Come Dine With Us... in Colchester

Essex County Standard: Contestants prepare to eat after one of their number cooked up a storm. Contestants prepare to eat after one of their number cooked up a storm.

THE cooking skills of five Colchester amateur chefs are being put to the test on TV this week.

The group feature on Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me programme, in which contestants host a dinner party for each other with guests voting on the quality of the evening.

The winner, which will be revealed tomorrow night collects a £1,000 prize and the competitors have been sworn to secrecy about the outcome.

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5:05pm Thu 20 Feb 14

wearebeingwatched says...

Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV.

I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV.

GET A LIFE
Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV. GET A LIFE wearebeingwatched
  • Score: -19

5:11pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Biggus Davus says...

Why tell us now if it's been on all week?
I suppose it'll be repeated on Dave before too long.....
Why tell us now if it's been on all week? I suppose it'll be repeated on Dave before too long..... Biggus Davus
  • Score: 13

5:46pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Muk says...

wearebeingwatched wrote:
Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV.

I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV.

GET A LIFE
Get a life it's only a TV programme.
[quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV. GET A LIFE[/p][/quote]Get a life it's only a TV programme. Muk
  • Score: 24

5:57pm Thu 20 Feb 14

wearebeingwatched says...

Muk wrote:
wearebeingwatched wrote:
Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV.

I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV.

GET A LIFE
Get a life it's only a TV programme.
And that sums up this country, the acceptance of z-list wannabes all over our TV's
[quote][p][bold]Muk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV. GET A LIFE[/p][/quote]Get a life it's only a TV programme.[/p][/quote]And that sums up this country, the acceptance of z-list wannabes all over our TV's wearebeingwatched
  • Score: -18

6:27pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Muk says...

wearebeingwatched wrote:
Muk wrote:
wearebeingwatched wrote:
Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV.

I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV.

GET A LIFE
Get a life it's only a TV programme.
And that sums up this country, the acceptance of z-list wannabes all over our TV's
There's plenty of interesting and insightful TV around on channels such as BBC Four you just need to go looking for it.
[quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Muk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV. GET A LIFE[/p][/quote]Get a life it's only a TV programme.[/p][/quote]And that sums up this country, the acceptance of z-list wannabes all over our TV's[/p][/quote]There's plenty of interesting and insightful TV around on channels such as BBC Four you just need to go looking for it. Muk
  • Score: 17

9:47pm Thu 20 Feb 14

HARRY438 says...

I got the impression the driving instructor had a chip on her shoulder....

See what I did there?
I got the impression the driving instructor had a chip on her shoulder.... See what I did there? HARRY438
  • Score: 0

10:20pm Thu 20 Feb 14

UndergroundOverground says...

wearebeingwatched wrote:
Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV.

I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV.

GET A LIFE
Ah it must really suck being too dumb to operate a tv remote, having to just put up with whatever comes on and then whinge about it on the internet like some kind of child. Or is it seeing people cook reminds you that you're too stupid to boil an egg. Muppet.
[quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV. GET A LIFE[/p][/quote]Ah it must really suck being too dumb to operate a tv remote, having to just put up with whatever comes on and then whinge about it on the internet like some kind of child. Or is it seeing people cook reminds you that you're too stupid to boil an egg. Muppet. UndergroundOverground
  • Score: 13

8:51am Fri 21 Feb 14

romantic says...

wearebeingwatched wrote:
Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV.

I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV.

GET A LIFE
There's more to life than TV and far more than just one channel. Turn it off, turn it over, listen to the radio, go on the Internet, talk, play games, go to the pub. Even in the "golden age" of TV, there was a fair amount of dross, but with only 3 channels, no videos, no DVDs, no Internet, people tended to watch as a nation and now rose-tint the memory. Life is too short to worry about this stuff!
[quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV. GET A LIFE[/p][/quote]There's more to life than TV and far more than just one channel. Turn it off, turn it over, listen to the radio, go on the Internet, talk, play games, go to the pub. Even in the "golden age" of TV, there was a fair amount of dross, but with only 3 channels, no videos, no DVDs, no Internet, people tended to watch as a nation and now rose-tint the memory. Life is too short to worry about this stuff! romantic
  • Score: 4

8:51am Fri 21 Feb 14

romantic says...

wearebeingwatched wrote:
Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV.

I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV.

GET A LIFE
There's more to life than TV and far more than just one channel. Turn it off, turn it over, listen to the radio, go on the Internet, talk, play games, go to the pub. Even in the "golden age" of TV, there was a fair amount of dross, but with only 3 channels, no videos, no DVDs, no Internet, people tended to watch as a nation and now rose-tint the memory. Life is too short to worry about this stuff!
[quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV. GET A LIFE[/p][/quote]There's more to life than TV and far more than just one channel. Turn it off, turn it over, listen to the radio, go on the Internet, talk, play games, go to the pub. Even in the "golden age" of TV, there was a fair amount of dross, but with only 3 channels, no videos, no DVDs, no Internet, people tended to watch as a nation and now rose-tint the memory. Life is too short to worry about this stuff! romantic
  • Score: 3

11:22am Fri 21 Feb 14

wardyt says...

wearebeingwatched wrote:
Muk wrote:
wearebeingwatched wrote: Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV. GET A LIFE
Get a life it's only a TV programme.
And that sums up this country, the acceptance of z-list wannabes all over our TV's
Calm down. These people don't want fame, they are just having a bit of fun. It's not big brother or towie.
[quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Muk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV. GET A LIFE[/p][/quote]Get a life it's only a TV programme.[/p][/quote]And that sums up this country, the acceptance of z-list wannabes all over our TV's[/p][/quote]Calm down. These people don't want fame, they are just having a bit of fun. It's not big brother or towie. wardyt
  • Score: 14

12:21pm Fri 21 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

Were being watched through the window of a padded cell, me thinks.
Were being watched through the window of a padded cell, me thinks. stevedawson
  • Score: -2

3:37pm Fri 21 Feb 14

zt00013 says...

wearebeingwatched wrote:
Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV.

I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV.

GET A LIFE
Really? I have never heard of or been informed of case where someone featuring on this show has experienced anything resembling fame or celebrity status.

The show is good fun to participate in and watch. The £1,000 reward offers for many households a brilliant prize, perhaps a chance to go on a holiday they otherwise wouldn't have had.

You sir, are the one that needs to get a life. In fact, it is quite ironic that while lambasting a TV show for being pretentious you came across as a pretentious twit.
[quote][p][bold]wearebeingwatched[/bold] wrote: Another group of 'oh look me, aren't I marvellous' trying to grab their 15 mins of fame. Get this lot of the television and get back to making real TV. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE PRETENTIOUS PRATS ON MINE OR ANYONE ELSES TV. GET A LIFE[/p][/quote]Really? I have never heard of or been informed of case where someone featuring on this show has experienced anything resembling fame or celebrity status. The show is good fun to participate in and watch. The £1,000 reward offers for many households a brilliant prize, perhaps a chance to go on a holiday they otherwise wouldn't have had. You sir, are the one that needs to get a life. In fact, it is quite ironic that while lambasting a TV show for being pretentious you came across as a pretentious twit. zt00013
  • Score: 5

6:24pm Fri 21 Feb 14

HARRY438 says...

The driving instuctor won with the other one,Richard was villified for being posh .The food looked rank- no chips,no burgers? Is this really a reflection of Colchester cuisine?? Don't think so!! & what kind of truck driver gets five days off on the trot? I think this crowd were Equity card holders. Then there was Coach Trip & a Geordie gal didn't know whether a sardine was a fish or a sandwich ( sarnie) Couldn't make up my mind who to kick off. Rebbakah Brooks on the news is the news,no wonder she's trying to work out what went wrong? & that local cop that was fired is still incognito?

Thats enough tele.............
The driving instuctor won with the other one,Richard was villified for being posh .The food looked rank- no chips,no burgers? Is this really a reflection of Colchester cuisine?? Don't think so!! & what kind of truck driver gets five days off on the trot? I think this crowd were Equity card holders. Then there was Coach Trip & a Geordie gal didn't know whether a sardine was a fish or a sandwich ( sarnie) Couldn't make up my mind who to kick off. Rebbakah Brooks on the news is the news,no wonder she's trying to work out what went wrong? & that local cop that was fired is still incognito? Thats enough tele............. HARRY438
  • Score: -4

6:10pm Sat 22 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

well let me have a shot at this one?

the last show was won by an estate agent who still sits in his window grinning his head off at his 15 minutes of andy warhole:

there was another contestant going on about her boobs and sex throughout the show and her dogs...thats her animals.

there was another chap who had a deli named after a town in the north or a world war 2 bomber if his cooking was an indication of the food he sold???

i cannot remember the 4th person because i still am laughing my socks off at wife swap....or you changed my life with "The Youngs"....

This series at colchester is going to be a laugh a million? as for the food???
well let me have a shot at this one? the last show was won by an estate agent who still sits in his window grinning his head off at his 15 minutes of andy warhole: there was another contestant going on about her boobs and sex throughout the show and her dogs...thats her animals. there was another chap who had a deli named after a town in the north or a world war 2 bomber if his cooking was an indication of the food he sold??? i cannot remember the 4th person because i still am laughing my socks off at wife swap....or you changed my life with "The Youngs".... This series at colchester is going to be a laugh a million? as for the food??? A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -2

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