Gemma Collins signs up for Celebrity Masterchef

Gemma Collins signs up for Celebrity Masterchef

Gemma Collins will go head to head with Spencer Matthews on the new series of ‘Celebrity Masterchef’.
The ‘Only Way Is Essex’ star is set to compete on the cooking show alongside the ‘Made In Chelsea’ star and a host of other famous faces including ‘Holby City’s Chizzy Akudolu and ‘EastEnders’ John Partridge.
Actress Lisa Maxwell – who starred in ‘The Bill’ – has also been announced for the BBC One show, as well as television presenter Michelle Ackerley, presenter Jean Johansson and entrepreneur Jay Blades. Stella Parton, who is Dolly Parton’s sister, and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star AJ Pritchard will be showing off their culinary skills alongside The Saturdays’ Frankie Bridge, actor Keith Allen and cricket star Monty Panesar.
Union J’s Josh Cuthbert, singer Carol Decker, radio presenter Clara Amfo and singer Anita Harris will all take part whilst Zoe Lyons, rugby star Martin Bayfield and paralympian Stefanie Reid complete the line up.
John Torode and Gregg Wallace will return to whittle down the 20 celebrity contestants with a series of cooking challenges across six weeks as they bid to be crowned Celebrity MasterChef Champion 2018.
The celebrities will have the chance to cook for critics and past winners as well as cooking alongside top chef Bryn Williams and going on to serve their own three-course menu.
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."