'Celebrity MasterChef' announces 2022 cast including Chris Eubank, Nancy Dell'Olio and Strictly's Katya Jones
Celebrity MasterChef is back in the kitchen this summer and a new cast of famous amateur cooks has been announced.
The line-up for the BBC One show will see former boxing champion Chris Eubank, Sven-Goran Eriksson's ex Nancy Dell'Olio and Strictly Come Dancing's Katya Jones, notorious for her kiss with Seann Walsh, all take part.
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Other celebrity cast include Love Island's Faye Winter, model and TV presenter Lisa Snowdon, actors Ryan Thomas, Clarke Peters and Adam Pearson, and comedian Richard Blackwood.
Also competing in TV's toughest cooking contest are TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher, choirmaster Gareth Malone, ex-EastEnders star Cliff Parisi, McFly's Danny Jones and former footballer Jimmy Bullard.
Completing the class of 2022 are Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph, comedian Kae Kurd, drag artist Kitty Scott-Claus, All Saints singer Mel Blatt, Chuckle Brothers legend Paul Chuckle and social media star and dancer Queen MoJo.
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They'll be hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year's Celebrity MasterChef champion Kadeena Cox by battling it out over six weeks of kitchen trials.
In the first four weeks of heats, challenges will include popular rounds Under The Cloche, The Street Food Challenge and Dinner Party Dish.
Successful celebrities will then face the gruelling semis and finals weeks, where the post-pandemic contest will see the show back to challenges that involve cooking for large groups of people.
Celebrity MasterChef will again be judged by John Torode and Gregg Wallace, and is due back on TV over the summer.
MasterChef series editor Katie Attwood said: “Celebrity MasterChef is a firm favourite in the television must-see calendar and this series is as funny, engaging and nail-biting as ever. John and Gregg are in for a treat, as are our viewers.”
BBC commissioning editor Sarah Clay said: “This line up will absolutely cement Celebrity MasterChef as one of the nation's most loved cookery programmes, with a lot of laughter alongside fierce competition guaranteed. The level of cooking is fantastic this year and you can really see how much it means to them all.”
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