It had Julie Goodyear literally whipping her guests into submission; Philip Middlemiss in a bright blonde wig; a very scared Tupele Dorgu, and Ken Morley dribbling and leering his way around dining room tables. Actual Coronation Street may have just ploughed a tram off a viaduct into dear old Rita, but the Come Dine With Me Corrie special was the real trainwreck of last night.
Despite the best intentions of Goodyear – who put up a decent fight, what with her manservant and his uniform of basically three small lengths of leopardskin dental floss – it was Morley who proved to be the centre of attention. It's hard to know which part of the show made him look the most grotesque. It might have been the dishes he served, each coming with