BBC have announced the line up for this year’s Celebrity MasterChef which includes Strictly Come Dancing star Oti Mabuse, Geordie Shore’s Vicky Pattison, and TOWIE’s Joey Essex.
Yes, it’s that time of year again when 20 celebrities come together to impress MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace in the 14th series of Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One.
Testing their skills in the kitchen with different challenges and dishes from all over the globe over for six weeks, one celebrity will be crowned Celebrity MasterChef champion.
While we don’t know exactly when the series will kick off, all 20 contestants have now been unveiled.
On MasterChef’s official Instagram page on Wednesday, the first contestant, Strictly Come dancing’s Oti Mabuse was announced.
Alongside a gorgeous picture of Oti sporting her Masterchef apron, the post said: ‘We are SO excited to be able to reveal that #Strictly Come Dancing star @OtiMabuse will be waltzing her way into Celebrity #MasterChefUK this summer! Full line up to be revealed soon…’
The lucky celebrities taking on these challenges and the full line up for Celebrity MasterChef 2019 includes the following:
Adam Woodyatt – Actor
Adam is best known for his role as Ian Beele in the soap EastEnders.
Vicky Pattison – Reality TV star
Vicky is best known for starring in reality TV Series including Geordie Shore, Ex on the Beach and her own show Judge Geordie.
Oti Mabuse – Dancer
Oti is best known for waltzing her way through the TV series Strictly Come Dancing. She is also a judge on The Greatest Dancer.
Greg Rutherford – Olympic long-jumper
Greg is a retired British athlete. He has previously represented Team GB in the Olympics, specialising in the long jump.
Dame Zandra Rhodes – Fashion Designer
Zandra is a fashion designer who has previously designed for celebrities and royalty Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury and Brian May.
Martha Reeves – Singer
Martha is best known for her role as lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.
Neil “Razor” Ruddock – Former England footballer
Neil is a former footballer having played for teams such as Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and West Ham United. In 2004, he appeared on the third series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.
Kellie Maloney – Boxing promoter
Kellie is a British boxing manager, best known for managing Lennox Lewis in the heavyweight championship of the world.
Dr Alex George – Reality TV star
Alex is a former Love Island contestant appearing on Season 4 of the reality TV show.
Joey Essex – Reality TV star
Joey is best known for starring in the ITV2 reality TV series ‘The Only Way Is Essex’.
Jenny Ryan – Quizzer
You will probably recognise Jenny as the quizzer from ITV game show series The Chase.
Dom Parker – TV personality
Dom previously appeared on Googlebox from 2013 to 2016, alongside his wife Stephanie.
Josie Long – Stand-up comedian
Josie is a British comedian who won the BBC New Comedy Awards at just 17-years-old.
Elizabeth Bourgine – Actress
Elizabeth is French actress having appeared in film, theatre and television.
Mim Shaikh – BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ
Mim is a radio broadcaster, actor and spoken word artist. He’s best known for presenting on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Judge Jules – Club DJ
Julius O’Riordan is better known by his stage name Judge Jules. He’s a British dance music DJ known for his popular radio shows on Kiss FM and Radio 1.
Tomasz Schafernaker – BBC weatherman
Tomasz is a meteorologist for BBC Weather.
Rickie Haywood-Williams – DJ
Rickie is a radio DJ and TV presenter best known for appearing on Kiss FM and the 2016 TV series Bang on the Money on ITV.
Dillian Whyte – Professional boxer and kickboxing champion
Dillian is a professional boxer. He has held multiple heavyweight championships, including the WBC Silver title since 2017.
Andy Grant – Former Royal Marine
Andy is a former Royal marine who joined at the age of 17. He suffered a severe injury to his right leg which was then amputated below his knee. He has since taken part in the Paralympics for injured soldiers set up by Prince Harry winning several gold medals. Andy found fame in his attempt to become the fastest amputee.
Previous champs include John Partridge, Angellica Bell and Kimberly Wyatt.
Who do you think will be crowned Celebrity MasterChef champion this year?