the final night of the competition in Essex, and hopes to introduce a touch of sophistication by making it a black-tie occasion. She also transforms her diners' hair, which proves to be a success, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Essex - Claire

    Driving instructor Claire Kelly hosts the third dinner party in Essex. Her devil-may-care approach does nothing to dampen her confidence, and she is convinced hers will be the winning night. Even if her chaotic cooking style and haphazard evening fail to win over the guests, the mother-of-two has some special entertainment lined up to gain a few extra points

  • Edinburgh - Liz

    Liz Grant plays host to the third dinner party challenge from Edinburgh. Having flirted with 28-year-old Andy for the last two nights, Liz is determined to make her move, but her food fails to impress, with one of her starters being compared to toothpaste

  • Edinburgh - Michelle

    PA and rock chick Michelle Lindsay hosts the penultimate dinner party in Edinburgh and is confident her bizarre array of dishes will impress her guests. However, the starter proves confusing for Andy, while Toni and Irene criticise her main course, leaving the explosive entertainment and a liquor-laced pudding to salvage the evening

  • Edinburgh - Peter

    Events manager Peter Ferguson hosts the first party in Edinburgh, but his guests are less than impressed with his pricey chateaubriand main course. After a gospel choir provide the evening's entertainment, one guest lands herself in hot water, leaving another diner speechless

  • Edinburgh - Jacquie

    The cookery competition arrives in Edinburgh, where entrepreneur Jacquie Sandison holds the first dinner party of the week. She kicks off the competition in a disorganised manner with a disastrous attempt at making hollandaise sauce

  • Edinburgh - Irena

    Irena Magdolowic hosts the second round of the culinary contest in Edinburgh, and believes her experience as a catering manager will provide her with the necessary skills to claim the £1,000 prize. However, having been bored by chatter the previous night, she bans political conversation at the dinner table, and instead decides to provide her guests with a spot of traditional dance from her native Poland

  • Edinburgh - Gary

    Security manager Gary Reid hosts the final dinner party in Edinburgh, and installs cameras in his dining room to ensure he caters for his guests' needs. Alison Lynch and Peter Ferguson continue to argue, but tensions are forgotten over a cracker-eating game, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Edinburgh - Gordon

    Pilot Gordon Davidson hosts the third dinner party of the week in Edinburgh, and is determined to defeat his young rival, off-licence manager Terry Morton, and win the prize

  • Edinburgh - Rena Martin

    Health worker Rena Martin opts for a decadent menu as she hosts the fourth dinner party in Edinburgh, but the rowdy atmosphere proves too much for one of the guests, who ends up asking for a taxi home

  • Edinburgh - Terry

    Off-licence manager Terry Morton hosts the final party in Edinburgh, with the aim of keeping his rival Gordon Davidson at bay, before the winner of the week's cash prize is revealed

  • Essex - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Essex compete to throw the perfect dinner party - senior manager Jayne Stonely, nursery worker Amanda Stevens, millionaire Nigel Smith and bakery manager Russell Murphy. They try to impress with flashy cars, outspoken rants, a daring dance performance and an esoteric menu in the hope of winning the £1,000 prize

  • Essex - Anthony

    Anthony Street hosts the second day in Essex, and has his work cut out trying to impress the diners after displaying some unusual table manners the previous night. However, he hopes his passion for quirky entertainment will be enough to win them over

  • Essex - Bob

    Retired banker Bob hosts the third dinner party in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, hoping his high-class menu will convince his guests that men are better at social entertaining than women

  • Essex - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Essex compete for the £1,000 prize. Student Hannah Charrington, management consultant Veronica Alexander, comedian Frank O'Hare and self-proclaimed 'one-man entertainment system' Bex Carter take turns hosting parties featuring a country house-themed menu, an extravagant fancy-dress evening and an interpretation of the classic TV dinner

  • Essex - Adam

    Letting agent Adam James hosts the second night in Essex, but he pays more attention to topping up his tan than cooking the winning meal. Lisa questions the authenticity of a Rolex watch, and Adam shocks his guests with his idea of a post-dinner treat

  • Edinburgh - Toni

    Food enthusiast Toni Giugliano hosts the final dinner party in Edinburgh, and hopes to impress with a menu featuring green cocktails and haggis pasta. His guests plan on being critical of the food after growing tired of his constant complaining during the week's previous meals, and Liz tries her best to win the affections of Andy Daykin before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Enfield - All in One

    Four contestants compete to win the £1,000 cash prize in Enfield, north London, and two of them are soon competing to be the centre of attention. Burlesque dancer Charlie Hunt impresses with her food and some racy entertainment, but Habiba Hrida thinks nudity has no place at a dinner party, and serves up an evening featuring impromptu 'rockabilly poetry'

  • East Cheshire - Michelle

    Garage servicing manager Michelle Kenworthy hosts the fourth dinner party in east Cheshire. She is confident her food, including deep-fried mushrooms stuffed with duck and orange pate, and a round of bingo for entertainment will win her the £1,000 prize

  • East London - Yoshki

    Comedienne Yoshki Greenberg hosts the second dinner party in east London, but her decision to surprise her guests by asking them to wear animal-themed pyjama suits does not go down well - leaving her struggling to win them over with her stand-up routine

  • Cumbria Day 4

    Estate agent Wendy Tinnion helms the final event in Cumbria and decides to throw a Friday night disco for her fellow diners. However, her guests are in for a shock when they discover something unexpected about their host

  • Cumbria - Jonny

    Fitness fanatic Jonny Thompson hosts the second night in Cumbria, where he hopes to wow his guests with a meaty menu - and they get to see a lot more of him than they had bargained for

  • Cumbria - Katy

    Eccentric sheepdog trainer Katy Cropper hosts the third dinner party in Cumbria, where she prepares 'come a cropper' prawns al fresco, opens a bottle of Champagne with a Masai sword, and serves some potent home-made horseradish sauce. Aside from the food, a sheep-herding demonstration proves to be a hit with her guests

  • Cumbria - Andrew

    Hotel duty manager Andrew Carruthers hosts the first dinner party from Cumbria, where he hopes to impress his fellow diners with his hotel-themed evening, complete with five-star quality food including 'early reservation fishcakes' and a 'do not disturb truffle' in an attempt to win the £1,000 prize

  • Croydon - Vanessa

    Trainee solicitor Vanessa D'Souza hosts the third dinner party in Croydon, and aims to give her guests Michelin-star quality food. She is thrown when Robert Preston opts to have the steak for dinner, despite having previously claimed to be a vegetarian, and is forced to give up her own meal to accommodate him

  • Croydon - Suzie

    Suzie Phillips hosts the second dinner party in Croydon, hoping to win round her carnivorous guests not only to her vegetarian menu, but also to her ten house cats. However, the pets are not the only point of contention, with one guest refusing to eat the spicy starter and another complaining about a small greenfly on his dessert

  • Croydon - Theo

    Photographer Theo Liasi hosts the third dinner party in Croydon and feels sure none of his guests would criticise his traditional Italian recipes - but deer stalker Christian Viola proves him wrong when he finds fault with his first mouthful

  • Cumbria - Nina

    A week of competitive dinner parties in Cumbria. Childminder Nina Raistrick kicks off the competition with a menu of deliberately mundane-sounding dishes, followed by theatre manager Jonathan Higgins, who presents a Turkish-themed menu on the second evening. The third night sees council worker Zoltan Buncsek prepare food from his native Hungary, and personal trainer Karen Rathbone rounds off the week with a healthy dinner party

  • Darlington

    Four dinner party hosts in Darlington compete for the £1,000 prize. Construction worker Dave gets the week off to an awkward start when his guests are left cold by his lack of manners. Suzi offers a display of fire-breathing at her party, drag queen Neil has a disaster in the kitchen, and Conservative Nathalie lives to regret allowing her guests to take a peek in her wardrobe

  • Middlesbrough - Dawn

    Promotions representative Dawn Griffiths hosts the first dinner party of the week in Middlesbrough, and has confidence in her Asian-themed evening of curry and traditional Indian dancing. However, her rowdy guests - practical joker Ron Gordon, market trader Kay Griffiths, teacher Karena Serdecka and refuse collector Paul Tidy - prove hard to please

  • Derby - All in One

    The dinner-party challenge comes to Derby as four hosts - talkative housewife Tori Yerbury, Canadian drama teacher Allison Hunt, baby-faced Tom Flannery and prankster Jeff Foster - compete to score the most points from one another and win the £1,000 cash prize. The week's highlights include juvenile jokes, non-stop chatter and some over-the-top mothering

  • Derby - Gareth

    Four amateur chefs from Derby compete in the culinary challenge, beginning with marketing manager Gareth Walton, who serves up oversized haggis balls and venison to catering manager Kellan Dalton, Serena Gilzean-Hughes and Peter McManus

  • Darlington - Suzi

    Suzi Hunton hosts the second party of the week in Darlington, but her menu of comfort food and a fire-breathing display does not create the mood she had hoped

  • Darlington - Neil

    Drag queen Neil Christey plans to liven things up with a pole-dancing lesson on the third night in Darlington, but manages to spoil things when he tells two of his fellow competitors that they are ordinary-looking

  • Darlington - Dave

    Four dinner party hosts compete for the £1,000 prize in Darlington, Co Durham. Construction worker Dave Bell kicks off the week from his parents' house, while Nathalie begins to bore the guests with her choice of conversation

  • Darlington - Nathalie

    Sexual health campaigner and Young Tory Nathalie Carter plans to prove she has a lighter side to her personality as she hosts the final night in Darlington, and shows off her salsa moves in the hopes of winning the £1,000 prize money

  • Croydon - Sarah Marie

    Officer administrator Sarah Marie Palmer hosts the fourth dinner party from Croydon but she is not sure her choice of vegetarian and spicy dishes will please her diners, and things do not improve when she brings out her pet snake and one guest challenges her to a pole-dancing contest

  • Croydon - Robert

    Skateboarder Robert Preston hosts the final dinner party in Croydon, London, hoping his inventive cooking will impress his guests. However, they are baffled by his 'badger salad' and things take a turn for the worse in the kitchen when he struggles to make a pizza base, before the night's entertainment arrives and the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Coventry - Chris

    Master chocolatier Chris Tabor hosts the second dinner party in Coventry, but his elaborate menu provokes some mixed reactions from the others, and he ends up falling out with pub landlord Tony Jackson

  • Coventry - Joanne

    Part-time pro-wrestler Joanne Edwards hosts the third party in Coventry. Her risky strategy is to prepare dishes she has never made before, and the lack of knowledge shows when she manages to injure herself twice while cooking the meal

  • Coventry - Tony

    Publican Tony Jackson hosts the fourth dinner party in Coventry. His guests have high expectations for his pub-themed evening and while Michelle Russell thinks he may be the man to beat, Chris Tabor tries to spoil the evening by criticising every aspect of the meal

  • Coventry - Annierose

    Aspiring glamour model Annierose Crone hosts the first dinner party of the week in Coventry, and prepares a menu featuring sausages in the starter, main course and dessert. Her guests are cleaner and wrestler Joanne Edwards, pub manager Tony Jackson, chocolatier Chris Tabor and salon owner Michelle Russell

  • Coventry - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Coventry compete to win the £1,000 prize. Magician Gareth Twynam, mother-of-two Sumi Malhortra-Chauhan, recruitment consultant Kristy Mooney and salesman Phil Roberts take turns hosting dinner parties featuring a chilli challenge, crazy golf, a hint of Bollywood and one-upmanship among the male guests

  • Costa Blanca - All in One

    It's destino Espana tonight as a quartet of hosts - Bono tribute singer Rob, hairdresser Dale, eccentric sun-seeking retiree Rosalind and OAP party girl Carol - cook for each other in Alicante on the Costa Blanca. There follows a swimwear party, a menu that nobody can understand, a U2-inspired evening, some raw lamb, bulls' testicles and a fly in the paella, giving voiceover man Dave Lamb plenty to get his teeth into

  • Costa del Sol - All in One

    Four British expats compete for the £1,000 prize on Spain's Costa del Sol. Fun-loving Welsh emigrant Kate Forrest, gardening guru Ben Knight, bus driver Tony Reddin and straight-talking Marilyn Bevins take turns hosting dinner parties featuring unusual food, shameless name-dropping and a near-disaster

  • Crawley - All in One

    Four amateur cooks from Crawley, West Sussex, compete for the £1,000 prize. Primary school teacher Chris McGivern, care worker Kerry Gates, sign-language interpreter Carly Buckle and joker Bruce Burgess take turns hosting dinner parties featuring fancy dress, the inappropriate use of a lie detector and food fights

  • East Cheshire - Hazel

    Hazel Ardern throws the second party in east Cheshire, and hopes her skills as a hostess, combined with her carefully selected menu, will be enough to secure victory. However, she has a struggle on her hands in the form of fellow diner Michelle Kenworthy, who made sure everyone knew she disliked the food at the previous meal

  • Croydon - Angelique

    Single mother Angelique Woosten hosts the final dinner party in Croydon, and faces the difficult task of preventing her guests from arguing. Her efforts prove fruitless, and a last confrontation breaks out over pudding

  • Croydon - Keith

    Michael Jackson impersonator Keith Preddie hosts the first party in Croydon, but the unpronounceable name of his main course leaves one guest tongue-tied. After moonwalking his way around the kitchen during preparations, Keith surprises his guests with a rendition of Thriller in the hope of winning the £1,000 prize at the end of the week

  • Croydon - Lulu

    Lulu Williams serves a Burmese meal for her guests at the second party in Croydon, but deer stalker Christian Viola is convinced it is not authentic. Plus, an argument erupts over pudding

  • Crewe and Nantwich - Russell

    Hypnotherapist Russell Stubbs hosts the final dinner party in Crewe and Nantwich, Cheshire, hoping to impress his guests with a rock-night theme. In a bid to improve his chances of claiming the £1,000 prize, he prepares a meal using British produce, before the winner is announced

  • Crewe and Nantwich - Pip

    Forty four-year-old housewife Pip Massey welcomes the diners to her home for the second dinner party of the week from the Crewe and Nantwich areas of Cheshire. As a woman who lunches and is used to entertaining, she has high hopes that all those years of practice will make her glamorous evening a success

  • Crewe and Nantwich - Emma

    Student Emma Davies hosts the fourth dinner party in the Crewe and Nantwich area of Cheshire, hoping to woo her guests with a creative menu featuring stuffed pork and a home-made gnocchi starter as well as treating them to a musical performance

  • Crewe and Nantwich - Mushgon

    Hairdresser Mushgon Dadfar hosts the first dinner party in the Crewe and Nantwich area of Cheshire, and has high hopes for her Caribbean-themed evening. However, the guests have little time to let their meal settle before they face an energetic zumba session

  • Derby - Kellan

    Catering manager and fancy dress fanatic Kellan Dalton hosts the second dinner party in Derby. She lays on a Japanese-themed evening featuring a spot of sumo wrestling in a bid to impress her guests and be in with a chance of winning the £1,000 prize

  • Crewe and Nantwich - Darren

    Landscape gardener Darren Leech hosts the third dinner party in and around Crewe and Nantwich, Cheshire. He hopes to impress his guests with fine food including smoked haddock and black pudding, and chicken pie, and entertainment that involves laughing at his bottom

  • Dumfries and Galloway - Olive

    Horse enthusiast and banker Olive Melville hosts the second dinner party in Dumfries and Galloway, where she hopes to impress her guests with a crab starter and mousse dessert - but things take a turn for the worse when a conversation about the royal family divides the diners

  • Dumfries and Galloway - Tammy

    Tammy Rice hosts the final evening in Dumfries and Galloway, hoping to win the £1,000 prize with her no-nonsense approach and traditional Scottish fare. The dinner-party novice rustles up chorizo and cous cous stuffed peppers for her starter and incorporates haggis into her chicken-based main course

  • Dumfries and Galloway - Tommy

    Local radio DJ Tommy Jardine hosts the third dinner party in Dumfries and Galloway, and prepares chicken stuffed with haggis - but first he must continue a family tradition and rustle up a sheep for his entertainment. Tommy then tries to impress his guests with a touch of celebrity name-dropping, but young dance DJ and trainee teacher Josh trumps him at his own game

  • Dumfries and Galloway - Josh

    Trainee teacher and DJ Josh Jones hosts the fourth night in Dumfries and Galloway, and hopes he can broaden his fellow contestants' palates with his menu of Indian food. He plans lamb pasanda and tandoori monkfish, but Tammy Rice finds something in her glass that wasn't on the menu. However, he hopes his disco entertainment might impress the guests enough to bag him the £1,000 prize

  • Dumfries and Galloway - Charlene

    Dairy farmer's wife and Disney enthusiast Charlene Fry-Henderson hosts the first dinner party in Dumfries and Galloway, where she hopes that her locally reared meat, home cooking, and entertainment involving a plastic cow will secure her the £1,000 prize. Her guests are local radio presenter Tommy Jardine, banker Olive Melville, prison custody officer Tammy Rice and trainee teacher Josh Jones

  • Dudley - Sophie

    Podium dancer and plumber Sophie hosts the final dinner party in Dudley, West Midlands, hoping to scoop the £1,000 prize with her evening featuring burlesque entertainment. Once the contestants have finished their meals, the scores are totted up and the winner is announced

  • Dudley - Vicky

    Dog groomer Vicky Pell hosts a cruise ship-themed party for her guests in Dudley in the West Midlands, but Adam, whose smutty sense of humour has caused outrage all week, continues to behave badly. His actions eventually create a rift with Di, threatening to turn the evening sour

  • Dundee - Alex

    Architectural technician Alex Pithouse hosts the second dinner party in Dundee, and aims to impress his guests by giving them an education in fine dining, complete with a complex menu and some good wines, as well as by introducing them to his three pet ferrets

  • Dundee and Lothian - All in One

    Four amateur chefs from Dundee and Lothian compete for the £1,000 prize. Office administrator Cara-Anne Marshall, science student Ben Skerry, schoolteacher Jessica McLaren and prison manager Derek Taylor take turns hosting dinner parties featuring edible glitter, sumo-wrestling and a toilet-roll game

  • Durham and Wearside - Eve

    Personal trainer Eve Booth hosts the first dinner party in Co Durham and Wearside, expressing concern that her starter of haggis and black pudding may not be to everyone's taste. Although her main course gets a lukewarm reception, the biggest threat to the evening seems to be fellow contestant Ken Brown's taste in jokes

  • Ealing - All in One

    Four amateur cooks put their culinary skills to the test by hosting dinner parties in Ealing, west London. PA and born-again foodie Sarah Brown kicks off the competition, followed by drama teacher Nikki Daniels, who prepares a lavish feast inspired by an arthouse film. Next up Dallas-born bar manager Jelone attempts to inject some Southern soul into his evening, before the final host of the week - staunch Conservative Edward Ellis-Butler - is led astray, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Derby - Peter

    Peter McManus hosts the final dinner party in Derby, and decides a menu that incorporates 'manly' veal is the best way to give his guests a taste of the perfect masculine diet. As the evening draws to a close, the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Durham and Wearside - Donal

    Nineteen-year-old languages student Donal Anand-Shaw hosts the third dinner party in Co Durham and Wearside, and decides to make the event black tie. He also arranges for a string quartet to play, and serves up a locally sourced scallop starter

  • Dundee - Phil

    The fourth night in Dundee is hosted by self-styled food critic Phil Petrie, who has been unimpressed with the culinary standard so far. He hopes to impress with his evening, but things begin to go wrong when he runs out of ingredients and leaves his guests feeling hungry

  • Dundee - Bill

    Alarm-company owner Bill Black kicks off a week of dinner parties in Dundee, where he hopes his belt-busting menu will impress his guests - proud Arbroathian Phil Petrie, English student Hannah Wilson, ferret fancier Alex Pithouse and 28-year-old Kim Gillespie - and make him an early contender for the £1,000 prize

  • Dundee - Kim

    On the final night in Dundee, Kim Gillespie plans an ambitious menu, largely based on Yorkshire delights, with exotic dishes from Spain and Thailand also featuring - all accompanied by a Scottish choir singing American songs

  • Dudley - Sarah

    Businesswoman Sarah Freeman hosts the final dinner party from Dudley, West Midlands, and hopes to impress her guests with a Moroccan menu, but the simmering tension between rivals Adam Reece and Di Dawson threatens to jeopardise her chances of winning the £1,000 cash prize

  • Dundee - Hannah

    Vegetarian Hannah Wilson prepares an Italian feast for her guests in Dundee, and in a bid to win over her carnivore guests she devises a cunning plan that involves dishing up some meat with the starter

  • Doncaster - Barry

    Amusement arcade supplier Barry Hill hosts the final dinner party in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and hopes to impress his guests with a magic act, a celebrity butler and a dip in his pool, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

  • Doncaster - Harinder

    The dinner party challenge visits Doncaster, South Yorkshire, where four contestants compete for the £1,000 prize. Mini-supermarket owner Harinder Khela hosts the first dinner party. Determined to impress with his enormous Indian feast, his hopes for the perfect evening are thwarted by Andrew Lloyd

  • Doncaster - Martyn

    Chip shop manager Martyn Bilby throws the second dinner party in Doncaster, and pulls out all the stops with his signature dish - a chocolate eclair swan on a blue jelly lake. The guests are asked to dress formally for the occasion, but any chance of maintaining dignity seems to be lost when two competitors catch sight of an embarrassing photograph of the host

  • Doncaster - Alison

    The dinner party challenge visits Doncaster, South Yorkshire, where four contestants compete for the £1,000 prize. On day two, arguments break out during image consultant Alison Tinsley's evening, with ladette Sarah Wells telling off Andrew Lloyd

  • Devon - All in One

    Four strangers from south Devon compete to host the perfect dinner. Party girl Frankie Tolliday meets her match when faced with the task of entertaining her guests, American rocker Tara Mulholland lays on a Mexican fiesta, artist Simon Drew throws a nautical-themed bash and cross-dresser Peter Pyne shocks the others when he greets them as his alter ego Patricia

  • Derby - Serena

    Serena Gilzean-Hughes hosts the penultimate dinner party in Derby, serving her guests Caribbean-influence dishes. However, a simmering dispute between Peter McManus and Gareth Walton about the latter's manliness turns into a full-blown argument

  • Dudley - Mandeep

    Banker Mandeep Rajput is keen to impress as he hosts the first dinner party in Dudley, West Midlands, joined by musical pensioner Di Dawson, quiz master Adam Reece, dog groomer Vicky Pell and businesswoman Sarah Freeman

  • Doncaster - Sarah

    Four contestants compete for the £1,000 prize by hosting the perfect dinner party. It's day three in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and time for Sarah Wells to make amends for last night

  • Doncaster - Andrew

    Contestants try to outdo each other by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals. On the final day in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Andrew Lloyd welcomes his guests to his home with a ten-foot poster of himself and with plans to perform a rap for them

  • Dudley - Khakan

    Highly critical Khakan hosts the third dinner party in Dudley, West Midlands. His psychic reading skills fail to impress Ian, and Amanda reveals a surprising set of talents in an effort to put the host in his place

  • Dudley - Amanda

    Aspiring Wag Amanda hosts the first dinner party in Dudley, West Midlands, hoping her menu will win her the £1,000 prize

  • Dudley - Di

    Pensioner Di Dawson hosts the third dinner party from Dudley, West Midlands, and hopes some good honest home cooking will impress the guests. However, the evening is overshadowed by Adam Reece's offensive humour and his flirtatious behaviour with dog groomer Vicky Pell

  • Doncaster - Signe

    Lecturer Signe Jase hosts the penultimate dinner party in Doncaster, preparing an adventurous menu of Latvian delicacies including herring salad and salted salmon. However, fussy eater Tracey refuses to try much of the food, which leaves Martyn unimpressed

  • Dudley - Adam

    Pub quiz host Adam Reece takes charge of the second dinner party in Dudley, West Midlands, hoping his 'mixed up' theme, Italian menu and game show-style entertainment will be enough to win him the £1,000 prize

  • Doncaster - Tracey

    The third dinner party challenge from Doncaster is hosted by trading standards manager Tracey Hewer. She hopes to win her guests over with a barrage of cupcakes, but the diners soon spot that her efforts have focused more on the presentation than on the taste of the food

  • Dudley - Ian

    Grow-your-own food fan Ian hosts the second dinner party in Dudley, West Midlands, hoping his menu - along with his evening's entertainment - will be enough to secure the £1,000

  • Doncaster - Zoe

    Insurance worker Zoe Prince prepares an Italian-themed menu for the first dinner party in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. However, chip shop manager Martyn Bilby gets a frosty reception when he tries to hold the hand of fellow guest Signe Jase, and trading standards manager Tracey Hewer is on edge as soon as she hears a cat meowing upstairs

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