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Celebrity MasterChef 2018 line-up revealed

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Chloe Best
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The line-up for Celebrity MasterChef 2018 has been revealed – and it looks even better than ever! Dad-to-be Spencer Matthews will be showing off his cooking prowess, along with Frankie Bridge, Gemma Collins and Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard. The celebrities will compete over six weeks and twelve programmes in order to win the praise of judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace, and a bid to be championed Celebrity MasterChef Champion 2018.

Joining the line-up is Keith Allen, Lisa Maxwell and John Partridge, as well as Dolly Parton's sister Stella and Union J singer Josh Cuthbert. BBC Commissioning Editor, Carla-Maria Lawson, said: "Celebrity MasterChef is a real treat in BBC One’s summer schedule. This series features a wonderfully diverse line up of celebrities donning the iconic aprons. They're out of their comfort zones but determined to make their mark in the MasterChef kitchen. Along the way, viewers can expect high drama served alongside some great food." Click through the gallery to see the full line-up…

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2 Spencer Matthews

Spencer Matthews:

The Made in Chelsea star and soon-to-be father will be hoping to impress with his culinary skills. Spencer said on Twitter that he "absolutely loved" filming the show after the news was announced on Wednesday.

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3 Frankie Bridge

Frankie Bridge:

Frankie has admitted she is stepping out of her comfort zone in order to compete on Celebrity MasterChef. The Saturdays singer said: "Well… in the name of trying new things and pushing myself out of my comfort zone… I'm on @masterchefuk on @bbcone in the summer."

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4 Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins:

TOWIE star Gemma Collins will be bringing a sense of fun to the MasterChef kitchen. Sharing the news with her fans on Instagram, Gemma said: "I am so excited to announce I will be appearing on MASTERCHEF. It was interesting to say the least and a few burnt fingers haha."

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5 AJ Pritchard

AJ Pritchard:

The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer will be trading the ballroom for the kitchen, and we can't wait to see how he does. AJ will know at least one of his fellow competitors – Frankie Bridge, as he competed with her bandmate Mollie King on the BBC dancing show in 2017.

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6 Keith Allen

Keith Allen:

The actor, who is best known for his roles in Trainspotting and Marcella, is among the 20 Celebrity MasterChef contestants. We're sure his children Alfie and Lily Allen will be watching and giving him their support. Lily shared the news on Twitter, simply writing: "DAD."

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7 Chizzy Akudolu

Chizzy Akudolu:

She may have not fared too well on Strictly, but Holby City star Chizzy Akudolu will be hoping for better success in the MasterChef kitchen. "Can't wait for you all to see my egg, chips and beans," Chizzy joked of her culinary skills on Twitter.

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8 John Partridge

John Partridge:

EastEnders actor John Partridge will be reunited with his former Celebrity Big Brother housemate Gemma Collins in the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen. While the pair didn't always see eye-to-eye at the time, John hinted that they have since made up, tweeting: "That was then… this is now," when a fan commented on their reunion.

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9 Lisa Maxwell

Lisa Maxwell:

Loose Women panellist Lisa Maxwell is also on the Celebrity MasterChef line-up. "Here we go!" she tweeted when the news was announced, later sharing an official photo from the show with the caption: "Little chef."

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10 Stella Parton

Stella Parton:

Viewers will get to know Stella Parton, the sister of country singer Dolly Parton, when she makes her MasterChef debut. We wonder if the award-winning actress and singer-songwriter will be as talented in the kitchen!

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11 Josh Cuthbert

Josh Cuthbert:

The Union J singer and model will be hoping to showcase his culinary talents on the BBC show. He will be following in the footsteps of his bandmate Jaymi Hensley, who competed on the show in 2017.

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12 Clara Amfo

Clara Amfo:

Fans of BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo will get to see how she fares in the kitchen as she joins the Celebrity MasterChef line-up. "Definitely an experience and look forward to you all watching it," Clara tweeted on Wednesday.

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13 Jay Blades

Jay Blades:

Jay Blades, who recently appeared with Gok Wan on his show Gok's Fill Your House for Free, will be competing against Spencer, Frankie and the other stars to win the Celebrity MasterChef 2018 crown.

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14 Zoe Lyons

Zoe Lyons:

Bringing some laughs to the kitchen is British comedian Zoe Lyons, who is sure to lighten the mood when it gets a little stressful!

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15 Michelle Ackerley

Michelle Ackerley:

Michelle is best known for her roles on The One Show and Watchdog, and appears excited about her foray into cooking. "Let the cooking commence!" she tweeted on Wednesday.

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16 Jean Johansson

Jean Johansson:

"THIS IS HAPPENING!" Jean tweeted in excitement when it was revealed she had joined the Celebrity MasterChef line-up. The Scottish TV presenter is a reporter for The One Show and works as a daytime TV presenter for Animal Park.

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17 Martin Bayfield

Martin Bayfield:

He's already a talented actor, broadcaster and former Rugby Union player, but how will Martin Bayfield fare in the kitchen?

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18 Carol Decker

Carol Decker:

T'Pau star Carol Decker also shared her excitement at taking part in the BBC competition. "Tune in and see how I got on!!" she tweeted to her followers on Wednesday.

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19 Anita Harris

Anita Harris:

English singer and actress Anita Harris is best known for her performances in the Carry On films, but she will be making a return to TV with a completely different role – in the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen.

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20 Stef Reid

Stef Reid:

Track and field Paralympian Stef Reid will be going for gold in the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen, an accolade to put alongside her bronze and silver Olympic medals.

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21 Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar:

He was forced out of Dancing on Ice due to injury, so we're sure Monty Panesar is hoping for better success on Celebrity MasterChef!

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