Celebrity MasterChef 2018 line up – revealed!

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  • BBC have announced the line up for this year’s Celebrity MasterChef which includes Dolly Parton’s younger sister, reality TV star Gemma Collins and Radio 1’s Clara Amfo.

    Yes, its that time of year again when 20 celebrities come together to impress MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace in the 13th series of Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One.

    The new series starts on 23 August at 8pm and will see 20 celebrities show off their skills and cook to win over the votes from John and Gregg.

    The BBC’s commissioning editor, Carla-Maria Lawson, said the “wonderfully diverse” line-up of celebrities would serve up ‘high drama’. ‘They’re out of their comfort zones, but determined to make their mark in the MasterChef kitchen,’ she said.

    Not only will the celebs take on the usual MasterChef challenges, they’ll also be facing a new one this series – the Pairs Challenge, which will see the four semi-finalist contestants split into teams of two.

    Each team will cook the same dish but a wall will separate team members so instructions will be told vocally to ensure teams make the same meal. We can’t wait to see them in action!

    The lucky celebrities taking on these challenges and the full line up for Celebrity MasterChef 2018 includes the following:

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Stella Parton – Singer and Dolly Parton’s sister

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Keith Allen – Actor

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Spencer Matthews – Former Made in Chelsea star

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Monty Panesar – English cricketer

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Chizzy Akudolu – Holby City star

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Lisa Maxwell – The Bill actor

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Carol Decker – 1980s pop star

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018John Partridge – Eastenders actor

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Michelle Ackerley – TV presenter

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Jay Blades – Social entrepreneur and designer

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Zoe Lyons – Comedian

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Martin Bayfield – Former rugby union star

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Stefanie Reid – World Champion Paralympian

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Josh Cuthbert – Former Union J singer

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Clara Amfo – BBC Radio 1 presenter

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Jean Johansson – Presenter

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Anita Harris – Singer who rose to fame with the Cliff Adams Singers

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Frankie Bridge – Former singer with The Saturdays

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018Gemma Collins – The Only Way Is Essex star

    Celebrity MasterChef 2018AJ Pritchard – Strictly professional dancer

    Celebrity MasterChef starts on BBC One on 23 August at 8pm. It will run for a period of six weeks with 12 episodes and will end in a final 90 minute long special featuring the three remaining celebrities.

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