FORMER Tiptree schoolboy Jeff Brazier will battle it out against fellow stars in Celebrity Masterchef.

The show returns on Wednesday with 20 famous faces hoping to be crowned champion for 2020.

Set across five weeks, the BBC One primetime staple, filmed before lockdown took hold, will once again offer up a who’s who drama, music, sport and showbusiness.

TV and radio presenter Jeff, 41, will hope his culinary skills will set him apart from the rest.

Among those vying for this year’s Celebrity MasterChef title are actors Shyko Amos, Phil Daniels and Felicity Montagu; actor and comedian Crissy Rock; comedian Judi Love; recording artist Myles Stephenson and musician Lady Leshurr.

Joining them in the kitchen are conductor for the Kingdom Choir, Karen Gibson; TV presenters Gethin Jones and Dom Littlewood; travel presenter Amar Latif; TV and radio presenter Jeff Brazier; broadcaster and internet personality Riyadh Khalaf and RuPaul UK finalist and drag artist Baga Chipz.

Olympic gold medallists and sports presenters Sam Quek MBE and Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE will also star, as will reality personality Pete Wicks; Apprentice star and entrepreneur Thomas Skinner; tennis coach Judy Murray OBE and football great John Barnes MBE.

Carla-Maria Lawson, commissioning editor for the BBC, said: “The 20 celebrities who’ve taken up the MasterChef challenge this year are an exciting, ambitious and brave bunch.

“There’s been no holding back in their pursuit of the coveted Celebrity MasterChef title and their efforts will be a real treat for viewers in the BBC One summer schedule.”

Katie Attwood, series editor at production company Shine TV, added: “This series we’ve got another fantastic line-up of willing celebrities ready to commence battle, and for the first time in the heats we kick off with the Market Test which throws up some pretty unusual creations for John and Gregg to say the least – it promises to be full of fun, surprises and some great food.”