Heading up the spectacular dinner party showdowns are celebrities including Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham, fashion designer Peter Morrissey, musician James Morrison, broadcaster Myf Warhurst and Skyhook-turned-broadcaster, Red Symons.

With four celebrities in each episode, there’s $2000 for their chosen charity at stake, as well as the honour of being named best host.

It’s an award-winning combo, complete with witty and gritty narration from broadcaster James Valentine.

Celebrity Come Dine with Me Australia screened on The Lifestyle Channel.


James Valentine is a broadcaster, writer, MC and musician. Each weekday from 1pm – 3pm, he presents Afternoons on ABC Radio 702 in Sydney. A newspaper columnist, he also plays saxophone and his quartet has performed weekly at the Golden Sheaf in Double Bay in Sydney for the past several years and has released three CDs.

James is the writer/narrator of Come Dine With Me for the Lifestyle Channel. He was both producer and presenter of Exhumed - a television program on amateur music – for the ABC and is currently the presenter of an arts/showbusiness program for ABC News 24, called The Mix.

James has been part of Australian media and entertainment his entire working life. He was a musician in the 1980s and a member of bands such as Models, Absent Friends and the Wendy Matthews Band. He toured and recorded with Jo Camilleri, Steve Cummings, Kate Ceberano and a host of others.

On television, he’s been the host of the children’s program The Afternoon Show on the ABC, presented Showtime Movie News for more than 10 years, been a regular on Sunrise, The Midday Show and Good Morning Australia, a judge on It Takes Two and briefly a Playschool presenter (he struggled to make a spider out of pipe cleaners).

He’s the author of six books. The JumpMan series is a science fiction trilogy for young adult readers, The True History of Stuff is for children and The Form Guide and Spotfull are two books of adult humour based on his radio show.

He lives in Sydney, and is married to Joanne, who is a clinical psychologist. They have two children.

For more information about James Valentine head on over to his website at www.jamesvalentine.net