Celebrity MasterChef 2024: Meet this year's contestants

Everything you need to know about the cooking competition full of famous faces - including who'll be competing this year.

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Celebrity MasterChef 2024: Meet this year's contestants

If you’re eagerly awaiting the next big cooking competition to hit our screens, then you’ll be pleased to know that Celebrity Masterchef is back for its 19th series with the show set to kick off later this summer! So get ready for some cooking calamities, stressed faces and maybe even the odd surprise from some household names. While it may be slightly lighter-hearted than both regular MasterChef and MasterChef: The Professionals, the format of Celebrity MasterChef is largely the same and equally as addictive. So, before you know it, you’ll have your favourites that you’re cheering on to win.

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Spread over six weeks, the series will see 20 celebrity contestants take part in a variety of different challenges as they all vie for the prestigious crown. However, if past series are anything to go by, there will be a mixture of different cooking abilities on show. This means that we can expect everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, particularly in the earlier stages of the series.

Past winners include Greg Rutherford, Kimberley Wyatt and last year's winner Wynne Evans, who beat Amy Walsh and Luca Bish in the final. Although you might assume that the celebrities are just taking part for fun, the show has been the start of something bigger for many of the past winners. Series five winner Lisa Faulkner has now written multiple cookbooks and has also gone on to host a variety of different cookery shows including one with her now-husband and MasterChef judge, John Torode - there’s a fairytale ending if ever we’ve heard one.

Below, we have rounded up all the information you need to know about Celebrity MasterChef 2024, including where and when you can watch it, who the contestants are, and what challenges they will be taking part in. We will be regularly updating this page so keep checking back for the latest information about the series.

When does the new season start?

The exact start date has not been announced, but is expected to begin later this summer.

Where can I watch Celebrity MasterChef 2024?

All episodes will air on BBC One and are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Who are the contestants this year?

Find out the 20 lucky celebrities who will be cooking for the crown this year!

Charlotte Crosby

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Charlotte Crosby

Charlotte Crosby, 34, is a reality TV star who is best known for Georgie Shore. She also won Celebrity Big Brother back in 2013.

Chloe Burrows

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Chloe Burrows

Chloe Burrows, 28, is a reality TV star who took part in the seventh series of Love Island.

Christine McGuinness

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Christine McGuinness

Christine McGuinness, 36, is a model and TV personality, known for the reality TV series The Real Housewives of Cheshire.

Craig Doyle

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Craig Doyle

Craig Doyle, 53, is a TV and radio presenter who has worked for the BBC, ITV and BT Sport, and regularly appears on This Morning.

Danielle Harold

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Danielle Harold

Danielle Harold, 32, is an actress who is best known for appearing in EastEnders. She was also a contestant in the 2023 series of I’m a Celebrity.

Diane Carson

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Diane Carson

Diane Carson, 63, is known for appearing in season two of the BBC’s hit-show The Traitors. 

Dominic Skinner

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Dominic Skinner

Dominic Skinner, 61, is a make-up artist who has spent many years as a senior global artist at MAC Cosmetics. He has also spent time as a TV judge on Glow Up: Britain's Next make-Up Star.

Edith Bowman

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Edith Bowman

Edith Bowman, 50, is a TV and radio presenter who is best known for hosting The Radio 1 Review.

Emma Thynn

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Emma Thynn

Emma Thynn, 38, is a model, British socialite and TV personality, more commonly known as Viscountess Emma Weymouth.

Eshaan Akbar

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Eshaan Akbar

Eshaan Akbar, 39, is a stand-up comedian and actor who has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The Big Asian Stand-Up.

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Harry Aikines-Aryeetey

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, 35, is a former sprinter who represented Team GB in the Rio Olympics. He has also joined the cast of the TV show Gladiators, where he appears as 'Nitro.'

Ian ‘H’ Watkins

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Ian 'H' Watkins

Ian ‘H’ Watkins, 48, is a singer from the iconic group Steps. 

Jack Quickenden

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Jack Quickenden

Jack Quickenden, 35, is a former professional footballer. He is also a singer, actor and presenter who has competed on The X Factor and several reality TV shows.

Jamie MacDonald

Jamie MacDonald

Jamie MacDonald, 47, is a stand-up comedian and writer who has appeared on QI and Have I Got News For You. He is blind, and won the Best Presenter award for his documentary Blind Ambition.

Mutya Buena

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Mutya Buena

Mutya Buena, 39, is a pop star and member of the group Sugababes. 

OJ Borg

Celebrity MasterChef contestant OJ Borg

OJ Borg, 45, is a radio presenter and podcast host.

Rochenda Sandall

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Rochenda Sandall

Rochenda Sandall, 34, is an actor who is best known for her roles in Line of Duty, Coronation Street and Doctor Who.

Snoochie Shy

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Snoochie Shy

Snoochie Shy, 31, is a TV and radio presenter. She has also worked as a model.

Tamer Hassan

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Tamer Hassan

Tamer Hassan, 56, is an actor who is best known for his roles in The Football Factory, Layer Cake and Game of Thrones.

Vito Coppola

Celebrity MasterChef contestant Vito Coppola

Vito Coppola, 31, is a Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer.

Who won Celebrity MasterChef 2023?

The winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2023 was opera singer and broadcaster Wynne Evans. After 20 amateur cooks battled it out over six weeks, the grand final saw three contestants go head to head to be crowned the winner, including Amy Walsh, Luca Bish and Wynne Evans. 

The opera singer impressed judges John Torrode and Gregg Wallace with a meal of tuna tartare, Welsh lamb and bara brith. 

Wynne is the 18th person to become a Celebrity MasterChef winner. 

Who was in the final of Celebrity MasterChef 2023?

The contestants taking part in the final of Celebrity MasterChef 2023 were Amy Walsh, Wynne Evans, Jamelia, Max George and Luca Bish.

What happens in the Celebrity MasterChef final?

After weeks of intense heats, the next stage of the competition is the semi-final, where contestants battle it out for a place in the final and the chance to take the Celebrity MasterChef crown. The final week of the competition sees the remaining celebrities have to impress well-known celebrity chefs with their cooking. In the final itself, the three finalists have to cook a perfect three-course meal for John and Gregg.

Who are the judges on Celebrity MasterChef?

Presenters and judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace will return once again to dish out their critiques for Celebrity MasterChef 2024. The pair will also be joined occasionally by guest judges, the names of whom will be revealed as the programme airs.

What are the Celebrity MasterChef 2024 challenges? 

While the challenges change a bit every series of Celebrity MasterChef, you can expect favourites such as the market challenge where contestants have to devise a dish on the spot using only the provided produce, and the pairs challenge where contestants attempt to cook identical dishes with a wall in between them. As well as these, there will be mass-catering tasks, challenges involving cooking for former Celebrity MasterChef winners, and the celebrities will even have to try their hand at cooking in a professional kitchen.

Where is Celebrity MasterChef filmed?

Celebrity MasterChef has been filmed at 3 Mills Studios in East London since 2014. The film and television studio has also been used as a recording space for several other popular television programmes, such as Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live, Million Pound Drop Live and Stand Up To Cancer.

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