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...
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.
Richard Carpenter reckons the warmth of his welcome and a hearty menu will prove a crowd pleaser in Basingstoke. But what do the guests make of Richard's chaotic home and, perhaps even worse, his split custard?
Art teacher Gabrielle Hennig is a self-confessed "stress head" and hopes to do as much of her cooking in advance. But her eccentric hosting leaves her fellow diners in stitches.
It is the final night in Basingstoke and marketing manager Spencer Uren is going all out to win. But the night takes an unexpected turn when a surprise revelation brings tears of reconciliation to the whole group.
The first host in Bolton is karaoke manager Yvonne, who plans to take her guests on a culinary world tour from Latin America to Asia, and back to Bolton in time for dessert. Yvonne is also a lover of amateur dramatics and is throwing in a song and dance number for her guests.
Property developer Mark is relying on his many time-saving gadgets to help him serve up an ambitious menu, while the group's self-appointed joker Paul to tries to entertain the ladies, with mixed results.
In Bolton it's the turn of bubbly blonde Kate Mayers, who's got her hands full pleasing her guests. Meanwhile, serial flirt Paul makes some rather racy discoveries in Kate's bedroom.
In Bolton, smooth-talking Paul is serving risotto with black pudding and scallops, Beef Wellington, and bread and butter pudding. But there's a catch. One of the team has been taken ill.
It's the final night in Bolton and Sarah is feeling better and ready to seize the crown. But her hopes of winning rest on her hot fruit tower staying upright and not toppling over.
First to cook is 23 stone street warden, Gavin Dyer, whose overly ambitious menu soon has him sweating… profusely.
Softly spoken housewife, Alison, hopes her spotlessly clean house will get the better of her guests' dirty minds on Come Dine With Me Torbay
Political activist, David, will be towing the dinner party line on Come Dine With Me Torbay David doesn't like good food - he loves good food, and he'll be bringing his best restaurant experiences to his night as host. "My hosting stills are second to none. I believe my table is going to be well presented and I think my food is going to be fabulous."
Opinionated Patrick has the biggest Aga in the village. But does size matter in Come Dine With Me Torbay? Anglo-American property developer, Patrick, dresses like a gent and appreciates the finer things in life. He even has a selection of maids on hand to ease the burden of hosting. "The average guest I would have would be a politician perhaps, or an artist. Perhaps an actor or actress."
Carol has spent the week butting heads with rival Patrick, but how will he behave on her big Come Dine With Me Torbay night? Sales assistant and single mum of two, Carol has particular views on the company she keeps. "I don't really like old people much or boring fuddy duddies."
In Swansea, pub landlady Sharon Craig is keen to introduce guests to her adventurous South African menu.
Welsh patriot Annie Haden thinks her traditional Welsh menu and hosting the party in Dylan Thomas' birth place will win the day, but not all the guests are impressed.
It's the third day of the competition from Swansea and club DJ Nick Madge is feeling nervous about satisfying his demanding guests.
The guests are still rowing, so beauty queen Samira has her work cut out for her trying to keep the peace and impress her guests with her Arabic menu.
It's the end of an explosive week in Swansea, and it's the job of Colin Consterdine to come up with a plan to keep the arguments at bay and impress the guests.