BBC Studios is pleased to announce that the top rating, and SAFTA award-winning, series Come Dine With Me South Africa, will be returning for a sixth season in 2020, with 12 brand new episodes. Season six will once again be narrated by the hilarious Dave Lamb and will be moving to premiere on its new home, BBC Lifestyle, DStv channel 174.
To ensure that the latest season is better than ever, BBC Lifestyle is on the hunt for SA’s most entertaining personalities to show how best to host a winning dinner party. Residents based in or around the Johannesburg and Cape Town, who think they’ve got what it takes to win that R10,000 cash prize, can apply from Friday 8th November via bbcsouthafrica.com. Applications will close on Sunday 1st December.
From sumptuous steaks, to the perriest of peri peri chicken to lekker melkterts, washed down with the most divine wine and accompanied by the most entertaining personalities that SA’s rainbow nation has to offer, Come Dine With Me South Africa is a show that caters to everyone. Across four evenings, four strangers are treated to four dinner parties at each other’s homes where they are wined, dined and entertained from the moment they walk through the door – or at least that is the plan. After each dinner party, the guests score their host on their taxi ride home. Then, on night four, the scores are tallied up and someone is crowned the ultimate host and takes home the R10,000 cash prize.
Come Dine With Me South Africa has been commissioned in partnership with the award-winning, Johannesburg-based production company Rapid Blue and demonstrates BBC Studios on-going commitment to providing high quality original productions for its South African audiences. BBC Lifestyle is also home to the hit local dating formats First Dates South Africa, which is currently airing on Wednesday evenings at 8pm and Dinner Dates South Africa, which will see season two premiere early next year.
Come Dine With Me, which is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is now produced in 43 territories including Germany, France and Australia, having established itself as one of the world’s most successful television format exports, with over 14 000 episodes in many languages across the globe. Come Dine With Me South Africa was the first local commission from BBC Studios for its channels in the EMEA region and debuted in South Africa in 2011. The first five seasons have been huge ratings hits and in 2013 the programme won a Best International Format Show Award at the 7th Annual South African Film and Television Awards 2013 (SAFTAs).
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