Former X-Factor contestant Rylan Clark is to test his culinary skills on the tenth edition of Celebrity Masterchef. He'll be looking to impress returning judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace to follow in the footsteps of previous winners Sophie Thompson, Ade Edmondson, Lisa Faulkner and Matt Dawson.

Rylan ClarkRylan Clark will test his culinary skills on Celebrity Masterchef

Clark is just one of the famous faces on this year's show and he'll be joined by 80's pop icon Chesney Hawkes, Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips, Pussycat Doll Kimberley Wyatt, former soap star Sheree Murphy, Tom Parker from The Wanted, TV presenter Sam Nixon and the paralympian Danny Crates. 

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Executive Producers Karen Ross and David Ambler, said: "This year's Celebrity MasterChef sees more catastrophes, competitiveness, disasters and edge of seat moments than we have ever come across before. Marry that with some of the most delightful, determined and inspired cooks producing some truly amazing food and we have a competition that is really fitting for our tenth anniversary!" 

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Other stars taking part include dancer Natalie Lowe, Radio 4 broadcaster Samira Ahmed, former Blue Peter presenter Andy Akinwolere, ghost-hunter Yvette Fielding, comedian Syd Little, soul singer Mica Paris and actors Scott Maslen, Patricia Potter, Craig Gazey and Amanda Donohue. 

This year's show will begin with four weeks of heats in which five celebrities at a time will face invention tests before being sent to a professional kitchen. The following night, the remaining four will cook in relay, mass cater and impress past MasterChef champions. 

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