Come Dine With Me In ‘Fake’ Storm
Producers of the inexplicably successful reality series Come Dine With Me have been accused of misleading viewers after it emerged that they hired out properties for celebrities to use in the spin-off version of the show.
Channel 4 bosses admitted hiring flash houses for stars who did not want their own pads to be shown on TV, and although they never explicitly stated that they owned them, it has seems that several E-listers swanned about various buildings pretending to own them.
Actor Christopher Biggins is said to be one star who was seen in a rented home on the programme because he was ‘nervous’ about showing his real residence on TV – surely he could have moved his blow-up doll collection to the shed for just one day?
A Channel 4 spokesman said: “For logistic and security reasons, some of the celebrity dinner parties are filmed at a rented location rather than their own homes. This is only the case for the celebrity spinoffs. Contributors for Come Dine With Me host their dinners at their own homes.”