Come Dine With Me is undeniably one of Channel 4‘s most popular programmes, reaching a whopping 45 series and counting.
Fans can apply to be on the show now. If successful, they’ll be prepping and serving a three-course meal for several contestants to judge.
All in an effort to score as many as 40 points – the highest score possible on the series – and win a £1,000 cash prize.
But has anyone hit the top score yet? Let’s find out…
Has anyone scored 40 on Come Dine With Me?
Sadly, no-one has yet to score the ultimate top marks of 40 out of 40.
Though one contestant came close in a series three episode of the show, scoring 39 out of 40.
The moment was revisited on Come Dine With Me’s Facebook page in March 2020.
Ian impressed three of four diners enough to get 10 marks a piece – with one even referring to the evening’s meal as ‘perfect’.
Unluckily, the fourth diner, Margaret, gave Ian a 9 – because she wasn’t impressed by still water being served in plastic bottles, nor a chip in one of Ian’s pyrex serving dishes.
What’s the lowest score ever received on Come Dine With Me?
A world away from a high score of 39, contestant Lee received a shockingly low seven out of 40 in a 2009 episode.
Lee Pritchett spent ages getting his starter ready, prompting diner Natalie to ask when it’d be coming.
He then snapped at his guests as he revealed he still had “loads” left to do, with one diner saying: ‘If this was a restaurant, I’d have walked out ages ago.’
Eventually, Lee skipped the starter on his menu, leaving diners to crack on with their sub-par main course.
Channel 4 relived the cringeworthy score on Facebook in January 2020.
When is Come Dine With Me on?
You can currently see Come Dine With Me on every weekday on Channel 4 – with four episodes airing back to back, Monday-Friday, from 9.55am-11.55am.
Couples Come Dine With Me airs on Saturdays on Channel 4 at 11.25am.
Credit: Original article published here.