Heidi Range

Heidi Range

'Celebrity MasterChef' will return on July 31.

The cooking competition will be back on BBC One at the end of the month as 16 stars - including Sugababes singer Heidi Range and Boyzone star Shane Lynch - battle to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Carla-Maria Lawson, Executive Producer of the programme, said: "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."

Comics Les Dennis and Katy Brand will also star on the show alongside 'Bottom' actor Ade Edmondson and rapper Speech Debelle.

Actors John Thomson, Denise Black and Brian Capron will join sports stars Phillips Idowu, Matthew Hoggard and Joe Calzaghe on the show as they bid to wow the judges with their culinary skills.

What's more, TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff, Jo Wood and Janet Street-Porter will be hoping their kitchen talents will be good enough to impress John and Gregg.

Over the programme's six-week run, contestants will face challenges as they have to mass cater for the Harlequins rugby team and events such as Cirque du Soleil.