The first episode of a new Come Dine With Me week filmed in Norfolk aired on TV this evening.

The Channel Four show, which first aired in 2005, has five contestants from across the county competing to be named best dinner party host.

At the end of each night, the guests rate the party on a scale of one to 10 and at the end of the week the person with the highest score gets £1,000.

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First up was 'The Amazing Anthony', an award-winning magician that narrator Dave Lamb deemed "Norwich's answer to Derren Brown".

His dinner party was filmed on his birthday and he seemed happy enough to spend the day preparing while cracking painfully cheesy jokes for the camera crew crammed into his kitchen. 

Anthony's starter, named 'Maude Dagg's smoked salmon mouse', was an adaptation of his mum's personal recipe, but it sadly fell flat with bling-covered Diss head housekeeper Hannah, Adele enthusiast Jess and animal-loving hairdresser Sarah, who particularly disliked the "snotty texture".

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It did, however, exceed the expectations of trainee surgeon, Luke.

The main course of a lamb fillet sounded great on the menu next to Anthony's "amazing" smashed potatoes and "veg of the day", but the uneven and undercooked meat let the dish down. 

Anthony then served his dessert of "chilly swirled blackberry snow", which the diners confessed was still slightly frozen in the middle. 

It was Anthony's entertainment that saved the night and earned him a very reasonable score of 28 out of 40.

He put his mind-reading skills to the test in a game, where everyone wrote down a secret for him to guess which one belonged to who.  

He got a couple of answers wrong but it got the group chatting and laughing away anyway. 

And although everyone complained about his dad jokes - "What do you call a man with a seagull on his head? Cliff" - they brought as many laughs as they did groans.

Catch the remaining episodes on Channel Four at 6pm every day this week.