Celebrity MasterChef returns with 20 new celebrity contestants for the cooking show’s 17th season
Celebrity MasterChef will return this month with another batch of new celebrities, ready to see if they can handle the heat of the kitchen.
John Torode and Gregg Wallace will also return to judge each celebrity’s culinary skills as they complete a series of cooking challenges.
Para-cyclist and sprinter Kadeena Cox was last year’s winner in the finals, which she successfully beat Joe Swash and Megan McKenna to claim the crown.
These are the 20 new celebrity contestants who will don their aprons for the final season of Celebrity MasterChef:
Pearson is an actor and activist who suffers from neurofibromatosis, a condition that causes benign tumors to grow on the body. He is heavily involved in public relations to combat bullying and discrimination against people with physical disabilities.
Eubank is a former boxing champion with a career record of 45 wins, five losses and two draws. He has appeared on several reality shows, including the first seasons of Celebrity Big Brother and Celebrity Gogglebox, and season 15 of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
Peters is an actor best known for his role as Detective Lester Freamon on the crime series The Wire. His other roles include Josiah Falls on the Paramount+ series The Man Who Fell to Earth and Oscar Clemons on Jessica Jones.
Parisi is an actor best known for playing Minty Peterson in EastEnders from 2002 to 2010. He currently plays Fred Buckle in the historical drama Call the Midwife. He also appeared in season 19 of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
Jones is a musician best known as one of the lead singers and lead guitarist for the British pop rock band McFly. He was also a judge on The Voice Kids UK and appeared as a guest panelist on I Can See Your Voice.
Winter is a reality TV personality who competed in Love Island in 2021, finishing fourth with partner Teddy Soares.
Gareth Malone OBE
Malone is an English choirmaster and broadcaster, best known for the television series The Choir, in which he teaches choral singing to people with no prior art experience. In the show’s fourth season, Malone formed a chorus of wives and girlfriends of men who served in the military.
Bullard is a former English professional footballer who played as a midfielder for Peterborough United, Wigan Athletic, Fulham and Hull City. He is now the co-host of the Sky Sports show Soccer AM.
Kurd is a comedian who came to Britain as a refugee from Iran at the age of six months. His comedy revolves around issues of race and identity and his experiences as a Kurd in Britain.
Jones is a Russian dancer and choreographer best known as a professional dancer on the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing. She won the series in 2017 with her celebrity partner Joe McFadden.
Gallacher is a presenter and model who began her career on Sky Sports in 1998. She now hosts the morning show Great British Breakfast on GB News and has hosted Smooth Radio since April 2021.
Kitty Scott Claus
Scott-Claus is a drag performer who appeared in season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and placed runner-up. They have also taken part in Pointless Celebrities and performed on Love Island Aftersun.
Joseph is an actor best known for playing Dorien Green on the sitcom Birds of a Feather from 1989-1998 and again in the revived series from 2014-2020. She has made several appearances on the talk show Loose Women and took part in the final season of Celebrity Coach Trip.
Snowdown is a presenter and model, having hosted Britain’s Next Top Model from 2006 to 2009 and co-hosted Capital Breakfast from 2008 to 2015. She had modeled for Vogue, Elle and the fashion house Gucci.
Blatt is a singer best known for being a member of the girl group All Saints – the group had hits with Pure Shores, Never Ever and I Know Where It’s At. Blatt was also a judge on the New Zealand version of The X Factor Form 2013-2015.
Dell’olio is a lawyer and media personality who came to public attention through her relationship with football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson. She has participated in the ninth season of Strictly Come Dancing and the 17th season of Celebrity Big Brother.
Chuckle, real name Paul Eliiott, is an actor and comedian best known as one half of the Chuckle Brothers along with his late brother Barry. The couple appeared on the children’s slapstick comedy show Chucklevision from 1987 to 2009 and also appeared in several pantomime shows.
Mojo is a social media personality and dancer and self-proclaimed fashionista. She starred in Peckham’s Finest, an ITV2 show following the lives of young people in the London community.
Blackwood is an actor and rapper who played Vincent Hubbard in EastEnders from 2015 to 2018. Since 2020, he has starred as Felix Westwood in Hollyoaks and has released a studio album, You’ll Love to Hate This.
Thomas is an actor best known for playing Jason Grimshaw on Coronation Street from 2000 to 2016. In 2018 he appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and won the series. In 2021, Thomas announced he was quitting acting after losing the bug to it.
When is Celebrity MasterChef on TV?
Season 17 of Celebrity MasterChef will air on BBC 1 this summer. An official start date for the series has not yet been announced.
Watch this space for updates on when the new season premieres.