Celebrity MasterChef is back and will see the likes of Katie Price, Megan McKenna and Joe Swash battling it out in the kitchen.
The line-up was announced on Thursday, with Katie, 42, former TOWIE star Megan, 28, and Joe, 39, joining 17 other celebrities for this year’s series.
It comes a day after Katie announced she is engaged for the eighth time, after boyfriend Carl Woods, 32, proposed.
The BBC One show, set to air later this year, will also star Melanie Sykes, 50, Strictly dancer Johannes Radebe, 33, Blue’s Duncan James, 43, and Penny Lancaster, 50.
Actress Su Pollard, 71, Britain’s Got Talent finalist and comedian Nabil Abdulrashid, 35, and The Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant, 48, are also among the celebrities who will take part in the upcoming series.
Broadcast over six weeks, the celebrities will also tackle a new series of cookery challenges, with renowned chefs including Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona, Nieves Barragan Mohacho and more appearing as special guest judges.
Battling it out: This year’s crop of 20 celebrities, joined again by MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace, also includes Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox, 50, and Love Island’s Kem Cetinay, 24
This year’s crop of 20 celebrities, joined again by MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace, also includes Love Island’s Kem Cetinay, 24, comedian Munya Chawawa, 28, and actresses Rita Simons, 44, Melissa Johns, 31, and Michelle Collins, 59.
The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk is also among the contestants as well as ex-England footballer Dion Dublin, 51, and journalist and author Gavin Esler, 68.
Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox, 50, and Happy Monday’s Bez, 57, will also be hoping to impress with their culinary skills.
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.’
Stars: Journalist and author Gavin Esler, 68, and comedian Munya Chawawa, 28, round-up the line-up
Sarah Clay, commissioning editor for the BBC, added: ‘Celebrity MasterChef is one the highlights of the British summertime schedule and this series is as entertaining and charming as ever.
‘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.’
The 2020 series of Celebrity MasterChef was won by Irish-Iraqi broadcaster and YouTube star Riyadh Khalaf.
Celebrity MasterChef will return to BBC One this summer.
Not long to wait: Celebrity MasterChef will return to BBC One this summer (pictured judges John Torode (L) and Gregg Wallace (R)
CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF 2021: MEET THE STARS
Name: Katie Price
Famous for? Glamour modelling and TV personality
Name: Megan McKenna
Famous for? Ex On The Beach, TOWIE turned singer
Name: Joe Swash
Famous for? EastEnders and TV personality
Name: Johannes Radebe
Famous for? Strictly Come Dancing dancer
Name: Penny Lancaster
Famous for? Model. Married to Rod Stewart
Name: Kem Cetinay
Famous for? Winning Love Island 2017 series
Name: Rita Simons
Famous for? Roxy Mitchell on EastEnders
Name: Melanie Sykes
Famous for? Television presenter
Name: Nabil Abdulrashid
Famous for? Britain’s Got Talent comedian
Name: Melissa Johns
Famous for? LIFE and Coronation Street actress
Name: Will Kirk
Famous for? The Repair Shop furniture restorer
Name: Michelle Collins
Famous for? EastEnders and Coronation Street actress
Name: Su Pollard
Famous for? Actress, Perry & Croft sitcom Hi-de-Hi
Name: Duncan James
Famous for? Member of boyband Blue
Name: Kadeena Cox
Famous for? Parasport athlete
Famous for? Happy Monday’s
Name: Dion Dublin
Famous for? Presenter and retired footballer
Name: Gavin Esler
Famous for? Newsnight presenter
Name: Munya Chawawa
Famous for? Comedian
Name: Patrick Grant
Famous for? The Great British Sewing Bee