Fans of Come Dine With Me were given a treat when spin-off Champion of Champions launched yesterday, but not everyone saw it that way.
Dave Lamb is the faceless narrating star of the show which has run on Channel 4 for the past 11 years, but he stepped in front of the camera for the show’s new incarnation.
The show is supposedly set in 47-year-old Lamb’s country manor, and he certainly dressed for the occasion.
Check it out:
Lamb can’t be accused of not warning people ahead of time though.
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
Baffled and surprised viewers quickly joined him on social media to vent their emotions.
Just seen what the come dine with me voice over man looks like…. Its like The Stig all over again #davelamb
— Hannah Hever (@Hever_Han) February 1, 2016
…… dave lamb from come dine with me does not look like how i expected him to
— loz (@Iavren) 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
@Kelsblells weird isn’t it, and seeing Dave Lamb is just weird
— Mitch (@efcmitch) February 1, 2016
A few were not keen at all…
EWW YOU CAN SEE THE NARRATOR OF COME DINE WITH ME ON THIS EP I FEEL SICK
— Grace (@grace_brebner) February 1, 2016
Others reacted positively…
So weird to see Dave Lamb in front of the camera on Come Dine With Me.. looks way too fancy to have that acid tongue and dry wit.. I like it
— Emily (@ExtremeObscene) February 2, 2016
And for some people, it was all just a bit too much…
Seeing Dave Lamb and hearing his voiceover simultaneously is blowing my tiny mind a little. It’s all a bit weird. #comedinewithme
— Jane Bryant (@janebryant59) February 1, 2016
Seeing the Come Dine With Me narrator is blowing my mind.
— Charlotte Fox (@CharFox91) February 1, 2016
If you prefer seeing and not hearing Lamb, like an absolute madman, then this other clip may also be to your liking:
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.