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Season 2 Episode 6
Sales rep Jane Phillips Martin is the first contestant of the week in Essex. She plumps for a meal of lamb shanks, but finds herself so busy talking she forgets to prepare any accompanying vegetables - and then injures herself in the kitchen

 
Season 2 Episode 7
June Tedaldi tries to impress her guests in Essex with an Italian feast, before rounding off the evening with a belly-dancing performance - but Kevin Reynolds remains unimpressed with the company, activities and lack of beer

 
Season 2 Episode 8
Fitness fanatic Kevin Reynolds decides it is time to put interior designer Amanda Swanwick-Aharoni in her place and serves a healthy meal of carrot soup and salmon for the third dinner party in Essex. However, the alcohol that accompanies the dinner sees him leading his guests through a series of press-ups to burn off the extra calories

 
Season 2 Episode 9
Trainee actress Keeley Lawrence orders her food from a restaurant, as well as a table, chairs and place settings for her new home. Hoping to convince her guests in Essex she created the meal herself, she goes to watch it being cooked, but gets a nasty surprise when she is asked to help kill the lobsters for the starter

 
Season 2 Episode 10
Interior designer Amanda Swanwick-Aharoni hosts a formal banquet on the last night in Essex, hoping to win the £1,000 cash prize with the help of tiaras and a butler. However, the evening proves too pretentious for her guests, who temporarily disappear after the starter. Meanwhile, Kevin Reynolds and Jane Phillips Martin continue to upset the others with their bickering

 
Season 2 Episode 11
Childminder Neena Rainey hosts the first dinner party in Doncaster, with a menu of mushrooms stuffed with pancetta, noisettes of lamb and lemon chiffon tart. However, her professional skills may prove as important as the cooking when faced with juvenile behaviour from her guests

 
Season 2 Episode 12
Entrepreneur Katherine Taylor rustles up a four-course meal for her dinner party in Doncaster, with a menu including fish patties and pate-stuffed steaks with Yorkshire pudding. However, guests Neena Rainey and Ross Thompson criticise her for calling on friend John the chef to help out

 
Season 2 Episode 13
Electrician Steve Clift hosts the third dinner party in Doncaster, but his menu of stuffed mushrooms, roast lamb and gooseberry pie is very similar to Neena Rainey's, and the bad feeling generated by the previous night's arguments threatens to overwhelm his gathering. Sure enough, it is not long before harsh words start to fly

 
Season 2 Episode 14
Tailor Danny Churchill plans an entertaining evening featuring impressions, magic and music for his dinner-party guests in Doncaster, with an Italian-themed menu including wild boar. Unfortunately, he is unaware the group's harshest critic Neena Rainey loathes conjuring tricks - and his starter is also a pet hate of first-night rival Ross Thompson

 
Season 2 Episode 15
Ross Thompson prepares a veal main course for her guests in Doncaster, but Danny Churchill's jokes about the food annoy the hostess - who hopes a dip in the hot tub will calm everyone down. The diners then wait in anticipation to discover who has won the cash prize of £1,000

 
Season 2 Episode 16
The first of five parties from Brighton sees mother-of-two Margaret O'Loughlin preparing a menu with a Caribbean theme, which features coconut as an ingredient in all but one of the courses

 
Season 2 Episode 17
Actress Julia John is forced to experiment when the main ingredient of her fish pie is unavailable. Further complications arise when her crab dish does not meet with everyone's approval, and matters spiral out of control as two of her guests continue their feud at the table

 
Season 2 Episode 18
PR expert Paula Pearson calls on the professionals for help, and even takes a nap before her guests arrive, convinced the prize is already hers. Despite a catalogue of disasters, her confidence remains high, and she regales the diners with tales of her prowess in the kitchen, before accidentally setting off the fire alarm

 
Season 2 Episode 19
Housewife and former glamour model Nathalie Clarke's simple meal proves problematic when she forgets to add half the ingredients to her main course. She turns to her family for help, and hopes cocktails will rescue the evening

 
Season 2 Episode 20
Farm owner Melinda Padley hosts the final party in Brighton, preparing crab salad, beef Wellington and a dessert of prunes in her bid for the £1,000 cash prize, but the mounting pressure causes her to resort to a quick tipple for Dutch courage. The host hopes her surprise pudding will impress the guests, before the winner is revealed

 
Season 2 Episode 21
The first of five parties in Glasgow features 72-year-old host Aileen Dunn, who resolves to dazzle her guests with an unusual menu featuring Bloody Mary terrine and a main course of hare. However, she takes a gamble with her dessert - she will not know whether it has come out right until the moment it is served

 
Season 2 Episode 22
Host Paul Lydon decides to serve trout - and for that extra-special touch, he intends to catch it himself. However, when the fish prove reluctant to co-operate, he begs the farm owner to provide one. Cooking his prize catch also turns out to be a headache, but he has a secret weapon for the dinner - a waiter in traditional Scottish regalia

 
Season 2 Episode 23
Christine Thornton plans an ultra-glamorous soiree for her dinner party guests down to the last detail. Unfortunately, she misplaces her to-do list before anything has been prepared. The summer pudding is a niggling worry - but Aileen Dunn's resentment of her smoking is a more pressing issue

 
Season 2 Episode 24
Glasgow businesswoman Sharon Eaton prepares an oriental feast for her guests, including 10 Thai recipes. She quickly finds she has not left enough time to do every dish justice, and is forced to leave the spicy fruit salad runny and the prawns unshelled - and has not made the dipping sauce either

 
Season 2 Episode 25
Ishrat Gazala prepares an Indian curry and boasts it will be hot enough to burn the house down. However, the hippie host has given away all her furniture and asks her guests to sit on the floor for dinner - a request that provokes bewilderment from some and complaints from others. After the meal, the winner of the £1,000 cash prize is revealed

 
Season 2 Episode 26
Entrepreneur Karen Cullen hosts the first dinner party in Nottingham, in a house that looks like a bomb site. Her list of woes includes a dining table that gets stuck in the doorway, having to fish an insect out of her home-made ice-cream that just will not set, and managing to spill champagne all over herself when her guests arrive

 
Season 2 Episode 27
Food and drink enthusiast Gordon Todd hosts his dinner party in Nottingham, but is not as prepared as he would like to think. Refusing to waste money on expensive wine for his `unrefined' guests, he makes a decision that may prove his undoing. Surprises are in store for his horrified diners, who lift the lid on some bizarre secrets

 
Season 2 Episode 28
Psychic Jenny Cross prepares a menu of melon and prosciutto salad with wild smoked salmon, but her paranormal powers do nothing to help her foresee the culinary problems ahead. She storms out before dessert when Karen Cullen questions her powers of prediction, and divisions within the group begin to surface

 
Season 2 Episode 29
Sales rep Jarrod Pepper creates an exotic menu inspired by his native Australia - including crocodile and prawn kebabs, and kangaroo steaks. He has never cooked the starter before, and frets about the sauce, while his dessert requires help from his family. When the host overcooks the main course, he fears for his reputation

 
Season 2 Episode 30
Flight attendant Sam Hughes prepares a main course of chicken wrapped in pancetta with vegetables for her dinner party in Nottingham, but struggles to cook and entertain at the same time. Her guests amuse themselves by consuming alcohol - with predictably volatile results. At the end of the evening the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

 
Season 3 Episode 1
Celebrity edition of the dinner-party challenge, in which famous faces take it in turns to entertain their guests to win a prize of £1,000 for their chosen charity. Comedian Rowland Rivron is first to put his skills to the test, cooking for Anneka Rice, Linda Robson, Aggie MacKenzie and Toby Young

 
Season 3 Episode 2
Actress Linda Robson takes on the dinner party challenge, hoping an organic Italian menu can compensate for her lack of experience and impress guests Toby Young, Anneka Rice, Rowland Rivron and Aggie MacKenzie

 
Season 3 Episode 3
Anneka Rice prepares a Mediterranean menu including roasted Piedmont peppers and Valencian paella for guests Linda Robson, Aggie MacKenzie, Rowland Rivron and Toby Young. However, she loses a recipe and breaks two whisks, before turning to her eight-year-old son for help

 
Season 3 Episode 4
Restaurant critic Toby Young takes his turn as host, preparing a simple meal from the finest ingredients money can buy for Anneka Rice, Linda Robson, Aggie MacKenzie and Rowland Rivron. However, after a disaster in the kitchen, it falls to his wife Caroline to make sure everything goes as planned

 
Season 3 Episode 5
Journalist and presenter Aggie MacKenzie is the final celebrity contestant to show off her culinary skills, and her guests have high expectations as they wait for their dinners to be served. Her ambitious menu consists of eight Middle Eastern dishes, including a main course of lamb tagine. At the end of the meal, the winner is presented with the £1,000 cash prize for their chosen charity

 
Season 3 Episode 11
In the first of five programmes from Edinburgh, delicatessen owner and whisky connoisseur Tracy Dobbie uses alcohol to break the ice. Hoping to claim the £1,000 prize, she begins with a specially made cocktail and serves a main course containing a bottle of wine, but two of the guests are experts when it comes to drink

 
Season 3 Episode 12
The second meal in Edinburgh sees the four contestants head to wine critic Paul Dwyer's house, with rifts already starting to appear. Not everyone is delighted with the vegetarian host's meat-free Tuscan menu, and his hopes of impressing them with lectures about grapevines are soon dashed

 
Season 3 Episode 13
Texas-born Tanya Williams tries to impress her guests in Edinburgh with six courses of cuisine from the southern states of America. However, it becomes apparent she may have bitten off more than she can chew and the atmosphere around the table turns decidedly cold

 
Season 3 Episode 14
Catering manager James Gammie puts his bartending experience to good use by serving a different cocktail with each course during his dinner party in Edinburgh. Although he did not see eye to eye with fellow diner Tracy Dobbie earlier in the competition, it seems his whisky concoction may finally win her round

 
Season 3 Episode 15
For the final meal in Edinburgh, Jennifer Crosbie hopes to impress her four guests and claim the £1,000 cash prize by improving on two dishes served up earlier in the contest. Paul Dwyer accepts her risotto might be better than his, but James Gammie is adamant his monkfish was tastier. However, the quality of food is not the host's only concern

 
Season 3 Episode 16
Anthropologist Linda Shanson kicks off the competition in London by capitalising on her well-travelled past with a menu of 16 dishes from around the world. Her relaxed attitude soon causes her to fall behind schedule, and matters are not helped by one guest's perfectionist nature and another's allergy to prawns

 
Season 3 Episode 17
The second meal takes place in London, with fishmonger Jonathan Norris preparing a main course of turbot. However, his inexperience in making desserts and lack of knowledge concerning wines threatens his chances of impressing the other competitors

 
Season 3 Episode 18
Opera singer Patricia Varley rustles up a retro repast of dinner-party dishes from the 1970s in the hope of persuading her guests that classics are better than nouvelle cuisine. The 70-year-old serenades the bemused group with I Could Have Danced All Night before the main course is put to the test

 
Season 3 Episode 19
Estate agent John Santamaria hosts the fourth party in London, and tries to impress his guests with a fillet of beef cooked to their individual tastes. However, nerves threaten to get the better of him when the big day arrives, and prior grievances with fellow contestants Jonathan Norris and Richard Whitaker make matters worse

 
Season 3 Episode 20
Architect, surveyor and property developer Richard Whitaker hosts the final meal in London, convinced his restaurant-style modern recipes will put all the other contestants in the shade. However, his obsession with tidiness threatens to overshadow his culinary efforts

 
Season 3 Episode 40
Nature-lover Sarah Pickering hosts the final dinner party of the week in Ayr, with a menu featuring soup, home-made ice-cream and a flying Scotsman - chicken stuffed with haggis and wrapped in Ayrshire bacon. The meal takes a lot of preparation, allowing the guests ample time to consider what score they will give

 
Season 6 Episode 11
Former pub landlady Zoe Condon hosts the first dinner party in Ipswich, hoping her plan to use only the best local ingredients will win her the £1,000 prize money. She makes her guests take part in a computer game tournament, but the entertainment receives a mixed response

 
Season 6 Episode 12
On the second day of the competition in Ipswich, a series of mishaps and slip-ups leaves a hung-over Barry Davis short of ingredients as he prepares a three-course meal for his fellow diners. Resorting to an old family recipe fails to help the hapless host, and tension between two of the guests threatens to derail the evening

 
Season 6 Episode 13
Blackburn Contestants from Blackburn try to outdo one another by throwing the perfect dinner party, which is then judged on its merits by their rivals

 
Season 6 Episode 14
Waitress Lisa Quinton hosts the fourth dinner party in Ipswich, seeking advice from her cafe's head chef on creating an Italian main course - even though he is Egyptian. After enduring tense evenings with Zoe and Angie, keen clubber Lisa decides to lighten the mood with a series of party tricks, and later tries to heal the rift by getting everyone on the dance floor

 
Season 6 Episode 15
Butcher Gerard King hosts the final meal in Ipswich, serving up meat from his own shop in a bid to win the £1,000 prize money. However, he has to contend with a sore head and struggles to pull the menu together at the last minute. He hopes to turn it around when his guests arrive, despite the week's previous quarrels

 
Season 6 Episode 16
Swedish-American Judi Lembke hosts the first dinner party in London, hoping her relaxed attitude and an aperitif of schnapps will put the guests at ease and help her win the £1,000 cash prize. In an attempt to keep stress to a minimum, she prepares all the dishes in advance and plans to pass off shop-bought pastry as her own, unaware that some of her diners are self-proclaimed food snobs

 
Season 6 Episode 17
Houseproud legal adviser Lisa Connell throws the second party in London, but her perfectly planned dinner is thrown into disarray by some tricky Parmesan crisps and a temperamental oven. The kitchen crisis quickly becomes the least of Lisa's worries when fellow diner Judi Lembke spills a glass of red wine on her cream couch

 
Season 6 Episode 18
Teddy bear-loving deputy headmaster Peter Rixham hosts the third dinner party in London, hoping to make his guests feel at home with special place settings, kitsch music and a stuffed deer's head. Things start to go awry, however, when Peter cannot find the key to his shed, where the dining chairs are stored

 
Season 6 Episode 19
Moni Bharij prepares a lavish Indian banquet for the fourth dinner party in London, cooking a starter of king prawns, followed by five main courses and a strawberry and cream cake topped with glitter for dessert. However, after the host insisted on drinking her favourite wine at the other contestants' houses, the tables are turned when Lisa Connell decides to do the same

 
Season 6 Episode 20
Matthew Baker banishes his parents from the house and prepares a menu involving fruit soup and solo tortellono in basil leaf for the final meal in London. The music-lover, who models himself on Jamie Oliver, hopes to impress his guests and win the £1,000 cash prize

 
Season 6 Episode 21
Chartered surveyor Dave Wheeler throws the first dinner party in Manchester, but gets off to a bad start when the guests announce they dislike the first course. He tries to lighten the mood with a series of pranks, but fails to impress optometrist Shaida Shipping, and resorts to a Mick Jagger impression in a final attempt to dazzle his diners

 
Season 6 Episode 22
At the second dinner party in Manchester, drama teacher Matthew Nichols plans his meal of Cheshire tart and lamb as if it were a military operation. However, it takes more than pinpoint precision in the kitchen to erase memories of Dave Wheeler's lively bash from his guests' minds

 
Season 6 Episode 23
Self-confessed celebrity-stalker Jane Bates hosts the third dinner party in Manchester, planning to bring a touch of Hollywood glamour to the suburb of Burnage. The theme is reflected in her menu, with dishes inspired by some of her favourite stars, including Johnny Depp and Dean Martin

 
Season 6 Episode 24
Optometrist Shaida Shipping hosts the fourth dinner party in Manchester, offering a spicy menu featuring a roly-poly meat loaf and a main course inspired by her Tanzanian roots. Determined to give the group a night to remember, she demonstrates her ballroom dancing skills, but not everyone is keen to take part

 
Season 6 Episode 25
Chris Brady hosts the final meal in Manchester, planning to make his own pasta and provide entertainment involving an eating game and a gorilla suit. The HR consultant, hoping to snatch the £1,000 prize at the final hurdle, tries to apologise to one guest for a tense exchange earlier in the week, but she reacts unexpectedly

 
Season 6 Episode 26
Nightclub owner Tony Griffiths throws the first dinner party in Sunderland, but gets off to a bad start when he locks himself out of his car while shopping. Things continue to go wrong as he encounters problems with a lobster dish and takes a series of shortcuts with the dessert, but the host hopes his luxury home with leather-lined walls and a £25,000 chandelier will impress his guests

 
Season 6 Episode 27
PR executive Bernice Saltzer throws the second dinner party in Sunderland, and hopes her cooking experience will make her the front-runner in the competition. Despite her confidence, she is unprepared for the criticism from Ashley Hughes, and efforts to melt her fellow diners' hearts with an eight-month-old puppy are foiled when two of them reveal their dislike of dogs

 
Season 6 Episode 28
Self-confessed lager lout Ashley Hughes hosts the third dinner party in Sunderland, serving up a classic menu featuring salmon mousse and Stilton-crusted fillet steak. She spends four hours pressing napkins, steaming glasses and measuring place settings to ensure the table's appearance is perfect, and hopes to impress the guests with her extensive collection of football memorabilia

 
Season 6 Episode 29
Barrister Anthony Merton-Smith hosts the fourth dinner party in Sunderland, serving up a fine-dining menu featuring game terrine and venison. However, his complex preparation causes him to fall behind schedule, and his efforts to make up for the delay leave his guests speechless

 
Season 6 Episode 30
Warehouse manager Roy Ledger hosts the final dinner party in Sunderland, hoping to win the £1,000 cash prize by offering his guests a festive dinner with all the trimmings, including crackers, decorations and a Christmas tree - even though it is the height of summer

 
Season 6 Episode 36
Cafe owner Tara Tasker kicks off the first of five dinner parties in Dundee and St Andrews. In a bid to banish stress from the kitchen, she visits a beautician for a facial and massage, but the effects of her treatments soon wear off when she falls behind schedule with her three-course meal and canapes

 
Season 6 Episode 37
Artist Francis Glancy sets out to impress with his flair for presentation during the second party of the competition in Dundee and St Andrews. Adam Smith makes his distaste for a fellow diner known and forms an unexpected bond with another while perusing the host's art collection

 
Season 6 Episode 38
Laura Cunningham hosts the next dinner party in Dundee and St Andrews and believes she has the culinary skills to win the prize money. After spending the morning at the hairdresser's, she starts work in the kitchen, but her smoked salmon dish proves a controversial choice - and she will have to work on her manners to win over Adam Smith, who is dreading the evening

 
Season 6 Episode 39
Former serviceman Jimmy Fox hosts the penultimate dinner party in Dundee and St Andrews, serving an all-Scottish menu and saving money by using ingredients from a low-cost supermarket. He struggles to follow the instructions for one course, but thinks he has found the perfect presentation idea for his main dish

 
Season 6 Episode 40
Englishman Adam Smith hosts the final party in Dundee and St Andrews, but because he has appeared suave during the competition his guests are disappointed by his home. When overindulgence on gin leads him to forget a vital ingredient and he cuts his finger in full view of the others, it looks unlikely that he will win the £1,000 cash prize

 
Season 6 Episode 41
Supermarket sales manager Kate Hibbert hosts the first of five dinner parties in Portsmouth. She plans a simple menu using only the finest seasonal produce, but her preparations hit a stumbling block when she accidentally sets fire to her starter. A frosty atmosphere threatens to ruin the evening when one of the guests takes offence at a fellow diner yawning at the table

 
Season 6 Episode 42
Lee Stafford hosts the second dinner party in Portsmouth, hoping his years of service as a flight attendant will help him to victory. His plans for an atmospheric meal include providing his guests with a strict dress code and allowing them to witness his culinary exploits by seating them in his open-plan kitchen-diner

 
Season 6 Episode 43
Restaurateur Maria Wilkinson hosts the next dinner party, with her guests expecting a great evening from the woman who works with one of the best chefs in Portsmouth. However, she faces a series of problems when her music fails to work and the diners are unimpressed by her assistant

 
Season 6 Episode 44
Policewoman Sheena Ives hosts a Scots-Mexican fusion night for the penultimate dinner party in Portsmouth. After managing to ruin the oats for her cranachan dessert, she finally reveals what she does for a living, but a nonplussed reaction from the group leaves her trying to win her guests back with alcohol

 
Season 6 Episode 45
Lynne Derry hosts the final party of the week in Portsmouth. The therapist hopes her menu of goat's cheese, roast lamb and sherry trifle will impress everyone, but worries a mouse might make an unwelcome appearance. When her guests arrive, she grows distracted and forgets to check the progress of the food, jeopardising her chance of winning the £1,000 cash prize

 
Season 6 Episode 46
Street warden Gavin Dyer hosts the first dinner party in Torbay, Devon, preparing an ambitious menu that soon has him sweating. Posh guest Patrick Walker falls out with single mother Carol Sylvester, leaving bingo enthusiast David Ward amused and teetotaller Alison Deare ready to go home. But Gavin hopes his `dressing-up' wardrobe can raise the tone of the evening and help him win the £1,000 cash prize

 
Season 6 Episode 47
For the second party in Torbay, Devon, housewife Alison Deare provides an immaculately cleaned dining room for her guests. However, despite her hard work, she admits to disliking the majority of her fellow diners. At the meal, Patrick Walker's innuendo-laden chatter dominates proceedings once again, and his rudeness begins to annoy single mother Carol Sylvester

 
Season 6 Episode 48
Political activist and bingo enthusiast David Ward hosts the third dinner party in Torbay, Devon. As his guests have not been getting on too well up to this point, he intends to keep the peace and impress them with his gold-plated cutlery and stylish presentation

 
Season 6 Episode 49
Restoration expert Patrick Walker hosts the penultimate dinner party in Torbay, Devon. Unfortunately, his menu does not live up to the palatial surroundings he is so keen to show off. Accustomed to entertaining politicians, artists and actors, Patrick finds his new guests hard work

 
Season 6 Episode 50
The final party from Torbay in Devon cannot come soon enough for the diners after the arguments and breakages that led Carol Sylvester, the host of this meal, to declare war on Patrick Walker. Now she must struggle to hold her temper in the hope of winning the £1,000 cash prize

 
Season 8 Episode 1
The first dinner party of the week from Swansea sees pub landlady Sharon Craig introduce her guests to an adventurous South African menu, featuring live locusts as an hors d'oeuvre, canapes with an unsettling secret ingredient, and a starter called `grandmother in a blanket'

 
Season 8 Episode 2
On the second day of the competition in Swansea, die-hard patriot Annie Haden prepares a menu full of traditional Welsh delicacies and hosts her party at the birthplace of Dylan Thomas. However, the atmosphere turns icy when Sharon Craig criticises Annie's table talk

 
Season 8 Episode 3
It is DJ Nick Madge's turn to host the dinner party as the competition continues in Swansea. He decides to take a huge gamble by serving raw meat for his main course - and things get complicated when the guests arrive and a fuse blows, leaving the house in darkness

 
Season 8 Episode 4
Beauty queen Samira hosts the penultimate dinner party in Swansea. Determined to put a stop to the arguments, she tries to keep her guests happy with a menu inspired by her Arabic roots and entertainment in the form of a belly dancer. However, Nick is not in a forgiving mood after Sharon admits to ransacking his wardrobe

 
Season 8 Episode 5
More friction threatens the final meal of the week in Swansea, hosted by Colin Consterdine. His guests enjoy their starters of deep-fried cockles and home-made tomato soup, but when Sharon interrupts Annie, another argument develops, meaning Colin must take control if he is to stand any chance of winning the £1,000 cash prize

 
Season 8 Episode 6
Bradford Charity worker Jane Longhurst is joined at her home by a radio DJ, an engineer, a competitive would-be chef and a barmaid for the first dinner party in Bradford. She struggles to find halal chicken, and burns part of her dessert when she gets distracted by flirting among her guests

 
Season 8 Episode 7
Bradford In the second party in Bradford, radio DJ Khaliver Ashrafi prepares traditional dishes from her Pakistani heritage. The menu proves too much for self-confessed `spice wimp' Jane Longhurst, but draws praise from competitive foodie Stuart Hudson, who considers himself a curry connoisseur

 
Season 8 Episode 8
Bradford Engineer Nigel Beaumont hosts the third dinner party in Bradford, hoping to impress his guests with a seafood platter, pork and a millefeuille. However, the choice of wildflowers as table decorations annoys some of the diners, and the main course fails to hit the mark when he allows the food to go cold

 
Season 8 Episode 9
Bradford With tempers among the diners still frayed after the previous night's party, barmaid Theresa Walsh hopes an Italian-themed menu will lighten the mood on the penultimate evening in Bradford. Unfortunately, the proceedings are dominated by Nigel Beaumont and Jane Longhurst, neither of whom is willing to pull punches in a face-to-face row

 
Season 8 Episode 10
Bradford Stuart Hudson, who has ambitions to be a professional chef, hosts the final meal of the week in Bradford, but the pressure jeopardises his preparations and his rabbit terrine starter looks set to crumble. He must ensure his monkfish main course and pistachio cake dessert are excellent to stand any chance of winning the £1,000 cash prize

 
Season 8 Episode 11
Leicester Cycling safety enthusiast Sue Massey devises an Indian-themed menu for the first dinner party in Leicester, but the event gets off to a bad start when NHS training consultant Russell Dunmore reveals he dislikes curry. As the evening progresses, the guests are bemused when Sue admits to talking to her guinea pigs

 
Season 8 Episode 12
Leicester In Leicester's second party, market trader Liam Reid sets out to impress with a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. However, Sue Massey's feelings of exclusion leave a bitter taste around the dinner table - and that is before Russell Dunmore alerts the diners to the fact that their host has burnt his dessert

 
Season 8 Episode 13
Leicester The dinner party challenge continues in Leicester with former dancer Ria Thomas hosting a night of spectacular entertainment, including a cancan dance that leaves some of the guests far from impressed

 
Season 8 Episode 14
Leicester Russell Dunmore hosts the penultimate dinner party in Leicester, and hopes his five-dish menu of two starters, steak to order and two desserts will give him the edge. He also arranges for his 16-year-old daughter to sing for the group, but finds it hard to win the approval of Stephanie Heimer

 
Season 8 Episode 15
Leicester The final dinner party in Leicester is hosted by Stephanie Heimer, who hopes her skill in the kitchen will ensure she wins the £1,000 cash prize. Her meat-free main course upsets the guests, so believing that openness and charm are the best guarantees of success, she makes a series of revelations about herself

 
Season 8 Episode 21
Businesswoman Gill Buley hosts the first dinner party in Basingstoke, Hampshire, but gets off to a bad start while trying to make a choux pastry. Family man Richard Carpenter and fellow guest Sophie Branfield fail to make a good first impression on each other, and Gill comes clean about her cosmetic surgery - much to the shock of marketing manager Spencer Uren and art teacher Gabrielle Hennig

 
Season 8 Episode 22
Sophie Branfield invites the diners to her multimillion-pound country house for the second party in Basingstoke, and the guests are suitably impressed by her palatial home. However, despite the advantage of being able to cook in a space-age kitchen, Sophie finds her meal does not go according to plan

 
Season 8 Episode 23
Richard Carpenter hosts the third dinner party in Basingstoke, but risks alienating Sophie and Spencer with the clutter and cats that inhabit his house - and he does not help matters by suggesting the property might be haunted. Undeterred, he remains confident his cooking will win the guests round, but makes a grave error when preparing custard for the dessert

 
Season 8 Episode 24
Art teacher Gabrielle Hennig hosts the penultimate dinner party in Basingstoke. After a day of chaos in the kitchen, her calm exterior begins to crumble, but her surprising house, eclectic clutter and eccentric hosting result in an entertaining night for the guests

 
Season 8 Episode 25
On the final night in Basingstoke, marketing manager Spencer Uren regrets doing little preparation before the party but, despite his vegetarianism, hopes to impress with a chicken dish. Gabrielle gets upset when everyone quizzes her about food and Sophie's fussiness begins to annoy people, but a surprising revelation brings them all together before the winner is announced

 
Season 8 Episode 31
Surrey Chartered surveyor Mike Aldous hosts the first dinner party in Surrey, beginning by visiting an off-licence to choose a wine to accompany each course. He is still trying to prepare his risotto as the guests arrive, and soon finds himself struggling to keep things cordial between diners Terry Gallagher and Rachel Underwood

 
Season 8 Episode 32
Surrey Businesswoman Amanda Keeling throws the second party in Surrey, raising the stakes by hosting the event at her palatial home, and employing the services of a butler. However, the plan backfires when her guests suggest she cheated by hiring an extra pair of hands, and things go from bad to worse when Mike and Terry come to blows

 
Season 8 Episode 33
Surrey School cookery club teacher Maggie Thomson hosts the third dinner party challenge in Surrey, and prepares a menu that includes boeuf bourguignon and cheese tart. She also has to keep the peace between two guests whose animosity almost boils over when they come face to face in the garden

 
Season 8 Episode 34
Surrey Mother-of-five Rachel Underwood hosts the penultimate dinner party in Surrey, taking a relaxed approach with tried-and-tested recipes. However, rival Mike Aldous claims her menu is far too easy and her choice of pudding ends in disaster

 
Season 8 Episode 35
Surrey Fitness fanatic Terry Gallagher opens his home for the final dinner party in Surrey, hoping to win the £1,000 prize by serving a healthy low-fat menu after four high-calorie meals earlier in the week. Main rival Mike Aldous is on the lookout for the slightest mistake, so the host hopes he can impress with his evening's entertainment - disco dancing

 
Season 8 Episode 36
Glamorous sales manager Leilani Ting hosts the first dinner party in Halifax, West Yorkshire, hoping to woo her guests with a sophisticated menu, beginning with hors d'oeuvres and vodka shots. However, not everything goes to plan when she forgets to cook her potatoes, struggles with the salmon and misses out a key ingredient

 
Season 8 Episode 37
Single mother Caroline Blackburn hosts the second party in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and realises she needs to raise her game after the previous night's meal. She cooks sea bass for the first time, and hopes the entertainment will please her guests, but her whistle game only complicates matters

 
Season 8 Episode 38
Ed Oliver hosts the third dinner party challenge in Halifax, West Yorkshire. He decides to use the finest ingredients to prepare an ambitious menu, which includes goat's cheese tartlet, chicken roulade Florentine and a clementine and almond cake, but soon begins to struggle in the kitchen, and when the guests arrive they prove unhelpful

 
Season 8 Episode 39
Staff nurse Diana Swales-Pickering hosts the penultimate dinner party in Halifax, throwing an Indian-themed curry night. Following Steve's bombshell that he hates spicy food, she is determined to win him over with her menu, but it is not long before the plain-speaking guest is voicing his complaints

 
Season 8 Episode 40
Managing director Steve Roberts hosts the final dinner party in Halifax, putting his faith in tried and tested recipes in an effort to redeem himself after upsetting the other contestants with complaints about their evenings. He prepares a starter of seafood moneybags, and boeuf en croute as a main, but has to remain positive if he wants to win the £1,000 prize when Diana begins criticising his meal

 
Season 8 Episode 41
South Yorkshire Fitness instructor Alison Murrie hosts the first meal in South Yorkshire, hoping to impress her guests with a traditional menu. However, her starter of tomatoes stuffed with liver provokes one diner to make a revelation that leaves everybody surprised and the hostess tries to get the night back on track with party games

 
Season 8 Episode 42
South Yorkshire Motorbike enthusiast Toni Morgan hosts the second party in South Yorkshire, hoping to impress with a selection of unfamiliar dishes, and the diners are given a chance to explore their shaven-headed host's softer side. However, the evening ends on a shocking note with a trip to A&E

 
Season 8 Episode 43
South Yorkshire The competition from South Yorkshire reaches the midway point and it is the turn of football-mad sales manager Mark Hannigan. He is extremely confident of his prospects but, having taken too many shortcuts with the preparation of the food, he hopes that a surprise celebrity visit will help his chances of success

 
Season 8 Episode 44
South Yorkshire Gary Holden hosts the penultimate dinner party in South Yorkshire, cooking a complicated menu from scratch and taking note of everyone's likes and dislikes to make sure he wins extra points. However, his non-alcoholic welcome drink does not go down well and Mark is looking for revenge after being on the receiving end of criticism

 
Season 8 Episode 45
South Yorkshire Kerry Lloyd hosts the final dinner party in South Yorkshire, preparing a feast of classic dishes aimed at filling her guests' stomachs. However, her chances of claiming the £1,000 prize are jeopardised when she burns the starter and the dumplings go awry, leaving her relying on charm and wit to win over the diners before the victor is announced

 
Season 11 Episode 21
Sonia Scott Mackay hosts the first dinner party in Glasgow, but the former model is more used to being waited on than catering for the needs of others. She devises a menu featuring a different cocktail with each course, and is on the lookout for romance

 
Season 11 Episode 22
Writer and whisky lover Ian Black hosts the second dinner party in Glasgow, with a distinctly Scottish menu involving two courses coming from the same pot of boiled beef. He also hopes a bottle of expensive wine he has been saving for more than two decades will be a hit with his guests

 
Season 11 Episode 23
School teacher Natalie Morrison hosts the third dinner party in Glasgow, and prepares a complex menu with two soups as a starter and a Moroccan-themed main. The food is a success but the conversation turns sour when Scott Borthwick makes a remark about Natalie's marriage

 
Season 11 Episode 24
Scott Borthwick hosts the penultimate dinner party in Glasgow, hoping his evening will impress former model Sonia Scott Mackay. After yesterday's argument, he tries to put aside his differences with Natalie Morrison, before indulging in a steamy conversation with the object of his affections

 
Season 11 Episode 25
Grandmother Helen Hancock hosts the final dinner party in Glasgow, preparing a retro menu featuring prawn cocktails and an arctic roll. Scott Borthwick and Sonia Scott Mackay's flirting continues throughout the evening, and the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

 
Season 17 Episode 31
Celebrity Special Day One - Bobby George Five celebrities take part in the dinner party challenge, with the top-scoring host winning £1,000 for the charity of their choice. The contest begins as former darts player Bobby George prepares a Chinese-inspired menu for 1980s pop star Pete Burns, former Celebrity Big Brother star Chantelle Houghton, comedienne Cleo Rocos and dancer Andrew Stone

 
Season 17 Episode 32
Celebrity Special Day Two - Chantelle Houghton Chantelle Houghton hosts the second star-studded dinner party, but her starter of bruschetta does not go down well with darts veteran Bobby George, who labels it `salad on toast'. When the reality TV star sets her guests a catwalk challenge, actress Cleo Rocos and Pineapple Dance Studios' Andrew Stone are quick to strut their stuff, but a reluctant Pete Burns decides to sit it out

 
Season 17 Episode 33
Celebrity Special Day Three - Cleo Rocos Cleo Rocos hosts a Monte Carlo or Bust-themed party, and prepares a menu that confuses Chantelle Houghton and Andrew Stone by including dishes such as A Lick of Rio on the list. She hopes to impress her guests with stories about her famous friends and a colourful balloon-popping parrot

 
Season 17 Episode 34
Celebrity Special Day Four - Andrew Stone Pineapple Dance Studios star Andrew Stone hosts the fourth dinner party and opts for a Moroccan-themed night to woo his guests, with most of the food prepared by a restaurant. The evening goes smoothly and Chantelle Houghton seems to like the starter, but sparks fly when Bobby George gives some unwelcome advice

 
Season 17 Episode 35
Celebrity Special Day Five - Pete Burns Singer Pete Burns hosts the final celebrity dinner party and leaves the majority of the preparations and cooking to his partner. He plans a neon dress-themed evening, and serves his guests cold soup, a chocolate main course and wobbly dessert, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

 
Season 17 Episode 86
Celebrity Christmas Special Day One - Linda Nolan A series of dinner parties inspired by pantomimes begins with singer Linda Nolan's Jack and the Beanstalk-themed evening. There is fun with magic beans and a dessert disaster, while Nick Bateman embraces the role of the panto villain, Bianca Gascoigne fails to recognise Colin Baker, and Danny Young gets the giggles

 
Season 17 Episode 87
Celebrity Christmas Special Day Two - Nick Bateman Former Big Brother contestant Nick Bateman hosts the second dinner party for Bianca Gascoigne, Linda Nolan, Danny Young and Colin Baker. Hoping to win the £1,000 charity prize, he plans a Dickensian Christmas Carol-themed evening with all the trimmings, but his measly portions and festive conversation fail to impress

 
Season 17 Episode 88
Celebrity Christmas Special Day Three - Bianca Gascoigne Glamour model Bianca Gascoigne kicks off the third party with a Snow White-themed evening, complete with entertainment featuring seven dwarfs. Danny Young makes a social faux pas and receives a lesson in dinner-table etiquette, Colin Baker gives an enthusiastic dancing performance, while the tension between Linda Nolan and Nick Bateman threatens to boil over

 
Season 17 Episode 89
Celebrity Christmas Special Day Four - Danny Young Actor Danny Young hosts an Aladdin-themed evening, and it becomes clear he has skipped his kitchen chores and ordered prepared food instead. Despite managing to mess up the simple assembly of the dishes - and the subsequent war of words between the guests - the arrival of a belly dancer lightens everyone's mood

 
Season 17 Episode 90
Celebrity Christmas Special Day Five - Colin Baker Former Doctor Who star Colin Baker hosts the final dinner party, throwing a Cinderella-themed evening. After 30 years of shying away from the kitchen, the actor tries to rustle up a three-course meal, and welcomes entertainment by Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer before the winner of the £1,000 prize for charity is announced

 
Season 18 Episode 8
Four enthusiastic cooks compete for the £1,000 prize in Watford, Hertfordshire. Mother Mandy Godman, highly opinionated Danny Walsh, nursery worker Claire Scotchett and fashionable Perrie Dixon take turns hosting dinner parties in a week that features sumo wrestling, lettuce soup and a house full of dead animals

 
Season 18 Episode 14
Four amateur cooks from Wolverhampton compete for the £1,000 prize. Traditionalist Deborah Green, tattoo enthusiast Kat Whyton, community worker Nick Bassett and Italian Francesco Ceccarelli take turns hosting dinner parties featuring an around-the-world menu, raw chicken, hidden agendas and rule breaking

 
Season 18 Episode 21
A hairdresser, a trainee barrister, a mother and an IT teacher take turns hosting dinner parties in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. One of the amateur cook's hyper-critical approach to the contest riles his rivals, and only heightens expectations for his own offering at the end of the week

 
Season 18 Episode 22
Four amateur cooks from Crawley, West Sussex, compete for the £1,000 prize. Primary school teacher Chris McGivern, care worker Kerry Gates, sign-language interpreter Carly Buckle and joker Bruce Burgess take turns hosting dinner parties featuring fancy dress, the inappropriate use of a lie detector and food fights

 
Season 18 Episode 23
Four amateur cooks from Hartlepool, Co Durham, compete for the £1,000 prize. Former holiday rep Dotty Page, financial adviser Gavin Wise, beautician Becki Cooper and student Alex Jackson take turns hosting dinner parties, but have to contend with angry outbursts and charm offensives

 
Season 18 Episode 24
Four amateur cooks from Chichester, West Sussex, compete for the £1,000 prize. Football fan Darren Morrison, former Navy officer Stefan Gershater, housewife Henrietta Edwards and the travel-loving Jemima Thomas take turns hosting dinner parties featuring male rivalry, a bit of romance and a Carry On-themed evening

 
Season 18 Episode 27
Warwickshire Four cooks from Warwickshire compete for the £1,000 prize. Former Miss Rugby Jade Hollis, film and TV extra Susan Gillis, recruitment boss Lee Bunting and academic Alan James take turns hosting dinner parties. Alan begins with a challenging menu featuring slow-cooked sweet and sour mackerel, and as the week progresses, tension mounts between the women, leaving the men bemused

 
Season 18 Episode 28
Peterborough The dinner-party contest heads to the Peterborough area, as four hosts compete for the £1,000 prize. Personal assistant Claire Mazurek hosts the first soiree, but it becomes clear this will be a week in which the relationships between the guests overshadow the cooking. Hairdresser Kristian Beckham's flirty behaviour annoys managing director Nimon Davey, who then falls out with Claire - leaving fourth contestant Karen Hingston facing an uphill battle to lighten the mood

 
Season 18 Episode 29
Milton Keynes Competitive sportswoman Lauren hosts the first of four dinner parties in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, with an evening of hearty grub and glitzy fun. But the male guests - amateur-theatre enthusiast Ben and racing-car driver John - quickly bring proceedings down to their level of banter, and party girl Julia struggles to hide her frustration as she spends all week in their company. On Ben's night, his starter of squirrel causes a stir and the sports day-themed entertainment brings out Lauren's ruthless streak

 
Season 18 Episode 32
Enfield Four contestants compete to win the £1,000 cash prize in Enfield, north London, and two of them are soon vying to be the centre of attention. Burlesque dancer Charlie Hunt impresses with her food and some racy entertainment, but Habiba Hrida thinks nudity has no place at a dinner party, and serves up an evening featuring impromptu `rockabilly poetry'

 
Season 19 Episode 66
Taxi driver Nik Christides hosts the first party in east Hampshire, where one guest causes a stir by revealing details of a romantic encounter with Boyzone singer Ronan Keating. Later, Nik introduces his diners to the sport of Cheesy Darts, which requires one guest to smear their face with cream, before having cheese-flavoured crisps thrown at them

 
Season 19 Episode 67
Mother-of-four Jax Naudi hosts the second dinner party in east Hampshire, but her theme for the evening causes confusion and leads to one guest wearing an inappropriate outfit. Although Sue Hood expresses her distaste for the host's menu by remaining silent throughout the meal, the mood improves when Jax reveals the evening's entertainment - life drawing with a nude model

 
Season 19 Episode 68
Natalie Edemska-Plant hosts the third dinner party in east Hampshire, and plans to serve dishes from her childhood to give her guests an authentic Russian dining experience. She begins the evening with traditional customs such as banning shoes inside the house, and although her food is not a complete success, the night ends on a high note with some energetic dancing

 
Season 19 Episode 69
History fanatic Kyle Curtis hosts the fourth dinner party from east Hampshire. A self-confessed novice in the kitchen, he decides to get his guests to help him with his main course - a fish fondue - and his choice of dress code for the evening proves a hit

 
Season 19 Episode 70
Sue Hood hosts the final night of the culinary competition in east Hampshire, hoping to impress her guests with a Caribbean-themed dinner party. The evening kicks off with the diners taking turns hitting a pinata, followed by entertainment in the form of dancers before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

 
Season 20 Episode 1
Kingston upon Thames Five amateur chefs compete for the £1,000 prize in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, and keen basketball player Ken Oputa is the first to host, inviting his guests to turn up in sportswear fancy dress. He hopes his Double Dribble mushrooms and Slam Dunk salmon will prove to be winning ingredients

 
Season 20 Episode 2
Kingston upon Thames Interior designer Erika Sager hosts the second dinner party of the week on board her boat in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, and invites her guests to dress up as pirates. Despite the unconventional setting, her rivals are all impressed by the standard of her food and hospitality

 
Season 20 Episode 3
Kingston upon Thames Mother-of-two Sarah Brice hosts the third dinner party in Kingston upon Thames, hoping to impress her guests with her own take on dishes including prawns, lamb and chocolate mousse. Ken Oputa tries to make an impression on the female contestants with his romantic poetry, but finds Erika Sager switches her attentions to his rival Jamie Baker

 
Season 20 Episode 4
Kingston upon Thames Photographer Jamie Baker hosts the fourth party in London, and his ambitious menu of langoustine and crab ravioli, herb crusted rack of lamb, and milloux of chocolate - combined with his choice of evening entertainment - go down well, until an unexpected turn of events scuppers his plans

 
Season 20 Episode 5
Kingston upon Thames Retired golfer David Witcher hosts the final evening in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London, and hopes to impress with an American-themed menu, including Wyoming slow-cooked ribs and Louisiana seafood chowder. After dinner, he entertains his guests with a bucking bronco, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

 
Season 20 Episode 16
Milton Keynes Driving instructor Ray Dodd hosts the first dinner party in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, but finds his guests a difficult crowd to please. Recruitment executive Michelle Watson turns her nose up at the salmon starter, while choir director Joseph Benneh sends his steak back to the kitchen

 
Season 20 Episode 17
Milton Keynes Recruitment executive Michelle Watson welcomes the diners to her home for the second dinner party of the week in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, but the previous night's host Ray Dodd is hungry for revenge following stinging criticism of his efforts. Michelle's cooking also fails to impress Joseph Benneh, so her hopes of scooping the week's prize rest with her choice of entertainment

 
Season 20 Episode 18
Milton Keynes Stuart Henson hosts a safari-themed dinner party on the third night in Milton Keynes. He hopes his exotic menu of zebra steak and `elephant dung surprise' will please his guests, but after the insults of the previous night he faces a difficult challenge to persuade his fellow diners to get along

 
Season 20 Episode 19
Milton Keynes Choir director Joseph Benneh hosts the fourth dinner party in Milton Keynes, hoping the flavours from his homeland Ghana and a vocal masterclass will prove a winning combination. The guests' expectations are high, so he is under pressure to hit the spot with a menu that includes chicken liver pate, and groundnut soup with coconut rice

 
Season 20 Episode 20
Milton Keynes Country enthusiast Susan Rogers hosts the final dinner party in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, hoping her French cuisine will win her extra points. She also demonstrates her skills with an accordion and gives her guests an origami masterclass, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

 
Season 20 Episode 21
Liverpool Barber Kenny Flynn hosts the first dinner party in Liverpool. His evening has a `big kids' theme, so he prepares burger buns striped like a zebra and baby octopuses that resemble spiders. His guests are Nigerian model Cynthia Umezulike, rock music enthusiast Glen Simpson, businessman Rob Spicer and fine-dining enthusiast Jilly Pollock

 
Season 20 Episode 22
Liverpool Multiple business owner Rob Spicer welcomes the diners to his home for the second party in Liverpool. He is convinced his `historical leader' theme will be a hit, but there is a shock in store as one of the guests reveals a secret about herself

 
Season 20 Episode 23
Liverpool Model and barrister Cynthia Umezulike hosts the third dinner party in Liverpool, and hopes her meal including tribal fish, a traditional Nigerian jeloff and an exotic fruit platter will impress her guests

 
Season 20 Episode 24
Liverpool Rock music enthusiast Glen Simpson hosts the fourth dinner party in Liverpool. He rustles up sticky blackened pork and an Elvis-inspired dessert of deep fat-fried chocolate bars with home-made peanut butter and banana ice-cream, but grievances among the guests threaten to derail the evening's entertainment

 
Season 20 Episode 25
Liverpool Jilly Pollock hosts the fifth and final party in Liverpool, inviting her fellow contestants to a black-tie event. She prepares a selection of self-styled dishes for her diners, including figs, hot beef and berry delight, and hopes an evening of ballroom dancing will ease tensions following the previous night's arguments

 
Season 20 Episode 26
Crewe and Nantwich Hairdresser Mushgon Dadfar hosts the first dinner party in the Crewe and Nantwich area of Cheshire, and has high hopes for her Caribbean-themed evening. However, the guests have little time to let their meal settle before they face an energetic Zumba session

 
Season 20 Episode 27
Crewe and Nantwich Housewife Pip Massey welcomes the diners to her home for the second dinner party of the week in the Crewe and Nantwich area of Cheshire. As a fortysomething woman who lunches and is used to entertaining, she has high hopes that all those years of practice will make her glamorous evening a success

 
Season 20 Episode 28
Crewe and Nantwich Landscape gardener Darren Leech hosts the third dinner party in and around Crewe and Nantwich, Cheshire. He hopes to impress his guests with fine food, including smoked haddock and black pudding, and entertainment that involves laughing at his bottom

 
Season 20 Episode 29
Crewe and Nantwich Student Emma Davies hosts the fourth dinner party in the Crewe and Nantwich area of Cheshire, hoping to woo her guests with a creative menu featuring stuffed pork and a home-made gnocchi starter as well as treating them to a musical performance

 
Season 20 Episode 30
Crewe and Nantwich Hypnotherapist Russell Stubbs hosts the final dinner party in Crewe and Nantwich, Cheshire, hoping to impress his guests with a rock-night theme. In a bid to improve his chances of claiming the £1,000 prize, he prepares a meal using British produce, before the winner is announced

 
Season 20 Episode 56
Warwickshire Fitness instructor Liza Macias hosts the first party in Warwickshire and hopes wooing her diners with a French menu and three hunky waiters will be enough to win her the £1,000 prize at the end of the week

 
Season 20 Episode 57
Warwickshire Sailor Steve Aston hosts the second dinner party in Warwickshire, hoping his nautical-themed evening will impress the women in the group and win him the £1,000 prize. But what will the ladies think when they discover the secrets of his `love ship'?

 
Season 20 Episode 58
Warwickshire Admin manager Emma Reddin hosts the third dinner party in Warwickshire, and hopes to secure the £1,000 prize by offering her guests pea and potato samosas and a selection of Indian curries, and organising Bollywood dancing

 
Season 20 Episode 59
Warwickshire PA Pinky Sidhu hosts the fourth dinner party in Warwickshire, hoping to educate her guests about the finer things in life with an evening of sophistication and pageantry. However, the diners quickly find fault with her starter and dessert, and there is a surprise winner of the beauty competition she arranged as entertainment

 
Season 20 Episode 60
Warwickshire Driving instructor Alison Firth hosts the final dinner party in Warwickshire, and hopes that her 1980s disco-themed night featuring a marshmallow competition will impress her guests enough to see her win the cash prize

 
Season 20 Episode 136
Southend-on-Sea Dog-mad executive PA Julie-Ann Rayner hosts the first dinner party in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, and hopes to impress her guests - science teacher Damian Loneragan, DJ Scott Langley, barmaid Steph Barrett and glamorous granny Carol Dolman - with a `taste of the sea' menu

 
Season 20 Episode 137
Southend-on-Sea Glamorous grandmother Carol Dolman hosts the second dinner party in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, hoping her scallops and roast lamb, `dress to impress' theme and tango lessons given by local instructors are enough to win her the £1,000 prize

 
Season 20 Episode 138
Southend-on-Sea Teacher Damian Loneragan hosts the third dinner party in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, where he hopes his chilli-based dishes, and a lemon and ginger dessert, will help him win the £1,000 prize. However, after a disastrous main course, he goes all-out to wow his guests with science experiments in the garden

 
Season 20 Episode 139
Southend-on-Sea Barmaid Steph Barrett is the fourth host of this week's competition in Southend and sets a 1940s dress code. The day gets off to a tricky start when she attempts to make home-made pastry for the first time, but her nan saves the day. The guests are suitably impressed by her home, and the dancing entertainment goes down even better than the food

 
Season 20 Episode 140
Southend-on-Sea Scott Langley hosts the final party in Southend, and decides to take a gamble by serving fried pigeon as his main course. He insists on an `outrageous' dress code for the evening, and unveils some special entertainment before the week's winner is announced

 
Season 21 Episode 2
Alicante Bono tribute singer Rob Bloomer, hairdresser Dale Francis, eccentric sun-seeking retiree Rosalind Eastland and OAP party girl Carol Perkins cook for one another in Alicante on Spain's Costa Blanca. Highlights include a swimwear party, a menu that nobody can understand, a U2-inspired evening, some raw lamb, bulls' testicles and a fly in the paella. Narrated by Dave Lamb

 
Season 22 Episode 2
The dinner-party challenge comes to Chesterfield, Derbyshire, where teaching assistant Clare Gaunt, salon owner Carly McGregor, long-distance lorry driver Robinson Reid and caravan enthusiast Richard Hollingsworth compete to win the £1,000 prize. The week seems to be going well, until events spiral out of control at Richard's home and he's forced to ask one of the guests to leave - only moments before the final results are announced

 
Season 22 Episode 3
Four dinner-party hosts in Chippenham, Wiltshire, compete to win a £1,000 prize. RAF engineer and prankster Corporal Keith McEvoy meets his match in gym owner Mark Lamputt, who has a few practical jokes of his own up his sleeve, while florist Fleur van Heijningen is single and hoping for some romance as the week goes on, and Finnish musician Terhi Ikonen treats her unsuspecting guests to a performance that leaves some of them unimpressed

 
Season 23 Episode 6
Lichfield Business consultant James Herbert hosts the first dinner party in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and has high hopes that his guests - football coach Tim Travers, sales assistant JP Goodyear-Martinez, businesswoman Amanda Smith and retired mental-health nurse Ronnie Imlah - will enjoy his complex Italian menu

 
Season 23 Episode 7
Lichfield Retired mental-health nurse Ronnie Imlah hosts the second dinner party in Lichfield, Staffordshire, hoping her menu inspired by dishes she has eaten at friends' events will win her the £1,000. A revelation by the host leaves her companions in shock, and two guests fail to see eye-to-eye on plastic surgery

 
Season 23 Episode 8
Lichfield JP Goodyear-Martinez hosts the third dinner party in Lichfield, Staffordshire, where he treats his guests to a mix of Jamaican food, tight lycra outfits and a drag queen. However, James Herbert's rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody does not go down too well with fellow diner Ronnie

 
Season 23 Episode 9
Lichfield Football coach Tim Travers hosts the fourth dinner party in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and is determined to prove his culinary skills, despite never having cooked before. He tackles an American-themed menu with the help of his mother, but discovers the hardest task is keeping the peace at the table

 
Season 23 Episode 10
Lichfield Recruitment consultant Amanda Smith hosts the final dinner party in Lichfield, and hopes to impress with a well-executed, sophisticated menu. However the night is not to everyone else's liking and an accident at the table leaves her guests in hysterics, before the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced

 
Season 23 Episode 11
Inverness National Heritage worker Gillian Sutherland hosts the first dinner party in Inverness, and has high hopes that her guests - emergency-call handler Melissa Kirby, property tycoon David Edes, hair stylist Zarina Ainslie and personal fitness trainer Jamie Tulloch - will appreciate her traditional Scottish menu

 
Season 23 Episode 12
Inverness Designer-label fan Melissa Kirby hosts the second dinner party in Inverness, hoping her cooking lessons from one of the city's best chefs will win her the £1,000 prize. However, rival Gillian is unimpressed when she finds out the chef also made the gravy

 
Season 23 Episode 13
Inverness Property tycoon and teetotaller David Edes hosts a nautical evening for the third dinner party in Inverness, where his menu of `basic but wholesome food' makes his guests wary. A night of suspicion and hilarity between the diners ensues

 
Season 23 Episode 14
Inverness On the fourth night of the contest in Inverness, it is hairdresser Zarina Ainslie's turn to host. The tattooed party girl claims to be a good cook as the contestants prepare to rate her on the evening

 
Season 23 Episode 15
Inverness Former professional footballer Jamie Tulloch hosts the final party in Inverness, going to the trouble of ensuring all the ingredients in his chosen dishes are locally sourced. However, it remains to be seen whether his home-grown approach to fine dining will be enough to impress his discerning fellow competitors, and as the night draws to a close, the week's winner is revealed

 
Season 23 Episode 21
Lincolnshire University lecturer Amanda Sherratt is keen to impress as she hosts the first dinner party in Lincolnshire, joined by beetroot farmer Chris Moore, theatre student Jack Stone, retail manager Ali Roberts and fitness enthusiast Alex Coxon. Amanda takes a risk with her Japanese-themed evening, which includes a raw fish starter and sumo-wrestling for entertainment

 
Season 23 Episode 22
Lincolnshire Retail manager Ali Roberts hosts the second dinner party in Lincolnshire, confident that her gourmet cuisine and elegant style will win her the £1,000 prize. However, one diner's conversation threatens to overshadow the ambience of the evening

 
Season 23 Episode 23
Lincolnshire Farmer Chris Moore hosts the third dinner party in Lincolnshire, where he plans to wow his guests with a beetroot-themed dinner. However, it is not just his obsession with the vegetable that surprises his diners, as they soon discover he has some hidden talents

 
Season 23 Episode 24
Lincolnshire On day four in Lincolnshire, Jack Stone plans to win over his guests with a creative evening during which they will have the chance to make their own food, but the DIY pizzas don't go to plan. Meanwhile, an interesting outfit from Alex Coxon gets the attention of Chris Moore

 
Season 23 Episode 25
Lincolnshire A week of competitive dining in Lincolnshire concludes as self-described proud Geordie Alex Coxon invites fellow contestants into her home, where she invites guests to sample dishes with names favouring her distinctive dialect. However, chaos in the kitchen hinders her chance of securing victory, and as the night draws to a close, the winner is announced

 
Season 23 Episode 26
Merseyside Oil and gas coordinator Danielle Greenwood is keen to impress as she hosts the first dinner party in the Merseyside area, as she welcomes divorcee Jade Chantelle Short, Michael Buble impersonator Jamie Somers, pastoral care manager Steven Booth, and nursery school teacher Anna Senior into her home. Danielle takes no risks with a down-to-earth menu, which she hopes will help bag her the £1,000 prize at the end of the week

 
Season 23 Episode 27
Merseyside Pastoral care manager Steven Booth hosts the second Merseyside dinner party, and names each course after a Tina Turner song, hoping to win the £1,000 prize. The food is well received, but tensions rise when one guest makes a tactless comment

 
Season 23 Episode 28
Merseyside Glamorous PR representative Jade Chantelle hosts the third night in Merseyside, where she hopes a casino-themed evening with lashings of champagne and a high-class menu will help her to win the £1,000 prize

 
Season 23 Episode 29
Merseyside Primary school teacher Anna Senior hosts the fourth night in Merseyside with a fairy tale-themed evening. Her menu consists of a Mad Hatter's soup and sandwich, a special pork dish cooked three ways and baked cheesecake for dessert, but she must try to control the tension between Jamie and Jade to have a successful party

 
Season 23 Episode 30
Merseyside Michael Buble impersonator Jamie Somers hosts the final Merseyside dinner party, but may have to put aside his differences with guest Jade if he is to be crowned the winner of the £1,000 cash prize

 
Season 24 Episode 22
Four amateur chefs from south Oxfordshire compete for the £1,000 prize, including social worker Karina Stratford, who kicks off the week with a Willy Wonka-themed evening and serves up meat cupcakes and chocolate chicken. Recruitment consultant Gary Boys, accountant Kam Parker and law student Connor Jones also host their own parties, which involve too many personal questions, a chilli-eating competition and a lot of jokes

 
Season 25 Episode 16
Cardiff Shop manager Nicola Steele kicks off a week of dinner parties in Cardiff, and hopes that her dog-themed surprises and unusual entertainment will impress her guests - army wife Rachael Smith, casting agency owner Jerry Lockett, childminder Andrea Grainger and chatterbox Sam Clark - and win her the £1,000 cash prize

 
Season 25 Episode 17
Cardiff Jerry Lockett hosts the second dinner party in Cardiff, and following a flood at his home, hopes to impress his guests by serving the meal at the grand venue of his cousin's mansion

 
Season 25 Episode 18
Cardiff Army wife Rachael Smith hosts the third party in Cardiff, allowing her competitive edge and no-nonsense approach to come to the fore in her bid to pick up the £1,000 prize

 
Season 25 Episode 19
Cardiff Costume designer Sam Clarke prepares a Mexican menu for the fourth dinner party in Cardiff. Everything does not go to plan, however, when two guests begin fighting at the table, and his `fun' game leaves everyone in tears

 
Season 25 Episode 20
Cardiff Childminder Andrea Grainger hosts the last dinner party as the competition in Cardiff draws to a close. She hopes a menu of traditional Welsh dishes will help her secure the prize, and lines up a selection of games to improve her chances of success. As the evening comes to an end, the diners discover which of the meals made the best impression

 
Season 26 Episode 26
In Surrey, four cooks from the Woking and Weybridge area battle to win the culinary contest's £1,000 prize. The first to host is Vincenzo Ferlita, who works in an ice-cream van. Staying true to his Italian and Sicilian roots, he hopes that his wealth of family recipes will impress his guests

 
Season 26 Episode 27
Canadian housewife and craft-maker Sarah Maynard is second to play host in the Woking and Weybridge area, and hopes to impress her guests by serving up a three-course Turkish feast. However, the lavish spread needs a lot of preparation time, and she must hope it turns out as presentable as she plans it to be

 
Season 26 Episode 28
Riot policeman Steve Carvill hosts the third dinner party in the Woking and Weybridge area, and hopes that a night of fine food and fun will impress his guests. He takes no prisoners with his menu, rustling up home-made pasta and white chocolate pana cotta from scratch for his four unsuspecting diners, who are expecting fast food rather than fine dining

 
Season 26 Episode 29
It is the turn of gardener Sara Gilding on the fourth night in Woking and Weybridge in Surrey, but it is her first time hosting a dinner party in more than 20 years. Guest Vincenzo Ferlita is not looking forward to the evening, while Steve Carvill hopes he will get some respite from Sara's flirtatious advances

 
Season 26 Episode 30
Children's entertainer Kelly Cummins hosts the final party from Woking and Weybridge, and the winner of the £1,000 prize is announced. The guests keep their fingers crossed that dog-loving Sara Gilding does not return to her critical ways, while a bout of flatulence provides some comic relief

 
Season 26 Episode 36
Dumfries and Galloway Dairy farmer's wife and Disney enthusiast Charlene Fry-Henderson hosts the first dinner party in Dumfries and Galloway, where she hopes that her locally reared meat, home cooking, and entertainment involving a plastic cow will secure her the £1,000 prize. Her guests are local radio presenter Tommy Jardine, banker Olive Melville, prison custody officer Tammy Rice and trainee teacher Josh Jones

 
Season 26 Episode 37
Dumfries and Galloway Horse enthusiast and banker Olive Melville hosts the second dinner party in Dumfries and Galloway, where she hopes to impress her guests with a crab starter and mousse dessert - but things take a turn for the worse when a conversation about the royal family divides the diners

 
Season 26 Episode 38
Dumfries and Galloway Local radio DJ Tommy Jardine hosts the third dinner party in Dumfries and Galloway, and prepares chicken stuffed with haggis - but first he must continue a family tradition and rustle up a sheep for his entertainment. Tommy then tries to impress his guests with a touch of celebrity name-dropping, but young dance DJ and trainee teacher Josh trumps him at his own game

 
Season 26 Episode 39
Dumfries and Galloway Trainee teacher and DJ Josh Jones hosts the fourth night in Dumfries and Galloway, and hopes he can broaden his fellow contestants' palates with his menu of Indian food. He plans lamb pasanda and tandoori monkfish, but Tammy Rice finds something in her glass that wasn't on the menu. However, he hopes his disco entertainment might impress the guests enough to bag him the £1,000 prize

 
Season 26 Episode 40
Dumfries and Galloway Tammy Rice hosts the final evening in Dumfries and Galloway, hoping to win the £1,000 prize with her no-nonsense approach and traditional Scottish fare. The dinner-party novice rustles up chorizo and cous cous stuffed peppers for her starter and incorporates haggis into her chicken-based main course

 
Season 26 Episode 41
Vale of Aylesbury Australian Natalie Dixon hosts the first dinner party in the Vale of Aylesbury, where she hopes that her Asian fusion menu will secure her the £1,000 prize. However, one of her guests - food regulation lawyer Greg Pearson - will be paying particularly close attention as he joins football stadium announcer Mike Botto, sales manager Bekki Jones and 74-year-old taxi driver John Feore at the table

 
Season 26 Episode 42
Vale of Aylesbury Taxi driver John Feore hosts the second night in the Vale of Aylesbury, where the 70-year-old hopes to impress his guests with a traditional Irish roast dinner, complete with all the trimmings - but the septuagenarian cabbie struggles with the complex timings of the meal

 
Season 26 Episode 43
Vale of Aylesbury Competitive sales manager Bekki Jones hosts the third dinner party in the Vale of Aylesbury, where she tries to keep the mood light with stories of nudity and twin telepathy - but cabbie John manages to insult construction company boss Natalie Dixon by comparing her to Miss Piggy

 
Season 26 Episode 44
Vale of Aylesbury Greg Pearson hosts the fourth party of the competition in the Vale of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and hopes that his food knowledge will be enough to secure a successful evening. However, fellow diner Bekki Jones is out for revenge after he criticised her dessert, and his guests are left underwhelmed as he tries to charm the group

 
Season 26 Episode 45
Vale of Aylesbury Last to host in the Vale of Aylesbury is football match announcer Mike Botto, who hopes his Italian-themed evening will secure him victory. He tries to impress with spaghetti Bolognaise, and enlists a Pavarotti impersonator to sing for his guests. However, Australian Natalie Dixon reveals that, unlike Mike, she knows what she is talking about when it comes to Italy. The fallout between Greg Pearson and cabbie John Feore also sours the mood

 
Season 26 Episode 51
South London Divorce lawyer Michelle Camacho hosts the first dinner party in south London, where she hopes that her 1970s menu of duck a l'orange and coleslaw, vegetables and a Bloody Mary sorbet for dessert will help to secure her the £1,000 prize

 
Season 26 Episode 52
South London Pub manager and artist Matt Wren hosts the second evening in south London, but his dinner party is beset by disasters in the kitchen and arguing guests at the dinner table when Michelle and Licia have a spat. However, one of the five takes a liking to another of the contestants

 
Season 26 Episode 53
South London Licia Snow hosts the third party in south London, and hopes to impress her guests with rustic and homely touches during her laid-back evening. However, her relaxed and calm approach could be threatened when she clashes with Michelle at the dinner table

 
Season 26 Episode 54
South London Raphael Steele hosts the fourth night in south London and hopes that his first-ever dinner party will be a success. He plans a Caribbean evening based on old family recipes featuring ackee, saltfish and curried goat, and organises steel drum music for entertainment

 
Season 26 Episode 55
South London Swedish businesswoman Charlotte Sundberg hosts the final party in south London. Her tactics are to present a night full of schnapps, folk songs and classic cuisine from her Scandinavian homeland, which she hopes will help her scoop the cash prize

 

 

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