Every Celebrity MasterChef winner ever – from Matt Dawson to Riyadh Khalaf

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Celebrity MasterChef winners have surprised fans over the years.

From Loose Women panelists to former Atomic Kittens to Olympic champions, who would’ve thought these famous faces were so talented in the kitchen? In fact, one former contestant was such a hit on the show, she ended up marrying judge John Torode.

But who are the former Celebrity MasterChef winners? Here’s everything you need to know…

Celebrity MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace have judged the show since 2006 (Credit: BBC)

Every Celebrity MasterChef winner ever

As the amateur series gets well underway, we look back at some of the cooking franchise’s most famous champions.

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They might not be best-known for their food, but there’s no doubt that they can deliver some top-quality cooking.

Here is every Celebrity MasterChef winner ever.

Matt Dawson – series one, 2006

Rugby legend Matt Dawson shocked everyone when he came out on top in the first-ever Celebrity MasterChef series back in 2006.

Since his victory, Dawson has released his own cookbook and even presented the cooking show Monster Munchies.

Matt Dawson MasterChef Matt Dawson won the first Celebrity MasterChef series (Credit: Alamy/John Sanders Photography)

Nadia Sawalha – series two, 2007

Loose Women host Sawalha beat the likes of Phil Tufnell and Craig Revel Horwood to the second Celebrity MasterChef title.

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Since then, she has released no less than six cookbooks and presented cooking programmes such as Saturday Cookbook.

Sawalha Nadia Sawalha won Celebrity MasterChef in  (Credit: Alamy/Rich Gold)

Liz McClarnon – series three, 2008

In the 2008 Celebrity MasterChef final, McClarnon wowed the judges with her stellar deconstructed beef wellington.

Since her triumph, she has appeared on several popular cooking shows, and even designed a pasta dish for Pizza Hut!

McLarnon Celebrity MasterChef Liz McClarnon has gone on to design a pasta dish for Pizza Hut (Credit: Alamy/Matt Crossick)

Jayne Middlemiss – series four, 2009

Unlike many previous winners, Middlemiss hasn’t publically continued to pursue a career in the kitchen.

Her most recent notable TV appearance was on Pointless Celebrities back in 2019. It remains to be seen whether she will belatedly launch a new cooking career.

Middlemiss MasterChef After her win, Jayne Middlemiss hasn’t continued her career in the kitchen (Credit: Alamy/WENN Rights)

Lisa Faulkner – series five, 2010

By contrast, 2010 winner Faulkner continues to enjoy an extremely successful cooking career – not least because of her subsequent marriage to MasterChef judge John Torode.

In addition to releasing several popular cookbooks, Faulkner now hosts her own show alongside husband Torode.

Faulkner Torode After her appearance, Lisa Faulkner went on to marry judge John Torode (Credit: Alamy/Stills Press)

Phil Vickery – series six, 2011

The second rugby player to win the Celebrity MasterChef crown, Phil Vickery wowed the judges with his classic British cooking.

Since his triumph, Vickery has continued to be actively involved in food, becoming the face of Sausage Week in 2014.

Phil Vickery Celebrity MasterChef Phil Vickery became the face of British Sausage Week in 2014 (Credit: Alamy/amer ghazzal)

Emma Kennedy – series seven, 2012

Kennedy won the title in 2012, beating out footballer Danny Mills and presenter Michael Underwood in the final.

Although her cooking career has stalled, the actor and author has made regular TV appearances on shows including Only Connect.

Emma Kennedy Emma Kennedy beat out Danny Mills and Michael Underwood in the final (Credit: Alamy/Cheese Scientist)

Ade Edmondson – series eight, 2013

Actor and comedian Edmondson won plaudits for dishes such as celeriac remoulade and sea bass stuffed with scallop mousse.

While his cooking career seems to have stalled, he continues to be a regular on successful TV shows, such as Sky’s Save Me.

Ade Edmondson Celebrity MasterChef Ade Edmondson came out on top in the final with an impressive seabass dish (Credit: Alamy/Geraint Lewis)

Sophie Thompson – series nine, 2014

Thompson beat out stiff competition in 2014 from the likes of Christopher Biggins and Emma Barton.

Since her win, she has released her own recipe book, as well as starred in popular shows such as The Detectorists.

Sophie Thompson MasterChef Sophie Thompson was triumphant in 2014 when she joined the Celebrity MasterChef winners’ hall of fame (Credit: Alamy/Doug Peters)

Kimberly Wyatt – series ten, 2015

Pussycat Doll singer Wyatt narrowly beat out competition from the likes of current Ready Steady Cook host Rylan Clark-Neal in the 2015 final.

After presenting her own kitchen garden segment on ITV show Lorraine, Wyatt subsequently rejoined the girl group in 2020. Understandably, this cut short her burgeoning cooking career.

Wyatt Pussycat Dolls Wyatt rejoined the Pussycat Dolls in 2020 (Credit: Alamy/Stills Press)

Alexis Conran – series 11, 2016

Actor and TV presenter Conran beat off competition from Jimmy Osmond to win the show’s 11th series.

Although he has not continued to pursue a career in the kitchen, Conran is now the host of a Times Radio show.

Alexis Conran Conran won the 11th series of Celebrity MasterChef (Credit: Alamy/PA)

Angelica Bell – series 12, 2017

Former CBBC host Bell was a deserved winner back in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since!

After her triumph, she has co-presented the BBC’s Big Family Cooking Showdown. Sticking with the food theme, she has even released her own cookbook under the title Fantastic Eats!

Angelica Bell Celebrity MasterChef winner Bell released her first cookbook in 2019 (Credit: Alamy/PA)

John Partridge – series 13, 2018

EastEnders star John Partridge impressed the judges in the 2018 final, triumphing over rugby player Martin Bayfield and Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews.

Partridge has since revealed that the show helped him to kick his cocaine habit. He has gone on to release his own cookbook, There’s No Taste Like Home.

Celebrity MasterChef John Partridge John Partridge has since revealed that Celebrity MasterChef saved him from a serious cocain habit (Credit: Alamy/Phil Rees)

Greg Rutherford – series 14, 2019

Olympic champion Greg Rutherford was no stranger to competitive cooking before his 2019 triumph.

Besides MasterChef, Rutherford has also competed in contests like Battlechefs and The Great Sporting Relief Bake Off. Small wonder he was so well prepared.

Greg Rutherford MasterChef Greg Rutherford is one of the super talents Celebrity MasterChef winners (Credit: Alamy/dpa picture alliance)

Riyadh Khalaf – series 15, 2020

The most recent winner of the popular spin-off, broadcaster Khalaf won fans across the country after movingly dedicating his semi-final dishes to his father.

Since his win, Khalaf is yet to do anything formal in the food space, although his Instagram account features regular photos of exciting new dishes that he continues to cook up.

Riyadh Khalaf Khalaf is the most recent winner of Celebrity MasterChef (Credit: Alamy/PA)

When is Celebrity MasterChef on?

With the new amateur series well underway, Celebrity MasterChef won’t return to our screens for a while.

According to the Radio Times, filming usually starts around March.

This means that fans can expect the show to return around July.