Jeff Brazier, Baga Chipz and Pete Wicks lead Celebrity MasterChef contestants

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JEFF Brazier, RuPaul’s Drag Race star Baga Chipz and Pete Wicks will take part in this year’s Celebrity MasterChef.

Quadrophenia actor Phil Daniels, tennis coach Judy Murray and blind travel presenter Amar Latif are also among the stars who will take part in the upcoming series.

Jeff Brazier is taking part in this year’s Celebrity MasterChef
Baga Chipz will be dragging up the kitchen
Towie’s Pete will also compete

They will be joined by footballer John Barnes, Rak-Su singer Myles Stephenson, and Olympians Sam Quek and Sir Matthew Pinsent in a bid to impress judges John Torode and Greg Wallace.

Filmed before the current coronavirus crisis, the famous faces will be put through their culinary paces over five weeks to find out who has the cooking skills to take home the trophy.

Also on the bill is Death In Paradise actress Shyko Amos, This Time With Alan Partridge star Felicity Montagu and comedians Crissy Rock and Judi Love.

Ex footballer John Barnes is swapping the field for the kitchen
Myles filmed the competition before the lockdown
Benidorm star Chrissy Rock is competing too

Singer Lady Leshurr, Kingdom Choir conductor Karen Gibson and television presenters Gethin Jones and Dom Littlewood will also feature.

The line up is completed by broadcaster Riyadh Khalaf and The Apprentice star Thomas Skinner.

After four weeks of heats, the semi-final and final week stages will see the celebrities tasked with mass catering from tents for one hundred people for a special anniversary lunch, a takeaway themed Invention Test, and cooking for celebrity chef Aldo Zilli.

Judy Murray is also taking part
Gethin Jones will be showing off his culinary skills
Blind travel presenter Amar Latif becomes the first blind contestant
Phil Daniels will also compete in the kitchen competition

 

 

Carla-Maria Lawson, commissioning editor for the BBC, said: “The 20 celebrities who’ve taken up the MasterChef challenge this year are an exciting, ambitious and brave bunch.

“There’s been no holding back in their pursuit of the coveted Celebrity MasterChef title and their efforts will be a real treat for viewers in the BBC One summer schedule.”


Katie Attwood, series editor at production company Shine TV, added: “This series we’ve got another fantastic line-up of willing celebrities ready to commence battle, and for the first time in the heats we kick off with the Market Test which throws up some pretty unusual creations for John and Gregg to say the least – it promises to be full of fun, surprises and some great food.”

Celebrity MasterChef will return to BBC One this summer.