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Who's on Celebrity MasterChef 2021? Full line up of celebrity contestants confirmed!

Celebrity MasterChef 2021 cast: When does it start and who's on the lineup?

Celebrity MasterChef: John Torode, Gregg Wallace - (C) Shine TV - Photographer: Production

Celebrity MasterChef 2021 has arrived on BBC One - who's on the line up for the new series?

Here's all you need to know about the latest season of Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One in 2021, including the line up of celebrity contestants.

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Celebrity MasterChef 2021 - the 16th series so far - currently airs Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights at 9PM on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The show will once again be hosted by Gregg Wallace and John Torode while India Fisher will narrate.

Celebrity MasterChef 2021 line up

The cast of twenty celebrity contestants taking part in the new series have now been announced. They'll start taking part in four heats of groups of five.

Heat 1

Duncan James, Su Pollard, Munya Chawawa, Rita Simons, Bez - (C) Shine TV - Photographer: Production
Duncan James, Su Pollard, Munya Chawawa, Rita Simons, Bez - (C) Shine TV - Photographer: Production

Blue singer Duncan James
Actress Su Pollard
Comedian Munya Chawawa
Actress Rita Simons
Happy Mondays star Bez

 

Heat 2

Patrick Grant, Megan McKenna, Penny Lancaster, Melanie Sykes, Nabil Abdulrashid - (C) Shine TV - Photographer: Production
Patrick Grant, Megan McKenna, Penny Lancaster, Melanie Sykes, Nabil Abdulrashid - (C) Shine TV - Photographer: Production

Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant
Reality star and singer Megan McKenna
Media personality Penny Lancaster
TV & Radio host Mel Sykes
Britain's Got Talent comedian Nabil Abdulrashid

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Heat 3

Will Kirk, Melissa Johns, Katie Price, Joe Swash, Dion Dublin - (C) Shine TV - Photographer: Production
Will Kirk, Melissa Johns, Katie Price, Joe Swash, Dion Dublin - (C) Shine TV - Photographer: Production

The Repair Shop's Will Kirk
Actress Melissa Johns
TV personality Katie Price
TV presenter Joe Swash
Ex-England footballer Dion Dublin

 

Heat 4

Gavin Esler, Michelle Collins, Johannes Radebe, Kadeena Cox, Kem Cetinay - (C) Shine TV - Photographer: Production
Gavin Esler, Michelle Collins, Johannes Radebe, Kadeena Cox, Kem Cetinay - (C) Shine TV - Photographer: Production

Journalist Gavin Esler
Actress Michelle Collins
Strictly Come Dancing professional Johannes Radebe
Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox
Love Island's Kem Cetinay

 

The full list of celebs on the 2021 lineup will be split into four groups of five who will take part in the heats each week.

Those that avoid elimination in the heats will go forward to the semi-final week in a bid to make it through to the grand final.

The winner will follow in the footsteps of previous Celebrity MasterChef champions, Riyadh Khalaf, Greg Rutherford MBE, John Partridge, Angellica Bell, Alexis Conran, Kimberly Wyatt, Sophie Thompson, Ade Edmondson, Emma Kennedy, Phil Vickery, Lisa Faulkner, Jayne Middlemiss, Liz McClarnon, Nadia Sawalha and Matt Dawson.

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Sarah Clay, BBC commissioning editor, said: "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."

Celebrity MasterChef 2021 airs on BBC One.

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