Celebrity MasterChef returns to BBC One this summer with an all-star line-up of comedy legends, world champion sporting heroes, multi award-winning musicians and stars of screen and stage who will be battling it out for the coveted Celebrity MasterChef 2022 title.
Produced by Shine TV, John Torode MBE and Gregg Wallace MBE will be once again putting 20 well-known faces to the test across six weeks. They’ll discover who has the palate and skill to chop, slice and sizzle their way to lifting the iconic Celebrity MasterChef trophy.
The celebrities hoping to tickle John and Gregg’s tastebuds and follow in the footsteps of last year’s champion, Team GB Paralympian Kadeena Cox, are: TV presenter and actor, Adam Pearson; former World Boxing champion, Chris Eubank; actor, Clarke Peters; actor, Cliff Parisi; musician and TV Judge, Danny Jones; reality TV star, Faye Winter; TV presenter and musician, Gareth Malone OBE; former pro-footballer, Jimmy Bullard; comedian, Kae Kurd; professional dancer, Katya Jones; TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher; British drag performer, Kitty Scott-Claus; actor, Lesley Joseph; TV presenter, Lisa Snowdon; musician, Mel Blatt; media personality, Nancy Dell’Olio; actor and comedian Paul Chuckle; reality star, MoJo; actor and comedian, Richard Blackwood and actor, Ryan Thomas.
Following on from a hugely successful MasterChef final earlier this year, Celebrity MasterChef features four heat weeks concentrating on whittling down the celebrities; testing their abilities until only the best go through to the final stages. The series will once again feature an array of cookery challenges designed to stretch the celebrities’ culinary ability to their limits including the returning challenges in the heat rounds; Under The Cloche, The Street Food Challenge and Dinner Party Dish.
Then the top celebrity cooks face the nerve-racking and exhilarating challenges during the Semi and Final Week stages. Post pandemic, this series sees our Semi-Finalists and Finalists face challenges cooking for large numbers of people including a special centenary challenge to mark 100 years of the BBC.
Katie Attwood, MasterChef Series Editor, said:
“Celebrity MasterChef is a firm favourite in the television must-see calendar and this series is as funny, engaging and nail-biting as ever. John and Gregg are in for a treat, as are our viewers.”
Sarah Clay, Commissioning Editor for the BBC, said:
“This line up will absolutely cement Celebrity MasterChef as one of the nation’s most loved cookery programmes, with a lot of laughter alongside fierce competition guaranteed. The level of cooking is fantastic this year and you can really see how much it means to them all.”