Guests get knitting on Come Dine With Me

Guests get knitting on Come Dine With Me (istockphoto)

Come Dine With Me is one of the nation's favourite reality TV shows, depicting a group of strangers hosting dinner parties for one another and rating each night in secret.

The meals are legendary and the entertainment ideas are often more than a little unusual, making the show a real must-see for dinner party enthusiasts.

Tonight on Channel 4, rather than singing karaoke, the guests at one of the evenings are going to be encouraged to try their hand at knitting.

Staffordshire Newsletter reports that artist Ingrid Wagner, who got into the record books for knitting with the world's largest knitting needles, is going to be offering people a craft-inspired night.

Ms Wagner told the newspaper that she got involved after seeing a call for contestants and filmed the programme back in March after returning from hosting a crafting trip to Morocco.

However, after only recently moving into a new house the night didn't get off to a great start.

She said: "At the start of the week I didn't have any knives, so I had to go shopping for them. On the Wednesday, when the TV crew came to film, I had no table."

After hurriedly furnishing her kitchen and dining room she soon relaxed and cooked her guests an appropriately Morcoccan-themed meal.

As her entertainment for the night she chose to encourage her three guests to learn to knit, supplying everyone with a pair of knitting needles and a small ball of yarn. While she didn't expect it would be to everyone's taste the activity reportedly sparked a surprising response.

All the scoring was done in secret over the course of the week so viewers will have to tune in to find out whether Ms Wagner's craft-themed night struck a chord with her guests and earned her the winning £1,000 prize.

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