Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 9 July 2020

'Come Dine With Me': New series of UK reality show to be filmed in the UAE

The show will be casting contestants from across the region

Contestants on UK cooking and dining TV show 'Come Dine With Me' score each other's dinner party efforts. Channel 4
Contestants on UK cooking and dining TV show 'Come Dine With Me' score each other's dinner party efforts. Channel 4

OSN is set to broadcast an Arabic version of the popular British reality TV show Come Dine with Me.

The show features four or five strangers who visit each other's homes for a dinner party, which they are in turn scored for. At the end of the process, the person with the highest score wins a cash prize. Each participant cooks a starter, main course and dessert.

The Arabic series will feature 45 episodes, and will run weekly from Sunday to Thursday with a new group of contestants every week.

An Arabic version of popular UK TV show 'Come Dine With Me' is to be filmed in the UAE later this year. Courtesy OSN 
An Arabic version of popular UK TV show 'Come Dine with Me' is to be filmed in the UAE later this year. Courtesy OSN

The TV format has been running for more than 15 years in the UK, and has been replicated with great success around the world, in countries including Australia, Canada, Greece, Ireland and South Africa.

The OSN original production is set to be filmed in the UAE this year and you could get involved. A casting call for residents to apply to appear on the reality TV show will be announced in the coming weeks.

Participants are expected to come from all over the region, OSN said in statement announcing the show. "Contestants will come together from all walks of life and include various nationalities such as Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman and western expats."

OSN's interim chief content officer, Rolla Karam, said: “OSN is thrilled about the upcoming OSN Original, Come Dine with Me, which will be the first time an original production of the extremely popular show comes to our region. This production further cements our commitment to providing curated content and bringing the best in entertainment to our audiences in the Middle East.

“We believe that Come Dine with Me will be as huge a success in the Middle East as it is in the United Kingdom and are very excited for what’s to come in the pipeline in terms of original productions.”

Updated: June 25, 2020 06:07 PM

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