Stars including Sarah Harding Rylan Clark will be putting their culinarily skills to the test…

The Celebrity Masterchef 2015 line-up has been announced and it’s a good one!

Big names featuring in this year’s popular BBC1 cooking show include Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, who will also be starring in Coronation Street this summer, Big Brother’s Bit on The Side presenter Rylan Clark and singer Chesney Hawkes.

Ecstatic Rylan tweeted fans the happy news: ‘Very Excited to announce I’ve taken part in this years Celebrity Masterchef. @MasterChefUK,’ he wrote.

And One and Only singer Chesney shared with fans a selfie of him holding a lobster. He captioned the hilarious pic: ‘Guess who’s on Celeb Masterchef this summer?’

Former Big Brother star and comedian Keith Chegwin is also amongst the mix, as well as Most Haunted host Yvette Fielding, former The Wanted singer Tom Parker and ex Pussycat Dolls star Kimberly Wyatt.

Also trying to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with their delightful dishes is a handful of soapstars, including ex-Eastenders actor Scott Maslen, who played Jack Branning in the soap, Sheree Murphy, who starred as Tricia Dingle in Emmerdale, and Graeme Proctor, who played butcher Craig Gazey in Coronation Street.

Other stars who have also signed up for the kitchen test include actresses Amanda Donohoe and Tish Potter, and TV presenters Sam Nixon and Andy Akinwolere. Strictly Come Dancing dancer Natalie Lowe and ex-Strictly judge Arlene Phillips are also part of the line-up alongside soul singer Mica Paris, comedian Syd Little, broadcaster Samira Ahmed and former Paralympian Danny Crates.

The 10th series will feature 12 episodes over six weeks, finishing with a finals week that will include a 90-minute special with three cooks competing for the title.

Executive producer for the BBC Carla-Maria Lawson said: ‘This year’s intake of celebrities are amongst the most skilled to brave the MasterChef challenge. Their culinary journey makes for a thoroughly entertaining and thrilling ride!

We can’t wait!  

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Lisa Blake