Strictly, EastEnders and Love Island stars to feature on Celebrity MasterChef 2021

Luke O'Reilly
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<p>Love Island star Kem Cetinay is one of this year’s contestants</p> (PA)

Love Island star Kem Cetinay is one of this year’s contestants

(PA)

Love Island star Kem Cetinay and Katie Price will star on this year’s Celebrity MasterChef.

They will join Strictly Come Dancing professional Johannes Radebe and former EastEnders actress Rita Simons, as well as TV host Joe Swash and Blue singer Duncan James.

Also hoping to impress is comedian Munya Chawawa, Melanie Skykes, actress Su Pollard and Loose Women star Penny Lancaster.

In total, 20 celebrities will take part in the series hosted by MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Britain’s Got Talent finalist and comedian Nabil Abdulrashid and The Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant will also feature in this year’s line-up.

Broadcast over six weeks, the celebrities will tackle a new series of cookery challenges, with renowned chefs Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona, Nieves Barragan Mohacho appearing as guest judges.

Happy Mondays star Bez will appear on this year’s Celebrity MasterChefPA
Happy Mondays star Bez will appear on this year’s Celebrity MasterChefPA

Series editor Katie Attwood said: “This year’s line-up promises a huge amount of humour and entertainment. Lockdown has proved productive for our famous faces’ culinary skills and we are set to see some exceptional talent and astonishing dishes as the celebrities swap their day jobs for a spot in the MasterChef kitchen.”

However one star who isn’t confident in her abilities is Katie Price who joked to followers that she “could burn a cup of tea”.

Posting a picture of herself in the MasterChef kitchen she joked: “It has been said that I could burn a cup of tea….this should be interesting @BBCOne @MasterChefUK #masterchef.”

Sarah Clay, commissioning editor for the BBC, said the series would be as “entertaining and charming as ever”.

TV star Katie Price will swap her day job for the MasterChef kitchenPA
TV star Katie Price will swap her day job for the MasterChef kitchenPA

“The 20 brave celebrities are joined by a host of chefs at the top of their game in brand new tasks which makes this year feel extra special. The standard of cooking is like nothing we have seen before,” she said.

The 2020 series of Celebrity MasterChef was won by Irish-Iraqi broadcaster and YouTube star Riyadh Khalaf.

Celebrity MasterChef, produced by Shine TV, will return to BBC One this summer.

Full list of contestants:

1. TV star Katie Price

2. Musician Bez

3. Strictly's Johannes Radebe

4. Actress Su Pollard

5. TV starJoe Swash

6. Blue's Duncan James

7. Comedian Nabil Abdulrashid

8. TV presenter Melanie Sykes

9. Comedian Munya Chawawa

10. Former EastEnders actress Rita Simons,

11. Singer and reality TV star Megan McKenna

12. Model Penny Lancaster

13. Actress Michelle Collins

14. Repair Shop’s Will Kirk

15. Ex-England footballer Dion Dublin

16. Journalist and author Gavin Esler

17. Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox

18. Love Island star Kem Cetinay

19. Actress Melissa Johns

20. Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant

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