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Boyzone's Lynch for BBC's MasterChef

1 of 1 Lynch - Cooking on the BBC this summer
Lynch - Cooking on the BBC this summer

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."

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