Celebrity MasterChef 2022 returns to BBC One this week with famous faces including Lesley Joseph, as they battle it out on the popular cooking show.
Once again the show will feature an all-star line-up ranging from comedy icons, award-winning musicians, world champion sporting heroes to actors for the coveted Celebrity MasterChef 2022 title.
Lesley Joseph, who is most known for her character in Birds Of A Feather sitcom, is set to compete against Call the Midwife actor Cliff Parisi, Strictly Come Dancing pro Katya Jones and former boxer Chris Eubank, to name a few.
John Torode and Gregg Wallace will also return to evaluate the culinary skills of each celebrity in a series of cooking tasks.
So, who is Lesley Joseph and what is Celebrity MasterChef 2022 about? Here’s everything you need to know.
Who is Lesley Joseph and what is her role in hit series Birds Of A Feather?
Born on October 14, 1945 in Haringey, London, Lesley grew up in Kingsthorpe, Northampton and made her first appearance as a stage actress in Godspell at the Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth.
From 1989 to 1998, she played Dorien Green in the BBC One sitcom Birds of a Feather, alongside Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson.
The mum-of-two then appeared in Cinderella at Theatre Royal in Plymouth in 2008 before embarking on a UK tour of Hot Flush! in 2014.
From December 2010 to January 2011, she appeared in the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Belfast and later that year, she starred as Chris in the stage show Calendar Girls, based on the film of the same name.
She was also one of the four contestants that took part in the Christmas special of The Great British Sewing Bee, which aired on BBC 1 on New Year’s Eve 2020.
Alongside her Birds of a Feather co-star Linda Robson, she made an appearance on Celebrity Coach Trip’s sixth season in 2022.
Who else is in the Celebrity Masterchef 2022 line-up?
There are 19 other celebrity contestants who will be donning their aprons for the latest season of Celebrity Masterchef.
- Adam Pearson
- Chris Eubank
- Clarke Peters
- Cliff Parisi
- Danny Jones
- Faye Winter
- Gareth Malone OBE
- Jimmy Bullard
- Kae Kurd
- Katya Jones
- Kirsty Gallacher
- Kitty Scott-Claus
- Lesley Joseph
- Lisa Snowdon
- Mel Blatt
- Nancy Dell’Olio
- Paul Chuckle
- Queen Mojo
- Richard Blackwood
- Ryan Thomas
What happens in the Celebrity Masterchef 2022?
Four heat weeks of Celebrity MasterChef 2022 are dedicated to eliminating celebrities and evaluating their skills so that only the best advance to the final rounds.
The series will once again feature a variety of cooking challenges meant to test the celebrity contestants’ culinary skills, including Under The Cloche, The Street Food Challenge, and Dinner Party Dish, which will return for the heat rounds.
A variety of cooking challenges, including the recurring ones from the heat rounds, Under The Cloche, The Street Food Challenge, and Dinner Party Dish, will once again be featured in the series in a bid to push the celebs’ culinary skills to the limit.
Following the Celebrity Masterchef heats, the top celebrity chefs compete in the tense and thrilling semi final week phases, where semi finalists and finalists must prepare meals for big crowds of people, including a special challenge to celebrate the BBC’s 100th anniversary.
When does Celebrity MasterChef start?
The new series will continue on Thursday, August 11 at 8pm and Friday, August 12 at 9pm.