Come Dine With Me Australia – Who Do You Think Should Win This Week?
If you are loving the Australian version of Come Dine With Me, but think you can do better at hosting a dinner party, http://www.granadamedia.com.au/ are currently casting for the second series, which shows you how much confidence Lifestyle Channel have in the show.
This week the first Season started screeing. The premise is exactly the same as the UK version, five wannabe dinner party hosts take turns in having a dinner party, and the other four score you. The person with the highest score at the end of the week wins $2000.
It would appear you don’t have to be a gourmet cook to take out the prize, but likeability and giving the people a fun evening will also garner you points.
Take for example Mexican party girl Jennifer who appears to bitch about everything, her food looked pretty ordinary, and was slow to arrive. Seriously how long can it take to make guacamole?
But stick up a pinnata and give out prizes and hey people are giving out seven points. Considering her paella looked inedible I thought she was incredibly lucky. Also I think solictor Ben has the hots for her so he was very generous with scoring. Do we have a reality TV romance in the offing?
What makes it good TV is different personalities are thrown together five nights in a row. Gail the “posh” one, well she thinks she is posh, is the fish out of water with the other four, however I noticed last night once she looked more relaxed.
Gail’s dinner party the food looked delicious, but because she spent so much time in the kitchen it made the other guests feel uncomfortable, and she appears to have a talent for killing conversation. I could not work out why she did not do more prep beforehand. Obviously the producers given them a limited amount of time to prepare to put some pressure on them.
I suppose the contestants must have to spend time cleaning their house and removing anything embarassing, as these dinner party guests are encouraged to go through drawers to find anything that will embarass the host. Jules, the one with the ‘flipper’ laugh appears to be the most risque at the moment.
Ben’s Australiana theme dinner party currently has the highest score , his food did look delicious, and relatively low key and relaxed. However will Richard Simcock who’s claim to fame was being in boy band Indecent Obsession, take out the prize tonight. Richard, has been extremely savvy, all week, being charming company, and not too bitchy. Obviously his previous media experience is helping him here.
I also liked the fact he used the show to make a point about gay marriage in Australia, yes he has been with his partner for sixteen years which just proves his point.
The show is incredibly addictive and once you have watched the first one or two episodes in the week, it becomes compulsive viewing with most of the contestants having a likeability factor.
I had not watched the UK version, but I have a theory that going either first or last in the week gives you a points advantage, however I am sure fans of the British version will be able to elaborate on this.
UPDATE: Ben the solictor took out the $2000, however Richard Simcock who cooked tonight was hard done by as I thought his meal looked great. Jennifer the Mexican party girl gave his meal a three, and really did not have anything nice to say about any of the other contestants food all this week. I am sure they will all be blocking her from their Facebook page after seeing the shows.
First was Ben (probably the deserved winner)
Second was Jules whose main of the beef and red wine was inedible due to the toughness of the meat.
Third Jennifer who cooked the worst meal of the week, and Gail and Richard tied fourth.