From comedy to cooking? Britain's Got Talent contestant Nabil Abdulrashid has reportedly signed up for the new series of Celebrity Masterchef

Britain’s Got Talent contestant Nabil Abdulrashid has reportedly signed up for the new series of Celebrity Masterchef.

The comedian, 35, famously sparked backlash from his political routine during the final of the ITV talent show last year, which racked up over 3000 Ofcom complaints.

But now it appears Nabil could be making a TV comeback as he’s set to show off his skills in the kitchen in a bid to impress judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode.

From comedy to cooking? Britain's Got Talent contestant Nabil Abdulrashid has reportedly signed up for the new series of Celebrity Masterchef

From comedy to cooking? Britain’s Got Talent contestant Nabil Abdulrashid has reportedly signed up for the new series of Celebrity Masterchef

It is said that as well as being a great comedian, Nabil, who was Alesha Dixon’s Golden Buzzer act, is a dab hand in the kitchen too. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Nabil is known for his comedy but he’s also a dab hand in the kitchen.

‘He loves cooking up Nigerian dishes and in a nod to his heritage, he will be rustling up dishes that compliment his roots.

‘But Nabil has also proved he’s a pretty good all-rounder. It’s worth keeping an eye on him in the competition.’

New venture? It appears Nabil could be making a TV comeback as he's set to show off his skills in the kitchen in a bid to impress judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode (pictured)

New venture? It appears Nabil could be making a TV comeback as he’s set to show off his skills in the kitchen in a bid to impress judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode (pictured)

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Nabil, Masterchef and Britain’s Got Talent for comment. 

The funnyman will reportedly join the likes of Melanie Sykes, Happy Mondays’ Bez and Megan McKenna on the BBC cooking show.

While stars including Katie Price, Love Island’s Kem Cetinay, Joe Swash, former footballer Dion Dublin and Coronation Street actress Melissa Johns are being tipped for the series. 

In October last year, Nabil Abdulrashid laughed off the backlash sparked by his political routine as he branded himself a ‘hero’. 

Drama: The comedian, 35, famously sparked backlash from his political routine during the final of the ITV talent show last year, which racked up over 3000 Ofcom complaints (pictured in October)

Drama: The comedian, 35, famously sparked backlash from his political routine during the final of the ITV talent show last year, which racked up over 3000 Ofcom complaints (pictured in October)

'She isn¿t the world¿s best chef': Megan will reportedly cook on the new series of the show that is hosted and judged by John Torode and Greg Wallace (pictured)

Hoping to impress: ‘Nabil is known for his comedy but he’s also a dab hand in the kitchen. ‘He loves cooking up Nigerian dishes and in a nod to his heritage, he will be rustling up dishes that compliment his roots’

The comedian took to Twitter to joke he’s kept ‘Ofcom workers from being made redundant’ after his performance in the final sparked 2,055 complaints, with the number rising to over 3000 shortly after.

Despite the backlash Nabil has brushed off the controversy by insisting he came on the show to ‘make a point,’ and viewers praised his performance for ‘pushing boundaries.’ 

Laughing off the drama Nabil tweeted: ‘I’m just happy I’ve kept workers at Ofcom from being made redundant. I’m a hero and should be appreciated from my contribution to the economy.’ 

During his routine, the comedian addressed his previous performance getting 733 Ofcom complaints and Diversity receiving 24,500 for their Black Lives Matter inspired performance as he hit back at critics. 

What backlash? In October last year, Nabil Abdulrashid laughed off the backlash sparked by his political routine as he branded himself a 'hero'

What backlash? In October last year, Nabil Abdulrashid laughed off the backlash sparked by his political routine as he branded himself a ‘hero’

No drama here! The comedian took to Twitter to joke he's kept 'Ofcom workers from being made redundant' after his performance in the final sparked thousands of complaints

No drama here! The comedian took to Twitter to joke he’s kept ‘Ofcom workers from being made redundant’ after his performance in the final sparked thousands of complaints

Media watchdog Ofcom later rejected complaints against Nabil and took the freedom of expression into account when making the decision not to launch an investigation.

A spokesperson said at the time: ‘The comedian’s satirical take on his life experiences as a black Muslim was likely to have been within audience expectations.’

Sadly Nabil missed out on being crowned BGT champion, finishing in fourth place, with singer Jon Courtenay winning the series. 

Taking to the social media platform following his defeat, Nabil said: ‘Thanks for all the support guys. Didn’t get the ”W” today but don’t worry.. the marathon continues. Love you all #teamnabil #nabilarmy I came to make a point and I think I did.’ 

Cleared: Media watchdog Ofcom later rejected complaints against Nabil and took the freedom of expression into account when making the decision not to launch an investigation

Cleared: Media watchdog Ofcom later rejected complaints against Nabil and took the freedom of expression into account when making the decision not to launch an investigation