Thursday 24 August 2017

Celebrity MasterChef 2015: Rylan, Chesney Hawkes, Sarah Harding among line-up

Gregg Wallace, John Torode on Masterchef
Gregg Wallace, John Torode on Masterchef

The starry (mostly) line-up for this year's Celebrity MasterChef has been revealed and features soap, reality TV, music and sports stars.

Among the contenders for this year's title are Big Brother presenter Rylan Clarke, Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding, singer Mica Paris, and 80s one-hit-wonder Chesney Hawkes.

Also picking up the pans are Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe and the show's former judge Arlene Phillips.

And actress Amanda Donohoe, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and comic Syd Little will aslo be vying for the coveted title.

Also featured are actors Scott Maslen, Sheree Murphy, Tish Potter, Craig Gazey, and Tom Parker from The Wanted along with TV presenters Sam Nixon; Andy Akinwolere, Yvette Fielding, journalist Samira Ahmed and paralympian Danny Crates.

"This year's intake of celebrities are amongst the most skilled to brave the MasterChef challenge.," said executive producer Carla-Maria Lawson, "Their culinary journey makes for a thoroughly entertaining and thrilling ride."

As usual, John Torode and Gregg Wallace will guide them through the process of 12 episodes as they cook against each other, in a restaurant, for foodie judges, and face the dreaded invention test.

Here's the full line-up:

Scott Maslen (Jack Brannen on EastEnders)

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Actor Scott Maslen

Tish Potter (Holby City’s Diane Lloyd)

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Patricia Potter

Craig Gazey (Coronation Street’s Graeme Proctor)

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Actor Craig Gazey poses with the award for Most Popular Newcomer. Photo: Getty Images

Amanda Donohoe (actress)

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Actress Amanda Donohoe

Sheree Murphy (Emmerdale’s Tricia Dingle)

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Sheree Murphy attending the Inside Soap Awards at DSKRKT, London. Ian West/PA Wire

Sarah Harding (Girls Aloud)

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Sarah Harding

Mica Paris (singer)

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Mica Paris will sing the anthem for the BT Paralympic World Cup

Kimberly Wyatt (Pussycat Dolls)

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Kimberly Wyatt

Tom Parker (The Wanted)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Musicians Tom Parker, Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Nathan Sykes of The Wanted attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Chesney Hawkes (the one, the only)

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Chesney Hawkes led a bid on the record for the number of people playing air guitar together

Sam Nixon (the Sam half of Sam and Mark)

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Sam and Mark

Keith Chegwin (Celebrity Big Brother, Naked Jungle, Pointless Celebrities, The Big Breakfast, Extras)

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Keith Chegwin entering the Celebrity Big Brother house at the start of the latest series of the Channel 5 programme at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 7, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Andy Akinwolere (Blue Peter)

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Andy Akinwolere, Helen Skelton, Alex Jones, Jason Manford and Joel Defries in the Blue Peter garden

Yvette Fielding (Most Haunted)

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Yvette Fielding said of the texts: "I can’t even repeat the words, they were so rude!”

Rylan Clark (The X Factor)

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Rylan Clark

Syd Little (one half of Little and Large)

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English comedians Syd Little and Eddie Large

Arlene Phillips (Strictly Come Dancing)

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Arlene Phillips worked with Whitney Houston on her pop videos

Samira Ahmed (journalist)

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Journalist Samira Ahmed

Natalie Lowe (Strictly Come Dancing)

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Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan and dancing partner Natalie Lowe have been voted out of Strictly Come Dancing 2012. Photo: PA

Danny Crates (British Paralympian world record holder)

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Danny Crates

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