When does Celebrity MasterChef 2021 start on BBC One?

ANOTHER series of Celebrity MasterChef has sparked huge excitement, with a number of famous faces preparing to cook under the watchful eyes of both judges.

A start date is yet to be revealed, but we know that the 16th edition of the show will play out over the course of six weeks.

When does Celebrity MasterChef 2021 start on BBC One?

Fans will have to wait a while longer for the confirmation of a release date, though BBC producers have confirmed the show will take place at some point before the turn of the year.

Series editor Katie Attwood added: "This year’s line-up promises a huge amount of humour and entertainment.

"Lockdown has proved productive for our famous faces’ culinary skills and we are set to see some exceptional talent and astonishing dishes as the celebrities swap their day jobs for a spot in the MasterChef kitchen."

Commissioning editor for the BBC Sarah Clay said: "Celebrity MasterChef is one the highlights of the British summertime schedule and this series is as entertaining and charming as ever.

"The 20 brave celebrities are joined by a host of chefs at the top of their game in brand new tasks which makes this year feel extra special. The standard of cooking is like nothing we have seen before."

Who is are the Celebrity MasterChef 2021 contestants?

The Celebrity MasterChef 2021 line-up has been revealed, with a varied list of stars all gearing up for the gruelling cooking contest.

Twenty different famous faces will appear over the course of the six-week series, including Happy Mondays star Bez, Strictly Come Dancing's Johannes Radebe and actress Su Pollardare.

This trio will be joined by comedian Munya Chawawa, Melanie Sykes, former EastEnders actress Rita Simons, singer and reality TV star Megan McKenna and Penny Lancaster.

The star-studded list doesn't end there, with actor turned presenter Joe Swash, Blue singer Duncan James, Britain’s Got Talent finalist and comedian Nabil Abdulrashid and The Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant all also taking part. 

The Repair Shop's Will Kirk is also among the contestants, along with TV star Katie Price, who recently announced her engagement to Carl Woods, ex-England footballer Dion Dublin and journalist, author Gavin Esler, Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox, Love Island and Dancing on Ice star Kem Cetinay as well as actresses Melissa Johns and Michelle Collins.

Who are the judges in Celebrity MasterChef?

As always, the contestants will be faced with the daunting task of impressing the duo of John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

If that wasn't difficult enough, successful chefs will regularly appear as guest judges, including Tom Kerridge, Nieves Barragan Mohacho and more.

British actress India Fisher will continue her role of narrator on the show.

Who won Celebrity MasterChef 2020?

The 2020 line up was equally jam-packed with famous names making up a stellar cast that included four-time Olympic rowing gold medal winner Sir Matthew Pinsent and X-Factor winner Myles Stepehenson.

Last year’s six week-long competition eventually concluded with Irish-Iraqi broadcaster and YouTuber Riyadh Khalaf being crowned as the winner.

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