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Three North West stars to dish-up for Celebrity Masterchef

Pop star Heidi Range will compete for Masterchef title Photo: PA

Three North West stars will demonstrate their culinary skills in the upcoming series of Celebrity Masterchef. They are the pop star Heidi Range, actor John Thomson, and comic Les Dennis. Range and Dennis are both from Liverpool. Thomson is from Salford.

The trio will compete against 13 other stars from the world of music, sport and acting - all attempting to follow in the footsteps of previous celebrity winners Emma Kennedy, Phil Vickery and Lisa Faulkner.

Les Dennis will take part in 'cook-off' challenges Credit: PA

The programme will take place across six weeks, with the first four weeks focusing on the heats. Two celebrities from each week will go through to the final two weeks.

What will be John Thomson's signature dish? Credit: PA

John Torode and Gregg Wallace will once again challenge the celebrities with tasks including preparing meals for the cast of Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall and Harlequins Rugby Union team.

Celebrity Masterchef hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace Credit: PA