Celebrity MasterChef 2021: Line-Up, Start Date And Judges

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Photo credit: BBC
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Here at Delish, we sure do love MasterChef. We love regular MasterChef, We love MasterChef: The Professionals, and boy do we love Celebrity MasterChef! John Torode and Gregg Wallace making weird noises when they eat, the questionable dishes that get served up sometimes, and the fact that we're always convinced we could do better (we couldn't) are just some of the reasons we wouldn't miss a single episode of BBC's iconic cooking series.

So, the great news is, Celebrity MasterChef is back!

Here's everything we know so far about Celebrity MasterChef 2021 - including the line-up. And with Katie Price competing this year, we get the feeling this series will be an absolute banger.

Celebrity MasterChef 2021 line-up

This year's celebrity contestants have been revealed, and it's an eclectic mix of familiar faces.

Joining the legend that is Katie are Love Island star Kem Cetinay, Joe Swash and TOWIE's Megan McKenna, among others!

Here's the full line-up:

  • Bez: Happy Mondays percussionist

  • Dion Dubin: TV presenter

  • Duncan James: member of boyband Blue

  • Gavin Esler: journalist and TV presenter

  • Joe Swash: actor and TV presenter

  • Johannes Radebe: professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing

  • Kadeena Cox: Paralympic athlete and cyclist

  • Katie Price: model, author, TV presenter, living legend etc etc

  • Kem Cetinay: Love Island star

  • Megan McKenna: TOWIE star

  • Melanie Sykes: TV presenter

  • Melissa Johns: actress

  • Michelle Collins: actress

  • Munya Chawawa: comedian

  • Nabil Abdul Rashid: comedian

  • Patrick Grant: fashion designer

  • Penny Lancaster: model and Loose Women panelist

  • Rita Simons: actress

  • Su Pollard: actress

  • Will Kirk: furniture restorer and star of The Repair Shop

Celebrity MasterChef 2021 contestants that have been eliminated

  • Munya Chawawa

  • Rita Simons

  • Duncan James

  • Patrick Grant

  • Nabil Abdul Rashid

  • Penny Lancaster

  • Will Kirk

  • Melissa Johns

When does Celebrity Masterchef 2021 start?

We finally have a start date for this year's Celebrity MasterChef - and it's soon!

Monday 9 August!

MasterChef Celebrity 2021 trailer

As you've already seen above, the Celebrity Masterchef trailer is here, and it's wild!

Celebrity MasterChef 2021 presenters and judges

Unless we hear otherwise, we're assuming that John Torode and Gregg Wallace will return to judge Celebrity MasterChef 2021. John and Gregg have fronted the show since it began in 2006, and it just wouldn't be the same without them. We'd also love to see MasterChef royalty, Monica Galetti, make an appearance too.

What is the Celebrity MasterChef 2021 format?

After four weeks of heats, the semi-final and final week will see the celebrities tasked with cooking for 100 people for a special anniversary lunch, a takeaway themed Invention Test, and cooking for celebrity chefs.

Previous winners of Celebrity MasterChef

Last year was won by Riyadh Khalaf. Here's a full list of previous winners:

  • 2020: Riyadh Khalaf: YouTube star, author and activist

  • 2019: Greg Rutherford: Olympic long jumper

  • 2018: John Partridge: actor

  • 2017: Angelica Bell: TV and radio presenter

  • 2016: Alexis Conran: actor

  • 2015: Kimberley Wyatt: member of girl band Pussycat Dolls

  • 2014: Sophie Thompson: actress

  • 2013: Ade Edmonson: comedian

  • 2012: Emma Kennedy: actress

  • 2011: Phil Vickery: rugby player

  • 2010: Lisa Faulkner: actress

  • 2009: Jayne Middlemiss: TV and radio presenter

  • 2008: Liz McClarnon: member of girl band Atomic Kitten

  • 2007: Nadia Sawalha: Loose Women panellist

  • 2006: Matt Dawson: rugby player

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