Come Dine With Me SA celebs revealed

2012-10-15 13:09
Cape Town - BBC Entertainment has revealed its line-up for the season 2 celebrity episode of Come Dine With Me South Africa.

The episode will be aired on 5 November at 20.00 on DStv Channel 120.

Comedian and script writer David Kibuuka, actor and former 94.7 Highveld Stereo’s The Rude Awakening Breakfast DJ Harry Sideropoulos, 94.7 Highveld Stereo's DJ Koula and Big Brother Africa ALL Stars contestant Lerato Sengadi are set to dine it out for R5 000 worth of Pick n Pay vouchers as well as a R5 000 cash prize which will be be donated to a charity of their choice.

Come Dine With Me South Africa is a local version of ITV Studios' UK show and has been a huge ratings success for BBC Worldwide Channels who re-commissioned the show for a second series.

With the season two premiere on 24 September, the show saw a 93% ratings increase, with each week topping that success.

Sharpened culinary skills

The celebrity special episode will see the four celebrity contestants who will cook for one another and try to impress their fellow hosts with their hosting and culinary skills. 

Apart from seeing what the celebs will be cooking, producers revealed that the viewer will be able to see the rival hosts snooping around each other's houses, with much snide commentary which is characteristic of the show.

Harry Sideropoulos promises viewers a very entertaining episode filled with laughter and memorable moments as each of the hosts try and guess what it is that they are eating.

"The wheels come off very early in the episode and there is no stopping this truck destined for a cliff, albeit a cliff with one hell of a view," Harry said.

Koula, who's a big fan of Come Dine With Me, said she was trilled to be one of the contestants.

"I enjoy cooking but I love baking much more so viewers will have to see if my main course is on a par with my dessert.  Hopefully my guests had a really fun evening with some really tasty food, although I have a feeling that perhaps I should've chosen a simpler menu!"

'Cook what you know'

David Kibuuka however believed that he went into the competition with the right mindset. "I met a wonderful bunch of people and had a fantastic time but my advice to anyone going on Come Dine With Me is "Cook what you know"!"

"Being on CDWM was such an awesome experience," Lerato Sengadi dished on the episode.

"Apart from putting my culinary skills and hosting skills to the test it also gave me a chance to meet three new people.  Viewers will have to wait and see if they are evil, conceited competitors or the sweetest people ever. But however the evenings turned out, my outfits were always fab."

BBC Worldwide Channels Executive Producer Tracy Forsyth is really pleased with the celebrity special episode.

"Lerato Sengadi, Koula, Harry Sideropoulous and David Kibuuka are hugely entertaining as they let us into their homes and show us what they are made of in the kitchen.

"The culinary skills of this foursome are varied and the menus range from the sublime to the ridiculous, the table talk is eye-opening and hosting skills everything you would expect from personalities in the public eye."


  • mbali.mvuyana - 2012-10-15 13:17

    I love this show especially the narrators comments. has me in stitches all the time!

      Jeremy - 2012-10-15 13:27

      I agree. The commentator's name is Dave Lamb. He does all the Come Dine With Me shows - and really makes the show! You might say his voice is the "X factor." Looking at the SA shows compared with the UK ones, I get the impression that SA contestants are more open-minded both to each other and to different tastes than English contestants who curl upin horror when they're confronted with something spicy or seafoody....

      vhutshilo.ravele.5 - 2012-10-16 10:28

      Yes you are right, the commentator is the salt of the show, Love it.

  • neutedop.opinie - 2012-10-15 13:43

    "Koula, who's a big fan of Come Dine With Me, said she was trilled to be one of the contestants." Does that mean she slept with someone? Or is News24 (once again) so pathetic that they can't even do a spell check! Have not seen 1 article today that did not have spelling mistakes!!!!!!

  • gvangreunen - 2012-10-15 14:04

    these are celebrities?

      hendrikvs - 2012-10-15 14:40

      Hahaha! Good question!

  • amelda.davies - 2012-10-15 14:16

    Ooohh! SA's tripe team. REAL celebs weren't interested?

  • ally.murdoch.jago - 2012-10-15 14:51

    I've never heard of any of them?!

  • roelien.myburgh.3 - 2012-10-16 03:51

    Suid afrika se come dine with me is vervelig em net die oningeligtes sal kyk na sa se tribe team

  • alan.jordaan.9 - 2012-12-26 21:17

    Who is this Lerato woman?? She can wear a T shirt (size 69) saying "I LOVE (heart) GAYS!! Madam, name all the gay people you have a good, solid and intimate relationship with!! I dare you!! Next time, wear a size 70 T shirt stating "I LOVE AFRICA/I LOVE DOGS/I LOVE RAPISTS.... You STUPID hetero wannabe!! If you think gay people are to be on a fat chest, rethink your pitiful life!! We don't need uneducated "people" like you! Take David with you! He too is ultra stupid!!Had NO clue what this show is about!

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