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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.