In the first of the heats, the first batch of five celebrities undertakes three tough culinary challenges in a bid to prove their cookery talent to judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.
The first challenge for the five hopefuls is the mystery box, the infamous test of imagination and creativity. The box has a Mediterranean theme and the contestants must use the given ingredients, which include squid, lamb mince, aubergine and chickpeas, as well as a larder to create just one dish. With nerves running high and just one hour to create something from scratch, the celebrities must think on their feet to impress the judges.
Celebs in this series are Keith Chegwin, Sarah Harding, Yvette Fielding, Arlene Phillips, Samira Ahmed, Andy Akinwolere, Syd Little, Amanda Donohoe, Craig Gazey, Tom Parker, Patricia Potter, Kimberly Wyatt, Chesney Hawkes, Danny Crates, Mica Paris, Sheree Murphy, Natalie Lowe, Scott Maslen, Rylan Clark and Sam Nixon.