Celebrity MasterChef on the move AGAIN but it’s back to evening this time!
Celebrity Masterchef has yet again been moved around in the BBC timeslots, but this time – viewers will be pleased to hear – the move is back to its evening schedule, which the show’s bosses are hoping will bring back viewers.
As fans of the show will know, when the corporation moved the show to an afternoon slot, airing at 2.15pm, audiences dropped dramatically to an average of just 700,000 viewers per edition, compared to the usual 5million when the show aired in the evening.
So now it’s back at 6.30pm for a new six week run, and the Daily Mirror reports that gardening guru Diarmuid Gavin is to compete this year, along with Neighbours star Anne Charleston, ex-Blue Peter host Zoe Salmon, and singers Gareth Gates and Cheryl Baker…
The line-up in the new series is completed by actors Laila Rouass, George Layton and Emma Kennedy, as well as TV presenters Michael Underwood and Richard McCourt.
Also, Olympic swimmer Steve Parry, gold Olympic medallist Rebecca Romero, and footballer Danny Mills will all hope to cook up a win, as will radio presenter Jamie Theakston, comedian Jenny Éclair, and singer Javine.
The celebs will do kitchen battle from next month across thirty episodes which, as mentioned, will run in the 6.30pm slot on BBC2 for six weeks.
To make it to the final eight, the contestants will have to cook a three-course meal for show hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace, and a similar feast for three guest judges, who are set to include former winners Lisa Faulkner and Phil Vickery.
Are you glad the show’s back to it’s normal timeslot?