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'Celebrity Masterchef' To Star Heidi Range, Les Dennis, Shane Lynch

25/06/2013 10:14 BST | Updated 25/06/2013 14:44 BST

Sugababe Heidi Range has signed up to wow viewers with her culinary skills as one of the famous faces attempting to impress John Torode and Gregg Wallace on the new series of 'Celebrity Masterchef'.

And she's not the only pop star swapping a microphone for a spatula, Boyzone's Shane Lynch will also don his chef's hat.

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The 16 celebrities taking on the kitchen challenge include comic Les Dennis, actors John Thomson, Denise Black and Brian Capron, and 'Bottom' star Ade Edmondson.

Katy Brand, Shappi Khorsandi, TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff and sports stars Phillips Idowu, Matthew Hoggard and Joe Calzaghe are also competing.

Jo Wood, rapper Speech Debelle and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter complete the line-up.

The celebs will be challenged to a mass catering session for Cirque du Soleil and the Harlequins rugby team and will also have to impress former 'Celebrity MasterChef' stars Lisa Faulkner, Phil Vickery and Andi Peters with their grub.

Exec producer Carla-Maria Lawson said in a statement: "The return of Celebrity MasterChef to this BBC One peak time slot sees thrills and spills and some extraordinary cooking from our lineup of well-known faces.

"In this series, the contestants' enthusiasm in their pursuit of the 'MasterChef' trophy is palpable, often inspiring and sometimes very, very funny."

Which star do you think will triumph in the new series of 'Celebrity Masterchef'?

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