Celebrity MasterChef 2015: Meet the star-studded contestants (including FIVE soap stars!)

Eek! Celebrity MasterChef is back and we couldn’t be more excited. This year looks to be bigger and better than ever with a star-studded line-up including the likes of Sarah Harding, Chesney Hawkes and Arlene Phillips.

How are they all going to cope under the watchful eyes of John Torode and Gregg Wallace, not to mention the pressure that comes with being a MasterChef contestant? And who do you think will have what it takes to reach the final and to be crowned the MasterChef champion?! It’s all too exciting!

Find out which celebs are taking part in this year’s challenge…

Sarah Harding

Who? Sarah, 33, is best known for being a member of the pop group Girls Aloud. We wonder if she cooks as good as she sings? Rumour has it that Sarah is set to join the cast of Coronation Street soon – what a busy bee!

Keith Chegwin

Who? Keith has recently appeared in Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing On Ice. He’s most famously known for being a TV presenter in the 70s, fronting shows such as ‘Cheggers Plays Pop’ and ‘Saturday Superstore’.

Scott Maslen

Who? If you’re a fan of EastEnders you’ll know exactly who this next chap is! From Jack Branning to DS Hunter in The Bill, this soap star is always up for a new challenge and it looks like cooking is next on the menu.

Tish Potter

Who? Tish is most famously known for her role as Diane Lloyd in the BBC’s medical drama Holby City.

Rylan Clarke

Who? Former X-Factor contestant, Rylan, has been keeping himself busy since stardom in 2012, winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2013 and presenting the spin-off Big Brother show, Bit on the Side.

Chesney Hawkes

Who? Chesney is a singer famously known for his one-hit wonder ‘The One and Only’, released in 1991. He now fancies his hand at a spot of cooking!

Mica Paris

Who? Mica, 46, is a singer and song writer. Best known for her soul music, Mica has also dipped in and out of the radio, TV presenting and acting industries. She’s set to star in a new theatre muscial this summer called ‘Love Me Tender’.

Kimberly Wyatt

Who? Former Pussycat Dolls singer and currently a judge on Sky’s Got to Danc competition, Kimberly is well and truly used to the pressure – how will she cope in the MasterChef kitchen though?

Andy Akinwolere

Who? Blue Peter fans will know Andy for his energising presenting skills. He’s also a record holder (if you didn’t know!) for the deepest location for an open water swim – so he’s used to a challenge then?!

Tom Parker

Who? If your kids are a fan of the boyband The Wanted, you’ll recognise this next fellow. The band were a massive success over in the USA but broke up last year. Time to swap the mic for a whisk them, Tom?

Danny Crates

Who? Danny is a Great British Paralympian and has won multiple gold medals in a number of international competitions for the 800m sprint.

Yvette Fielding

Who? Yvette is best know for presenting Blue Peter along with scary, TV drama Most Haunted. Yvette has tried her hand in acting too! Looks like cooking is next on the list…

Natalie Lowe

Who? Natalie knows her stuff when it comes to dancing, being four-time Australian dance champion and all that! She’s part of the Strictly Come Dancing team too as one of the professional dancers.

Amanda Donohoe

Who? Amanda is an actress known for her roles in L.A Law, Emmerdale and, if you’re a Jim Carrey fan, she stared in Liar Liar too! Amanda is also known for her 1980s relationship with popstar Adam Ant.

Samira Ahmed

Who? Samira is a journalist with the BBC. She presents shows such as Newswatch and has a regular slot on the Lorraine Show reviewing news.

Craig Gazey

Who? If you’re a fan of Corrie, you’ll recognise Craig for playing Graeme Proctor. We wonder if he’s as good at cooking as he is acting!

Sam Nixon

Who? Sam first appeared in Pop Idol in 2003. He is now famously known for being part of presenting duo, Sam and Mark, alongside Mark Rhodes – who also starred on Pop Idol back in the day.

Arlene Phillips

Who? Arlene is a successful dance choreographer and is best known for being a former judge on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. We reckon she’ll handle the pressure just fine!

Syd Little

Who? Syd Little is one half of comedy duo Little and Large, along with Eddie Large. The duo starred in the Little and Large show in the 70s. We’re looking forward to some laughs from him!

Sheree Murphy

Who? Emmerdale star Sheree Murphy is best known for playing Tricia Dingle in the ITV soap. She also appeared in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2005.

So who do you think is set for MasterChef glory? Place your bets below!