Celebrity MasterChef – BBC1

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: ****