That's probably why Come Dine With Me is such a hit. So much so, that Fallon decided to have its very own Come Dine With Me competition among staff, including the senior bods Gail Gallie and Chris Willingham. There were quite a few hairy moments, including a frozen gazpacho, a near fatal fireworks display, a pumpkin getting flung off a balcony, five incidents of food poisoning and accusations of cheating. But in the end, the winner was the account director Katy Cuff, whose beef tenderloin followed by apricot tart won her a trip to Argentina to have a BBQ with the creative partner Augusto Sola.
It's hard not to derive some pleasure out of watching total oddballs cook dinner for each other.