Celebrity Masterchef line-up 2020 confirmed

The Celebrity Masterchef line-up has finally been announced and it includes the likes of Drag Race star Baga Chipz and the show’s first-ever blind contestant Amar Latif.

Quadrophenia actor Phil Daniels, tennis coach Judy Murray and footballer John Barnes are also among the stars, who will take part in the upcoming series.

Rak-Su singer Myles Stephenson, Olympians Sam Quek and Sir Matthew Pinsent have also been confirmed for the cooking show, in a bid to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Filmed before the current coronavirus crisis, the host of famous faces will be put through their culinary paces over five weeks to find out who has the cooking skills to take home the trophy.

Also on the bill is Death In Paradise actress Shyko Amos, This Time With Alan Partridge star Felicity Montagu, comedians Crissy Rock and Judi Love, and singer Lady Leshurr.

And not forgetting Kingdom Choir conductor Karen Gibson, television presenters Gethin Jones, Jeff Brazier and Dom Littlewood, The Only Way Is Essex star Pete Wicks, broadcaster Riyadh Khalaf, and The Apprentice star Thomas Skinner.

After four weeks of heats, the semi-final and final week stages will see the celebrities tasked with mass catering from tents for 100 people for a special anniversary lunch, a takeaway themed Invention Test, and cooking for celebrity chef Aldo Zilli.

Speaking about the upcoming series, Carla-Maria Lawson, commissioning editor for the BBC, said: ‘The 20 celebrities who’ve taken up the MasterChef challenge this year are an exciting, ambitious and brave bunch.

‘There’s been no holding back in their pursuit of the coveted Celebrity MasterChef title and their efforts will be a real treat for viewers in the BBC One summer schedule.’

Katie Attwood, series editor at production company Shine TV, added: ‘This series we’ve got another fantastic line-up of willing celebrities ready to commence battle.

‘And for the first time in the heats we kick off with the Market Test which throws up some pretty unusual creations for John and Gregg, to say the least – it promises to be full of fun, surprises and some great food.”

Celebrity MasterChef will return to BBC One this summer.

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