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This year's Celebrity MasterChef competitors
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More famous faces try not to wilt under the pressure as Celebrity MasterChef returns for a new season

The ovens are hot, the knives have been sharpened and the aprons are on… get ready for a new series of Celebrity MasterChef.

John Torode and Gregg Wallace laughing

Still hungry: John Torode and Gregg Wallace

Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace are on hand once more to put faces from TV, radio, music and sport through their paces in TV’s toughest cookery contest.

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Hoping to impress in this week’s first heat are Strictly Come Dancing pro-dancer Oti Mabuse, TV personality Joey Essex, ex-professional footballer Neil "Razor" Ruddock, iconic fashion designer Dame Zandra Rhodes and long-distance runner and former marine, Andy Grant.

Former TOWIE star Joey certainly brings the entertainment factor and his culinary skills might actually surprise you…

Continues Wednesday and Friday.

TV Times rating: ****

Victoria Wilson
Feature Writer for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and WhatToWatch.com

With over 20 years’ experience writing about TV and film, Vicky currently writes features for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week magazines plus news and watching guides for WhatToWatch.com, a job which involves chatting to a whole host of famous faces. Our Vicky LOVES light entertainment, with Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice UK among her fave shows. Basically, if it’s got a shiny floor, she’s all over it! When she’s not watching TV, you might find Vicky in therapy… retail therapy that is!