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Monday 11 November 2013

'Celebrity Come Dine With Me Australia' - Xmas and 2014 Series

Fans of Foxtel’s The LifeStyle Channel today announced the commissioning of a fifth season of the popular reality and foodie series 'Come Dine With Me Australia'.

And, drumroll please... following the success of last year’s one-off celebrity special, notable Aussie celebrities will be opening their doors and inviting us into their kitchens all season.


'Celebrity Come Dine With Me Australia' sees some of the nation’s most celebrated, sometimes controversial, always entertaining celebs come together to battle it out for the title of the ultimate dinner party host. And we get to see them balls up simple dishes like you and I do, woo!

Here's a little taster of the celebs bring served up... with more below:

The celebrity contestants are:

- Sporting legends, AFL star Anthony ‘Kouta’ Koutoufides, former-Olympian Lisa Curry, Brisbane Bronco’s captain Sam Thaiday, Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham and fitness guru Tiffany Hall

- Fashion designer Peter Morrissey (who is one of the nicest people I have ever interviewed)

- Landscape designer Charlie Albone

- Outrageous comedians and glamorous showgirls Maria Venuti and Carlotta (STOP right there. The inclusion of these two had made the entire series for me).

- Broadcasters and TV presenters Luke Jacobz, Sophie Falkiner, Myf Warhurst, Gretel Killeen and Steve Price

- Musicians and stars of stage and screen James Morrison, Christie Whelan Browne, Red Symons and Mark Holden

- And media personalities Simone Callahan and Kate Waterhouse.

With each believing they can serve up the best dinner party (don't we all), and hoping their unique style will dazzle a hungry but unrepentant crowd, the best host will go on to win $2000 for their chosen charity.

Each episode, four celebrities will take it in turns to cook up a storm and entertain their guests at home – pulling out all stops to present the perfect dinner party. The one-hour format covers all four dinner parties, with the winner announced at the end.

AND: as always, the BEST part of this series is television and radio presenter James Valentine is back on board as narrator for the fifth season, overseeing each episode with witty observations and unique commentary.

The five-part, one-hour season, opens with a special Celebrity Christmas Come Dine With Me Australia episode that will air on Sunday, December 1 at 8.30pm. Then the rest of the series kicks off on January 7 and each Thursday at 8.30pm. Preview clip here:

This made for Foxtel local production of the international format (have you seen the international versions? I always prefer the Aussie one), is produced by ITV Studios Australia exclusively for The LifeStyle Channel.

Here is the crew from ep 2:

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