Zoe Lyons

Zoe Lyons

Nominated for the if.comedy award for best newcomer at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe.
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Zoe Lyons joins MasterChef

Comic is among this year's celebrity line-up

Zoe Lyons has been announced as part of the line-up for this year’s Celebrity MasterChef.

The comedian is one of 20 stars who will be presenting their creations to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace over the six-week run this summer

As well as their solo efforts, the programme includes a new ‘pairs challenge’ which also tests the celebrities communication skills.

Contestants will also be cooking in top-class restaurant kitchens and catering for huge numbers, as well as trying to impress  critics and past winners

BBC commissioning editor Carla-Maria Lawson praised the ‘wonderfully diverse line-up of celebrities’.

Executive producer  David Ambler, added: ‘e’re really excited to have so many great names takes part in this year’s Celebrity Master Chef. BBC One Viewers are in for a treat - as well as plenty of laughs and the odd disaster, there’s also some really ambitious and tasty food.’

The rest of the line-up is: 

  • Stella Parton,  singer and sister of Dolly
  • Keith Allen,  actor
  • Spencer Matthews,  former Made in Chelsea star
  • Monty Panesar,  English cricketer
  • Chizzy Akudolu,  Holby City star
  • Lisa Maxwell,  The Bill actor
  • Carol Decker,  1980s pop star
  • John Partridge,  Eastenders actor
  • Michelle Ackerley,  TV presenter
  • Jay Blades,  social entrepreneur and designer
  • Martin Bayfield,  former rugby union star
  • Stefanie Reid,  world champion Paralympian
  • Josh Cuthbert,  former Union J singer
  • Clara Amfo,  BBC Radio 1 presenter
  • Jean Johansson,  presenter
  • Anita Harris,  singer who rose to fame with the Cliff Adams Singers
  • Frankie Bridge,  former singer with The Saturdays
  • Gemma Collins,  The Only Way Is Essex star
  • AJ Pritchard, Strictly professional
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Published: 16 May 2018

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