Happy Mondays star Bez signs up for Celebrity MasterChef and takes on Katie Price and Joe Swash

HAPPY Mondays legend Bez has joined the Celebrity MasterChef line up.

The maraca-playing icon will be joining Katie Price, 42, and Joe Swash, 37, on the BBC cooking competition.

Production for the next series is underway, with insiders saying that what Bez lacked in technical skill he made up for in passion.

A show source said: “When Bez signed up for Celebrity MasterChef no one knew what to expect.

“But he’s probably this year’s funniest signing and he has injected some comedy into proceedings.

“Bez is definitely really into his food and he loves being creative.

“He has the guts to push himself a little bit further than maybe others would dare in the competition.

“Plus he’s an absolute legend to have around the set.

“Bez has certainly been cracking people up.”

Bez isn’t the only one planning on pushing the boat out during this series.

Melanie Sykes, 51, has also joined the line up on the show and is going all out to impress judges John Torode, 55, and Gregg Wallace, 56.

Kem Cetinay, 24, is another famous face taking on the challenge this year, alongside Towie-star turned country singer Megan McKenna, 28.

Insiders revealed Megan would be cooking gluten and wheat free dishes on the show as she was diagnosed with coeliac disease aged seven.

The condition, whereby the immune system attacks your own tissues when you eat gluten, is something Megan has lived with for years.

Former footballer Dion Dublin is also on this year’s Celebrity MasterChef, with Coronation Street actress Melissa Johns, 31.

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