Celebrity MasterChef 2024: Everything We Know So Far

By Ellie Smith

4 weeks ago

A new batch of celebrities will compete in the kitchen

A Traitors star, one of the Sugababes and a Love Islander are just some of the famous faces set to appear in the 2024 edition of Celebrity MasterChef. The TV show is returning for its 19th edition this summer, complete with an eclectic line-up of 20 figures from the worlds of screen, stage, sport and arts. As usual, the series will follow the celebrities as they battle it out in the kitchen through a series of increasingly tough culinary challenges, with the hopes of being crowned the winner.

Who Is Starring In Celebrity MasterChef 2024?

This year, contestants will include The Traitors’ Diane Carson, presenter Jake Quickenden, former Love Island star Chloe Burrows, and popstar Ian ‘H’ Watkins from Steps. Sugababes’ Mutya Buena will also be joining them in the kitchen, alongside TV judge Dominic Skinner, model Emma Thynn, Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Vito Coppola, and EastEnders actor Danielle Harold.

Diane Carson

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The full line-up is:

  • Reality Star and Influencer, Charlotte Crosby
  • Reality Star, Chloe Burrows
  • Model and TV Personality, Christine McGuinness
  • TV and Radio Presenter, Craig Doyle
  • Actor, Danielle Harold
  • TV Personality, Diane Carson
  • Make-Up Artist and TV Judge, Dominic Skinner
  • TV and Radio Presenter, Edith Bowman
  • Model and TV Personality, Emma Thynn
  • Comedian and Actor, Eshaan Akbar
  • Gladiator and Team GB Sprinter, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
  • Pop Star, Ian ‘H’ Watkins
  • Singer, Actor and Presenter, Jake Quickenden
  • Comedian, Jamie MacDonald
  • Pop Star, Mutya Buena
  • BBC Radio 2 Presenter, OJ Borg
  • Actor, Rochenda Sandall
  • TV and Radio Presenter, Snoochie Shy
  • Actor, Tamer Hassan 
  • Professional Dancer and Choreographer, Vito Coppola.
Jake Quickenden

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Who Are The Judges?

Chef John Torode and broadcaster Gregg Wallace will be returning as judges.

What Happens In Celebrity MasterChef?

The BBC show sees a number of celebrities taking part in six weeks of culinary challenges, which increase in difficulty week on week. It begins with four Heat weeks of three episodes, which test the contestants’ cooking skills, ahead of the semi-final, where the celebrities battle it out for a place in the final. In the final week, the remaining contestants must impress well-known celebrity chefs with their cooking, culminating in the ultimate competition, where three finalists must cook a three-course meal for John and Gregg. 

As the BBC outlines: ‘The first Heat episode sees five new celebs each week face their first daunting task – the notorious Under The Cloche challenge – creating a dish from scratch that shows off what they can do. Next, they will need to deliver a two-course Dinner Party Menu. The successful cooks will then get the chance to step inside the world of a professional restaurant and think-up their own Food Truck dish. Then, in Quarter Finals, face an all-important critique from returning Champions and Finalists.’

The synopsis continues: ‘After Heats, the eight successful celebrities will face up to what Semi and Final Week have in store for them, from the brand-new Pizza round and a task requiring them to stay on track as they help create an opulent dining experience on the British Pullman Train, to the hotly anticipated Chef’s Table and an impossibly tricky brief of cooking something they don’t like to eat.’

Who Has Won Won Celebrity MasterChef Before?

Previous winners have included:

  • Broadcaster Wynne Evans, 2023
  • Presenter Lisa Snowdon, 2022
  • Parasport athlete Kadeena Cox, 2021
  • Irish broadcaster Riyadh Khalaf, 2020
  • Olympian Greg Rutherford, 2019
  • Actor John Partridge, 2018

Is There A Release Date?

We haven’t yet got a release date, but the BBC has announced the show will return this summer. It will air on BBC One and be available on BBC iPlayer.