The BEST Episodes of Come Dine With Me

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 1, 2021

Network: Channel 4

Loosen your belt, fix yourself a cocktail and settle down for a mouth-watering culinary extravaganza as five strangers battle it out for the title of ultimate dinner party host! Each night, one of the five hosts a dinner party for the other four. But this is competitive entertaining and at the end of each evening the guests award marks out of ten. The host with the most points at the end of the week wins £1,000. Each amateur chef believes they can cook up the perfect evening and hopes their unique style will clinch them the title of best host... But with gourmet guests judging every move, the culinary cracks start to show. Can the hosts rise to the challenge, or do they reach boiling point a little too quickly?

Preston, Nigel Evans

#1 - Preston, Nigel Evans

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 19, 2009

Nigel Evans gave his guests a night to remember with Hollywood glamour and downright diva bitching

star 10.00
1 votes
Ayr, Elaine Munro

#2 - Ayr, Elaine Munro

Season 3 - Episode 37 - Aired Sep 19, 2006

It’s day two of the food lovers’ competition in Ayr, and the turn of college lecturer Elaine Munro. Elaine’s hoping her no-nonsense approach to dining will score highly.

star 10.00
1 votes
All in One: Big Brother Winners, Nadia Almada, Brian Belo, Sophie Reade, Brian Dowling

#3 - All in One: Big Brother Winners, Nadia Almada, Brian Belo, Sophie Reade, Brian Dowling

Season 20 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 6, 2010

In this special edition all the contestants - or should that be housemates? - are former Big Brother winners. Stepping up to the plate are series 2 winner - quick-witted, cheeky Irish chappy Brian Dowling; Big Brother 5 champion - passionate, Portuguese Nadia Almada; 2007 winner - Essex wide-boy Brian Belo; and 2009's gorgeous victor - glamour model Sophie Reade. The week starts with Brian Dowling, who quickly regrets presenting a rather easy menu. Nadia makes it clear from the outset that she is going to be quick with the criticisms and is less than impressed with some of Sophie's dopey comments (she asks if potatoes grow on trees) or Brian's uncouth behaviour. On night two Nadia is convinced that she's going to win with her authentic Portuguese menu. It's not long before conversation turns to this week's hot topic - breasts - and an eye-watering anecdote from Nadia leaves everyone shocked. Brian Belo plays host on night three and there are farcical scenes as the novice chef attempts to prep his ambitious menu, and yet more flirting between Brian Belo and Sophie, culminating in a cheeky kiss. On the final night 'stranger to vegetables' Sophie hosts, with a minimal menu and an even more minimal outfit. At the table, Sophie shows her latest bikini photos to the group, much to Brian Belo's delight. The dinner ends on a sour note, however, when Nadia vents her spleen at a shell-shocked Brian Belo. But which of the popular Big Brother winners will be crowned the Champion of Champions and win the £1,000 charity prize?

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1 votes
Milton Keynes, Stuart Henson

#4 - Milton Keynes, Stuart Henson

Season 25 - Episode 98 - Aired Jul 11, 2012

Stuart Henson is bringing the Serengeti to Milton Keynes. Can his exotic menu and parlour games smooth over the insults and tensions simering from the previous nights?

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1 votes
Milton Keynes, Susan Rogers

#5 - Milton Keynes, Susan Rogers

Season 25 - Episode 100 - Aired Jul 13, 2012

Despite an eventful week, country lover Susan Rogers is confident her back to basics French food has the edge. Plus, she has an origami master class planned as entertainment.

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1 votes
Salisbury, Chris Hiller

#6 - Salisbury, Chris Hiller

Season 25 - Episode 124 - Aired Sep 27, 2012

Cost conscious Chris Hiller plans an eclectic menu for his night that includes chicken a l'orange and peppers stuffed with baked beans. He's hoping the total cost of the meal for five will be just £18 and even plans to water down the wine. Is this any way to win Natasha's affections?

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1 votes
Colchester, Richard Massey

#7 - Colchester, Richard Massey

Season 25 - Episode 181 - Aired Jan 14, 2013

First to host is Richard Massey, who's banking that his signature dish 'Drunken Duck' and his cheeky chappy humour will win his guests favour.

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1 votes
Somerset, Richard Lees

#8 - Somerset, Richard Lees

Season 25 - Episode 203 - Aired Feb 13, 2013

The third night is hosted by builder Richard Lees. But following the departure of local politician Tim Marters from the competition, all eyes are on his replacement, forthright body piercer Linda Rossiter.

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1 votes
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, Penny Peklivanas

#9 - Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, Penny Peklivanas

Season 30 - Episode 82 - Aired Oct 15, 2013

Kitchenware saleswoman Penny Peklivanas is confident her majestic house will impress her guests. But her croissant-based main and bragging prove controversial.

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1 votes
Come Dine with Me Christmas, Rav Wilding

#10 - Come Dine with Me Christmas, Rav Wilding

Season 30 - Episode 91 - Aired Dec 16, 2013

This festive celebrity special features former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, TV personality Jennifer Ellison, actor Alex Carter, and Mrs Moneypenny from SuperScrimpers.

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1 votes
Come Dine with Me Christmas, Rebecca Adlington

#11 - Come Dine with Me Christmas, Rebecca Adlington

Season 30 - Episode 92 - Aired Dec 17, 2013

This festive celebrity special features former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, TV personality Jennifer Ellison, actor Alex Carter, and Mrs Moneypenny from SuperScrimpers.

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1 votes
Come Dine with Me Christmas, Jennifer Ellison

#12 - Come Dine with Me Christmas, Jennifer Ellison

Season 30 - Episode 93 - Aired Dec 18, 2013

This festive celebrity special features former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, TV personality Jennifer Ellison, actor Alex Carter, and Mrs Moneypenny from SuperScrimpers.

star 10.00
1 votes
Come Dine with Me Christmas, Alex Carter

#13 - Come Dine with Me Christmas, Alex Carter

Season 30 - Episode 94 - Aired Dec 19, 2013

This festive celebrity special features former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, TV personality Jennifer Ellison, actor Alex Carter, and Mrs Moneypenny from SuperScrimpers.

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1 votes
Come Dine with Me Christmas, Mrs. Moneypenny

#14 - Come Dine with Me Christmas, Mrs. Moneypenny

Season 30 - Episode 95 - Aired Dec 20, 2013

This festive celebrity special features former Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding, Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, TV personality Jennifer Ellison, actor Alex Carter, and Mrs Moneypenny from SuperScrimpers.

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1 votes
North Surrey: Shoba

#15 - North Surrey: Shoba

Season 35 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 22, 2015

It's the second night in north Surrey, and Shoba is serving an Indian menu. The guests are less than impressed with the frozen fish curry; can belly dancing, Bollywood-style, save the day?

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1 votes
Preston: Martin

#16 - Preston: Martin

Season 39 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 20, 2016

Second to host in Preston is support worker Martin Ainsworth, who hopes his menu of classics with a twist will go down a treat, but he has a setback when he overcooks the steaks.

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1 votes
South Wales: David

#17 - South Wales: David

Season 44 - Episode 20 - Aired Jul 26, 2019

Energy consultant David hosts the final party in south Wales, putting on an evening of classic dinner-party fare, but his offal-based starter does not go down well with everyone. A revelation about his stately home leaves guests open-mouthed and one diner finds themselves banished to the dungeon.

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1 votes
Hull: Tony

#18 - Hull: Tony

Season 45 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 26, 2020

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1 votes
Essex and Suffolk Borders: Claire

#19 - Essex and Suffolk Borders: Claire

Season 39 - Episode 30 - Aired Nov 2, 2016

It's the third night in Essex and Claire lays on a lavish East End feast. But will her traditional fare be pukka enough to scoop the prize? After Sam disappointed everyone yesterday with her boring food, will she be looking for vengeance? And lovelorn Joanna makes a shock proposition to her new heart-throb Chris.

star 9.50
2 votes
Preston, Dawn Barry

#20 - Preston, Dawn Barry

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 22, 2009

Dawn's had an emotional week: driven to tears; being sick. Can she choke it back for her big night?

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1 votes
Medway - Kent, Nina Gaskell

#21 - Medway - Kent, Nina Gaskell

Season 22 - Episode 46 - Aired May 30, 2011

Retired granny and experimental cook Nina Gaskell is first to host in Medway, Kent, and is serving cucumber stuffed with corned beef Kick-boxing, keep-fit-crazy Nina is hoping to impress her guests with some very unusual dishes - gravy with coconut, anyone? - but there's a genuine sense of fear when Nina's stuffed cucumber arrives at the table. And the guests are even more baffled by her bizarre choice of palate cleansers.

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2 votes
Coventry, Annierose Crone

#22 - Coventry, Annierose Crone

Season 22 - Episode 66 - Aired Jun 27, 2011

First to host in Coventry is 22-year-old wannabe glamour model Annierose Crone, who loves sausages so much they will feature not only in her starter and her main, but her dessert as well.

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1 votes
All in One: Rugby World Cup Special

#23 - All in One: Rugby World Cup Special

Season 24 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 9, 2011

Four rugby greats - Kyran Bracken, Martin Offiah, Victor Ubogu and Gareth Chilcott - go shoulder-to-shoulder in a charity rugby special. Cheeky scrum half Kyran Bracken kicks off a week of banter and boisterousness by comparing manly war wounds with his fellow players. Also the quartet play 'egg Russian roulette', involving one fresh egg and three boiled eggs. On night two, winger Martin Offiah attempts a night of fine dining involving mussels and an 'authentic' Nigerian stew. Prop forward Victor Ubogu decides to lighten the mood on night three by getting everyone up close and personal with some sheep. And as 'lightweights' Martin and Kyran re left lagging, things get even more lively when Victor's guests discover that his dining table doubles as a pool table. Gareth Chilcott rounds off the week.

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1 votes
Milton Keynes, Ray Dodd

#24 - Milton Keynes, Ray Dodd

Season 25 - Episode 96 - Aired Jul 9, 2012

First to host in Milton Keynes is Ray Dodd, who finds his guests difficult to please. With his starter rejected and a main returned, Ray is left sweating over his chances of winning the prize.

star 9.00
2 votes
Milton Keynes, Michelle Watson

#25 - Milton Keynes, Michelle Watson

Season 25 - Episode 97 - Aired Jul 10, 2012

Michelle Watson's black tie evening definitely doesn't go to plan, as guests diss her food, including calling the main 'poison'. Will her luck turn with the Monte Carlo entertainment she's got planned?

star 9.00
1 votes