Following last week’s final of Masterchef, BBC have announced the star lineup for the upcoming celebrity edition, Celebrity Masterchef 2014.
20 celebrities will battle it out in the kitchen to become the new winner of the Masterchef trophy and follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Ade Edmondson. This year it seems that the line-up is dominated by TV actors from soap operas such as Coronation Street, Holby City and Eastenders.
Eastenders’ Alex Ferns (who played Trevor Morgan), Todd Carty (Mark Fowler), Emma Barton (Honey Mitchell) and Sophie Thompson (Stella Crawford) will be in the mix, pitted against Coronation Street actor Ken Morley (Reg Holdsworth) and Holby City’s Leslie Ash and Tina Hobley. Alongside the soap stars will be various well-known personalities such as Christopher Biggins, pop stars Kiki Dee and JB Gill from JLS, TV presenters Tania Bryer and Alison Hammond and former supermodel Jodie Kidd.
Also set to be in the kitchen are Made In Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh, dancer Wayne Sleep, actors Amanda Burton and Jason Connery, adventurer Charley Boorman, astrologer Russell Grant and fashion expert Susannah Constantine. This year looks set to be an interesting and unpredictable series, with creator Karen Ross revealing: “It is often a terrifyingly rocky road to get from the early disasters to the real hard core-cooking talent. This year will not disappoint.”
The show is to be aired on BBC next month.