From athletes and actors, to popstars and presenters, the long-running cooking competition has seen all types of A-listers strap on their aprons to compete for the MasterChef trophy.
In preparation for Celebrity MasterChef 2020, which features Judy Murray, drag queen Baga Chipz and John Barnes, we’ve rounded up all the famous winners from the last 14 series to give you a taste of what’s to come…
Matt Dawson: 2006
Rugby superstar Matt Dawson won Celebrity MasterChef’s first ever series, beating athlete Roger Black and presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli in the final.
The former London Wasps scrum half took home wowed the judges with his salmon carpaccio with scallion pancakes, pan-fried sea bass and his almond and pear tart.
Dawson’s culinary adventure didn’t stop there. After MasterChef, the sportsman hosted Good Food show Monster Munchies and released his own cookbook – Fresh, Simple, Tasty – in 2009.
Nadia Sawalha: 2007
Actress and presenter Nadia Sawalha won the second series of Celebrity MasterChef after competing against the likes of Craig Revel Horwood, Gemma Atkinson, Pauline Quirke and Phil Tufnell.
The Loose Women host has since presented a number of cooking programmes, including Saturday Cookbook and Sunday Scoop, and published six cookbooks – buy her latest on Amazon now.
Liz McClarnon: 2008
Former Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon won 2008’s series of MasterChef with her prosciutto-wrapped scallops, de-constructed beef wellington with oxtail and stick toffee crème brûlée.
The singer beat out Steps’ Claire Richards, presenters Andi Peters and Andrew Castle, and former athlete Denise Lewis for the culinary title.
Since winning, McClarnon has designed a pasta dish for Pizza Hut and appeared on various cooking shows including Sunday Brunch and Saturday Kitchen.
Jayne Middlemiss: 2009
Television presenter Jayne Middlemiss won Celebrity MasterChef’s fourth series, beating Tracy-Anne Oberman, Siân Lloyd and rugby player Brian Moore to the title.
The former Celebrity Love Island contestant has not publicly explored her cooking skills since her 2009 win, but appeared on Pointless Celebrities last year.
Lisa Faulkner: 2010
Actress and presenter Lisa Faulkner, best known for her roles in Brookside and Holby City, won Celebrity MasterChef ten years ago, beating Christine Hamilton and Dick Strawbridge in the final.
She wowed Greg Wallace and John Torode with her goats cheese and onion tarts, monkfish with butternut squash fondant and almond panna cotta with poached tamarillos.
Since winning, she has embraced her culinary crown by publishing three cookbooks (the latest of which you can find on Amazon now) and presenting a cooking show with now-husband John Torode.
Phil Vickery: 2011
Former rugby player Phil Vickery won 2011’s Celebrity MasterChef with scallops, a loin of lamb with baby carrots and fondant potatoes, and chocolate orange bread and butter pudding for dessert.
The tighthead prop beat out journalist Kirsty Wark and Hollyoaks’ Nick Pickard for the title and since winning, became the face of 2014’s Sausage Week.
Emma Kennedy: 2012
Actress and presenter Emma Kennedy won Celebrity MasterChef in 2012 after competing against Gareth Gates, Jenny Eclair and Michael Underwood throughout the series.
The Jonathan Creek actress and author went on to adapt her second book into a six-part BBC series called The Kennedys starring Katherine Parkinson.
Ade Edmondson: 2013
Comedian and actor Ade Edmondson won the eight series of Celebrity MasterChef with his venison with celeriac remoulade, sea bass stuffed with scallop mousse and his strawberry and caramel dessert with shortbread.
The star of Bottom and The Young Ones has since appeared in Sky’s Save Me, ITV drama Cheat and EastEnders.
Sophie Thompson: 2014
Four Weddings and a Funeral’s Sophie Thompson won 2014 Celebrity MasterChef with her roulade of duck, roasted brill with a pepper crust and a steamed cherry pudding.
The star of Detectorists and Eat Pray Love competed in the series alongside Christopher Biggins, Kiki Dee, Emma Barton and Russell Grant and has since published her own recipe book – My Family Kitchen.
Kimberly Wyatt: 2015
Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt won 2015’s Celebrity MasterChef, beating Rylan Clark-Neal, singer Sam Nixon and EastEnders’ Scott Maslen in the final.
Since winning MasterChef, Wyatt has presented her own Kitchen Garden segment on Lorraine and reunited with her former girl group for their 2020 reunion tour.
Alexis Conran: 2016
Actor and presenter Alexis Conran won Celebrity MasterChef’s eleventh series after beating journalist Louise Minchin and Jimmy Osmond to the title.
The Real Hustle presenter has since presented a radio show on Talkradio and will begin hosting a Time Radio show this year.
Angellica Bell: 2017
Presenter Angellica Bell won Celebrity MasterChef 2017 after beating Radio 1’s Dev Griffin and Ulrika Jonsson to the culinary crown.
The former CBBC host has since co-presented BBC’s Big Family Cooking Showdown and published her own cookbook – Fantastic Eats! – in 2019.
John Partridge: 2018
Actor and presenter John Partridge won Celebrity MasterChef in 2018 after beating ex-rugby player Martin Bayfield and Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews in the final.
The EastEnders’ star has since authored his own cookbook – There’s No Taste Like Home.
Greg Rutherford: 2019
Last year’s winner, athlete Greg Rutherford, won the series after competing against Joey Essex, Strictly’s Oti Mabuse and Vicky Pattison.
The Olympian had previously appeared on culinary competition Battlechefs and 2014’s series of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off.
Celebrity MasterChef 2020 begins on Wednesday 1st July. If you’re looking for something to watch, check out our TV guide.