Super Huddersfield Town fan Carl Longson has admitted he is “apprehensive” ahead of his appearance on Come Dine With Me.

The Marsden-born project manager is set to feature on the hit Channel 4 show on Friday.

Carl is known for his cutting banter among friends and family but says his jokes did not go down so well with some of his fellow contestants.

And TV executives have left him feeling even more nervous after publicity material for the show dubbed him “sexist.”

Carl was up against three rivals, 23-year-old former model turned opera singer Charlotte Pearson, Ingrid Wagner, described by Carl as “a 50-something women’s rights activist” and Richard Turnbull, a 28-year-old car salesman.

The listing on Channel 4’s website says: “Carl’s chauvinistic tendencies make him a few enemies – particularly Charlotte, who is a former model and winner of Miss Stafford.”

Carl said he was worried about how he might be portrayed.

“I don’t know how they’ve edited it,” he said.

“I’m not a chauvinist, I’m just a realist.

“But I don’t care what anybody thinks about me, it’s just what the wife thinks.”

Huddersfield Town fan Carl Longson at the Blackburn Rovers game last season
Huddersfield Town fan Carl Longson at the Blackburn Rovers game last season
 

Despite the worry of potential matrimonial disharmony, Carl said he had enjoyed unleashing his barrage of northern wit and tongue-in-cheek abuse on his fellow diners.

“It was brilliant,” he added.

“I went through my full repertoire of insults – I’ve got a degree in it.

“I was just my usual self.

“It was a right laugh, the best week I’ve had.

“It was going down well until I insulted the girl, but I did it because I got sick of them making out I fancied her.”

The programme airs at 5pm. The winner, voted for by the other contestants, receives a £1,000 prize.