Oti Mabuse 'to appear on Celebrity MasterChef Christmas special'

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Oti Mabuse credit:Bang Showbiz
Oti Mabuse credit:Bang Showbiz

Oti Mabuse is set to appear in a Christmas special of 'Celebrity MasterChef'.

The 31-year-old professional dancer will return to the BBC cooking competition for a second time when she heads back to the famous kitchen over the festive period, alongside the likes of former 'TOWIE' star Joey Essex.

According to the Daily Star newspaper's Hot TV column, former Liverpool footballer Neil 'Razor' Ruddock will also be taking part.

Oti originally appeared in Celebrity MasterChef's 14th series back in 2019, when she claimed she had “never poached an egg before".

She will re-enter the kitchen once again ready to face scrutiny of judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode.

Joey failed to impress the judges with his made-up ‘stirotto’ dish, which was supposed to be a cross between a stir fry and a risotto. Gregg commented: "It’s like a cold rice pudding.”

And Razor tried to impress the judges with his giant cheese-filled meatballs, which were also a disappointment due to their large size.

John said: “They are so huge they are like asteroids.”

The Christmas special will involve the celebrities having to show off their culinary skills and cook up an array of festive treats for the judges to feast on.

Craig Revel Horwood was crowned last year's winner of the Christmas cook-off, 13 years after he narrowly missed out on victory in the main celebrity series when he lost out to Nadia Sawalha.

The 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge beat off competition from TV presenter Amar Latif, 'Made In Chelsea' star Spencer Matthews and actress Crissy Rock, and admitted he was determined to taste victory this time around.

He said: "I really went in there to win it this time.

"I thought 'I'm not going to be beaten' and I really enjoyed it."

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