Come Dine With Me: Bit of a dog’s dinner in Croydon


In case you were worrying about how the nightly episodes of Come Dine With Me from Croydon are going, worry no more: we’ve watched it, so that you don’t have to…

Suzie Phillips, who revels in the fact that her own vet has called her “the mad cat woman”, duly served up a vegetarian meal for three omnivore guests, but failed to keep cat hairs from her 10 pets out of all her guests’ plates.

It was all rather inevitable, as were the ridiculous over-reactions to the cat-infested house of two of the inadequates who volunteered for the show, the tactical under-marking of her rivals, and the less than satisfactory nature of the evening’s “entertainment”, which comprised a tai-chi demonstration. A guarantee of indigestion, you’d have thought.

Suzie’s vegetarian pie did get the ultimate compliment, though, from Vanessa D’Souza, who boasts of being able to cook Michelin star-quality food, and who after the meal asked for the recipe. So it’s not all bad then.

Oh, and Suzie she still scored 23 out of 40 – which puts her one point ahead of Michael Jackson impersonator Keith Preddie. Shamon.

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