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Come Dine With Me South Africa back with a celebrity special


WINDHOEK, FEB 6 – The SAFTA award winning series returns for a fifth season from Monday 11th March on BBC BRIT, DStv channel 120, and Season 5 will give audiences a bigger serving with 13 episodes, more than ever before, so expect anything.

BBC Studios in Africa recently announced that its SAFTA award winning reality dining show Come Dine With Me South Africa will be returning for a fifth season on BBC BRIT, DStv channel 120, from Monday 11th March at 8pm.

To start the new season off with a bang, audiences can look forward to a celebrity special premiere episode. The four celebrities taking part will be revealed from 18th February, so stay tuned for more information.

The series that gets everyone talking, will once again be produced by Rapid Blue and feature the hilarious and sometime savage commentary of voiceover legend Dave Lamb. The show will be bigger than ever before with 13 episodes this season, to really showcase the best of South Africa’s dinner party hosting abilities, so expect anything…

Come Dine With Me South Africa takes viewers into the homes of some of the country’s most extrovert and eccentric citizens to see if they have what it takes to be crowned the host with the most, and take home the much coveted cash prize of R10,000. Season five will visit Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

Joel Churcher, Vice President and General Manager of BBC Studios in Africa said, “We are really excited to see what the reception will be to season five of Come Dine With Me South Africa when it returns to BBC BRIT on the 11th March. Not only does the new season kick off with four famous faces, but then goes on to showcase some of the funniest and most outrageous South Africans yet. It really is a show where you can expect anything. BBC BRIT, as the home of the best in big, bold entertainment, showcases that there really is no better a destination for watching hit global shows alongside the very best in home-grown entertainment.”

Executive Producer Kee-Lee Irvine of Rapid Blue said, “At the start of casting every season, the team always wonder whether we’ll be able to top our previous seasons’ highs and I’m thrilled to say that indeed we have. Season five of Come Dine With Me South Africa delivers an absolute feast of spicy characters and delicious entertainment that is so wonderfully reflective of how much South Africans love to cook and socialize. There are some truly fascinating servings throughout the series.”

The commission of a fifth series of Come Dine With Me South Africa is part of BBC Studios in Africa’s on-going commitment to providing high quality local productions for its audiences in South Africa alongside the very best in hit global shows.

Come Dine With Me, which is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment has been produced in over 40 countries including Germany, France and Australia, having established itself as one of the world’s most successful television format exports, with over 14,000 episodes in many languages across the globe. Come Dine With Me South Africa was the first local commission from BBC Worldwide for its channels in the EMEA region, and debuted in South Africa in 2011. The first three series have been huge ratings hits and in 2013 the programme won a Best International Format Show Award at the 7th Annual South African Film and Television Awards 2013 (SAFTAs).

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NDN Staffer