This is not a drill! Come Dine with Me SA is back for real!

14 July 2017


Cape Town - BBC Worldwide has confirmed, that after a three year break, a new series of the critically-acclaimed ratings hit Come Dine With Me South Africa will be coming to BBC Lifestyle.

The first three series of the SAFTA winning dining competition have become firm favourites with audiences up and down the country. It was a 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).

Each episode follows four total strangers as they step into each other’s homes with the hope of being wined, dined and entertained and also be in with the chance of winning R10 000. When filming starts later this year, the new series aspires to be bolder, bigger and better than ever.

Joel Churcher, General Manager and Vice President Africa, BBC Worldwide says, “Come Dine With Me South Africa quickly established itself as a South African sensation, taking us in to the dining rooms of some of the country’s most intriguing characters.

“I’m pleased that BBC Lifestyle is joining forces with Rapid Blue once more to offer a distinctly South African take on a hugely popular international format.”

How to enter:

In the search for South Africa’s top hosts with the most, episodes will be filmed in four different cities: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.

Applications to become a contestant are now open to South African residents and information on how to apply can be found at

The application process will close on Sunday, 6 August 2017 ahead of the 12-part series premiering on BBC Lifestyle in early 2018.

Source: Channel 24