BBC One serves up sizzling new Celebrity MasterChef line-up for summer 2023

15 June, 2023

John Torode and Gregg Wallace will put 20 famous faces through six weeks of challenges to discover who has the culinary skill to become Celebrity MasterChef Champion

Celebrity MasterChef returns to BBC One this summer with an all-star line-up of comedy legends, award-winning musicians, presenters, entertainers and stars of screen and stage – all battling it out for the coveted Celebrity MasterChef 2023 trophy.

Produced by Shine TV, a Banijay UK company, John Torode and Gregg Wallace will put 20 famous faces through six weeks of challenges to discover who has the culinary skill to cook their way to finish line and become Celebrity MasterChef Champion.

The celebrities hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Lisa Snowdon, are:

Actor Amy Walsh, rapper and philanthropist, drag artist Cheryl Hole, broadcaster and reality star Dani Dyer, TV presenter and entertainer Dave Benson Phillips, professional dancer Dianne Buswell, actor, singer and songwriter, Jamelia, actor James Buckley, musician Locksmith, reality star, Luca Bish, comedian and actor Marcus Brigstocke, musician Max George, TV personality Mica Ven, actor Michael Praed, radio broadcaster Remi Burgz, TV and radio personality Richie Anderson, singer and former glamour model Sam Fox. comedian Shazia Mirza, award-winning comedian and broadcaster Terry Christian and opera singer and broadcaster Wynne Evans.

Following on from a hugely successful MasterChef series earlier this month, Celebrity MasterChef features four heat weeks concentrating on testing the celebrities’ abilities and whittling them down until only the very best go through to the final stages.

The first, 60-minute episode of each heat week sees five new faces tackle the infamous Under The Cloche challenge, before being thrown straight in at the deep end to create their two course dinner party dishes.

Then, an array of cookery challenges will stretch the celebrities’ culinary ability to their limits as they head through the competition. Returning challenges include Dinner Party Dish, Nostalgia Dish and a brand-new Celebrity Food Truck challenge also awaits the 2023 competitors.

Katie Attwood, MasterChef Series Editor, says:

“This series is a total treat for Celebrity MasterChef fans – John and Gregg are on sizzling form and the creative dishes that the celebrities deliver need to be seen to be believed. Expect everything and more!”

Sarah Clay, Commissioning Editor for the BBC, says:

“It’s 2023 and Celebrity MasterChef is back with new challenges, new faces but the familiar humour and expertise of our esteemed judges, John and Gregg. The series go from strength to strength and this one doesn’t disappoint.”

The winner will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Lisa Snowdon, Kadeena Cox, Riyadh Khalaf, Greg Rutherford, John Partridge, Angellica Bell, Alexis Conran, Kimberly Wyatt, Sophie Thompson, Ade Edmondson, Emma Kennedy, Phil Vickery, Lisa Faulkner, Jayne Middlemiss, Liz McClarnon, Nadia Sawalha and Matt Dawson.