UK viewers to feast on our Come Dine With Me wine war
THE wine-throwing antics of Ireland's Come Dine With Me celebrities will soon be making a big splash in the UK.
The Herald can reveal how Channel 4 have confirmed they will be screening the inaugural celebrity edition of the programme in what could be a big boost for model Rozanna Purcell and singer Brian Kennedy.
The same cast and crew from ITV Studios were involved in the Irish series of the show -- with narrator Dave Lamb providing his usual sarcastic commentary.
A TV3 source said how the series will be shown sometime over the next six months in the UK in what would be an ideal platform for Donald Trump's signing Rozanna to up her profile over in Britain.
"It was described by the producers as one of the most entertaining shows they've ever made," she said.
"It had all the right ingredients of drama, bitchiness and, of course, Roz, looking gorgeous throughout the week, so they will definitely be screening it over there."
Despite having to contend with the bitter squabbling and simmering tension between Brian Kennedy and showbiz scribbler Paul Martin, Rozanna managed to keep her cool throughout the week. She also thrilled viewers on Wednesday night by donning a barely-there black ensemble that kept falling open during her dinner party.
Her agent, Andrea Roche, said she was "thrilled" with how she came across on the show. "She has a lovely personality and comes across great on camera," she said.
Other contestants on the programme include actor and panto star George McMahon, aka Mondo from Fair City, alongside Ireland AM's showbiz reporter Noel Cunningham.
But the talking point of the Come Dine With Me week has been the simmering tension between RTE's Voice Of Ireland mentor Kennedy and journalist Martin which led to the wine-throwing drama.