MEET THE CELEBRITY CONTESTANTS

Celebrity MasterChef is set to return to BBC One this summer with a dazzling line-up of stars from the worlds of screen and stage, sport and arts. Produced by Shine TV, a Banijay UK company, this 19th series welcomes actors and athletes, comedians and entertainers, to pop stars and presenters, all entering the race to lift the Celebrity MasterChef 2024 trophy.

MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace will be keeping a close eye on the culinary efforts of the 20 celebs as they put them through six weeks of increasingly intense challenges. Each celebrity will be rolling up their sleeves as they step into the MasterChef kitchen, but only one will come out on top in this battle and earn the title of Celebrity MasterChef Champion 2024.

The celebrities aiming to follow Wynne Evans–last year’s winner –to victory are: Reality Star and Influencer, Charlotte Crosby; Reality Star, Chloe Burrows; Model and TV Personality, Christine McGuinness; TV and Radio Presenter, Craig Doyle; Actor, Danielle Harold; TV Personality, Diane Carson; Make-Up Artist and TV Judge, Dominic Skinner; TV and Radio Presenter, Edith Bowman; Model and TV Personality, Emma Thynn; Comedian and Actor, Eshaan Akbar; Gladiator and Team GB Sprinter, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey; Pop Star, Ian ‘H’ Watkins; Singer, Actor and Presenter, Jake Quickenden; Comedian, Jamie MacDonald; Pop Star, Mutya Buena; BBC Radio 2 Presenter, OJ Borg; Actor, Rochenda Sandall; TV and Radio Presenter, Snoochie Shy; Actor, Tamer Hassan and Professional Dancer and Choreographer, Vito Coppola.

This series follows the landmark 20th MasterChef series earlier this year, which highlighted the significant impact MasterChef has had on the British culinary scene over the years and celebrated all the culinary talent to come through the iconic kitchen doors over the past two decades.

Katie Attwood, MasterChef Series Editor, said: “Celebrity MasterChef fans are in for a treat this summer –with a top line-up of celebrities and the ever-thrilling John and Greggon judging duty. These stars will need to pull out all the stops this year as we’re really testing their mettle.It’s one you won’t want to miss!”

Sarah Clay, Commissioning Editor for the BBC, said: “The standard of this competition gets higher every year, so expect lots of laughs and some fierce rivalry as we’re set for some of the hardest challenges yet. These celebs are a brave brunch and are taking us on a brilliant ride -all in the trusty hands of our distinguished Judges, John and Gregg. ”The winner will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Wynne Evans, Lisa Snowdon, Kadeena Cox, Riyadh Khalaf, Greg Rutherford, John Partridge, Angellica Bell, Alexis Conran, Kimberly Wyatt, Sophie Thompson, Ade Edmondson, Emma Kennedy, Phil Vickery, Lisa Faulkner, Jayne Middlemiss, Liz McClarnon, Nadia Sawalha and Matt Dawson.

Images: BBC/Shine TV. The MasterChef series will be available to watch on BBC One and catchup on the BBC iPlayer this Summer.