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    19 Cringe Things That Happen On Every Episode Of "Come Dine With Me"

    If in doubt, cover it in Thai mango dressing.

    1. One of the guests will look like this.

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    He lives in a tacky mansion and has lots of opinions which he will force on everyone during the week.

    2. The host will reveal their menu which includes some creative food combinations.

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    3. A guest will look at the menu and say, "Oooh, no, I don't like pasta. Oooh, no, pasta, disgusting stuff."

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    4. The host will have a culinary disaster and end up buying a replacement from the supermarket which they'll try to pass off as their own.

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    5. The host will embrace their mortal enemy with a smile and pretend they're happy to see them.

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    6. The sarcastic narrator will give you life.


    He is truly the best thing about the show.

    7. The guests will mingle awkwardly in the host's front room.

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    All the overhead lights are on. There's no music. One man is wearing a onesie.

    8. The dreariest host will have the most interesting things hidden in their cupboard upstairs.

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    The guests will bring something incriminating downstairs to humilate the host with.

    9. Two guests will ruin the dinner by fighting.

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    They'll have beef with each other all week and won't let it go.

    10. Something will get burnt.

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    11. The guests will moan about the fact that something on the menu wasn't homemade.

    12. The host will unleash some kind of devastating "entertainment" on the guests.

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    Everyone will look incredibly awkward.

    13. The host will commit a grave error of judgement which results in yet more awkwardness.

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    14. Everyone will turn on one particularly annoying guest.

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    15. Someone will be very upfront about how much they hate the food.

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    Honestly Carol, where are your manners?

    16. Someone will try to dress up the most basic meal imaginable as a Michelin-starred dish.

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    17. A host who probably doesn't deserve it will lead the scoreboard due to generous early scoring.

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    They'll turn out to be a really nasty piece of work and everyone will regret marking them so highly.

    18. Someone will deliver a damning score for a perfectly pleasant evening.

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    Yeah, whatever Sue. We saw you wolfing down your food, guzzling the wine, and smiling the whole night. Pure tactics.

    19. Everyone will pretend to be happy for the winner even though they're jealous as fuck and everyone hates each other.

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    Then they'll all promise to see each other again.

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