Come Dine With Me Australia Starts Monday 17th January
When I found out Come Dine With Me Australia had cast a person of short stature aka a dwarf, in the latest series it did cross my mind the show may have jumped the shark.
Thankfully it has not and it continues to be compulsive viewing.
The show based on the UK version where five strangers take turns each night to cook each other a meal with the others scoring them out of ten. The winner receives $2000.
The key to this show is the casting and Granada Media who produce the program are masters. They ensure the mix of people is different enough to create frission around the dining table and amusement for the viewer.
Ironically for a cooking show there is no requirement for the contestants to be able to cook, they only have to think they can.
I suspect Lifestyle Channel screen the best of the series in the first week to hook us in, as the episodes this weeks are crackers.
The eclectic group includes Leonie, a landscape artist, musician and medium, Mary Harding a poet and writer who has an amazing perfume collection and a room with a view, Lance an embalmer, Shane a ocker butcher, and Amy the dwarf who impersonates Lady Gaga.
I’ll leave it up to you to decide who you like or loathe, but it continually changes throughout the week. If you get Lifestyle Channel watch it from Monday 17th January at 8.30pm, five nights a week.
Recaps will also be posted on the blog, because I am sure a lot of people are going to have opinions about this week’s cast.