Katie Price has been confirmed as a contestant on Celebrity MasterChef 2021.
Today the show announced its star-studded line-up of 20 celebs who will enter the infamous kitchen.
The TV star and model has had a busy year in the headlines this year but will now shift attention from her personal life onto her culinary skills.
Last week Tom Rhodes was crowned the series 17 winner of the traditional version of the longstanding BBC cooking show.
The final aired on the BBC in a delayed slot last week having initially been postponed after the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Fans of the show will now be gearing up for the celebrity edition which is set to hit screens this summer.
Celebrity MasterChef will run over a period of six weeks on the BBC.
Many Kent residents will be rooting for Katie Price who has spent periods of time in the area and owns a home just across the Kent and Sussex border.
Katie is currently redoing the house with her new fiancee Carl Woods and is sharing each step of the journey on Instagram.
She has shown a keen eye for design and organisation, but whether that will translate into the cooking world of MasterChef is another question.
Rumours of the star’s participation in Celebrity MasterChef broke earlier this year.
At the time a source told The Sun: “Katie’s really excited for people to see a different side to her – she’s actually a really good cook, and wants to show off her kitchen skills.
“She won’t crumble under the pressure of cooking for Gregg Wallace and John Torode, because she has to cook for five fussy kids every night!”
The star-studded edition of the show will also include Happy Mondays star Bez, Strictly Come Dancing professional Johannes Radebe, actress Su Pollard and Blue singer Duncan James.
Comedian Nabil Abdulrashid is also on the bill, as is The Great British Sewing Bee’s Patrick Grant, presenter Melanie Sykes, comedian Munya Chawawa, EastEnders star Rita Simmons and The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk.
Completing the line-up are model Penny Lancaster, TV presenter Joe Wash, TOWIE’s Megan McKenna, former footballer Dion Dublin, author Gavin Esler, Paralympian Kadeena Cox and actresses Melissa Johns and Michelle Collins.
Series editor Katie Attwood said: “This year’s line-up promises a huge amount of humour and entertainment.
“Lockdown has proved productive for our famous faces’ culinary skills and we are set to see some exceptional talent and astonishing dishes as the celebrities swap their day jobs for a spot in the MasterChef kitchen.”
Sarah Clay, commissioning editor for the BBC, 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.”
The winner will follow in the footsteps of Irish-Iraqi broadcaster and YouTube star Riyadh Khalaf who won the 2020 series.
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