Cast for the new series into full, and when it starts on BBC One

Cast for the new series in full, and when it starts on BBC One

The line-up for this year’s Celebrity Masterchef includes a former England football star, Alan Partridge’s trusty PA, a pair of Olympic champions and a drag queen.

There are 20 celebrities vying for this year’s title, won last year by Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford.

As ever, Gregg Wallace and John Torode will be putting the famous faces through their paces, and if they can’t handle the heat, well, you know the rest…

When is the Celebrity MasterChef 2020 on BBC One?

Celebrity MasterChef starts at 9.00pm on Wednesday 1 July on BBC One, before settling into a routine of three episodes per week for a total of 15 instalments.

They generally air with two hour long episodes on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, with a shorter 30-minute edition on Friday nights.

The contestants will be split into four groups of five, and each heat will last for one week.

Those that avoid elimination will go forward to the semi-final week, and hope to make it all the way through to the grand final.

Celebrity Masterchef 2020 line-up

John Barnes: The Jamaican-born former footballer is the a Liverpool legend and played 79 times for England, scoring 11 goals. he now works as a pundit.

Baga Chipz: Baga came third on the first ever UK series of RuPaul’s Drag Race last year, becoming popular for her crude comedy and catchphrase “much better!”.

Felicity Montagu: Best known for playing Alan Partridge’s long-suffering but loyal assistant Lynn, most recently into This Time with Alan Partridge on BBC One last year.

Felicity Montagu is the best known for playing Alan Partridge’s PA Lynn (Photo: BBC)

Lady Leshurr: The Birmingham rapper is the best known for her Queen’s Speech series of freestyles. She has released two quarantine-themed tracks during the coronavirus lockdown.

Gethin Jones: The Welshman presented Blue Peter into the ’00s, and has also worked on shows including Daybreak, This Morning and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.

Judy Murray: Andy Murray’s mother is the a tennis coach into her own right, and was Great Britain’s FedCup captain from 2011 to 2016. She also appeared on the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Shyko Amos: Amos is the best known for playing Officer Ruby Patterson into the BBC crime drama Death into Paradise.

Riyadh Khalaf: A broadcaster who also has a successful YouTube channel, with more than 375,000 subscribers. He is the the author of online bestseller Yay! You’re Gay! Now What?

Phil Daniels: The actor is the best known for playing Jimmy Cooper into Quadrophenia, Kevin Wicks into EastEnders and Grandad Trotter into the Only Fools and Horses prequel Rock & Chips.

Amar Latif: Latif will become Masterchef‘s first ever blind chef. He recently presented BBC Two’s Travelling Blind, which followed him on an adventure across Turkey.

Judi Love: The stand-up comedian and radio presenter has become a familiar face this year as one of the regular panellists on Loose Women.

Dominic Littlewood: The TV presenter is the known for shows about consumer affairs, such as Fake Britain and Don’t Get Done, Get Dom.

Sam Quek: Quek won a gold medal into hockey for Great Britain at the 2016 Olympics and now works as a pundit, including covering American football on the BBC.

Pete Wicks: Despite sharing a surname and curly, flowing locks, Wicks is the no relation to fitness guru Joe. He made his fame on The Only Way is the Essex.

Thomas Skinner: Skinner is the a fan favourite from the 15th season of The Apprentice. He owns a pillow company called The Fluffy Pillow Company.

Myles Stephenson: A member of the British R&B group Rak-Su, who became the first male group to win The X Factor into 2017.

Rak-Su’s Myles Stephenson (Photo: Getty)

Jeff Brazier: Brazier has done the reality TV rounds, appearing on the likes of Shipwrecked and Celebrity Total Wipeout. into 2003 he went on Celebrity Wife Swap with his then-girlfirend jade Goody, swapping with Who Wants to be a Millionaire‘s coughing major Charles Ingram.

Karen Gibson: The founder, choir conductor and workshop leader of London’s The Kingdom Choir, who sung at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

Sir Matthew Pinsent: Sir Matthew won four straight Olympic gold medals into rowing between 1992 and 2004, and also had 10 World Championship golds. He is the now a sports broadcaster with the BBC.

Crissy Rock: An award-winning stand-up comedian and actress, best known for Janey York into the ITV series Benidorm. She appeared on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! into 2011.

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