2009 continues to be the year of food.
The LifeStyle Channel has acquired format rights to UK series Come Dine with Me and commissioned Granada to produce the show for Australia.
The 20-part half-hour series goes into production immediately to premiere in early 2010.
“Australians are obsessed with cooking and entertaining and we pride ourselves on understanding this country’s appetite for food media better than anyone else,” said Nicole Sheffield, from The LifeStyle Channel.
“Come Dine With Me Australia is not only exciting for foodies, it’s exciting for all Australians. It is a format that gives people recipes and takes them into everyday Aussie homes.”
The reality show follows amateur chefs competing against each other in hosting a dinner party for the other contestants. Each week, five total strangers compete for the title of the ultimate dinner party host. Over five nights they take it in turns to cook up their idea of the perfect evening.
As well as cooking, rival hosts ‘snoop around each others’ houses’ in an effort to win the contest and a cash prize. In the UK comedian Dave Lamb adds provides dry and sarcastic narration.
Granada is currently looking for people to feature in the series.
To register your interest visit http://www.granadaproductions.com.au/come-dine-with-me/