I'm a Celeb's Myles Stephenson and TOWIE's Pete Wicks join Celeb MasterChef

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Celebrity MasterChef 2020 line-up has been revealed and it includes stars from I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here and Death in Paradise.

On Monday (May 25), the BBC revealed the 20 celebrities who would compete on this year's celebrity cooking challenge, which was filmed before the coronavirus pandemic lockdown and will air this summer.

Amongst the stars taking part are I'm A Celeb's Myles Stephenson, Death in Paradise actress Shyko Amos, This Time With Alan Partridge star Felicity Montagu, Judy Murray, Kingdom Choir conductor Karen Gibson, singer Lady Leshurr, Quadrophenia actor Phil Daniels, television presenters Gethin Jones, Jeff Brazier and Dom Littlewood and broadcaster Riyadh Khalaf.

TOWIE's Pete Wicks, RuPaul Drag Race UK's Baga Chipz, Olympians Sam Quek and Sir Matthew Pinsent, comedians Judi Love and Crissy Rock, The Apprentice star Thomas Skinner, Celebrity Big Brother's John Barnes and the show's first-ever blind contestant Amar Latif complete the line-up.

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

"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 BBC One summer schedule."

The 2020 line-up announcement follows last year's Celebrity MasterChef winner Vicky Pattison revealing she found the show "very high pressure".

"It's quite stressful," she said.

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Related: Celebrity MasterChef's Vicky Pattison admits the show was "very high pressure"

"It's a difficult atmosphere to be in, I found it very high pressure.

"I spent most of my nights crying into a glass of white wine in the bath because I was just so overwhelmed with the stress. It was just a lot to deal with."

Celebrity MasterChef will return this summer on BBC One.

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