BBC Brit is searching for contestants to join the fifth season of Come Dine With Me South Africa

South Africa's favourite dining show will be back for a fifth season — and BBC is looking for the season's contestants. 

If you think you have what it takes to be South Africa's number one dinner party host and win the R10 000 prize money, then this is for you. 

The show, set to air early next year is currently in its fourth season and showing on BBC Lifestyle on Tuesdays at 9pm. 

Interested contestants must signing up at by Wednesday August 29.

The show, a successful SAFTA winner, follows the drama as four strangers are wined, dined and entertained in each other’s homes in a bid to win the R10 000 prize. While it’s the effort and attention to detail shown in the food, décor, entertainment and overall hosting skills that gets the votes, often the clash of different personalities and tastes has a dramatic and hilarious role to play in the outcome of the evening.

The ITV Studios Global Entertainment format has been commissioned in partnership with the award winning, Johannesburg based production company Rapid Blue and demonstrates BBC Studios on-going commitment to providing high quality original productions for its South African audiences.

Featuring the wry observations of voice-over legend Dave Lamb, outlandish, entertaining characters, sumptuous cuisine, and lekker local humour, Come Dine With Me South Africa season five is looking to be even more exciting than ever with some surprise elements in store for contestants. 

Upcoming episodes will be filmed in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. 

Applications to become a contestant are now open to South African residents and information on how to apply can be found at The application process will close on Wednesday 29th August 2018 ahead of the 12-part series premiering on BBC BRIT in early 2019.

Joel Churcher, General Manager and Vice President, BBC Studios in Africa said, “The popularity of the latest season of Come Dine With Me South Africa is testament to the fact that the local audience enjoy some home-grown entertainment and South African hosting antics.  We had a break between seasons three and four and were overwhelmed not only by the return of the shows’ very loyal fans but also by how many new audiences the show attracted too.