Do you have what it takes to be a contestant on Come Dine With Me? (Picture: Channel 4)
Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me is set to resume filming after production was paused during the pandemic.
The makers of the popular cooking show, where contestants compete to throw the best dinner party, are now appealing for foodies up and down the country to apply for a spot on the show.
Adhering to lockdown restrictions, episodes will initially be filmed in a ‘Covid-secure venue’ rather than the contestants’ own homes, according to a statement.
Once Government guidelines allow it, filming will revert back to the comfort of contestant’s homes.
People specifically from Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Essex, Glasgow, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newport, Oxford, south London, Sunderland, Swansea and Yorkshire are being encouraged to apply.
Come Dine With Me has become a beloved British show since its debut 16 years earlier.
The makers of the show are appealing for contestants (Picture: Channel 4)
With the brilliantly catty voiceover from Dave Lamb, the chance for viewers to nose around peoples’ houses, and some of the biggest characters on telly, has made for an incredible 45 seasons so far.
The last season was filmed before the coronavirus pandemic and aired from May to July last year.
The show is a wild filming experience for those involved with previous contestants describing a weekend full of heavy drinking, filming long hours while hungover and crowded dining rooms full of producers.
The last season aired from May to July last year (Picture: Channel 4)
Former contestant Karen Chamberlain said: ‘I always joke about I think it’s like an 18 to 30 holiday on acid. It’s mental – a total whirlwind. We stayed up until three o’clock in the morning and the cameras were on us all night.’
Another contestant DJ Mary Flavelle spoke about the logistics behind the scenes, adding: ‘I would say the killer day is Thursday.’
‘You’re picked up in the morning and taken somewhere to be interviewed about the host’s menu. Then they bring you back again, and you go off to the venue at around 4.30pm. Of course, dinner can take hours because of the filming.’
The closing date for entries for the highly anticipated new season is September 10.
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