Come Dine with Me is a popular Channel 4 cooking programme shown in the United Kingdom. It was produced by ITV Studios until 2013, when Shiver Productions took over. The first broadcast was in London, January 2005. The show has either four or five amateur chefs, who must host a dinner party for the other contestants and are from a specific region. Often times people are placed together as they have opposing opinions and views. Each competitor then rates the host's performance with the winner winning a £1,000 cash, which is announced by the competitor who hosts the last the dinner party of the week. An element of comedy is added to the show through comedian Dave Lamb, who provides a curt, bitingly sarcastic and often times ironic narration.