Prepare for some impressive dishes and inevitable disasters as Celebrity MasterChef will be returning to BBC One on Monday, August 9th.
The BBC confirmed the release date on Twitter, and added the caption: "LET’S COOK! @JohnTorode1 and @GreggAWallace are joined by a new line-up of famous faces for #CelebrityMasterChef."
👨🏾🍳LET’S COOK!👩🏼🍳 @JohnTorode1 and @GreggAWallace are joined by a new line-up of famous faces for #CelebrityMasterChef
Starting Monday 9th August
9pm on @BBCOne #MasterChefUK pic.twitter.com/PuSAmipCu5
— MasterChef UK 🍴 (@MasterChefUK) July 28, 2021
Joe Swash, Johannes Radebe, Michelle Collins, Su Pollard and Katie Price are just some of the celebrities enlisted for this year's series. There are a whopping 20 contestants this year taking part in the BBC One show, but who will impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace? Being a celebrity in the kitchen doesn't get any tougher than this.
— BBC (@BBC) July 25, 2021
MasterChef recently shared a clip of the contestants in action on the show, including Katie looking bemused by a deep fat fryer, and Joe voicing his concerns over his dumplings.
Celebrity chef John Torode and former baker Gregg Wallace will be back to host proceedings and dish out their critiques to the budding celebrity cooks.
John recently discussed his professional relationship with Gregg, admitting they inevitably encounter "a little frisson" of disagreement when filming the series.
"We lead separate lives," Torode told Radio Times. "At no stage have we morphed into each other, which means there's always going to be a little frisson here and there."
He continued: "It's no bad thing; there's an energy with that tension, which is useful. We never know for sure what the other will think about a dish."
Here's everything we know about the series so far...
Celebrity Masterchef contestants 2021
These are all the famous faces stepping up to the plate in this year's Celebrity Masterchef, which will air later this year.
Who is he? He's a Strictly Come Dancing pro and icon, that's who. South African Johannes was paired with Caroline Quentin on last year's show, coming eighth overall.
Who is he? Former EastEnders star, Mr Stacey Solomon, King of the Jungle on I'm A Celeb (2008), Dancing on Ice champ (2020) and all-round nice chap.
Who is she? Just one of the most iconic soap characters of all time, that's who. Michelle played Cindy Beale in EastEnders for ten years, before channel hopping over to Corrie in 2011.
Who is she? Rita played Roxy Mitchell from EastEnders from 2007 to 2017, is a musical theatre star and an all round legend.
Who is she? Presenter Mel is a former model, and among her long career has hosted things like Today with Des and Mel (with the late Des O'Connor) and The Great Pottery Throw Down.
Who is she? Model, photographer, and wife of Sir Rod Stewart. Does a turn or two on Loose Women.
Who is he? He's a member of boyband Blue, and an actor - he was in Hollyoaks for two years.
Who is she? Su is the icon we truly don't deserve. Actress, singer, writer, legend, is there anything she can't do? Su is best known for her role in 80s sitcom Hi-de-Hi!. She's 71 in real life! Who knew?
Who is she? Prolific British parasport athlete Kadeena is a world title holder - winning sprinting (T37 100m) and cycling events (C4 500m) in athletics and para-cycling championships.
Who is he? Britain's Got Talent finalist Nabil holds the record of the youngest black comedian to perform stand up at the Hammersmith Apollo - which he got in 2010, aged 25.
Who is he? Comedian Munya has been a constant source of joy during lockdown on his social media (@munyachawawa) - providing quick witted commentaries and parodies. He's going to be a hoot.
Who is she? Ex glamour model, TV star, meme queen and campaigner. Never, ever, underestimate the Pricey.
Who is she? You'll recognise her from Life, Mike Barlett's BBC One series which also starred Alison Steadman and Peter Davison.
Who is he? Dancing icon, former Happy Mondays member and the provider of the unexpected highlights of Celebrity Gogglebox with his bandmate Shaun Ryder.
Who is she? Reality star Megan found fame on Ex on The Beach and The Only Way is Essex, but has since launched her own country music career - and won Celebrity X Factor in 2019.
Who is he? Patrick is a judge on The Great British Sewing Bee and the owner of a lovely moustache. He's also a fashion designer and businessman.
Who is he? Former Newsnight presenter Gavin is a journalist and author.
Who is he? He's from the very lovely TV show The Repair Shop! Will is a pro at restoring antique furniture.
Who is he? Former Premiership footballer who's now a presenter - he fronts the perennially comforting Homes Under The Hammer.
Who is he? One half of the Love Island 2017 winning couple, and one time Dancing On Ice contestant.
The release date
Celebrity MasterChef will be back on Monday, August 9th at 9pm. John Torode and Gregg Wallace will return to host the series.
Celebrity Masterchef begins on Monday, August 9th on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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