Ten announces lineup for return of Celebrity MasterChef Australia

Network Ten has revealed the cast of celebrities heading into the kitchen for Celebrity MasterChef Australia, which is set to return to screens for the first time since 2009.

A group of ten celebrities will compete for the title of Celebrity MasterChef Australia 2021, with the cast including actors, sportspeople, media personalities, musicians, comedians and more.

Aussie actors Rebecca Gibney and Matt Le Nevez are both joining the lineup, as is fashion designer Collete Dinnigan.

There are a swathe of former sports stars heading into the kitchen as well, including Olympian and gold medal winner Ian Thorpe, and AFL champion Nick Riewoldt.

Former Socceroo Archie Thompson will also join, perhaps a hint that he may join the Paramount+ and Ten football team, with ViacomCBS landing the rights to the A-League and international Australian football recently.

Former Big Brother contestant and current Nova 100 Melbourne breakfast host Chrissie Swan returns to reality television, while British television presenter and daughter of Gordan Ramsey, Tilly Ramsey, is also part of the cast.

The last edition of Celebrity MasterChef was won by Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan, with nearly 1.3 million Aussies tuning in to watch the winner announcement in November, 2009.

Ten announced the 2021 Celebrity MasterChef lineup this week as part of its virtual UpClose event, during which the network previewed its content slate for the remainder of the year and also looked ahead to the launch of Paramount+ in August.

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