CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF UNVEILS LINE-UP FOR 2023 SERIES
Celebrity MasterChef returns to BBC One this summer with an all-star line-up of comedy legends, award-winning musicians, presenters, entertainers and stars of screen and stage – all battling it out for the coveted Celebrity MasterChef 2023 trophy.
Produced by Shine TV, a Banijay UK company, John Torode and Gregg Wallace will put 20 famous faces through six weeks of challenges to discover who has the culinary skill to cook their way to finish line and become Celebrity MasterChef Champion.
Following on from a hugely successful MasterChef series earlier this month, Celebrity MasterChef features four heat weeks concentrating on testing the celebrities’ abilities and whittling them down until only the very best go through to the final stages.
The first, 60-minute episode of each heat week sees five new faces tackle the infamous Under The Cloche challenge, before being thrown straight in at the deep end to create their two course dinner party dishes.
Then, an array of cookery challenges will stretch the celebrities’ culinary ability to their limits as they head through the competition. Returning challenges include Dinner Party Dish, Nostalgia Dish and a brand-new Celebrity Food Truck challenge also awaits the 2023 competitors.
The 20 celebs taking part are:
Actor, Amy Walsh
Rapper and Philanthropist, Apl.de.Ap
Drag Artist, Cheryl Hole
Broadcaster and Reality Star, Dani Dyer
TV Presenter and Entertainer, Dave Benson Phillips
Professional Dancer, Dianne Buswell
Actor, Singer and Songwriter, Jamelia
Actor, James Buckley
Reality Star, Luca Bish
Comedian and Actor, Marcus Brigstocke
Musician, Max George
TV Personality, Mica Ven
Actor, Michael Praed
Radio Broadcaster, Remi Burgz
TV and Radio Personality, Richie Anderson
Singer and Former Glamour Model, Sam Fox
Comedian, Shazia Mirza
Comedian and Broadcaster, Terry Christian
Opera Singer and Broadcaster, Wynne Evans
The eight celebrity cooks who successfully cook their way through the heats then face the nerve-racking and exhilarating challenges presented to them during the Semi and Final Week stages, from Chef’s Table to Showstoppers and the brand-new challenge, Hunter Gather Cook.
Katie Attwood, MasterChef Series Editor, said: “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!”
Sarah Clay, Commissioning Editor for the BBC, said: “It’s 2023 and Celebrity MasterChef is back with new challenges, new faces but the familiar humour and expertise of our esteemed judges, John and Gregg. The series go from strength to strength and this one doesn’t disappoint.”
The winner will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Lisa Snowdon, Kadeena Cox, Riyadh Khalaf, Greg Rutherford, John Partridge, Angellica Bell, Alexis Conran, Kimberly Wyatt, Sophie Thompson, Ade Edmondson, Emma Kennedy, Phil Vickery, Lisa Faulkner, Jayne Middlemiss, Liz McClarnon, Nadia Sawalha and Matt Dawson.