Celebrity MasterChef is back – meet the famous faces who’ll be taking to the kitchen

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We’ve all missed MasterChef, but it’s coming back to our screens very soon with its much-loved celebrity series.

The celebrities joining John Torode and Gregg Wallace have been confirmed, and it’s a very exciting line up. Big MasterChef fans might’ve already spotted their recent Instagram update, confirming that Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse will be entering the kitchen.

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But she’s definitely not the only one, as the other contestants joining her have also been confirmed by the BBC. Here’s everyone you’ll see during Celebrity MasterChef 2019, and we can’t wait!


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Elizabeth Bourgine

French actress Elizabeth is well-known starring in BBC’s Death in Paradise, who plays restauranteur Catherine Bordey. So it’s rather apt she’ll be working in the MasterChef kitchen!

Joey Essex

We’re interested to see the former TOWIE star fares in the kitchen. We bet he’ll make everyone laugh, at least.

Adam Woodyatt

You’ll probably recognise Adam as EastEnders’ character Ian Beale. He’ll be swapping Beale’s Plaice chippy for the MasterChef kitchen.

Vicky Pattinson

Geordie Shore’s Vicky is leaving the Newcastle nightlife behind, and preparing to cook up a storm in the famous kitchen. Fans speculated she’ll be joining, and we can confirm it’s true!

Jenny Ryan

She’s the recent addition to ITV’s iconic quiz show The Chase, known for her stage name ‘The Vixen’. She knows her stuff, but will she conquer the kitchen?

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Josie Long

London stand-up comic Josie will be competing this year, and we hope her cooking skills are as good as her comedy style.

Rickie Haywood-Williams

DJ and radio presenter is best known for his work on Kiss FM and ITV series Bang on the Money. How do you think he’ll do in the kitchen?

Zandra Rhodes

Fashion designer Dame Zandra is stepping out of her studio, into the kitchen. We’re sure she’ll bring plenty of eccentricity to the programme!

Martha Reeves

77-year-old Martha proves she’s still full of life, as the pop star and former politician takes to the kitchen to impress the judges.

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Andy Grant

Retired runner Andy is rushing to the MasterChef kitchen, but will he deliver? We’re excited to find out.

Kellie Maloney

Boxing manager and promoter Kellie will be trying her hand at cooking, swapping the ringside for the iconic kitchen.

Dillian Whyte

Alongside Kellie is heavyweight boxing champion Dillian. He’s known as ‘The Villain’ in the ring, so fellow chefs better not get on his bad side!

Mim Shaikh

Actor Mim is known for TV series’ Casualty and Informer, as well as his presenting work on BBC Radio 1. Is he ready for the challenge?

Neil Ruddock

Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock is a former footballer who has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother. Sadly he was the first one eliminated that series, so let’s hope he has better luck this time...

Tomasz Schafernaker

British-Polish meteorologist frequently appears on BBC Weather, but he’s swapping the green screen for an entirely different environment - the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen!

Judge Jules

Finally, we’ve got British DJ Judge Jules hoping to impress the judges. Can he?


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