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There is no Next Episode of Couples Come Dine with Me planned.
In Stoke-on-Trent, first up are Rob and Rich who are out to impress with fine dining cuisine. Also coming to dinner is 28-stone Eddie 'The Beast' Hall - Britain's strongest man - with wife Alex. The third couple are sport-loving Simon and wife Lauren who despite being highly competitive, find it difficult to fault the first night's fancy fayre. The next night Eddie reveals his identity, sending Simon into hero-worship mode and spurring him to reveal his nickname which was also 'The Beast' and that he too had won awards for weight lifting. With Alex putting on a fine 'Beast Wellington' the stage is set for the final night where Simon in particular is on a mission to prove himself. He knows he might not be able to out- beast 'The Beast' in strength but Simon does have a few tricks up his sleeve, such as his ability to recite Shakespeare. But by the end of the evening, will Lauren's cooking and Simon's quirky hosting be enough to wrestle the grand away from the others?
In Leeds, giggle monsters Gemma and Ryan kick off the competition with a menu designed to show off their fun side. But will it be up to the high standards of couple Jonathan and Keith? And will music-loving Nigel and Yvonne stop singing long enough to notice the food? Day two sees Jonathan and Keith put on a classic 1970s menu, but will it be too traditional for the younger guests? Finally, it's the turn of lyric-tastic Nigel and Yvonne to try and grab the grand - but will their Yorkshire twist hit a bum note?
In Swansea, married couple Leanne and Senol start things off with a feast of Turkish food, which hits the spot for fun-loving Paul and partner Verity - but it's Paul's love of Hawaiian shirts that doesn't go down too well with Catrin and Josh, who also take a disliking to the host's meaty main course. Day two sees Catrin and Josh attempt some Welsh fine dining, but the complicated dessert fails to live up to its billing. Finally Paul and Verity get a turn to impress with their version of good pub grub. Will their food be enough to grab them a grand? And will the couples finally get to the bottom of Senol and Leanne's relationship?
In East Kent, dinner party veterans Mike and Helenor kick off the competition with a sophisticated menu including wild garlic from the local churchyard and a risky bonus ingredient of sweetbread. Loved-up couple Rob and Jade are impressed with the posh nosh, but married childhood sweethearts Caroline and Tony can't get Mike's resemblance to a famous comedian out of their minds. Day two sees Rob and Jade put together a Thai-inspired menu, but Mike and Helenor are suspicious of Rob's story of why he loves Thai food. Band frontman Rob tries to claw things back with a good old sing song. Finally, it's the turn of visually impaired Caroline and her easy-going husband Tony. Will the made-from-scratch food be enough to overthrow their rivals and bag them a grand?