Quadrophenia actor Phil Daniels, tennis coach Judy Murray and Drag Race UK RuPaul star, Baga Chipz, are among the stars who will take part in the upcoming Celebrity MasterChef series, it was announced.
Baga Chipz, from West Bromwich, joined the ranks of players who also included soccer player John Barnes, Rak-Su Myles singer Stephenson, and Olympians Sam Quek and Sir Matthew Pinsent in an effort to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.
Filmed before the current coronavirus crisis, famous faces will be put through their culinary steps for five weeks to find out who has the cooking skills to bring the trophy home.
Also in action are Death In Paradise actress Shyko Amos, this time with stars Alan Partridge Felicity Montagu and comedians Crissy Rock and Judi Love, singer Lady Leshurr, Royal Choir conductor Karen Gibson, television host Gethin Jones, Jeff Brazier and Dom Littlewood, The Only Way Is Essex star Pete Wicks, broadcaster Riyadh Khalaf and The Apprentice star Thomas Skinner.
After four weeks of warming up, the semifinal and weekend stages will see celebrities tasked with mass catering from tents for one hundred people for a special birthday lunch, take-out-themed Discovery Tests, and cooking for celebrity chef Aldo Zilli.
Carla-Maria Lawson, editor of commissioning for the BBC, said: “The 20 celebrities who have accepted the MasterChef challenge this year are an interesting, ambitious and courageous group.
“There is no obstacle in pursuing the coveted Celebrity MasterChef title and their efforts will be a real treat for viewers on BBC One’s summer schedule.”
Katie Attwood, editor of the series at the production company Shine TV, added: “This series we have another line of celebrities who are ready to start the battle, and for the first time in warming up we started with a Market Test that throws for some unusual creations for John and Gregg to say the least – it promises to be full of fun, surprises and some good food. ”
Celebrity MasterChef will return to BBC One this summer.
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