The Celebrity MasterChef 2020 lineup has been unveiled, with popular stars from across the entertainment and sporting worlds battling it out for this year’s coveted trophy.
The eclectic new bunch will appear over the coming weeks, showing off their culinary prowess under the watchful eyes of judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.
Hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Greg Rutherford include tennis coach Judy Murray, 60, TOWIE star Pete Wicks, 31, TV presenter Jeff Brazier, 40, and blind travel presenter Amar Latif, 45.
Joining them will be Rak-Su singer and I’m A Celebrity contestant Myles Stephenson, 28, along with Quadrophenia actor Phil Daniels, 61, and footballer John Barnes, 56. They will be joined by Death In Paradise star Shyko Amos.
Some other stars taking part from the world of sport include Olympians Sam Quek, 31, and Sir Matthew Pinsent, 49, while comedians Crissy Rock, 61, and Judi Love, 39, will undoubtedly add plenty of humour to the upcoming series.
RuPaul’s Drag Race star Baga Chipz, 30, is also vying for the MasterChef crown and will be joined by TV presenters Gethin Jones, 42, and Dom Littlewood, 55.
Stars: Rak-Su singer Myles Stephenson and footballer John Barnes are both hoping to take home the crown
Contestants: Olympic gold medalist Sam Quek and TV presenter Gethin Jones are taking part
This Time with Alan Patridge and Bridget Jones’s Diary star Felicity Montagu, 59, is also joining the lineup along with singer Lady Leshurr, 31, and Kingdom Choir conductor Karen Gibson, 56.
Rounding out this year’s cast are broadcaster Riyadh Khalaf, 28, and The Apprentice star Thomas Skinner, 29.
After four weeks of heats, the semi-final and final week stages will see the celebrities tasked with mass catering from tents for one hundred people for a special anniversary lunch, a takeaway themed Invention Test, and cooking for celebrity chef Aldo Zilli.
Hopefuls: Kingdom Choir’s Karen Gibson and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Baga Chipz are both hoping to win
Potential winners? Actress Felicity Montagu and sports presenter Sir Matthew Pinsent are also taking part
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.’
Celebrity MasterChef will return to BBC One this summer.
CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF 2020: MEET THE STARS
Name: Judy Murray
Famous for? Tennis coach and the mother of Andy and Jamie Murray
Name: Myles Stephenson
Famous for? Rak-Su singer
Name: Judi Love
Famous for? Stand-up comedy and Loose Women panellist
Name: Gethin Jones
Famous for? TV presenter
Name: Phil Daniels
Famous for? Quadrophenia actor
Name: Shyko Amos
Famous for? Death In Paradise star
Name: Pete Wicks
Famous for? TOWIE star
Name: Lady Leshurr
Famous for? Singer
Name: John Barnes
Famous for? Former footballer and manager
Name: Dom Littlewood
Famous for? Consumer affairs presenter
Name: Karen Gibson
Famous for? Kingdom Choir conductor
Name: Felicity Montagu
Famous for? This Time with Alan Partridge and Bridget Jones’s Diary star
Name: Crissy Rock
Famous for? Actress and comedian
Name: Jeff Brazier
Famous for? TV presenter
Name: Sam Quek
Famous for? Olympian
Name: Baga Chipz
Famous for? RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star
Name: Amar Latif
Famous for? Blind travel presenter
Name: Thomas Skinner
Famous for? The Apprentice contestant
Name: Riyadh Khalaf
Famous for? Broadcaster
Name: Sir Matthew Pinsent
Famous for? Olympic rower