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BEST Home Cook is back with a twist – this time the contestants will be celebrities.
The series will welcome ten celebrities from completely different backgrounds to show their mettle in the kitchen. Here’s who will be entering the Best Home Cook kitchen…
The new series of Best Home Cook will feature ten celebsCredit: BBC
Celebrity Best Home Cook full line-up: Who are this year’s celebs?
Ferne McCann is an ex-Towie star and TV personalityCredit: BBC
Ferne McCann is an ex-Towie star and TV personality. She now runs her own fitness business.
Her popularity sky-rocketed two years later when she became a finalist on hit show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
In January 2016, she joined ITV’s This Morning as a showbiz reporter.
Ferne’s home cooked signature dish is homemade hoisin pork tender loin with Asian slaw in lettuce wraps.
Ed Byrne is an Irish stand-up comedianCredit: BBC
Ed Byrne is an Irish stand-up comedian, voice over artist and actor.
Ed presented TV shows Uncut! Best Unseen Ads and Just for Laughs, and is a regular guest on The Panel, HeadJam, Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Ed’s home cooked signature dish is smoked pork ribs.
Rachel Johnson is a journalist and the younger sister of Boris JohnsonCredit: BBC
She is a journalist and has worked for the Financial Times and the BBC.
She regularly appears on discussion panels, including Question Time and Sky News’ The Pledge.
Rachel’s home cooked signature dish is macaroni cheese.
Karim Zeroual is a television presenter and personalityCredit: BBC
Karim is a television presenter and personality.
He has anchored CBBC for the last six years.
Karim’s home cooked signature dish would be chicken curry, with cumin rice, chapatis and all the trimmings.
Ruth Madeley is a British actressCredit: BBC
Ruth Madeley is a British actress known for her roles in Don’t Take My Baby, Katy and Five by Five.
She also appeared in season seven of Cold Feet as Tracey McHarrie, a disabled woman who gets fired.
Ruth’s home cooked signature dish is a hearty lasagne.
Tom Read Wilson
Tom Read Wilson likes to cook salmonCredit: BBC
He also he appeared on The Voice UK back in 2016.
Tom’s ultimate home cooked dish would be salmon steak with a ‘good homemade hollandaise sauce’.
Desiree is a comedian and narratorCredit: BBC
Originally from Los Angeles, she has also lived in New York and Peckham and is known for her stand-up performances.
Desiree says her home cooked signature dish is Monkey Bread.
Gareth Thomas is a Wales rugby union legendCredit: BBC
Gareth Thomas is a Wales rugby union legend who was capped 100 times for the national side.
The rugby star is the second highest record holder for the most tries scored by the Welsh side.
He also appeared in the ninth series of Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing On Ice.
Gareth’s ultimate home cooked dish is Glamorgan sausages – a Welsh vegetarian sausage.
Shobna Gulati played the role of Sunita Alahan on Coronation StreetCredit: BBC
She is also known for playing Anita in Victoria Wood‘s comedy Dinnerladies, appearing in both series of the popular show.
Shobna’s favourite meal to cook is a prawn in coconut and tomato sauce.
Ed Balls is a former Labour MPCredit: BBC
Ed Balls is a former Labour MP.
Balls later became Shadow Home Secretary and later Shadow Chancellor under Miliband.
Ed appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016.
Like Ruth, Ed’s home cooked signature dish is a lasagne.
When is Celebrity Best Home Cook 2021 on?
Celebrity Best Home Cook is on TV on Tuesday, January 26, at 9pm.
It will show on BBC One and will be available to watch online via BBC iPlayer.