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Celebrity Masterchef 2016: The line-up

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Alexis ConranActor, writer and magician Alexis Conran is best known to viewers as a star of The Real Hustle – and he is now ready to put his culinary skills to the test. "So excited to be taking part in celebrity @MasterChefUK," he wrote on Twitter. "Let the fun, tears, cuts and burns commence!"

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Amelle BerrabahAmelle Berrabah is a former member of the Sugababes. It's not her first time competing in a celebrity programme; in 2014, she took part in the gymnastic show Tumble.

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Amy ChildsFormer TOWIE star Amy Childs is no stranger to the cameras, but will she be able to cut it in the Masterchef kitchen?The 25-year-old confirmed her appearance on the show on Twitter, writing: "Yes everyone it's true, I will be appearing on this year's celebrity @MasterChefUK," along with a thumbs-up emoji.

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Audley HarrisonBoxing champion Audley Harrison can certainly perform under immense pressure, but how will he fare when he swaps his boxing gloves for oven gloves?

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Cherry HealeyTV presenter Cherry Healey is known for fronting her own self-titled lifestyle documentaries, but will it be her name in lights at the end of the show?

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David HarperAntiques expert David Harper is best known for his appearances on shows including Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Show and Cash in the Attic… Here's hoping that his culinary skills are up to date!

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Donna AirSuper stylish Donna Air will no doubt plate up beautiful plates of food – but will they taste as good as they look?

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Gleb ShevchenkoStrictly star Gleb is a master of the dance floor, but will he be able to sashay his way to victory in the Masterchef kitchen?

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Jimmy OsmondAmerican singing star Jimmy Osmond will be hoping he hits all the right notes in the kitchen.

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Laila MorseFormer EastEnders star Laila Morse – who played 'Big Mo' – is no stranger to reality shows, having appeared in the jungle and on Dancing On Ice.

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Liz JohnsonParalypian swimmer Liz Johnson, 30, has represented Britain in Beijing, Athens and London, but how will she fare when she swaps the pool for pots and pans?

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Louise MinchinLouise Minchin is usually at home on the BBC Breakfast sofa – but will early morning dishes be her forte?

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Marcus ButlerVlogger Marcus Butler has more than four million subscribers to his main YouTube channel, and has already proven he's a dab hand in the kitchen, cooking up healthy lunches on screen. But will the pressure of Masterchef prove too much?

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Neil BackNeil Back is a former rugby world cup winner, but does he have what it takes to lift the Masterchef trophy?

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Richard ColesRichard Coles is a priest, a former pop star and a broadcaster – but is he also a chef in the making?

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Sid OwenEastEnders star Sid Owen was last seen hurling himself off a mountain as a contestant on The Jump – so serving up food to John and Gregg should be a walk in the park…

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Simon WebbeFormer Blue star Simon previously appeared on I'm A Celebrity… Judges John and Gregg will be hoping for something a little tastier than jungle bugs when it comes to plating up.

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SinittaBy her own admission, cooking is not one of Sinitta's strengths. But the star will be hoping to change all that during her time on the show.

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Tina MaloneShameless star Tina Malone will also be putting her cooking skills to the test in the new series.

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Tommy CannonOne half of comedy double act Cannon & Ball, Tommy Cannon will be hoping his food is no laughing matter in the competition.

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