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Celebrity Masterchef: Dolly Parton's sister in line-up

Celebrity Masterchef: Dolly Parton's sister in line-up

Stella Parton, Clara Amfo and Gemma Collins
Dolly Parton's younger sister, Stella, will join reality TV stars Gemma Collins and Spencer Matthews in the Celebrity MasterChef line-up.Radio 1's Clara Amfo, former England cricketer Monty Panesar and world champion paralympian Stefanie Reid also feature in the eclectic 20-strong line-up.The contestants will face regular judges John Torode and Greg Wallace.The upcoming 13th series will be broadcast on BBC One over the summer.Stella Parton, the younger sister of US country singer Dolly, is best known for her own 1975 single I Want to Hold You In My Dreams Tonight.
The 69-year-old also appeared in the American action-comedy TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.
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She will potentially face the newly-introduced Pairs Challenge, which will see the four semi-finalist contestants split into teams of two.Each team will cook the same dish, but a wall will separate team members, so instructions will have to be served up vocally to ensure team dishes are identical.
The full line-up is:
Spencer Matthews, Frankie Bridge and AJ Pritchard
Stella Parton -Singer
Keith Allen -Actor
Spencer Matthews - Former Made in Chelsea star
Monty Panesar - English cricketer
Chizzy Akudolu - Holby City star
Lisa Maxwell - The Bill actor
Carol Decker - 1980s pop star
John Partridge - Eastenders actor
Michelle Ackerley - TV presenter
Jay Blades - Social entrepreneur and designer
Zoe Lyons - Comedian
Martin Bayfield - Former rugby union star
Stefanie Reid - World Champion Paralympian
Josh Cuthbert - Former Union J singer
Clara Amfo - BBC Radio 1 presenter
Jean Johansson - Presenter
Anita Harris - Singer who rose to fame with the Cliff Adams Singers
Frankie Bridge - Former singer with The Saturdays
Gemma Collins - The Only Way Is Essex star
AJ Pritchard - Strictly professional dancer
The six-week, 12 episode series will culminate in a final 90-minute special featuring the remaining three celebrities.The BBC's commissioning editor, Carla-Maria Lawson, said the "wonderfully diverse" line-up of celebrities would serve up "high drama"."They're out of their comfort zones, but determined to make their mark in the MasterChef kitchen," she said.Former CBBC presenter Angellica Bell was crowned the winner of the 2017 series.
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