Celebrity MasterChef 2021: See the full line-up, including Kadeena Cox and Duncan James

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Here’s everything we know about Celebrity MasterChef 2021, including the full line-up, the release date and the judges.

It’s always good fun when celebrities take part in our favourite reality series. Most recently, Hollywood star James McAvoy made a shock appearance in the Great British Bake Off tent. And last year, Line Of Duty fans were thrilled to see the show’s cast take part in Gogglebox

It makes sense, then, that MasterChef fans are always excited about the celebrity specials. The big question is: who’s taking part this time?

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The Celebrity MasterChef 2021 line-up has just been announced, with the official Twitter account sharing the news on its feed yesterday (22 April). It includes a mixed bag of a Paralympic champion, former soap stars, ex-boyband members, comedians and, of course, reality TV stars.

Who stars in Celebrity MasterChef 2021?

Here’s the full line-up of the 20 celebrities taking part:

  • Bez (Happy Mondays member)
  • Johannes Radebe (Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer)
  • Su Pollard (comedian)
  • Joe Swash (presenter) 
  • Duncan James (former Blue member)
  • Nabil Abdulrashid (Britain’s Got Talent finalist and comedian)
  • Patrick Grant (The Great British Sewing Bee judge)
  • Munya Chawawa (comedian) 
  • Melanie Sykes (broadcaster) 
  • Rita Simons (former EastEnders actor)
  • Megan McKenna (singer and reality TV star)
  • Penny Lancaster (model)
  • Will Kirk (The Repair Shop actor)
  • Katie Price (entrepreneur and reality TV star)
  • Dion Dublin (ex-England footballer)
  • Gavin Esler (journalist and author)
  • Kadeena Cox (Paralympic champion)
  • Kem Cetinay (Love Island star)
  • Melissa Johns (actor)
  • Michelle Collins (actor)
Kadeena Cox is on Celebrity MasterChef.
Celebrity MasterChef 2021: Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox will star.

Who will judge Celebrity MasterChef 2021?

Iconic judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace will of course be back for the series. Renowned chefs will appear also as guest judges, including Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona, Nieves Barragan Mohacho and more.

When is Celebrity MasterChef 2021 on TV?

Celebrity MasterChef will be shown over six weeks, with celebrities tackling a new series of cookery challenges. We don’t have a confirmed date, but the series will land in summer.

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…