The 20 contestants who will be testing their culinary prowess on this year’s Celebrity MasterChef have been revealed and include Keith Chegwin, Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding and Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clark.
Also taking part in the six-week contest are choreographer Arlene Phillips, Strictly Come Dancing professional Natalie Lowe, veteran singer Chesney Hawkes, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, Radio 4 broadcaster Samira Ahmed, The Wanted frontman Tom Parker, former Blue Peter presenter Andy Akinwolere, ghost-hunter Yvette Fielding, British Paralympian world record-holder Danny Crates, comedian Syd Little, presenter Sam Nixon, soul singer Mica Paris, and actors Scott Maslen, Patricia Potter, Craig Gazey, Amanda Donohoe and Sheree Murphy.
The tenth series of the show will once again be judged by Gregg Wallace and John Torode, and will begin with four weeks of heats, in which five celebrities at a time will face the invention test, be sent to a professional kitchen to dish up for real customers, and prepare a two-course dinner. The following night the remaining four will have to cook in relay, mass cater and impress past MasterChef champions.
Ade Edmondson, Phil Vickery and Lisa Faulkner have won in previous years, with actress Sophie Thompson winning the trophy in 2014.
Executive Producers Karen Ross and David Ambler, said: “This year’s Celebrity MasterChef sees more catastrophes, competitiveness, disasters and edge of seat moments than we have ever come across before. Marry that with some of the most delightful, determined and inspired cooks producing some truly amazing food and we have a competition that is really fitting for our tenth anniversary!”