The knives (and forks) are out as a group of strangers compete for the title of ultimate dinner party host. And the £1000 on the table adds spice to the proceedings...
The second host from in and around Basingstoke, business owner Adam, hopes to impress his guests with authentic Mexican cuisine, inspired by a holiday to a resort in Cancún.
On the third night in Basingstoke, DJ and nutritionist Mark goes down the festival route with both his food and the entertainment, and offers his guests his own filtered water.
Day four in Basingstoke finds winery worker Izzy planning a sophisticated evening, though whether her fancy approach will prove too much of a risk remains to be seen. DJ and nutritionist Mark irritates Izzy by not sticking to her dress code, while Adam and Chris embrace the black-tie event. Will the self-confessed queen of dinner parties give the guests a night to remember and put herself in the top spot, or will the sophistication be too much for some?
The final host from in and around the Hampshire town of Basingstoke is snappy dresser Chris, who hopes to impress his guests with a '90s music dress code and a menu of French dishes made with local produce. Chris has been disappointed with the standard of cooking all week and plans to take it up a notch for the final night, but there's simmering tensions between Mark and well-spoken Izzy.
All five strangers compete to host the best dinner party, but this time in the same spectacular location. Marketing manager and maths enthusiast Nicole is first up.
This time the competition comes from Peterborough and first to host is chatty mum-of-three, Parveen, who's going all out with a waitress and butler, plus entertainment in the form of X Factor reject, Nicole Lawrence.
It's the turn of DJ Melody in Brighton. Melody has high hopes for her West Indian inspired feast, but is also hoping to maximise her chances by getting her guests as drunk as possible.
A brand new series of Come Dine with Me starts in Brighton, where first to host is visual artist Pasha du Valentine, who intends to seduce her diners with her 'Lover's Pudding'.
The culinary comp goes cockney in East London this week, where five budding cooks are prepping their jellied eels and Ruby Murrays in the hope of scooping the cash prize.
City-boy and fitness fanatic Ryan Waters is determined to win over his fellow contestants with a 'cave-man diet'. Will Ryan's prehistoric menu prove a hit with his guests?
Vintage clothes magnate and burlesque impresario Timothy Sanderson is determined to raise the stakes. But how will his fancy menu of scallops and venison fare?
Designer Sarah Angold hopes to win with a simple approach - spending as much time as possible with her guests. But as she's already upset everyone, her plan might not work.
It's day two and host Shane has one culinary disaster after another. And while Carolle makes a surprising revelation, Aly reveals something under her dress! Will Shane be able to keep his cool?
It's the turn of party girl Aly Nicholson to show off her culinary skills as she bids to create a harmonious dinner party and bring the group together following all the bickering.
It's the turn of waitress Patricia Pearson to see if she can win over her guests with her Peruvian food and Latin-themed dinner party. Patricia serenades her guests with the Peruvian national anthem and treats them to a traditional dance that involves a candle and a donkey jaw.
Care-home worker Georgia Groves plans a black tie affair for her evening in Winchester, with red carpet, posh frocks... and a spray-tan booth. Everyone seems to be in high spirits until Patricia tells Ptol what she thinks of him and his wine antics.
First to cook in Dundee is alarm company owner Bill Black, who plans a belt-busting menu for his guests: proud Arbroathian Phil Petrie, opinionated English student Hannah Wilson, ferret fancier Alex Pithouse, and 28-year-old Kim Gillespie.
After an eventful week in east London, New Yorker January Jones-Omatajo attempts to win the £1,000 prize with a US soul food-inspired menu. But her apple pie proves to be an expensive recipe.
Landscape Gardener Greg kicks off this weeks dinner parties with a Spanish theme menu.
Former model, Hugo Preece, is quite the man about town, but will his dinner be too flash in the pan?
Sabrina believes guests should be filled to the brim - but will she want them to just get stuffed?
PR princess, Amii van Amerongen, doesn't like the idea of touching food, which could pose a problem
Freelance food writer, Thoby, knows a thing or two about food, but does he know how to cook it?
In Basingstoke, amateur chef Gill Buley attempts a tricky choux pastry she hopes will wow her fellow diners. But do glamorous Gill's profiteroles make the grade?
It's day two in Basingstoke and 26-year-old host Sophie impresses her fellow diners with her multi-million pound country pile. But Sophie's cooking doesn't quite go to plan.