Katie Price ‘begins filming for Celebrity MasterChef 2021’ (Picture: FilmMagic)
Katie Price is hoping to impress when it comes to her culinary skills, as she’s set to star in the new series of Celebrity MasterChef.
It’s reported that the 2021 series of the BBC cooking contest has already begun filming and Katie is among this year’s celebrity contestants.
It’s claimed the former glamour model is ‘really excited’ for viewers to see a new side to her as she battles it out on the programme in the hopes of winning over MasterChef judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode.
‘Katie’s really excited for people to see a different side to her,’ a source told The Sun.
‘She’s actually a really good cook and wants to show off her kitchen skills.’
The insider added: ‘She won’t crumble under the pressure of cooking for Gregg and John, because she has to cook for five fussy kids every night.’
Katie is hoping to impress judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode (Picture: BBC/Shine TV)
In July last year, documentary filmmaker and TV host Riyadh Khalaf was crowned the winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2020, beating fellow finalists Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sam Quek.
Reacting to his win, Riyadh said on the series: ‘I am absolutely in shock. I can’t believe it, it’s an incredible feeling. This show I have been watching since I was in school and to have gone from being a fan of the show to winning the thing – this is without a doubt the biggest achievement of my life.’
Now, it’s Katie who is no doubt hoping to follow in the footsteps of past winners Greg Rutherford, Angellica Bell, Kimberly Wyatt and Lisa Faulkner.
Riyadh Khalaf was crowned the winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2020 (Picture: PA)
News of her addition to the show comes after fans saw Katie in a BBC documentary following her and her teenage son Harvey Price, 18.
Katie Price: Harvey and Me explores Katie’s relationship with Harvey – who has Prader-Willi Syndrome and is autistic – and the daily challenges she faces while caring for him.
She was widely praised following the documentary airing last month, which showed her trying to find a residential college for Harvey, with the mum-of-five saying she feels ‘comforted to know she is not alone’ after receiving support from fans.
Katie was recently seen in a BBC documentary about son Harvey (Picture: BBC One)
‘A message of thanks from us both… we have been overwhelmed by the amount of support Harvey, myself and my family have received since Harvey & Mr aired last week,’ she wrote on social media.
‘I have been inundated with emails and stories from parents in a similar situation to myself and Harvey, it’s been a comfort to hear I’m not alone and that many of you are experiencing the same.’
Katie is also mum to Junior, 15, and daughter Princess, 13, who she shares with ex-husband Peter Andre, and Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, from her previous marriage to Kieran Hayler.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Katie’s rep and a spokesperson for BBC.