Come Dine With Me is looking for new contestants - here's how to apply

If you fancy yourself a bit of a Gordon Ramsey in the kitchen, now's your time to shine - Come Dine With Me is now on the hunt for new contestants.

The hit Channel 4 show is looking for contestants to take part in both Singles Come Dine With Me and Couples Come Dine With Me, for a top prize of £1,000.

In the former version of the show, you'll battle it out alone against four or five other single contestants, while in the latter you and your partner will compete against other couples to win.

What is Come Dine With Me?

In case you're unfamiliar, the long-running programme sees contestants battle it out to be awarded the perfect dinner party host, inviting other contestants round to serve up a home cooked, three course meal along with entertainment.

After the evening is over, guests rate their hosts out of 10 in the taxi home. The host with the highest overall score at the close of the show wins the top prize.

Personality clashes, awkward entertainment and plenty of snooping round hosts' houses has produced plenty of hilarious moments - and even some viral ones.

How to apply

The show regularly tours different locations around the UK for filming, so you can put in an application regardless of where you live. If you're successful in your application, filming will take place over a week.

However, the show's Twitter feed provides regular updates on particular areas where the show will be filming, so it's worth keeping your eye on it to check if the crew will be in your area in the near future.

To see further details about the show and apply, you can find the show's application page here.

Couples Come Dine With Me and Singles Come Dine With Me require separate applications, so you'll have to follow the instructions given on the application page.