Celebrity Masterchef 2020 line up: Gethin Jones joins Judy Murray, Phil Daniels, John Barnes and a host of familiar faces
The new series was filmed before lockdownby Laura Harding, PA, Karen Price
Welsh TV presenter Gethin Jones is among the contestants of the new series of Celebrity Masterchef when it returns to our screens this summer.
Quadrophenia actor Phil Daniels, tennis coach Judy Murray and blind travel presenter Amar Latif are also among the stars who will take part in the BBC cookery series, it has been announced.
They will be joined by footballer John Barnes, RuPaul's Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz, Rak-Su singer Myles Stephenson, and Olympians Sam Quek and Sir Matthew Pinsent in a bid to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.
Filmed before the current coronavirus crisis, the famous faces will be put through their culinary paces over five weeks to find out who has the cooking skills to take home the trophy.
Former Blue Peter presenter and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Gethin - who is from Cardiff and recently co-hosted The One Show with Alex Jones - tweeted about his forthcoming project today, saying: "What d’ya fancy for dinner then?!"
Also on the bill is Death In Paradise actress Shyko Amos, This Time With Alan Partridge star Felicity Montagu and comedians Crissy Rock and Judi Love, singer Lady Leshurr, Kingdom Choir conductor Karen Gibson, television presenters Jeff Brazier and Dom Littlewood, The Only Way Is Essex star Pete Wicks, broadcaster Riyadh Khalaf and The Apprentice star Thomas Skinner.
After four weeks of heats, the semi-final and final week stages will see the celebrities tasked with mass catering from tents for one hundred people for a special anniversary lunch, a takeaway themed Invention Test, and cooking for celebrity chef Aldo Zilli.
Carla-Maria Lawson, commissioning editor for the BBC, said: "The 20 celebrities who've taken up the MasterChef challenge this year are an exciting, ambitious and brave bunch.
"There's been no holding back in their pursuit of the coveted Celebrity MasterChef title and their efforts will be a real treat for viewers in the BBC One summer schedule."