Come Dine with Me

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Come Dine with Me
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GenreGame show
Narrated byDave Lamb
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
Running time30–60 minutes
Production companiesGranada
ITV Studios
Multistory Media
DistributorITV Studios
Original networkChannel 4
Original release10 January 2005 (2005-01-10) –
Related showsCome Date with Me
External links

Come Dine with Me is a British reality series that has aired on Channel 4 since 10 January 2005 and is narrated by Dave Lamb. As of July 2020, there have been 45 series.


The show features four amateur chefs who live in the same town or area, who each host a three-course dinner party for the other contestants at their own home. Each competitor then rates the host's food and hosting skills during the taxi journey home, with the highest-scoring chef winning £1,000 cash. The show often features guests with clashing personalities.

The episodes featuring the same group of chef contestants are broadcast in sequence. Early series included groups of five chefs rather than four.

Dave Lamb provides a voiceover which sometimes includes sarcastic comments on the chefs' food and interior design.

A 2016 episode attracted particular attention,[1] when contestant Peter Marsh made ungracious remarks upon losing to the winning contestant Jane. He said to her and the other contestants: "What a sad little life, Jane. Enjoy the money. I hope now you will spend it on getting some lessons in grace and decorum, because you have all the grace of a reversing dump truck without any tyres on."

Celebrity Come Dine with Me[edit]

There have been occasional celebrity groups of chefs since Series 2.

International versions[edit]


Country Title Broadcaster From & to
 Australia Come Dine with Me Australia Lifestyle Channel 2010-13[2]
 Canada Come Dine with Me Canada W 2010-14
 Ireland Come Dine with Me Ireland VM One 2011-13[3]
 New Zealand Come Dine with Me New Zealand Three 2015
 South Africa Come Dine with Me South Africa BBC Lifestyle 2011-
 United Kingdom Come Dine with Me Channel 4 2005-
 United States Dinner Takes All TLC 2006
Come Dine with Me Lifetime 2013[4]


Country Title Broadcaster From & to
Spanish English
 Argentina Divina Comida Divine Food Telefe 2020
 Chile La Divina Comida A Divine Dinner Chilevisión 2016[5]
 Spain Ven a Cenar Conmigo Come to dine with me. Antena 3 2008
Cuatro 2017

Other languages[edit]

Region/ Country Title Translated title Broadcaster From & to
 Belgium (Dutch) Komen Eten Coming to eat VijfTV/ VIER 2009
 Brazil Jogo de Panelas A Game of Pans TV Globo 2012
 Bulgaria Черешката на тортата
Chereshkata na tortata
The icing on the cake Nova 2011
 Croatia Večera za pet A Dinner for 5 RTL Televizija 2007
 Czech Republic Prostřeno! Laid Out! Prima TV 2010
 Estonia Õhtusöök viiele Dinner for five TV3 2010
 Denmark Til middag hos... To ...’s house for a dinner. TV3 2010
4-Stjernes Middag A 4-Star Dinner Kanal 5 2010
 Finland Arvostele mun illallinen Suomessa Rate My Dinner in Finland LIV 2011
 France Un Dîner Presque Parfait A Dinner, Almost Perfect M6 2008-2014
W9 2015
 Germany Das Perfekte Dinner The Perfect Dinner VOX 2006
 Greece Κάτι ψήνεται
Kati Psinete
Something's Cooking Alpha TV 2009
ANT1 2019
 Hungary Vacsoracsata Food Fight RTL Klub 2008
Hal a tortán Fish on Cake TV2 2008
 India Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki Welcome – Challenge to be the best Host Life OK 2013
 Iran بفرمائید شام
Befarmayid Sham
Come for a Dinner Manoto 2010[6]
 Israel בואו לאכול איתי
Bo'u Le'ekhol Iti
Come Eat with Me Channel 1 2011[7]
 Italy A cena da me A dinner round mine. LA7 2016
 Latvia Gandrīz Ideālas Vakariņas An Almost Ideal Dinner TV3 2011
 Lithuania Kviečiu Vakarienės An Invite for a Dinner. BTV 2011
 Malaysia Jom Makan Dengan Saya I Say Let us Eat Together. Real Time 2008
 United Arab Emirates (Arabic) يلا نتعشى Come on let's have dinner Orbit Showtime Network 2020
 Netherlands Smaken Verschillen Your Tastes Differ For Sure. Net 5
 Norway 4-stjerners middag halv åtte 4-Star meal at half seven TVNorge 2009
Celebert selskap Celebrating Oneself and All. TV3
 Poland Ugotowani Cooked TVN 2010
 Quebec Un Souper Presque Parfait An Almost Perfect Dinner Noovo 2010[8]
 Romania Cake TV N/A N24 Plus 2010
 Russia Званый ужин
Zvanyy uzhin
Dinner Party REN TV 2006-2017
Идеальный ужин
Ideal'nyy uzhin
Perfect Dinner Che 2018
 Serbia Dođi na večeru Do come to Dinner. Prva 2010
 Slovakia Bez servítky Without a serviette Markíza 2009-2015
JOJ 2021
 Sweden Halv åtta hos mig 7:30 at mine TV4 2008
  Switzerland Swiss Dinner N/A TeleZüri 2010
 Turkey Yemekteyiz We Are Eating In TV8 2008
 Ukraine Звана вечеря
Zvana vecheriya
Dinner party STB 2007-2008, 2013, 2020-


  1. ^ "Come Dine With Me's sore loser Peter Marsh breaks his silence about that infamous tantrum". Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  2. ^ Come Dine with Me in Oz Archived 7 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine – B&T Today, 24 August 2009
  3. ^ "TV3's 2010 Autumn Schedule". Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  4. ^ "US 'Come Dine With Me' to begin airing in December". Digital Spy. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  5. ^ “La Divina Comida” ya tiene fecha de estreno en CHV ¡Descúbrela acá! Archived 7 July 2016 at the Wayback Machine – Radio Agricultura, 6 July 2016
  6. ^ Sweney, Mark (4 October 2010). "Iran to get its own Come Dine With Me". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
  7. ^ "ערוץ 1 מצטרף לגל הריאליטי: ישדר את הדוקו ריאליטי "בוא לאכול איתי" – מדור טלוויזיה – עכבר העיר". 31 May 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  8. ^ Therrien, Richard (20 August 2012). "André Ducharme – Appelez-le Monsieur presque parfait". Retrieved 24 November 2012.

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