A Chester choir will be singing for its supper on prime time television next week.
Women’s choir A Handbag of Harmonies will make an appearance on Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me on Tuesday evening, September 20.
The singers were invited to sing in the garden of dinner guest Stephen Robinson, 29.
The M&S Money worker said: “I had chosen a pink and black theme and asked a friend at work if she could think of any entertainment I could use.
“She suggested A Handbag of Harmonies as they dress in pink and black.
“I remember seeing them on TV on Last Choir Standing and when I watched them again on YouTube I thought: ‘That’s perfect’.”
Stephen is a big fan of the show, which features four or five amateur cooks preparing a dinner for each other, and his house was decorated with pink feather boas and handbags.
His three-course menu included a starter of spicy butternut squash soup with pancetta and chives, lamb with red cabbage and a mashed potato tower, followed by fresh raspberry Bakewell slice with elderflower and raspberry ice cream.
He added: “After the meal, we went into the garden, where there were about 45 women all dressed in pink feather boas. There was a real wow factor and everyone said it was the best entertainment of the whole show.
“I didn’t just want my guests to sit and watch – they sang along!”
He added: “You get such a buzz standing there with the choir. They are such fun.”
Stephen admitted that the week-long recording was very tiring but that it hasn’t put him off appearing on television again.