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Celebrity Masterchef | Heat 1 Preview (BBC One)

Celebrity MasterChef is back for its 18th series on BBC One and this summer is set to get even hotter, as the who’s who of music, comedy, drama and showbusiness battle it out to become the Celebrity MasterChef 2023 Champion.

Across six weeks, judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace will be putting their own taste buds through a sensory assault course, as they discover which celebrities have the palate and skill to chop, slice and sizzle their way to lifting the iconic Celebrity MasterChef trophy.

It’s the start of the Celebrity MasterChef Heats, and this week the first five celebrities up for the culinary challenge are broadcaster and reality star Dani Dyer, actor James Buckley, comedian and actor Marcus Brigstocke, TV personality Mica Ven and TV and Radio personality Richie Anderson.

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.

Katie Attwood, MasterChef Series Editor, says: “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, says: “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.”

Celebrity Masterchef returns Tuesday 01st August on BBC One.

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