A new cohort of famous contestants will be going head to head in the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen, as the star-studded cooking competition returns for its 18th season.


On the line-up this year are the likes of reality star Luca Bish, actress Amy Walsh and singer Max George - who’ll all be hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Lisa Snowdon.

Over six weeks, the stars will be taking part in a series of culinary challenges designed to push their gastronomic skills to the limit. So who will flourish in the kitchen and who will flounder under pressure?

As ever, John Torode and Gregg Wallace will be on judging duties, so they’ll have the final say on which stars make it through to the next stage of the competition.

The competitors will be put through their paces with tasks like Dinner Party Dish and Nostalgia Dish, and will also face the brand new Celebrity Food Truck Challenge.

MasterChef series editor Katie Attwood says: "This series is a total treat for Celebrity MasterChef fans – John and Gregg are on sizzling form and the creative dishes that the celebrities deliver need to be seen to be believed. Expect everything and more!"

So, when will the next heat of the competition be available to watch? Here's what you need to know about the programme schedule for Celebrity MasterChef 2023.

When is Celebrity MasterChef on TV?


Season 18 of Celebrity MasterChef returns Wednesday 16th August at 9pm on BBC One.

Facing the third heat will be Drag Race UK star Cheryl Hole, singer and actress Jamelia, musician DJ Locksmith, singer and former glamour model Sam Fox and opera star Wynne Evans will be heading into the kitchen this week.

The next episode will air on Thursday 17th August at 8pm, and the following episode will arrive on Friday 18th August at 9pm.

Celebrity MasterChef release schedule

The episodes will air three times a week - on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - with a total of 18 episodes releasing throughout the whole season.

The final will take place after six weeks of the show.

Celebrity MasterChef will also be available to stream on BBC iPlayer once episodes are released on BBC One.

Celebrity MasterChef continues on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 9pm on Wednesday 16th August. Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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