Celebrity MasterChef cast revealed: A Gold Logie winner, Olympic swimming legend and AFL champion will join the new season – alongside the daughter of fearsome TV chef Gordon Ramsay
Channel 10 has announced the cast for the new season of Celebrity MasterChef.
The network unveiled the full line-up on Thursday, including an Olympic swimming legend and a pop star.
The contestants include Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly, Gold Logie winner Rebecca Gibney, Offspring actor Matthew Le Nevez and fashion designer Collette Dinnigan.
Announcement: Channel 10 has unveiled the cast for the new season of Celebrity MasterChef. Pictured (L-R): Nick Riewoldt, Archie Thompson, Rebecca Gibney, Tilly Ramsay, Matthew Le Nevez, Dami Im, Dilruk Jayasinha, Ian Thorpe, Collette Dinnigan and Chrissie Swan
They will appear alongside Olympic hero Ian Thorpe, former AFL star Nick Riewoldt, singer Dami Im and comedian Dilruk Jayasinha.
Radio personality Chrissie Swan and retired soccer player Archie Thompson are also set to compete on the program.
Judges Melissa Leong, Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo will be fronting the show.
Revealed: The contestants include Gold Logie winner Rebecca Gibney (left) and fashion designer Collette Dinnigan (right)
Exciting: They will appear alongside Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe (pictured), former AFL star Nick Riewoldt, singer Dami Im and comedian Dilruk Jayasinha
Channel 10 announced it was bringing back Celebrity MasterChef in May, 12 years after it last aired.
The network confirmed reports it was reviving the 2009 format by sharing an Instagram post that read: ‘Get ready… Celebrity MasterChef is coming.’
Following the announcement, judge Jock revealed a ‘sports star, a famous actor and an Australian icon’ would be among the cast.
Coming soon: Channel 10 confirmed it was bringing back Celebrity MasterChef in May, 12 years after it last aired. Pictured: Matt Le Nevez (left) and Dilruk Jayasinha (right)
Famous family: Gordon Ramsay has previously made an appearance on MasterChef Australia as a guest judge, and now his daughter Tilly (left) will be a contender on the celebrity version
‘Cannot wait for this! Coming very soon,’ he added.
Celebrity MasterChef last aired in 2009, and featured the likes of Michelle Bridges, Rachael Finch, Josh Thomas, Kirk Pengilly, Alex Perry and Eamon Sullivan.
Rumours first emerged in April that Channel 10 was planning on reviving the series, with New Idea reporting the format had received ‘the go-ahead’.
Making a return: Judges Melissa Leong, Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo will be fronting the show