BBC Entertainment has today revealed the four household names who will participate in the Come Dine With Me South Africa celebrity special. 97.4 Highveld Stereo’s Samantha Cowen, SuperSport’s Neil Andrews, television presenter and model Shashi Naidoo and M-Net presenter Ashley Hayden will compete to win ten thousand rand for their favourite charity in a special episode that will conclude the series on Wednesday 14th December at 21:00 on BBC Entertainment (DStv channel 120).
The series, a local version of ITV Studios’ hit format, is an original commission by BBC Worldwide Channels made by South African production company Rapid Blue. Filmed in Gauteng, the concluding episode will see the four celebrity contestants follow the Come Dine With Me format: each night for a week they will take it in turn to cook up their idea of the perfect evening. As well as cooking, the rival hosts snoop around each others’ houses and go to bizarre lengths to win the competition. At the end of the evening, the host is judged by their guests and scored out of ten.
Come Dine With Me South Africa has been an instant hit with viewers regularly featuring in the top 10 channels on DStv between 21.00 and 22.00 on Wednesdays.