As always, Celebrity MasterChef invited stars from the world of sport, show business, music and drama to chop, slice and sizzle their way to the trophy.
Seasoned judges, John Torode and Gregg Wallace returned to have their taste buds challenged, whilst they whittle down the twenty celebrity contestants; comparing their culinary skills in their hunt to single out one champion.
Throughout the series, the celebrity contestants were put through a plethora of culinary challenges. They cooked for critics and past winners in their quest to reach the ultimate challenge of cooking with Michelin-starred chef, Jason Atherton, and of course serving up their ultimate three-course menu for John Torode and Gregg Wallace.
Celebrity MasterChef 2017 celebrities and results
Experiencing the heat of the MasterChef kitchen in 2017 and the results are:
TV presenter Angellica Bell - WINNER!
Broadcaster Dev Griffin - FINALIST!
Writer and TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson - FINALIST!
Double Olympic gold medallist Becky Adlington - ELIMINATED SEMI-FINALIST
Opera star Lesley Garrett - ELIMINATED SEMI-FINALIST
Presenter and parish priest Reverend Kate Bottley - ELIMINATED SEMI-FINALIST
French tennis legend Henri Leconte - ELIMINATED SEMI-FINALIST
Actor Brian Bovell - ELIMINATED SEMI-FINALIST
Actor and comedian Abdullah Afzal - ELIMINATED
Union J Popstar Jaymi Hensley - ELIMINATED
Singer, actress and life skills expert Patti Boulaye, OBE - ELIMINATED
Actor and director Nick Moran- ELIMINATED
Children’s TV presenter Barney Harwood- ELIMINATED
TV personality and presenter Debbie McGee - ELIMINATED
World Snooker champion, Stephen Hendry - ELIMINATED
Presenter Julia Somerville - ELIMINATED
Comedian, actor and presenter Jim Moir aka Vic Reeves - ELIMINATED
S Club 7 Popstar Rachel Stevens - ELIMINATED
Radio and TV journalist Aasmah Mir - ELIMINATED
Actor and presenter Tyger Drew-Honey - ELIMINATED
Over six weeks and twelve programmes, the first four weeks whittled the celebrities down in a series of heats with five competing celebs in each show.
The successful contestants from the heats went through to semi-final week where they faced more nerve-racking but enthralling challenges; including cooking a five- course high tea to the exact and particular standards of world-class pastry chef, Cherish Finden, at the spectacular Stowe House.
The sixth and final week saw the remaining cooks, draw on all the skills learned during their MasterChef journey when they faced not only John Torode’s unnerving Palate Test, but also the notorious restaurant critics in the terrifying Critic’s Round.
At the end of it all, it was back to MasterChef HQ for one last time where they cooked their best three-course meal for John and Gregg. It was then up to the respected judges to decide which celebrity contestant was worthy of lifting the Celebrity MasterChef 2017 trophy.
The winner follows in the footsteps of previous winners Alexis Conran, Kimberly Wyatt, Sophie Thompson, Ade Edmondson, Emma Kennedy, Phil Vickery, Lisa Faulkner, Jayne Middlemiss, Liz McClarnon, Nadia Sawalha and Matt Dawson.
Celebrity MasterChef 2017 aired on BBC One.