Celebrity Masterchef 2015 lineup revealed: Rylan Clark dons his apron

Joining him will be Keith Chegwin, Chesney Hawkes and Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding

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Celebrity Masterchef is about to get a whole lot noisier as joining this year’s competition is reality-show royalty Rylan Clark.

Clark shot to fame after coming fifth in the ninth series of The X Factor, going on to win Celebrity Big Brother the next year - a show he now co-hosts.

Joining him in the kitchen will be Keith Chegwin, Chesney Hawkes and Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding as well as Strictly Come Dancing alumni, dancer Natalie Lowe and former judge Arlene Phillips.

The line-up for the BBC One show, hosted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace, includes actress Amanda Donohoe, Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt and comic Syd Little.

Also featured are actors Scott Maslen, Sheree Murphy, Tish Potter, Craig Gazey, singer Mica Paris and Tom Parker from The Wanted along with TV presenters Sam Nixon; Andy Akinwolere, Yvette Fielding, journalist Samira Ahmed and paralympian Danny Crates.

Executive producer Carla-Maria Lawson said: "This year's intake of celebrities are amongst the most skilled to brave the MasterChef challenge. Their culinary journey makes for a thoroughly entertaining and thrilling ride."

The 12 episode show will see the celebrities face invention tests and have to cook for its hosts and work with professional chefs.

Previous winners include Lisa Faulkner, Jayne Middlemiss and Matt Dawson.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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