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Celebrity MasterChef contestants 2023

Love Islanders and TV legends: Here’s how all the Celebrity MasterChef stars rose to fame

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Celebrity MasterChef is back on BBC One and by the end of six weeks, we’ll see which celeb has actually got a bit about them and can cook really well. This year’s series has a pretty decent pick of celebs that guaranteed you’ll recognise one way or another. While their faces may be recognisable to some, how did Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestants get the recognition in the first place?

Here is how all the Celebrity MasterChef 2023 contestants rose to fame and managed to bag themselves a spot on the popular cooking series.

Amy Walsh

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Job: Actress

Amy Walsh is an actress best known for her role as Tracy Metcalfe on the ITV soap Emmerdale. Her sister is famous singer Kimberley Walsh, best known for being a member of the group Girls Aloud.

Apl.de.Ap

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Job: Rapper and philanthropist

Apl.de.Ap is a Filipino-American rapper, singer and record producer. He is most well known for being a founding member of the group Black Eyed Peas.

Cheryl Hole

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Job: Drag artist

Cheryl Hole is an English drag queen who is best known for being one of the first contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and later the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs the World.

Dani Dyer

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Job: Reality TV star

Dani Dyer is a reality TV star turned influencer following winning Love Island in 2018. She has also gone on to have acting roles alongside her father, Danny Dyer.

Dave Benson Phillips

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Job: TV presenter and entertainer

Dave Benson Phillips is a British entertainer and children’s television presenter. He is best known for presenting Playhouse Disney and CBBC’s Get Your Own Back.

Diane Buswell

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Job: Professional dancer

Diane Buswell rose to prominence for her time as a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing.

Jamelia

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Job: Singer

Job: Singer

Job: Actor

Viewers will likely recognise James Buckley for his role as Jay Cartwright in the E4 sitcom, The Inbetweeners and the two following movies. He has also appeared in White Gold and Zapped.

Max George

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Job: Musician

Max George is best known for being part of the boyband The Wanted. He is also currently dating EastEnders star Maisie Smith.

Locksmith

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Job: Musical artist

Locksmith, real name Leon Rolle, is part of the drum and bass band Rudimental.

Luca Bish

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Job: Reality TV star

Luca Bish is best known for being on Love Island in 2022. He came in second place alongside Gemma Owen and has since turned the world of influencing like many of his co-stars.

Marcus Brigstocke

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Job: Comedian and actor

Marcus Brigstocke is a comedian and actor. He has appeared on the BBC Radio 4 show, Brig Society and played Mikey in Love Actually.

Remi Burgz

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Job: Radio broadcaster

Remi Burgz is a BBC 1Xtra DJ who joined the station in 2021. She presents the drive time slot from Monday to Friday.

Mica Vin

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Job: Reality TV star

Mica Vin rose to fame as a series regular on Channel 4’s Gogglebox. She first appeared on the show in 2018, alongside her husband, but they later left the show in 2022.

Michael Praed

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Job: Actor

Michael Praed is an actor best known for his role as Robin Hood in the TV series Robin of Sherwood.

Richie Anderson

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Job: Radio presenter

Richie Anderson is best known for presenting the travel reports on weekday mornings on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 show. He appeared on the latest series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2022.

Shazia Mirza

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Job: Comedian

Shazia Mirza is best known for her stand-up comedy and has also written articles for The Guardian.

Sam Fox

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Job: Model and singer

Sam Fox is a former glamour model. She has also released a number of songs including Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now and Touch Me.

Wynne Evans

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Job: Singer

Wynne Evans is a singer who you will most definitely recognise for playing Gio Compario in the Go Compare adverts.

Terry Christian

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Job: Journalist and broadcaster

Terry Christian is a broadcaster and journalist best known for presenting the ITV show It’s My Life. He also hosted The Word on Channel 4.

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