The brothers who run Babul's in Darlington will be on our screens tonight (Tuesday, May 14) in a new series of Come Dine With Me: The Professionals.

The show was filmed 18 months ago when their restaurant first opened and now it is finally airing. 

Zak and Shuhel Ahmed had "the best experience" on the show and are hoping that they come across well.

They will be the hosts in the first episode of the series airing on Tuesday. 

Zak gave us a sneak peak into what happens when he revealed that in hindsight he thought they should have shut the newly-opened restaurant on the night of filming and not had other customers to serve as well.

He said: "It was filmed 18 months ago when we first opened.

"We're a little nervous, you never know how you'll come across.

"People will watch and make their minds up for themselves, we just hope for the best.

"We went out of our comfort zones with this. It was exciting appearing on the show.

"It was fun and we met lots of new people. 

"We decided to do it during opening week whilst we were running the restaurant.

"We had a full restaurant as well as doing the show. In hindsight maybe we should have closed.

"The other guests realised that, we went first.

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"My brother Shuhel just doesn't want to become a meme. 

"We wanted to show a bit of ourselves to people, they always see us in work mode and this is a bit more personal."

The episode will be out on Channel 4 tonight at 5pm, it will also be available to watch on All4 if you miss it.