THE makers of Come Dine With Me are appealing for prospective contestants to apply for the show as they prepare to resume filming.

Production of the Channel 4 cookery programme, where contestants compete to throw the best dinner party, had been paused during the pandemic.

The makers of the show are calling for members of the public to apply to be on the show from locations across the country.

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Episodes will initially be filmed in a “Covid-secure venue” rather than contestants’ own homes, according to a statement.

Filming will then revert to taking place inside their houses once Government guidelines allow.

People from Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Essex, Glasgow, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newport, Oxford, south London, Sunderland, Swansea and Yorkshire are being encouraged to apply.

The closing date for entries is September 10.

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