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Celebrity MasterChef is on BBC One at 9pm tonight – line up and who’s favourite to win

CELEBRITY MasterChef returned to TV screens this summer for another mouth-watering series, with some of our favourite famous faces.

As the competition heats up, we give you a rundown of everything there is to know about the hit BBC One show.

How to watch Celebrity MasterChef 2019?

The 14th seriesof  Celebrity MasterChef is broadcast on BBC One on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Mondays and Friday the programmes airs from 9pm to 10pm but on Wednesday it starts at 8pm and lasts for an hour.

Of course, all episodes are available to watch on catch-up on the BBC iPlayer app once they have aired.

Celebrity MasterChef is fronted by chefs John Torode and Gregg Wallace, who have been a part of the series since its revamp in 2005.

Who are the Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestants?

Adam Woodyatt

Famed for his long-standing role in EastEnders as Iain Beale, the TV star is a favourite among soap lovers.

He first joined the drama series in the ‘80s but has also had roles in The Baker Street Boys and The Bill.

Elizabeth Bourgine

The French actress has appeared in film, television and theatre and has had more than 60 roles in her lengthy career.

She originally started out as a dancer and model, before turning her hand to acting, landing a role in the film Nestor Burma.

Mim Shaikh

Min is an actor and radio presenter of Pakistan origin, who lead an hour-long BBC documentary titled Finding Dad in 2018.

The programme followed the 1Xtra host as he tried to tack down his long-lost father.

Vicky Pattison

Vicky, who shot to fame on the MTV reality show Geordie Shore, is competing in the latest series of MasterChef.

She has previously appeared in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and hosted the spin-off show Extra Camp after winning the series in 2015.

The TV star is best known for appearing in Channel 4’s Googlebox alongside his wife, Stephanie Parker.

Dr Alex George

Alex was unlucky in love when he appeared on Love Island 2018 but won the hearts of the nation.

Following his stint on the ITV2 dating show he returned to his day job as a doctor but also makes guest appearances on Good Morning Britain.

Joey Essex

The Essex-native is one of TOWIE’s most success cast members and has gone on to have his own show since quitting the ITVBe series in 2013.

He recently appeared in the revamped MTV Cribs and had his own show, Educating Joey Essex.

Martha Reeves

Motown legend Martha was the lead singer of the group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.

Their hits included ‘Come and Get These Memories’, ‘Nowhere to Run’, ‘Heat Wave’, ‘Jimmy Mack’, and their signature ‘Dancing In The Street’.

Greg is an Olympic gold medallist known for competing for Team GB as a long jumper at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2014 Commonwealth Games among other.

He has also competed in the 100m but his skill set lies in the field event, which earned him a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics.

Heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte

Dillian is a British professional boxer, who has held multiple regional heavyweight championship titles.

He has held the WBC Silver title since 2017, the WBO International title since 2018 and previously the British title from 2016 to 2017.

Kellie Maloney

Kellie, formerly Frank, is a former boxing manager turned transgender campaigner after undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

He previously managed Lennox Lewis and announced he wanted to be known as Kellie in August, 2014.

Dame Zandra Rhodes

Zandra is an iconic English fashion designer, who has designed for the likes Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury and The Struts.

She has collaborated with retail giant Marks and Spencers on a collection and jewellery line.

Oti Mabuse

Oti is best known for being a professional dancer on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and she was a judges on The Greatest Dancer.

In 2018, she and her sisters also appeared in Channel 4’s Celebrity Googlebox.

Andy Grant

Andy is a retired long distance and former Marine from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, who now lives in Liverpool.

He won two gold medals and a bronze at the Invictus games and in July 2016 he broke the record to become the world’s fastest single leg amputee.

Tomasz is a weather presenter on BBC, who also works for the Met Office and paints on the side.

He then went to the University of Reading to study meteorology and by 2000 he was presenting BBC Weather,

Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock

Neil is often referred to as football’s hardman for his antics on and off the football pitch.

When he retired he appeared on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes in April 2006.

Judge Jules

Judge Jules is a superstar DJ and lawyer, known for his DJ activities, music production and popular radio show.

He was voted best DJ in the world by DJ Mag in the year 1995, also he was a contributor to the UK-based black music magazine Soul Underground between 1988 and 1990.

Rickie Haywood-Williams

Rickie Haywood-Williamsis a Radio 1 presenter, who regularly hosted Kiss FM and worked on the 2016 TV series Bang on the Money.

The radio personality moved to the BBC1 to cover Charlier Sloth's evening slot alongside co-hosts Melvin Odoom and Charlie Hedges.

Jenny Ryan

Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan is a professional quizzer on ITV’s The Chase, alongside Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty and Paul Sinha.

She has also made appearance on quiz show Fifteen to One and The Weakest Link  and was a member of a team, ‘The Gamblers’, on Only Connec.

Josie Long

Josie Long is a British comedian, who won the BBC New Comedy Awards at 17, and started doing stand-up at the age of 14.

In 2006, she received the If.comeddies Best Newcomer award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for her show Kindness and Exuberance

What are the latest Celebrity MasterChef 2019 odds?

Coral's Harry Aitkenhead said: "It's a wide open competition this time around and it's certainly going to hot up in the kitchen over the next few weeks as the celebs battle it out to win Celebrity Masterchef 2019.

"We make Elizabeth Bourgine our favourite in the early stages, and we think she has everything in her favour for a great run."

2/1 Elizabeth Bourgine

3/1 Zandra Rhodes

3/1 Rickie Haywood-Williams

4/1 Mim Shaikh

5/1 Tomasz Schafernacker

8/1 Greg Rutherford

10/1 Dom Parker

10/1 Alex George

10/1 Martha Reeves

10/1 Vicky Pattinson

12/1 Judge Jules

12/1 Josie Long

14/1 Jenny Ryan

14/1 Oti Mabuse

16/1 Dillian Whyte

16/1 Joey Essex

Is there a prize for Celebrity MasterChef 2019?

Over the course of six weeks the celebrities battle it out to nab the winner’s trophy and the title of Celebrity MasterChef Champion 2019.

There is no other known reward for winning the series, a part of the fact the celebrity gets to gloat that they impressed top chefs John and Gregg.

Who won Celebrity MasterChef 2018?

John Partridge won Celebrity MasterChef 2018 and broke down in tear after he was announced as the champion.

The former EastEnders star had wowed judges for weeks with his culinary skills and could not hold back his emotions.

At the time, he sobbed: “It has been one of the best experiences of my life; I thought it was going to be all about cooking and about food and it ended up being so much more than that.

“I cooked to remember. To remind myself of who I am, where I’m from and what I can still be aand now to have actually won… it just feels really, really good.”

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