Thursday, February 2, 2017

BREAKING. Come Dine with Me South African taken over and picked up for a 4th season by SABC3; now looking for dining contestants.

SABC3 has picked up Come Dine With Me South Africa with Rapid Blue that will now produce a new local 4th season for the South African public broadcaster.

The new season for Come Dine with Me SA comes after BBC Worldwide Africa dropped the local series in 2013 after just three well-received seasons.

Despite big buzz, ratings and viewership love when local seasons of the format show were broadcast on BBC Entertainment, BBC Worldwide opted out of doing more of the dining competition series three years ago.

The show in which ordinary South Africans take turns to host a dinner party in their homes and in turn judge each other, still has a lot of life left and now SABC3 decided to pick up the show.

Come Dine with Me SA signals a serious intent by SABC3 to revamp its lackluster and flat 2016 local content offering that saw the channel's viewership nosedive with badly produced shows like Top Chef SA, Divas of Jozi and others that were shunned by viewers and failed to garner ratings.

SABC3 hopes that Come Dine with Me SA and other higher quality local fare will help to jumpstart a ratings turn-around for the public broadcaster's embattled and only commercial TV channel.

South Africans who live in Gauteng can now enter for the new 4th season. The show is looking for people who think they are a whizz in the kitchen, love entertaining, and have the ability to perform under pressure.

Auditions for SABC3's Come Dine With Me SA will take place between March and May, and episodes will be recorded between April and August. Entries for the show are closing on 26 February and people who want more information can email

People need to be older than 18, must live in or around Johannesburg in Gauteng and mustn't be regarded as a professional chef.

Find the entry form here: