Celebrity MasterChef Christmas Cook-Off contestants: Who's in the 2021 line-up?

MASTERCHEF returns this Christmas with its Celebrity MasterChef Christmas Cook-Off.

The two-episode cook-off will feature ten celebrities, ready to get their hands on the MasterChef trophy, but, who will be competing?

Who is in the Celebrity MasterChef 2021 lineup?

Oti Mabuse

Two-time Strictly Come Dancing champion Oti Mabuse will be switching the ballroom for the kitchen.

Oti has previously appeared in the MasterChef kitchen as a contestant in the 2019 MasterChef Celebrity season.

Joey Essex

Joey may be most known for his appearances on The Only Way Is Essex from 2011 – 2013 but the Essex star still graces our screens.

He has since gone on to appear in other reality shows Celebs Go Dating and I'm A Celeb, where he came in fourth place.

Neil Ruddock

Neil "Razor" Ruddock is a retired footballer, famed for playing for Liverpool, Southampton and West Ham.

Despite his career spanning 17 years, he only made one appearance for England.

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Judi Love

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2021 is the year for Judi.Credit: Splash

Comedian and presenter Judi Love has had a busy year.

Not only will she be rounding it out with an appearance on MasterChef but Judi has contested in Strictly Come Dancing, being the fifth contestant to be eliminated.

Su Pollard

Su Pollard's acting career has spanned over 45 years.

The Hi-de-Hi! actress has focused more on her theatre career over the last decade, starring in the one-woman show Harpy and making pantomime appearances.

Gemma Collins

Gemma is the second of The Only Way Is Essex stars to appear in MasterChef's Christmas Special.

After leaving the popular reality TV show, Gemma has starred in her own show Gemma Collins: Diva and made guest appearances on various TV shows.

Joe Swash

Actor and presenter Joe Swash will be battling it out in the MasterChef kitchen.

The ex-EastEnders star has previously won I'm A Celeb in 2008 and the 2020 season of Dancing On Ice, so he'll be gunning for a MasterChef win.

Les Dennis

Famed for presenting Family Fortunes during the 90s, Les Dennis will be showing off his best dishes.

He played Michael Rodwell in the ITV soap Coronation Street and made an appearance in the revived TV show Birds Of A Feather.

Les came second in the 2002 Celebrity Big Brother.

Mica Paris

Not only does the soul singer have a music career spanning over thirty years but she also has some acting credits underneath her belt.

Mica joined the East-End in 2020 when she was cast as Ellie Nixon in EastEnders.

Mica was appointed a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in 2020 for her services to music, entertainment and charity.

Rev Richard Coles

Rev Richard Coles is a Church of England priest and musician.

The priest hasn't shied away from making TV appearances.

He contested on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 where he was the second person to be eliminated.

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