OSN invites Come Dine With Me to Mid East
Come Dine With Me will be adapted by ITV Studios Middle East
Middle Eastern pay TV platform OSN has acquired culinary format Come Dine With Me from ITV Studios for a local adaptation.
Come Dine With Me follows five strangers battling it out for the title of ultimate dinner party host. Each night over a week, one of the participants organises a dinner party and the guests rate the experience. At the end of the week, one is crowned the winner and receives a cash prize.
The Arabic version, titled Yalla Neta’asha, will be produced by ITV Studios Middle East and filmed in the United Arab Emirates this summer.
The 45-episode series will run exclusively on OSN, with a new group of contestants every week. The series will include participants from various countries such as Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain and Oman.
The format originated on Channel 4 in the UK and has been licensed in more than 40 countries, with at least 14,000 episodes produced globally.
Rolla Karam, interim chief content officer at OSN, said: “This production further cements our commitment to providing curated content and bringing the best in entertainment to our audiences in the Middle East. We believe that Come Dine with Me will be as huge a success in the Middle East as it is in the UK and across the globe, and are very excited for what’s to come in the pipeline in terms of original productions.”