You must be yolking! Popular food show plans Cumbernauld visit

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 17:03 on 6 May 2015

Food    Television

Come Dine With Me show titles. 

HIT Channel 4 television programme ‘Come Dine With Me’ appears to be coming north of the border, for a culinary tour of Cumbernauld.

The primetime telly series pits budding cooks against other keen chefs in their local area, in a competition to see how well their culinary skills scores.

Narrated by legendary voice over artist Dave Lamb, the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 series tours the UK regularly, seeking four strangers, who over the course of one week, battle it out in an effort to win £1,000.

Such is the success of the show that the format has been exported to 34 different countries and was even the most screened television format across the whole of Europe, in 2011.

Earlier this week it was confirmed that the programme’s producers are hoping to film an episode, or a series of episodes in Cumbernauld, with the company charged with pulling the show together appealing for interested local residents to come forward.

Shiver, an ITV Studios company, based across London, Leeds and Salford, has been put in charge of finding potential contestants, and via social media the group appealed for budding cooks to come forward.

A tweet published by the group to the official Come Dine With Me Twitter account said: “Bank Holiday GREETINGS!! We are coming to #Cumbernauld Needing HOSTS to put #Scotland on the Come Dine map,” adding: “Email xx”.

“ITV Studios are looking for new keen amateur chefs to take part in the hugely popular Channel 4 show, Come Dine with Me. Most weeks we are filming in multiple areas of the UK,” a spokesperson for Channel 4 explained.

“Over the course of a filming week 4 to 5 contestants take turns hosting a dinner party for their rivals. At the end of the week the most successful host wins a £1,000 cash prize.”

Apart from Come Dine With Me, Shiver has an impressive track record of producing great television programmes, including Paul O’Grady’s ‘For The Love Of Dogs’, May The Best House Win, Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, and the ‘Tonight’ programme. 

Anyone who is interested in applying to be part of Come Dine With Me can get in touch with Shiver by e-mailing the company at