Joey Essex and Adam Woodyatt sign up for Celebrity MasterChef

Joey Essex and Adam Woodyatt sign up for Celebrity MasterChef

Joey Essex and Adam Woodyatt are among the stars to have signed up for ‘Celebrity MasterChef’.
The BBC One cooking show is set to return with a cast of famous faces looking to impress judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode with their culinary skills over six weeks of kitchen challenges.
Former ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ star Joey has been confirmed alongside the ‘EastEnders’ actor, with the full lineup also featuring retired footballer Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock, and reality stars Vicky Pattison, Dr. Alex George and Dom Parker.
They will be competing against ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ pro Oti Mabuse, retired Olympian Greg Rutherford, Motown legend Martha Reeves, long distance runner Andy Grant and heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte.
Former boxing manager Kellie Maloney has also been confirmed, alongside French actress Elizabeth Bourgine, ‘Finding Dad’ star Mim Shaikh, designer Dame Zandra Rhodes, weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker, DJ Judge Jules, Radio One’s Ricky Haywood-Williams, presenter Jenny Ryan and comedian Josie Long.
BBC commissioning editor Carla-Maria Lawson said: "This ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ has all of the right ingredients for a series full of entertainment, pressure and fun.
"Once again we have a brilliant variety of different characters and there will be some surprises along the way as they are put through their paces and pushed to their limits."
The winner will follow in the footsteps of past champions like John Partridge, Kimberly Wyatt, Phil Vickery and Nadia Sawalha.
David Ambler, Shine TV executive producer, added: "This year we’ve really put the [celebs] through their paces with some really exciting new challenges and world class chef guest judges.
"The series has it all – commitment, passion, plenty of laughs and entertainment and some really incredible food – cooked by the most unlikely of people. It’s been a joy to produce and I can’t wait for fans of the show to see it."