Karen Gibson is gearing up to take on the Celebrity MasterChef challenge.
The Kingdom Choir star will be joining the other famous faces in the kitchen to try and impress John and Gregg.
Here’s everything you need to know about choir conductor Karen.
Who is Karen Gibson?
What’s Karen’s Instagram? @mskarengibson
Named as, “Britain’s Godmother of Gospel”, award-winning conductor Karen founded The Kingdom Choir in London more than 20 years ago, primarily as a way in which to embrace her community and practice worship.
A former backing singer herself, Karen had previously been involved with lots of different gospel groups all over the world, and had sung with The Beautiful South.
The Kingdom Choir has performed on Songs of Praise and as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, but got their big moment when they raised the roof with the classic song “Stand by Me” at Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle in May 2018.
The performance was life-changing for the choir, as it raised their profile in a way they could never have imagined.
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It’s the anniversary of the royal wedding today, and for obvious reasons, it has given me time to pause and reflect, consider and be thankful. Without a doubt, the past two years have been the most surprising, exciting, bewildering, challenging, giddying of my life. A privilege. A whirlwind. A blessing. An honour. A platform for the gospel. A declaration of love, hope and inspiration, and so much more. So, yes. I’m thankful for it all. So thankful to God. Grateful for my mother. Blessed to do life with this amazing company of people called @thekingdomchoir. Amazed at all the words of support, prayers, testimonials, good wishes and otherwise…. It’s all good, and definitely all God. #theroyalwedding #thekingdomchoir #standbyme #lovehopeandinspiration
The choir has since released an album, also called Stand By Me, and has performed at the closing ceremony of Australia’s Invictus Games.
They continue to be in demand for events all over the world, and have been forced to reschedule a tour of the US and Canada because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Celebrity MasterChef starts on Wednesday July 1 at 9pm, and continues on Friday 3 July at 7.30pm and 8.30pm. To see what else is on, have a look at our TV Guide.