Boyzone's Shane Lynch is among the 16 contestants taking part in the BBC's Celebrity MasterChef later this summer.

Also competing in the new, John Torode and Gregg Wallace-hosted series are: entertainer Les Dennis; actors John Thomson, Denise Black, Brian Capron and actor and musician Ade Edmondson; Mercury Prize-winning rapper Speech Debelle and singer Heidi Range.

Comedians Katy Brand and Shappi Khorsandi; TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff; triple jumper Phillips Idowu; cricketer Matthew Hoggard; boxer Joe Calzaghe; organic entrepreneur Jo Wood and writer and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter complete the line-up.

The Executive Producer for the BBC, Carla-Maria Lawson, said: "The return of Celebrity MasterChef to this BBC One peak time slot sees thrills and spills and some extraordinary cooking from our line-up 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."