When does Celebrity MasterChef 2021 start on BBC One?

THE Celebrity MasterChef line-up sparked huge excitement when it was revealed, as famous faces prepare to cook under the watchful eyes of the judges.

The good news is, there isn't long to wait until the 16th edition of the show gets underway.

When does Celebrity MasterChef 2021 start on BBC One?

Celebrity MasterChef will kick off on August 9, 2021 at 9pm.

The series will play out over the course of six weeks and will air on BBC One.

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 are the Celebrity MasterChef 2021 contestants?

The Celebrity MasterChef 2021 line-up was revealed back in April 2021 with a varied list of stars all gearing up for the gruelling cooking contest.

Twenty 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 Pollard.

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. 

Comedian Munya Chawawa, star of Michael Dapaah's hit show Belly Must Go with Maya Jama, will be a sure fire hit with his impressive recipes up his sleeves.

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 as narrator on the show.

Who won Celebrity MasterChef 2020?

The 2020 line-up was equally jam-packed with famous names.

The stellar cast included four-time Olympic rowing gold medal winner Sir Matthew Pinsent and X-Factor winner Myles Stephenson.

The six week-long 2020 competition eventually concluded with Irish-Iraqi broadcaster and YouTuber Riyadh Khalaf being crowned the winner.

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