Cooking With the Stars 2021 contestants: Who's in the line-up?

COOKING WITH THE STARS is the latest hit culinary show – and it has got all of your favourites whipping up tasty food.

The new ITV competition sees celebs team up with pro chefs to cook challenging dishes. Here's who will be taking part…

Cooking With the Stars 2021 contestants: Who's in the line-up?

Griff Rhys-Jones

Griff Rhys-Jones is a well-known comedian.

The star rose to fame in the early 1980s doing comedy on shows such as Not the Nine O'Clock News.

He starred in comedy sketch series Alas Smith and Jones, before appearing on the big screen in sci-fi comedy movie Morons from Outer Space.

He later transitioned into acting roles, before returning to his comedy roots, presenting It'll Be Alright on the Night.

Shirley Ballas

Shirley is best known for her position as head judge on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing since taking over from Len Goodman.

As a professional dancer, she won the Open British Professional Latin title in 1995 and '96.

Shirley was previously a judge on the American version of Dancing With The Stars.

Naughty Boy

Naughty Boy is a producer, musician and rapper who has collaborated with the likes of Beyoncé and Emeli Sandé.

Naughty Boy released his debut album Hotel Cabana in 2013 which had the UK number one single La La La featuring Sam Smith.

In 2018, Naughty Boy appeared was part of the 'industry' panel for The X Factor spin off series, The X Factor: The Band.

Denise Van Outen

Denise is an English actress, singer, dancer and presenter.

She is best known for presenting The Big Breakfast and for playing Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago, both in the West End and on Broadway.

Denise also finished as runner-up in the tenth series of the BBC One dancing show Strictly Come Dancing.

Catherine Tyldesley

Catherine Tyldesley shot to fame as Eva Price when she appeared in Coronation Street back in 2011.

The actress’ other television credits include Shameless, Holby City, Trollied and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps.

Catherine also appeared on Strictly back in 2019.

Harry Judd

Harry Judd is an English musician who is best known for being the drummer in popular boyband McFly.

Harry has made a cameo in Doctor Who in 2006, been on the panel of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, starred on Celebrity Juice in 2012 and even went on a celebrity version of the Chase in 2013.

Harry was crowned Strictly Come Dancing champ in 2011 with professional dancer Aliona Vilani.

Johnny Vegas

Johnny Vegas is an English actor and comedian.

He is known for his roles in ITV comedy Benidorm and BBC's Home From Home.

In 2020 he joined Taskmaster for its first series on Channel 4.

AJ Odudu

AJ Odudu is a TV presenter.

She presented on The Hot Desk from 2015 to 2016, Manhunting With My Mum in 2018 along with Bake Off: An Extra Slice.

In 2020 she appeared in The Chase: Celebrity Special, Bake Off: An Extra Slice, Richard Osman's House of Games and Don't Rock The Boat.

When does Cooking With the Stars 2021 start?

The start date for Cooking With the Stars has been set as "this summer" by ITV – but no official date has been announced.

Keep your eyes on this page for the latest updates.

It shouldn't be long before we find out – as Emma Willis told her fans on Instagram that rehearsals for the show were well underway.

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