The cooking show is back, but who is actually competing in this year's culinary contest?

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Image: Celebrity MasterChef 2015 contestants revealed

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Cooking. Doesn’t. Get. Tougher. Than. This.

Yes, it’s that time of year again when 20 celebrities with some sort of cooking skills follow in the footsteps of actors Lisa Faulkner and Sophie Thompson, and enter the MasterChef tent.


Normal order resumes with John Torode and Gregg “I love puddings” Wallace at the helm of invention tests, mass-catering challenges, guest judging and cooking in restaurants for paying customers thrown in for good measure.


It’s time to meet the contestants (warning: the line-up is dominated by former soap stars) …

Name: Chesney Hawkes
Famous for: his single, The One and Only. Um, that’s it. He must be on for a one-dish wonder ...

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Sarah Harding

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Girls Aloud: Sarah Harding

Name: Sarah Harding
Famous for: being in Girls Aloud (no, not Cheryl, the other one)

Name: Keith Chegwin
Famous for: being a TV presenter in the 70s and 80s. Anyone remember Cheggers Plays Pop? Nope, us neither …

Name: Rylan Clark
Famous for: X Factor contestant (he finished fifth) and Celebrity Big Brother winner

Name: Tish Potter
Famous for: playing Diane Lloyd in Holby City

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Scott Maslen

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Scott Maslen and his fish

Name: Scott Maslen
Famous for: playing Jack Branning in EastEnders

Name: Craig Gazey
Famous for: playing Graeme Proctor in Coronation Street

Name: Amanda Donohoe
Famous for: playing Natasha Wylde in Emmerdale (see, we said there were a lot of ex-soap stars)

Name: Tom Parker
Famous for: being in the band, The Wanted

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Arlene Phillips

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Former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips

Name: Arlene Phillips
Famous for: choreographer and former judge on Strictly Come Dancing

Name: Kimberly Wyatt
Famous for: being in the Pussycat Dolls

Name: Andy Akinwolere
Famous for: being a Blue Peter presenter. There’s got to be an "and here’s one I made earlier” dish …

Name: Natalie Lowe
Famous for: being a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing

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Mica Paris

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Soul singer: Mica Paris

Name: Mica Paris
Famous for: being a soul singer (So Good, My One Temptation, If I Love U 2 Nite, got it?)

Name: Sheree Murphy
Famous for: playing Tricia Dingle in Emmerdale

Name: Syd Little
Famous for: being one half of the comedy double act Little and Large. He also owns a restaurant in Fleetwood, Lancashire, so he could be the dark horse …

Name: Sam Nixon
Famous for: being one half of TV presenting duo Sam and Mark (Rhodes)

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Danny Crates

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Going for gold: Danny Crates

Name: Danny Crates
Famous for: representing Great Britain at the Paralympics

Name: Samira Ahmed
Famous for: being a BBC journalist and presenter of Newswatch

Name: Yvette Fielding
Famous for: presenting Blue Peter and Most Haunted

What do you think? A good line-up or have you never heard of them? Let us know in the comments box or tweet us @Homemade