Celebrity MasterChef 2020: Lady Leshurr, Judy Murray and Pete Wicks join line-up

Annie Lord
BBC

Celebrity MasterChef will be returning to our screens this summer, and the BBC had just announced the famous faces who will be put through their culinary paces.

Grime artist Lady Leshurr, tennis coach Judy Murray and The Only Way Is Essex star Pete Wicks are among the celebrities who will take part in the upcoming series.

Quadrophenia actor Phil Daniels, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner Baga Chipz, Rak-Su singer Myles Stephenson, footballer John Barnes and Olympians Sam Quek and Sir Matthew Pinset will also be trying to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Also on the bill is Death In Paradise actress Shyko Amos, This Time With Alan Partridge star Felicity Montagu and comedians Crissy Rock and Judi Love, Kingdom Choir conductor Karen Gibson, television presenters Gethin Jones, Jeff Brazier and Dom Littlewood, broadcaster Riyadh Khalaf and The Apprentice star Thomas Skinner.

Filmed before the coronavirus pandemic began, the celebrities will be put through their paces for five weeks in total.

After four weeks of heats, the semi-final and final week stages will see the celebrities mass catering from tents of over one hundred people for a special anniversary lunch, cooking for celebrity chef Aldo Zilli and a takeaway themed Invention Test.

Carla-Maria Lawson, commissioning editor for the BBC, said: “The 20 celebrities who’ve taken up the MasterChef challenge this year are an exciting, ambitious and brave bunch.

”There’s been no holding back in their pursuit of the coveted Celebrity MasterChef title and their efforts will be a real treat for viewers in the BBC1 summer schedule.“

Katie Attwood, series editor at production company Shine TV, added: ”This series we’ve got another fantastic line-up of willing celebrities ready to commence battle, and for the first time in the heats we kick off with the Market Test which throws up some pretty unusual creations for John and Gregg to say the least.

“It promises to be full of fun, surprises and some great food.”

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