Celebrity Masterchef is well underway. A fresh-faced group of 20 famous faces have already scrambled their way around the kitchen in a bid to impress judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.
For the last week before finals, five new challengers step up to the plate: Love Island’s Kem Cetinay, Paralympian Kadeena Cox, journalist Gavin Esler, Strictly Come Dancing’s Johannes Radebe and actor Michelle Collins.
After this fourth, and final heat, those who survived will compete in the semi-final. The celebrities will be tasked with cooking a special anniversary lunch for 100 people, a takeaway themed Invention Test, and impressing a celebrity chef.
Dancing legend Johannes Radebe’s appearance on the fourth heat has already caused quite a stir; in one challenge he added ingredients that weren’t meant for the dish, while his burrito didn’t wow Greg Wallace.
But viewers were quick to defend Johannes: “If those meals were lined up on a table – I’d head STRAIGHT for Johannes’s!” one Tweeted, while another argued: “2 weeks ago we had a burger! Last week toad in the hole! But the meal Johannes is cooking isn’t masterchef enough!”
Whatever you’d rate Johannes’ beef burrito, he’s a man of many talents. Before we find out if he makes it to the final, let’s take a look back at his Strictly career.
How long has Johannes Radebe been competing on Strictly as a professional?
After taking the South African Latin Dancing scene by storm and cutting his teeth on two seasons of Strictly Come Dancing South Africa, Johannes Radebe first joined the cast of British Strictly in 2018. In 2019 he partnered with actress and comedian Catherine Tyldesley, before being paired with TV personality Caroline Quentin the following season.
Has Johannes Radebe ever won Strictly Come Dancing?
No. Johannes placed 11th with Catherine Tyldesley in season 17. They were the 5th couple to be eliminated after a Halloween themed Cha Cha Cha to Scared Of The Dark by Steps. He performed a little better with Caroline, placing 8th but leaving once again following their Cha Cha Cha.
Not winning hasn’t stopped Johannes from making history. In 2019, viewers were moved to tears watching him dance with fellow professional Graziano di Prima to Emeli Sande’s Shine. This was the show’s first individual same-sex dance.
He also talks very highly of his time on the show. When asked about his feelings on being cast, he said: “Joining Strictly Come Dancing is one of the greatest achievements of my dancing career. It is such an honour to be chosen to be a part of an incredible cast and be part of one of the biggest shows that is celebrated worldwide.”
Who else has been in the series of Celebrity Masterchef?
Showbiz legend Su Pollard has cooked her way to the semi final, alongside DJ Bez, TOWIE’s Megan McKenna, presenter Mel Sykes, Dion Dublin and Joe Swash.
Many famous faces have already been eliminated: Comedian’s Munya Chawawa and Nabil Abdulrashid, Reality Star Katie Price, actresses Rita Simons and Melissa Johns, Duncan James from Blue, model Penny Lancaster fashion designer Patrick Grant and furniture restorer Will Kirk.