Celebrity MasterChef is back today in a new weekday afternoon slot (2:15pm, BBC1) with a highlights show on Fridays at 8:30pm.
Meet the aspiring cooks and find out how they attained their hallowed celebrity status...
Olympic gold-medal winning 4 x 100m relay athlete
Star of seminal British movie Letter to Brehznev and presenter of The Good Sex Guide
Drummer from Britpop band Supergrass and, more recently, Babyshambles
Historian and presenter of olden days reality show Victorian Farm
Former EastEnder Gary Hobbs and series seven Strictly contestant
Another Albert Square alumnus, she played market trader Gita Kapoor in EastEnders in the 1990s
Co-presenter of BBC2’s Sunday morning magazine show Something for the Weekend, and football nut
Former Page Three girl: wore slightly more in Emmerdale and Dancing on Ice
Co-host of Channel 4's How Clean is Your House? Not the one who went on I'm a Celebrity...
Played Nurse Tricia Williams in Holby City until 2006
Colin McAllister/Justin Ryan
They usually come as a pair but presumably the camp interior design duo and former I’m a Celebrity… contestants will be cooking separately
The entrepreneur is a former model who created the Ultimo lingerie brand
You know him better as Hollyoaks’ longest-serving character Tony Hutchinson
The former Wasps and England rugby union player, not the TV chef – that would be cheating
As a Newsnight presenter, Kirsty can talk the talk - but when it comes to the kitchen, can she Wark the walk?