Katy Spence appeared on Channel 4’s hit Come Dine With Me in 2014 and now she’s uncovering all the secrets, from fixed scores to hidden costs
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Whether you watch it for unusual recipes, entertaining characters, or when you’re tired of remote control, chances are you’ve seen Come Dine With Me.
In the early part of the decade, it became an early evening staple, when five complete strangers took turns throwing a dinner party for each other in hopes of bringing in a $1,000 cash prize. pound.
At the height of its popularity, many Britons dreamed of appearing on the show and many even hosted their own show at home, but what does it really feel like to be on Come Dine With? Channel 4’s Me?
Well, one former contestant is lifting the lid on what goes on behind the camera, while answering hot questions from fans – and it’s as juicy as you’d hope.
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Katy Spence appeared on a series of popular shows in 2014 and is now revealing it all, from how much it costs to which bits are fake.
During a recent Q&A on TikTok, a follower asked Katy if the contestants were given a lot of money to participate in the show, and the answer was no.
“You get £250 and that includes your meals, entertainment and any cutlery you need,” she explains.
“It costs me about five or six hundred pounds for you to bring a present to each contestant’s home – not to mention the fact that I can’t work during the week because I film for about three or four hours a day. .. “
But if that wasn’t shocking enough, Katy opened up about how the producers used result correction to get the people they wanted to win to get the highest score.
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“In my week, one of the guys should absolutely win, their food is the best,” she said. “But, it was hugely edited, mass-staged – and they knew they wanted to win from the start.”
In a follow-up clip, Katy goes on to say that the producers will encourage the contestants to score higher or lower when filming the taxi scene.
When asked if people tend to get drunk on the show, Katy said: “Sitting dinner for about six hours, while you’re being stared at by four or five people around you. barely even eating properly, let alone drinking.”
She also explained that scenes involving people around in each other’s wicker drawers and similar scenes are heavily staged and that the producers will dictate what they want people to look at.
“My heart is broken,” one Come Dine With Me fan commented after learning of the news, while another added: “Staged. I feel betrayed.” You are not the only one.
A third wrote: “It really pisses me off. I think Come Dine With Me is so much more real than that.”
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