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Dame Mary Berry is set to appear as a special guest on Celebrity MasterChef in the semi-finals of the cooking competition in September.
She will appear in an episode airing on Thursday, September 8, where the rest of the contestants will recreate one of Dame Mary’s “beloved and delicious signature classic recipes”.
They will have to “master unfamiliar ingredients and techniques” as part of this to impress John Torode and Gregg Wallace.
Dame Mary, 87, said: “I can’t wait to see these talented MasterChef semi-finalists bring my dishes to life and I hope they are recipes they will enjoy making at home too.
“They have to remember that I have eyes in the back of my head. They may think I’m not watching, but I will…”
Celebrities taking part in the program this week include Strictly Come Dancing pro Katya Jones, actor Adam Pearson, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Kitty Scott-Claus, radio and TV presenter Lisa Snowdon and soap star Ryan Thomas.
Speaking about being on the show, Jones said: “I’ve been a professional dancer and teacher for 30 years and I’m always in control.
“I’ve been learning my craft for so long that I thought about being on the other side, being a beginner, being an amateur and being judged for something that’s out of my comfort zone.
“I will learn a new life skill, meet new people, what could be better than that? While eating! ”
Pearson, a 37-year-old British actor and disability rights activist who has neurofibromatosis, said: “I wanted to do Celebrity MasterChef to learn a new skill. I come into this job with basically zero food experience.
“As someone who has made a career out of going out and telling other disabled people to live their lives, to seize the day, to carpe diem, to risk avoiding hypocrisy, I thought I should do this. Also, ladies love the cook.”
Celebrity MasterChef starts airing on Tuesday 30 August at 9pm and the semi-finals air on 6, 8 and 9 September.