A group shot of contestants on Come Dine With Me SA

BBC Worldwide announced that the fourth series of its SAFTA winning show Come Dine With Me South Africa will premiere this Thursday.

After a five year break, BBC Worldwide in partnership with Rapid Blue, are proud to be bringing its hugely popular local commission to its new home of BBC Brit, where audiences can find the biggest, boldest and most captivating entertainment shows on television.

Watch Come Dine With Me SA on Thursday 15 February at 20:00 on BBC Brit, Dstv channel 120. Also available on DStv Now. 

Series four of Come Dine With Me South Africa will take you into the homes of some of the country’s most extrovert and eccentric critics to see if they really have what it takes to be crowned the host with the most, and take home the much coveted cash prize of R10,000. Once again featuring the wry observations of voiceover legend Dave Lamb, series four will visit Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.
 
Episode one takes place in Pretoria and serves up the perfect mix of riotous kitchen drama, outrageous guests and delicious entertainment. Prepare to meet pole dancing Carmi Van Heerden, hyper-critical Philipine Modimogale, amateur dramatic Ian Perryman and chatty Nonhlanhla Ntwasa. 
 
Of course South Africa’s capital city is bureaucratic, staid, boring and conservative – just look at Come Dine with Me’s hosts – a pole dancer, an amateur dramatic, someone called Philipine-who-is-not-an-Island, and a verbal fast-forward called Nohlanhla! Hold onto your hats as confessions, interrogations, suspicions and laughter abound! And never mind the pole dancing – who is Lady Scarlet? And why does she have a beard

Joel Churcher, General Manager and Vice President, BBC Worldwide Africa said, “We are thrilled to be able to announce the return date of Come Dine With Me South Africa for a fourth series. Since announcing its return, viewers have blown us away with their excitement at seeing a new line up of the country’s best and worst dinner hosts step into the kitchen. I have seen a sneak peek of episode one and am confident that the new contestants will find their ways into the hearts of our viewers with the new episodes promising even more iconic moments and catchphrases such as “shut the front door” and “what the fudge”
 
Executive Producer Kee-Leen Irvine of Rapid Blue said, “After all these years of producing international formats for a South African audience, I’m still constantly amazed at all the colourful and diverse personalities that our amazing country has to offer.  This season of Come Dine With Me South Africa once again bring the proof to the pudding.”
 
The commission of a fourth series of Come Dine With Me South Africa is part of BBC Worldwide’s on-going commitment to providing high quality original productions for its audiences in South Africa.
 
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).