BBC have announced the line up for this year’s Celebrity MasterChef which includes Dolly Parton’s younger sister, reality TV star Gemma Collins and Radio 1’s Clara Amfo.
Yes, its that time of year again when 20 celebrities come together to impress MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace in the 13th series of Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One.
The new series starts on 23 August at 8pm and will see 20 celebrities show off their skills and cook to win over the votes from John and Gregg.
The BBC’s commissioning editor, Carla-Maria Lawson, said the “wonderfully diverse” line-up of celebrities would serve up ‘high drama’. ‘They’re out of their comfort zones, but determined to make their mark in the MasterChef kitchen,’ she said.
Not only will the celebs take on the usual MasterChef challenges, they’ll also be facing a new one this series – the Pairs Challenge, which will see the four semi-finalist contestants split into teams of two.
Each team will cook the same dish but a wall will separate team members so instructions will be told vocally to ensure teams make the same meal. We can’t wait to see them in action!
The lucky celebrities taking on these challenges and the full line up for Celebrity MasterChef 2018 includes the following:
Stella Parton – Singer and Dolly Parton’s sister
Keith Allen – Actor
Spencer Matthews – Former Made in Chelsea star
Monty Panesar – English cricketer
Chizzy Akudolu – Holby City star
Lisa Maxwell – The Bill actor
Carol Decker – 1980s pop star
John Partridge – Eastenders actor
Michelle Ackerley – TV presenter
Jay Blades – Social entrepreneur and designer
Zoe Lyons – Comedian
Martin Bayfield – Former rugby union star
Stefanie Reid – World Champion Paralympian
Josh Cuthbert – Former Union J singer
Clara Amfo – BBC Radio 1 presenter
Jean Johansson – Presenter
Anita Harris – Singer who rose to fame with the Cliff Adams Singers
Frankie Bridge – Former singer with The Saturdays
Gemma Collins – The Only Way Is Essex star
AJ Pritchard – Strictly professional dancer
Celebrity MasterChef starts on BBC One on 23 August at 8pm. It will run for a period of six weeks with 12 episodes and will end in a final 90 minute long special featuring the three remaining celebrities.