Ever feel like the guests at your dinner party are silently judging your cooking? The Reality TV gods have answered your prayers.
“Come Dine With Me” — the reality competition format that’s enchanted audiences in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Greece and a slew of other international markets — makes its U.S. debut Thursday on Lifetime, allowing American viewers to bask in the discomfort of dinner-party disasters without the fear of personal shame.
On the series, contestants dine at each others’ homes, then privately — and often brutally — vote on their competitors’ cooking and hosting abilities, with the ultimate goal of taking home a cash prize.
In this exclusive clip, one contestant’s plans to add a blindfolded taste test to her dinner party come to an ignoble end, when one of her guests is sent running to the porcelain throne to jettison her beetroot mousse.
“Come Dine With Me,” which is produced by ITV Studios America (“Hell’s Kitchen,” “Kitchen Nightmares”) premieres Thursday at 10 p.m./9c on Lifetime. In the meantime, take a look at the gut-churning exchange below: