He’s best known as the voice of ‘Come Dine With Me’, but narrator Dave Lamb has stepped out from behind the microphone and in front of the camera to make his first on-screen appearance on the Channel 4 culinary competition.
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After 11 years of hearing only his voice, ‘Come Dine With Me’ viewers were shocked when he popped up during the new ‘Champions Of Champions’ series.
Dave was seen inviting previous winners to his country manor as they vied to be crowned the ultimate champ on Monday’s (1 February) show.
The narrator is actually on Come Dine With Me at 5, as in actually in the house. Beyond buzzing— Jack (@warne97) February 1, 2016
I'm not quite sure how to feel about the fact I can SEE the Come Dine With Me narrator— DB (@DeannaBarlow) February 1, 2016
EWW YOU CAN SEE THE NARRATOR OF COME DINE WITH ME ON THIS EP I FEEL SICK— Grace (@grace_brebner) February 1, 2016ADVERTISEMENT
Seeing the Come Dine With Me narrator is blowing my mind.— Charlotte Fox (@CharFox91) February 1, 2016
Come dine with me - weird to watch the narrator as well, only for a week for these episode specials— Mark Stanford (@Auntymary82) February 1, 2016
Ahead of his appearance, Dave took to Twitter to joke that it had been a rather different experience than when he usually goes to work on ‘Come Dine With Me’.
He tweeted: “Yep. For the first time in eleven years I've gone into work with my trousers on.”
Yep. For the first time in eleven years I've gone into work with my trousers on. https://t.co/pBFQjRRATv— Dave Lamb (@Therealdavelamb) January 19, 2016
However, you may not realise that this isn’t in fact Dave’s first time on screen.
He appeared as script writer Carl Morris on ITV comedy-drama ‘Moving Wallpaper’ in 2008, while he most recently appeared on revived version of ‘The Tracey Ullman Show’.
Dave Lamb fans will be able to catch him on-screen for the next fortnight, as the ‘Champion Of Champions’ series continues, airing weeknights at 5pm on Channel 4.