Funnywoman! Zoe's career has veered from comedy to TV

Funnywoman! Zoe's career has veered from comedy to TV

Funnywoman! Zoe’s career has veered from comedy to TV

ZOE LYONS

Age: 46

Occupation: Comedian

Most famous for: In 2004 Lyons won the Funny Women Awards. Since then, she has toured the UK stand-up circuit, as well as playing regular gigs in London.

Watch out for: Zoe’s signature dish before a show is chicken, couscous and asparagus.

Scared: Martin says appearing on Masterchef is scarier than playing Rugby for England 

Scared: Martin says appearing on Masterchef is scarier than playing Rugby for England 

MARTIN  BAYFIELD

Age: 51

Occupation: Former Rugby player turned actor 

Most famous for: The rugby union footballer played lock forward and gained 31 England and 3 Lions caps.

Feeling the fear: He said: ‘I had a mixture of terror and excitement going through my head’.

Working 9-5: Stella is no stranger in the kitchen and published her own cookbook back in 1990 

Working 9-5: Stella is no stranger in the kitchen and published her own cookbook back in 1990 

 STELLA PARTON 

Age: 69

Occupation: American country singer-songwriter

Most famous for: Being the sister of Dolly Parton. Parton is best known for a series of country singles that charted during the mid- to late-1970s

Watch out for: Stella is no stranger in the kitchen and even published her own cookbook back in 1990. 

Homecooked grub:  Jean doesn't consider herself a 'fancy cook' but loves to cook at home for her children

Homecooked grub:  Jean doesn’t consider herself a ‘fancy cook’ but loves to cook at home for her children

 JEAN JOHANSSON

Age: 42

Occupation: Broadcast journalist

Most famous for: Jean won a nationwide search for a presenter that led to roles presenting for CBBC.

Watch out for: Jean doesn’t consider herself a ‘fancy cook’ but loves to cook at home for her children. 

Food poisoning? Anita jokes her culinary skills are so bad the judges 'might have to go to hospital'

Food poisoning? Anita jokes her culinary skills are so bad the judges ‘might have to go to hospital’

 ANITA HARRIS

Age: 76

Occupation: Entertainer

Most famous for: Harris sang with the Cliff Adams Singers and had a number of chart hits in the 1960s.

Watch out for: The singer jokes her culinary skills are so bad the judges ‘might have to go to hospital’.

History: The fiesty redhead has already clashed with judge Greg Wallace back in 2008 on the show Just The Two Of Us

History: The fiesty redhead has already clashed with judge Greg Wallace back in 2008 on the show Just The Two Of Us

 CAROL DECKER

Age: 42

Occupation: Broadcast journalist

Most famous for: Carol is the lead singer of Eighties group T’Pau as well as solo hits including One Heart.

Watch out for: The fiesty redhead has already clashed with judge Greg Wallace back in 2008 on the show Just The Two Of Us.

Oven roast: The bubbly soap star says she doesn't believe she's a good cook but can put things on a tray

Oven roast: The bubbly soap star says she doesn’t believe she’s a good cook but can put things on a tray

CHIZZY AKUDOLU

Age: 44

Occupation: Actress

Most famous for: Chizzy is best known for her role as Mo Effanga in Holby City. She has already appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. 

Watch out for: The bubbly soap star says she doesn’t believe she’s a good cook but is good at over roast dishes.