COME Dine With Me is searching for Widnes and Runcorn contestants to cook up a storm in the next series.

Production of the Channel 4 cookery programme, where people compete to throw the best dinner party, had been paused during the pandemic.

But the makers of the show are now calling for members of the public from 'Liverpool and the surrounding area' to apply to be on the show.

Filming is set to resume from September 13 where the perfect dinner party host could walk away with £1,000.

The only criteria is that you are over 18 and not working or trained as a professional chef.

Episodes will initially be filmed in a 'Covid-secure venue' rather than contestants’ own homes, according to a statement.

Filming will then revert to taking place inside their houses once government guidelines allow.

To apply for Series 18 and 19, you can apply online here or email