'Celebrity Masterchef 2016 Contestants': From Amy Childs To Gleb Sevchenko, We Predict Their Chances

20 celebs are competing for this year's title.

17/05/2016 13:28 | Updated 22 June 2016

Tonight sees 20 more stars lining up to take their chances in the 'Celebrity Masterchef' kitchen, under the watchful gaze of hosts John Torode and Greg Wallace. 

It's an eclectic roll call, from 'EastEnders' veterans Sid Owen and Laila Morse, 'Strictly' discovery Gleb Sevchenko to BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin and Paralympian Liz Johnson. 

It's as tough as ever, with tasks including working in a professional kitchen, to cooking for the Chelsea Pensioners for the Queen's 90th birthday.

With twelve programmes over six weeks, there'll be undoubtedly an ebb and flow of favourites along the way, but ahead of tonight's debut, here's where we're putting our money... 

  • Tommy Cannon
    One half of comedy duo Cannon and Ball, Tommy will be hoping the judges are smiling for the right reasons. Expected position: 20
  • David Harper
    An antiques expert, David will be hoping that he has the contemporary cuisine knowledge to match. Expected position: 19
  • Laila Morse
    An 'EastEnders' alumna and reality show veteran, Laila won't be daunted. Expected position: 18
  • Sid Owen
    Another veteran of Albert Square, surely after taking part in The Jump, this should be easy business. Expected position: 17
  • Amelle Berrabah
    One of the Sugababes... any good with savoury? She looks like someone who doesn't resort to a KFC on the way home. Expected position: 16
  • Tina Malone
    Best known for playing Mimi Maguire in 'Shameless', we're expecting bold dish choices from Tina. And she won't take any nonsense from Greg. Expected position: 15
  • Richard Coles
    As a pop star turned vicar, he'll know his pastries and cream teas, and after reading his eye-popping memoir, winning Masterchef wouldn't be the strangest thing to happen in his eventful life. Expected position: 14
  • Alexis Conran
    Star of 'The Durrells', Alexis is known for his hustling skills, so will be able to get himself out of a tricky corner if anything doesn't go to plan. Expected position: 13
  • Jimmy Osmond
    Someone's got to feed that huge Osmond clan... Expected position: 12
  • Louise Minchin
    To look that good on all those early morning rises, Louise must be getting her menu right. Expected position: 11
  • Audley Harrison
    All those hours in the ring can only be effective on a balanced diet, which means Audley must know his carbs from his cabbages. Expected position: 10
  • Cherry Healey
    Surely you don't make all those TV shows on supermarket food without picking up a few tips? Expected position: 9
  • Amy Childs
    The surprise card - will either sink, or swim all the way to the trophy. 'Who's Doing the Dishes' proved she knows her way round the kitchen. Expected position: 8
  • Sinitta
    You don't get to look like Sinitta, without knowing how to cook up perfect food. However, her stint in the jungle revealed she does falter under pressure. Expected position: 7
  • Liz Johnson
    The Paralympian swimmer will be nothing if not competitive. Expected position: 6
  • Simon Webbe
    He knows how to cook up a feast out of almost nothing after his stint in the 'I'm a Celeb' jungle. And after his runner-up spot on 'Strictly', he'll be determined to go one better. Expected position: 5
  • Neil Back
    There's a tradition of sporting heroes thriving on the pressure of reality show competitions - will Neil keep up the good work? Expected position: 4
  • Gleb Sevchenko
    After wowing fans on 'Strictly', Gleb will be hoping his hands can perform as many miracles as his feet. Again, you don't get to dance like that without knowing about nutrition, but that's not necessarily the same as fine dining. Expected position: 3
  • Marcus Butler
    Marcus already demonstrates his skills on his YouTube channel where four million subscribers watch him create music, sports footage and... healthy lunches. What?? This is surely a massive advantage for him going in. Expected position: 2
  • Donna Air
    As a style writer, Donna will have an indisputable advantage when it comes to presentation. Expected position: 1

'Celebrity Masterchef returns to BBC One this evening (Wed 22 June).

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