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