Celebrity MasterChef LIVE – Full line-up including Faye Winter & Ryan Thomas as BBC show returns TONIGHT | The Sun

CELEBRITY MasterChef returns to our TV screens tonight as five fresh faces prepare to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

The full line-up has been announced for this series and it is jam packed with some well known faces including Faye Winter and Ryan Thomas.

In total, 20 celebrities will take part in Celebrity Masterchef 2022, including several actors, former sports stars and a drag act.

Kirsty Gallacher and ex professional boxer Chris Eubank will be stepping into the kitchen to impress judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode.

Tonight's show will be aired on BBC One and will start at 8:00pm.

Read our MasterChef live blog below for the latest news and updates…

  • Louis Allwood

    What is Gregg Wallace's net worth?

    According to Celeb Worth, Gregg's net worth is a staggering £4.1 million.

    BBC salary figures show he was paid £250,000 in 2016 just for his MasterChef work.

    His Greengrocer business also had a turnover of £7.5 million at its peak, according to Personally Speaking Bureau.

    But while Gregg has experienced many business successes, he is not one to experience any failures.

    His greengrocers business West Veg folded in 2013, and was revealed to be £500,000 in debt, according to The Sun.

  • Louis Allwood

    Who is Katya Jones?

    Strictly's professional dancer Katya Jones is also said to be joining this year's celebrity competition.

    The Russian dance queen is set to take on a challenge in the cooking competition.

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    Ru Paul's Drag Race star will enter the kitchen

    Drag star Kitty Scott-Claus will also attempt to impress the judges with her cooking skills.

    She is best known for appearing on season three of Ru Paul's Drag Race.

    With Kitty being a runner-up in the drag race competition, it's possible she could have the same luck on MasterChef.

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    Who is Gregg Wallace?

    Gregg Wallace is a 57-year-old former costermonger, baker and TV personality, born in Elephant and Castle, London.

    Gregg has been doing the MasterChef gig since 2005, and he's also on the panel of MasterChef: The Professionals and Celebrity MasterChef.

    He has also presented BBC shows including Supermarket Secrets and Eat Well for Less?, as well as going behind the scenes of food production on Inside The Factory.

    Aside from his TV projects, Gregg is also a writer and a farmer, and he used to own two restaurants in Bermondsey and Putney – until they folded in 2014, owing suppliers £150,000.

    In 2016, Gregg married Anne-Marie Sterpini, 21 years his junior, in an intimate ceremony at Hever Castle in Kent.

    Anne-Marie is Gregg's fourth wife, and he has two children from his second marriage to Denise, a former pastry chef.

    He currently lives in Whitstable, Kent, with his two children and Anne-Marie.

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    Who is John Torode?

    The Melbourne-native is 56-years-old and currently lives in London.

    At 16 years old, John left school to attend catering college and after a decade of training, he moved to the UK in 1991, to work at a sous chef at Quaglino's.

    While working at Quaglino's, John first met his fellow MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace, who was running a vegetable supply company.

    He is most famous for his role as TV judge on MasterChef, starring in both the British and Australian versions of the show.

    John Torode first met his partner Lisa Faulkner, famous for appearing on shows like EastEnders, Brookside and Holby City, in 2010.

    Lisa was also a contestant and won Celebrity MasterChef. At the time of the show being filmed, Lisa was married to Eastenders actor Chris Coghill, with whom she has an eight-year-old adopted daughter Billie.

    The pair divorced in April 2012 after a seven-year marriage, and six months later, Lisa went public with her relationship with John.

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    Paul Chuckle will return to our screens

    Comedian Paul Elliot is best known for his duo act with his late brother Barry.

    He was one of two of the Chuckle Brothers who were popular in the late 90s and early 2000s.

    He has been added to the celebrity line-up and hopes to impress the judges with his culinary skills.

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    Who is Ryan Thomas?

    Ryan Thomas who is best known for his appearances in Coronation Street.

    He has been keeping busy and spending time with his son and partner Lucy, who is expecting their second baby.

    The soap star will appear on the celebrity edition of the competition this year.

  • Louis Allwood

    Who is Lisa Snowden?

    Radio presenter Lisa Snowden is due to take part in the Celebrity MasterChef competition this year.

    She was the host of the Living TV reality television show Britain's Next Top Model between 2006 and 2009.

    Lisa also co-presented Capital Breakfast on Capital London between August 2008 and December 2015.

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    Viewers are 'in for a treat'

    Post pandemic, this series sees the Semi-Finalists and Finalists face challenges cooking for large numbers of people including a special centenary challenge to mark 100 years of the BBC.

    Katie Attwood, MasterChef Series Editor, said: “Celebrity MasterChef is a firm favourite in the television must-see calendar and this series is as funny, engaging and nail-biting as ever.

    "John and Gregg are in for a treat, as are our viewers.”

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    How will this series run?

    Following on from a hugely successful MasterChef final earlier this year, Celebrity MasterChef features four heat weeks concentrating on whittling down the celebrities; testing their abilities until only the best go through to the final stages.

    The series will once again feature an array of cookery challenges designed to stretch the celebrities’ culinary ability to their limits including the returning challenges in the heat rounds; Under The Cloche, The Street Food Challenge and Dinner Party Dish.

    Then the top celebrity cooks face the nerve-racking and exhilarating challenges during the Semi and Final Week stages.

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    Who will be taking part?

    The brand new series will see 20 celebs battle it out for the coveted Celebrity MasterChef 2022 trophy.

    Among them are Strictly Come Dancing's Katya Jones, former Love Islander Faye Winter, All Saints' Mel Blatt and McFly singer Danny Jones.

    Chris Eubank will be swapping his boxing gloves for oven gloves, and former footballer Jimmy Bullard will also be attempting to wow the judges with his culinary expertise.

    TV presenters Adam Pearson, Kirsty Gallacher and Lisa Snowdon will also take part, alongside telly choirmaster Gareth Malone OBE, comedian Kae Kurd, reality star MoJo and drag performer, Kitty Scott-Claus.

    The Wire actor Clarke Peters will join Birds Of A Feather icon Lesley Joseph and soap favourites Cliff Parisi, Richard Blackwood and Ryan Thomas in the kitchen, while Nancy Dell’Olio and kids' favourite Paul Chuckle round off the cast.

  • Louis Allwood

    Celebrity MasterChef returns tonight

    CELEBRITY MasterChef returns to our TV screens tonight as five fresh faces prepare to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

    The full line-up has been announced for this series and it is jam packed with some well known faces including Faye Winter and Ryan Thomas.

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