A vet swapped his stethoscope for a saucepan when he was accepted to appear on popular TV show Come Dine With Me.

Come Dine with Henry Fielden
Vet Henry Feilden (left) with his fellow Come Dine With Me contestants.

Bournemouth-based Henry Feilden jumped at the chance to appear in the Channel 4 show – despite having no cooking experience.

Culinary capers

Mr Feilden’s culinary capers began when researchers approached the Dorset Police Male Voice Choir, of which he is a member, to see if anybody was willing to participate.

He explained: “I am mischievous and thought it would be fun, so I said yes.”

Each episode of Come Dine With Me sees contestants hold dinner parties for each other, hoping to impress with their culinary creativity and hosting skills in a bid to win £1,000.

‘Lots of fun’

Mr Feilden said: “I would like to think we did Bournemouth proud and I am hoping I will continue to retain my RCVS membership and not be struck off.

“We had a great time and I hope it will come over as a nice group of people having lots of fun. However, it does come as high risk, I might be shown to be a complete idiot and bring the profession into disrepute – but watch this space.”

Mr Feilden even managed to get the choir into the programme as they entertained his guests.

  • To find out how he did, tune into Come Dine With Me on 7 November at 4:30pm on Channel 4.
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