Celebrity Masterchef 2024 line-up in full

A new group of celebrities enter the kitchen

Gregg Wallace and John Torode on MasterChef 2024
John Torode and Gregg Wallace return to judge Celebrity Masterchef 2024. (BBC)

Celebrity Masterchef returns for its 19th edition, with a new batch of famous faces trying their best to impress the judges and make it in one of the most competitive kitchens on TV.

A spin-off of the BBC’s ever-popular Masterchef — a show that celebrated its 20th series earlier this year — this special edition may boast celebrity contestants but don’t expect it to be any easier. Throughout six intense weeks, 20 celebs will be put through their paces and challenged to whip up dishes that impress even the toughest critics.

The fun starts with four weeks of Heats delivered across three episodes where hopefuls are invited to survive the dreaded Under The Clough challenge before creating a two-course dinner party menu and a food truck. From there they’ll face former champions and finalists in the Quarter Finals.

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Those who survive these heats will then graduate to the Semis and Final Week where they must up their game to make it through a brand new pizza round, create an opulent dish for the British Pullman Train and something delicious that’ll raise eyebrows on the Chef’s Table. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ll also have the tricky task of designing a dish that they wouldn’t like to eat.

All this to be in with a chance of winning the Celebrity Masterchef 2024 trophy — but who will be taking part? Here’s everything you need to know about the show’s impending return, including its release date and celebrity line-up.

Celebrity Masterchef 2024 will air on BBC One and iPlayer later this summer. However, an official debut date has yet to be confirmed.

Charlotte Crosby on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby is heading to the Masterchef kitchen. (BBC)

Charlotte Crosby is a TV personality best known for her time on Geordie Shore and 2017’s edition of Celebrity Big Brother. She’s also hosted her own show, The Charlotte Show.

Chloe Burrows on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
Chloe Burrows is a former Love Island contestant. (BBC)

Chloe Burrows rose to fame following her appearance in season seven of Love Island. Since then, she’s popped up on Celebs Go Dating and Scared of the Dark alongside starting her own podcast, Chloe Vs The World.

Christine McGuinness on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
Christine McGuinness is a model and TV personality. (BBC)

Model and TV personality Christine McGuinness has starred on shows like The Real Housewives of Cheshire, The Real Full Monty and The Games. She was previously married to fellow TV presenter Paddy McGuinness.

Craig Doyle on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
Craig Doyle is best known for hosting This Morning. (BBC)

Craig Doyle is an Irish presenter who many might recognise from his appearances on This Morning and BT Sport. He also hosted his own chat show on Ireland’s RTÉ One entitled Tonight With Craig Doyle.

Danielle Harold on Celebrity MasterChef 2024
Danielle Harold played Lola on BBC soap Eastenders. (BBC)

Danielle Harold will be known to many for playing Lola Pearce-Brown in EastEnders. She’s also appeared in shows like The Weakest Link, Celebrity Hunted and I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Diane Carson on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
The Traitors star Diane Carson is taking part in Celebrity Masterchef. (BBC)

She may be good at lying but does she have similarly impressive skills when it comes to cooking? We’ll soon find out as The Traitors star Diane Carson heads into the Masterchef kitchen.

Dominic Skinner on Celebrity MasterChef 2024
Dominic Skinner is a judge on reality show Glow Up. (BBC)

Dominic Skinner is a make-up artist and a judge on the popular BBC series Glow Up which pits budding make-up artists against each other. Will his skills apply to the kitchen? Time will tell.

Edith Bowman on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
Radio presenter Edith Bowman hosted shows Radio 1 and 6Music. (BBC)

Edith Bowman is a long-time radio and TV presenter, known for her stints on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music. She's also appeared on a number of TV shows like Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.

Emma Thynn on Celebrity MasterChef 2024
Socialite Emma Thynn appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2019. (BBC)

Emma Thynn is a TV personality and model who has appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity Pointless. She’s also the Marchioness of Bath following her marriage to the Marquess of Bath, Ceawlin Thynn, in 2020.

Eshaan Akbar on Celebrity MasterChef 2024
Eshaan Akbar is a stand-up comedian and Sex Education star. (BBC)

Eshaan Akbar is a British comedian and actor. In addition to appearing on Live At The Apollo, he’s also guested on shows like Mock The Week, QI and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and starred in Sex Education.

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey on Celebrity MasterChef 2024
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey is best known as Nitro from Gladiators. (BBC)

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey is a British athlete who is perhaps better known by his Gladiator name Nitro. While he’s clearly tough enough to survive the Eliminator the jury’s still out as to how he’ll fare in the Masterchef kitchen.

Ian ‘H’ Watkins on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
Ian ‘H’ Watkins is a pop star from Steps. (BBC)

Best known to many as the singer H from the pop band Steps, Ian ‘H’ Watkins has since swapped the stage for appearances in shows like Dancing on Ice and The Chase.

Jake Quickenden on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
Jake Quickenden has appeared on The X Factor and I’m A Celebrity. (BBC)

Jake Quickenden is a singer, former football star and TV personality who got his start via the popular star-searcher show The X Factor. Since then, he’s appeared in I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! where he left as a runner-up.

Jamie MacDonald on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
Comedian Jamie MacDonald is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe. (BBC)

Jamie MacDonald is a Scottish comedian who has previously appeared on Have I Got News For You and QI. He’s also a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe, having delivered seven hit shows.

Mutya Buena on Celebrity MasterChef 2024
Sugababes star Mutya Buena is taking part in the cooking contest. (BBC)

Singer-songwriter Mutya Buena shot to fame as a member of Sugababes before pursuing a solo career and releasing her debut album Real Girl in 2007.

OJ Borg on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
OJ Borg is a BBC Radio 2 star. (BBC)

OJ Borg is a radio presenter known to many for his overnight show on BBC Radio 2. Meanwhile, he’s also appeared on Celebrity Mastermind but it remains to be seen whether he can add Masterchef-pro to his resume.

Rochenda Sandall on Celebrity MasterChef 2024
Rochenda Sandall played Lisa McQueen in Line of Duty. (BBC)

British actress Rochenda Sandall made herself known to audiences following her portrayal of Lisa McQueen in the popular crime show Line of Duty. She’s also appeared in Doctor Who and Steve McQueen’s Small Axe.

Snoochie Shy on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
Snoochie Shy hosts her own show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. (BBC)

Snoochie Shy is a radio and TV presenter and model known for hosting her own show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Shy has also appeared as a contestant on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in addition to hosting the BBC Three show Hire Me in 2022.

Tamer Hassan on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
Tamer Hassan appeared in Batman Begins and Game of Thrones. (BBC)

Tamer Hassan is an actor who has starred in a number of films like The Football Factory, Batman Begins, Snatch and Kick Ass. He’s also appeared on the small-screen in hit series like Game of Thrones and Snatch.

Vito Coppola on Celebrity Masterchef 2024
Vito Coppola won Strictly Come Dancing in 2023. (BBC)

Italian dancer and choreographer Vito Coppola has been a professional on Strictly Come Dancing since 2022 and won 2023’s edition alongside his partner Ellie Leach. Will he find similar success in the Masterchef kitchen?

Gregg Wallace and John Torode on MasterChef 2024
Wallace and Torode will cast their expert eyes over the dishes. (BBC)

Regular Masterchef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace will return to cast their expert eyes over the dishes created during this upcoming celebrity edition. The pair have been judges on Masterchef since the show's 2006 revamp.

Torode is a restauranteur who has penned numerous cookbooks. Meanwhile, Wallace is a TV presenter and writer with a foodie focus.

Celebrity Masterchef 2024 returns to BBC One and iPlayer this summer.