The X Factor star Rylan Clark is heading into the kitchen to take part alongside the likes of ex EastEnders star Scott Maslen in the new series of Celebrity MasterChef.

The star who also won Celebrity Big Brother and is now hosting the spin-off show Bit On The Side will be joined by famous faces including Keith Chegwin, Chesney Hawkes and Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding.

Also  in the kitchen are Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe and the show’s former judge Arlene Phillips.

Arlene Phillips

Arlene Phillips will be in the MasterChef kitchen (Yui Mok/PA)

 

The line-up for the BBC One show, hosted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace, includes actress Amanda Donohoe, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and comic Syd Little.

Also featured are actors, Sheree Murphy, Tish Potter, Craig Gazey, singer Mica Paris and Tom Parker from The Wanted along with TV presenters Sam Nixon, Andy Akinwolere, Yvette Fielding, journalist Samira Ahmed and paralympian Danny Crates.

Celebrity MasterChef executive producer 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.”

The 12-episode show will see the celebrities face invention tests and have to cook for its hosts and work with professional chefs. Previous winners include Lisa Faulkner, Jayne Middlemiss and Matt Dawson.

The new series of Celebrity MasterChef will screen in the autumn.