Starting tonight, a fresh batch of stars will battle it out this summer to win the coveted MasterChef title, with John Torode and Greg Wallace on hand once again to carry out those all-important taste tests. This year’s line-up is tipped to be one of the most passionate groups of celebrity cooks ever seen on the show – we’re already speculating who will hack the heat and who will head home early!
Now in its eleventh year, this series will see 12 programmes air over the course of six weeks, kicking off with the infamous Mystery Box Test, before being thrown in at the deep end – heading to a professional restaurant kitchen and preparing dishes for paying customers. The first four heat weeks will concentrate on whittling down the celebrities, testing their abilities until only the best go through to the fifth and semi-final week, where tasks include cooking a lavish five course dinner for the Chelsea Pensioners to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
One thing’s for sure, we can’t wait to see what baking blunders and cooking catastrophes are in store for us! Scroll down to see the 20 celebrities hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous winners Kimberly Wyatt, Sophie Thompson, Ade Edmondson, Emma Kennedy, Phil Vickery, Lisa Faulkner, Jayne Middlemiss, Liz McClarnon, Nadia Sawalha and Matt Dawson as a MasterChef champion…
Celebrity Masterchef starts on Wednesday 22nd June on BBC1 at 8pm. It airs on Wednesdays at 8pm and Fridays at 8:30pm.
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Priest and former popstar Richard Coles
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Actress Tina Malone
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Actor and presenter Alexis Conran
TV presenter and author Cherry Healey
TV presenter and journalist Louise Minchin
TV personality Amy Childs
Former England rugby player and world cup winner Neil Back
Olympic gold medal winning boxer Audley Harrison
Paralympian Liz Johnson
Comedian of famous double act Cannon & Ball Tommy Cannon
YouTube vlogger Marcus Butler
Antiques expert David Harper
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