The Celebrity MasterChef 2021 line-up is here – who’s your money on? (Picture: BBC)
The official Celebrity MasterChef 2021 line-up is here and some of the biggest names in showbiz will be battling out for the title.
From former glamour model Katie Price to Strictly Come Dancing professional Johannes Radebe, the BBC has signed up 20 celebrities who’ll be judged by John Torode and Gregg Wallace on their cooking ability.
Broadcast over six weeks, the contestants will also tackle a new series of cookery challenges, with renowned chefs including Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona, Nieves Barragan Mohacho appearing as special guest judges.
Last year’s edition was won by Irish-Iraqi broadcaster and YouTube star Riyadh Khalaf, with Tom Rhodes winning the civilian version last week.
Ahead of the new series kicking off, we take a look at this year’s batch of hopefuls.
Katie Price will be cooking up a storm (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Former glamour model, businesswoman and television personality
From dancing to dinners, what will Johannes Radebe be cooking? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Strictly Come Dancing
Bez is switching music for cooking (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: A member of the rock band Happy Mondays
Su Pollard is one of the celebrity contestants in the upcoming series (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Bafta-winning actress in sticom Hi-de-Hi!
How will Joe Swash fare? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: EastEnders and ITV presenter
What will Duncan James rustle up? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Member of boyband Blue and Hollyoaks
Will Nabil be able to make the judges laugh? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Britain’s Got Talent 2020 semi-finalist
Is Patrick Grant’s cooking as good as his sewing? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Great British Sewing Bee judge
Munya Chawawa is swapping comedy for the kitchen (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Comedian
Melanie Sykes has her eyes on the prize (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: TV presenter
Is Melanie Sykes the next Celebrity MasterChef? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: EastEnders and I’m A Celebrity
Will Megan McKenna make it to the final? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Towie
How strong is Penny Lancaster’s cooking game? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Loose Women presenter
The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk has signed up (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: The Repair Shop
Has Dion Dublin got what it takes? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Ex-England footballer
What will the judges make of Gavin Esler? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Journalist and author
Kadeena Cox is one of the 20 celebrities taking part (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Paralympic champion
Are Kem Cetinay’s culinary skills up to scratch? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Love Island
How well will Melissa Johns do? (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: Coronation Street
EastEnders star Michelle Collins is competing (Picture: BBC)
Best known for: EastEnders
‘This year’s line-up promises a huge amount of humour and entertainment,’ enthused series editor Katie Attwood.
‘Lockdown has proved productive for our famous faces’ culinary skills and we are set to see some exceptional talent and astonishing dishes as the celebrities swap their day jobs for a spot in the MasterChef kitchen.’
Celebrity MasterChef will return to BBC One at 9pm tonight.