Celeb MasterChef lineup includes Katie Price and Stacey Solomon’s fiance Joe

Celebrity MasterChef 2021 has booked in its strongest lineup yet, with the likes of Katie Price, Megan McKenna and Blue’s Duncan James leading the roster.

Alongside them will be Rod Stewart’s wife Penny Lancaster, Love Island’s Kim Centinay and Stacey Solomon’s fiancé Joe Swash battling out to prove their cooking skills.

Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard will join them, with EastEnders very own Roxy Mitchell, Rita Simons, fellow EastEnders actress Michelle Collins and Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant.

Keen to show their talents will also be the Repair Shop’s Will Kirk, ex-footballer Dion Dublin, Happy Monday’s legend Bez, Coronation Street’s Melissa Johns and newsman Gavin Esler.

Rounding out the team is Britain’s Got Talent’s Nabil Abdulrashid, comedian Munya Chawawa, presenter Melanie Sykes, gold-medal-winning Paralympian Kadeena Cox and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Johannes Radebe.

Gregg Wallace and John Torode will be judging as usual and will be joined by a host of top chefs as special guest judges including Tom Kerridge, Nieves Barragan Mohachon and This Morning’s Nisha Katona.

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Sarah Clay, BBC commissioning editor, said: “'Celebrity MasterChef is one the highlights of the British summertime schedule and this series is as entertaining and charming as ever.

"The 20 brave celebrities are joined by a host of chefs at the top of their game in brand new tasks which makes this year feel extra special. The standard of cooking is like nothing we have seen."

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Series editor Katie Attwood said: "This year's line-up promises a huge amount of humour and entertainment.

"Lockdown has proved productive for our famous faces' culinary skills and we are set to see some exceptional talent and astonishing dishes as the celebrities swap their day jobs for a spot in the MasterChef kitchen."

Last year’s series of Celebrity MasterChef was won by broadcaster and YouTuber Riyadh Khalaf.

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