SA dining show ends first season

2011-12-14 07:23
Cape Town - The first season of Come Dine With Me SA ends in star-studded style on Wednesday as four celebrities take each other on in the kitchen.

Agency owner and model Shashi Naidoo, sportscaster Neil Andrews, radio personality Sam Cowen and TV presenter Ashley Hayden will star in the tenth and final episode of the South African version of the popular British reality show.

The celebs will compete for the R10 000 prize and to see who can host the best dinner party.

The series, which airs on BBC Entertainment (channel 120) on DStv on Wednesdays at 21:00, has seen ordinary South Africans from around the country pitted against each other in a bid for the prize and the title.

Celebrity dishes

Neil Andrews is not counting on his culinary prowess, saying: "My secret weapon is 'the entertainment', which is certain to secure me at least some points," while Shashi is counting on the "delicious wine" to win over her guests.

While Sam Cowen is set on making an impression, Ashley plans to keep it simple, saying: "The diners can expect a simple evening with tasty food and good company!"

It is not yet known if a second season is planned for 2012.

The final episode airs Wednesday December 14 on BBC Entertainment at 21:00.


  • John - 2011-12-14 07:56

    I hope they do another series of "Come Dine with Me" S.A. This one of the best comedy shows on the TV and beats anything that is shown on 122 the so called comedy channel. I do not think the celeb show tonight will be as good as the unknowns as I do not think they will stab each other in the back as much.

  • niel.els - 2011-12-14 08:15

    Please get a narrator with a South African accent. The Brittish dude does not cut it.

      Rainbow - 2011-12-14 08:31

      Oh please what planet do you come from. Dave lamb is excellent and has been the voice for every come dine with me show across the globe. he is witty and his quips make the show. Put a south african or anyone else in his place in his place and you will stuff up the whole show.

      herculesjansenvanvuuren - 2011-12-14 08:33

      If you follow the twitterverse, and especially #ComeDineSA, you will see that you are the only one whom feels this way. Dave Lamb(the narrator of both UK and SA shows) more often than not is the only saving grace on the show, and his quick wit and sharp tongue keeps the true followers comming back for more. Even if the contestants aren't worth a secon glance.

      wesley.bischoff - 2011-12-14 11:06

      I think his comments are bladdy funny, from a British point-of-view. I will not watch it if they make a South African, with an "American" accent, the narrator.

  • claudine.bate - 2011-12-14 10:50

    I really hope the next season (if there is one) is more ballsy ... the SA version was so mild compared to UK and Aus versions! A bit boring actually!

  • Cathy - 2011-12-14 11:35

    I must admit, it has been such an enjoyable series - having watched the British version, I wasn't convinced we would match up - but I was wrong. Our dinner parties have been far more amusing and entertaining - SAfricans seem to have a far more competitive streak which makes it interesting viewing. Well done.

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-12-21 10:46

    Our celebrities suck though, shows how talentless they are when normal people do a better job.

  • Ashley Gerard Eloff-Mueller - 2014-06-05 13:09

    It's old a show, Ashley Hayden cheated an Won show us something new psst check out Samantha cowen's pep stores plates grrr

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