Get ready for some all-star cooking as Celebrity MasterChef returns to our screens this August. The Celebrity MasterChef 2021 line-up has been announced in full, with a whole new group of famous faces taking on the cooking challenges set by hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace.


And there'll be some laughs guaranteed with at least one contestant – comedian Munya Chawawa. Munya will try his hand at creating some delicious meals that match the heights of his comedy, and is well worth a follow on the socials as his ability to produce high-quality, hysterical content at a moment's notice is quite remarkable.

But will his cooking skills match his comedic ones? Munya will be hoping they do, but time will tell if that is the case.

Here's all you need to know about Munya Chawawa.

Who is Munya Chawawa?

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After a year that many spent scrolling through social media, you may be well aware of Munya's talents – as his hilarious and ever-timely parody videos have been a welcome source of joy.

The comedian is known on the internet for his sketches that often make a playful but pointed comment on current trending topics.

Munya's content is nothing but diverse – in one post, he could be giving a sultry cooking tutorial à la Nigella Lawson, while others might see his character Unknown P, an upper-class drill rapper, calling out another artist, or his news presenter Barty Crease giving a rundown of recent headlines.

Munya Chawawa
Celebrity MasterChef 2021 contestant Munya Chawawa Getty Images

His sense of humour has led to getting signed by Atlantic and securing a production deal with Netflix.

In fact, his inclusion in the Celebrity MasterChef 2021 lineup is something of a full-circle moment. His video of his chef character Jonny Oliver ('cousin' of Jamie) making 'jerk rice' kicked off his ascent, back in 2019.

"Can’t believe a jerk rice parody 2 years ago has led to this!" he wrote on his social media accounts, announcing that he'd be taking part in the show.

We'll have to watch and wait to see if he'll bring home a win for Jonny and friends.


Celebrity MasterChef 2021 is set to air on BBC One later this year. To find out what else is on TV, check out our TV Guide or visit our hub for more Entertainment news.