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Come Dine With Me:Has anyone ever scored the maximum 40?

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.

No one has ever scored 40/40 (Picture: Channel 4)

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.

Lee scored just seven out of a possible 40 in 2009 (Picture: Facebook/Channel 4)

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.

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