Saturday 10 December 2016

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

Published 14/05/2015 | 11:18

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.

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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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Tish Potter (Holby City’s Diane Lloyd)

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Craig Gazey (Coronation Street’s Graeme Proctor)

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Amanda Donohoe (actress)

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Sheree Murphy (Emmerdale’s Tricia Dingle)

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Sarah Harding (Girls Aloud)

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Mica Paris (singer)

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Kimberly Wyatt (Pussycat Dolls)

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Tom Parker (The Wanted)

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Chesney Hawkes (the one, the only)

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Sam Nixon (the Sam half of Sam and Mark)

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

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Andy Akinwolere (Blue Peter)

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Yvette Fielding (Most Haunted)

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Rylan Clark (The X Factor)

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Syd Little (one half of Little and Large)

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Arlene Phillips (Strictly Come Dancing)

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Samira Ahmed (journalist)

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Natalie Lowe (Strictly Come Dancing)

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Danny Crates (British Paralympian world record holder)

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