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Soaps are the dish of the day in Celebrity MasterChef

EastEnders trio: Alex Ferns, who played Trevor Morgan; Emma Barton, who starred as Honey Mitchell; and Todd Carty, who played Mark Fowler. Photo: PA/Ian West

The stars of the next series of Celebrity MasterChef have been announced, including a trio of former EastEnders actors along with Leslie Ash and Millie Mackintosh.

Ex-Coronation Street stars Tina Hobley and Ken Morley are also in the line-up, plus Christopher Biggins, Amanda Burton and Kiki Dee.

Men Behaving Badly actor Leslie Ash will take part in the series. Credit: PA

The EastEnders contingent is made up of Alex Ferns, who played Trevor Morgan; Emma Barton, who starred as Honey Mitchell; and Todd Carty, who played Mark Fowler.

Also included will be ex-JLS star JB Gill, model Jodie Kidd and Russell Grant.

The cast will be whittled down over six weeks of shows, as judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode cast a critical eye over their cooking abilities.

Hosts and judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode will decide who is knocked out of each round of the new series. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

They will face challenges including catering for hoards of hungry people at the Royal College of Music, cooking for previous winners, and of course trying to impress hosts Wallace and Torode.

Previous winners of the show include Ade Edmondson, Lisa Faulkner and Jayne Middlemiss.