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Celebrity MasterChef: Meet the cast of 2021 from Katie Price to Strictly Come Dancing’s Johannes Radebe and EastEnders legend Rita Simons

The Celebrity MasterChef 2021 line-up is here – who’s your money on? (Picture: BBC)

The official Celebrity MasterChef 2021 line-up is here and some of the biggest names in showbiz will be battling out for the title later this summer.

From former glamour model Katie Price to Strictly Come Dancing professional Johannes Radebe, the BBC has signed up 20 celebrities who’ll be judged by John Torode and Gregg Wallace on their cooking ability.

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

Last year’s edition was won by Irish-Iraqi broadcaster and YouTube star Riyadh Khalaf, with Tom Rhodes winning the civilian version last week.

But who has got what it takes to go all the way this time around? Here’s the line-up for the upcoming series.

Katie Price

Katie Price will be cooking up a storm (Picture: BBC)

Age: 42

Best known for: Former glamour model, businesswoman and television personality

Johannes Radebe

From dancing to dinners, what will Johannes Radebe be cooking? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 33

Best known for: Strictly Come Dancing


Bez is switching music for cooking (Picture: BBC)

Age: 57

Best known for: A member of the rock band Happy Mondays

Su Pollard

Su Pollard is one of the celebrity contestants in the upcoming series (Picture: BBC)

Age: 71

Best known for: Bafta-winning actress in sticom Hi-de-Hi!

Joe Swash

How will Joe Swash fare? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 39

Best known for: EastEnders and ITV presenter

Duncan James

What will Duncan James rustle up? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 43

Best known for: Member of boyband Blue and Hollyoaks

Nabil Abdulrashid

Will Nabil be able to make the judges laugh? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 35

Best known for: Britain’s Got Talent 2020 semi-finalist

Patrick Grant

Is Patrick Grant’s cooking as good as his sewing? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 48

Best known for: Great British Sewing Bee judge

Munya Chawawa

Munya Chawawa is swapping comedy for the kitchen (Picture: BBC)

Age: 28

Best known for: Comedian

Melanie Sykes

Melanie Sykes has her eyes on the prize (Picture: BBC)

Age: 28

Best known for: TV presenter

Rita Simons

Is Melanie Sykes the next Celebrity MasterChef? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 28

Best known for: EastEnders and I’m A Celebrity

Megan McKenna

Will Megan McKenna make it to the final? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 28

Best known for: Towie

Penny Lancaster

How strong is Penny Lancaster’s cooking game? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 50

Best known for: Loose Women presenter

Will Kirk

The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk has signed up (Picture: BBC)

Best known for: The Repair Shop

Dion Dublin

Has Dion Dublin got what it takes? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 51

Best known for: Ex-England footballer

Gavin Esler

What will the judges make of Gavin Esler? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 68

Best known for: Journalist and author

Kadeena Cox

Kadeena Cox is one of the 20 celebrities taking part (Picture: BBC)

Age: 30

Best known for: Paralympic champion

Kem Cetinay

Are Kem Cetinay’s culinary skills up to scratch? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 24

Best known for: Love Island

Melissa Johns

How well will Melissa Johns do? (Picture: BBC)

Age: 31

Best known for: Coronation Street

Michelle Collins

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EastEnders star Michelle Collins is competing (Picture: BBC)

Age: 59

Best known for: EastEnders

‘This year’s line-up promises a huge amount of humour and entertainment,’ enthused series editor Katie Attwood.

‘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.’

Celebrity MasterChef will return to BBC One this summer.

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