Celebrity MasterChef 2022: Who is former All Saints member Melanie Blatt, how to watch and full line-up

She is to make her Celebrity Masterchef debut alongside Chris Eubank, Cliff Parisi and more

Celebrity Masterchef 2022 is now underway, with plenty of Londoners taking part in this year’s series.

One of those is Melanie Blatt, who rose to fame as a member of the all-girl group All Saints, with the band being formed in the capital almost 30 years ago in 1993.

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    This year’s series has a star studded line-up, including former heavyweight boxer Christ Eubank, former McFly star Danny Jones and more, as they take on baking challenges and fight it out to be crowned Celebrity Masterchef champion.

    When the cast of Celebrity Masterchef 2022 was announced, Blatt took to her official Instagram page to say: “I can’t believe this is actually happening! Masterchef is one of my all time favourite shows.

    “I’ve watched every series so to be a contestant is a dream come true!”

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    Despite so far impressing judges and viewers alike, Blatt left viewers ‘feeling sick’ after serving up a dish that mainly consisted of peas.

    Speaking on the dish, Gregg Wallace said: “It doesn’t have the spectacular appeal of the other dishes, but Mel, you can really cook.”

    Who is Melanie Blatt?

    Melanie Ruth Blatt is an English singer who rose to great prominence in the 90s as a member of the band All Saints.

    The band enjoyed great success, and together they had five number one singles, two multi-platinum albums and two BRIT Awards.

    As well as their trophy laden run, they have sold over 10 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, and the second best-selling girl group in the UK.

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    In 2003, she began to pursue a solo career, releasing her debut solo single "Do Me Wrong" in the same year.

    She was later dropped by her record label, and her first solo album was cancelled.

    Two years later she was back, releasing a single named “See Me” and was gearing up to release a solo album, but that was put on hold in favour of an All Saints reunion.

    Aside from releasing music, in 2013 and 2015, Blatt was a judge on the television series The X Factor NZ.

    Who is on Celebrity Masterchef 2022?

    Some of the 20 celebrities appearing in this year’s Celebrity Masterchef, starting this evening at 8pm on BBC One

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    20 celebrities from all walks of life took part, with Nancy Dell’Olio, Paul Chuckle and Kae Kurd already knocked out of the competition.

    All remaining contestants are:

    • Adam Pearson - actor - Disability rights campaigner 
    • Chris Eubank - former boxer - Former heavyweight boxer, can now be seen on Gogglebox
    • Kirsty Gallacher - presenter - Most known for being on Sky Sports
    • Cliff Parisi - actor - Portrayed Minty on EastEnders
    • Kitty Scott Claus - drag performer - RuPaul Drag Race UK series three
    • Danny Jones - musician - Was in McFly
    • Lesley Joseph - actor - Dorien Green in the television sitcom Birds of a Feather
    • Gareth Malone - choirmaster - Presenter of a BAFTA-award-winning TV series
    • Richard Blackwood - actor - Was Vincent Hubbard in the BBC soap opera EastEnders
    • Jimmy Bullard - ex footballer - Played for Fulham, Hull, Wigan and more
    • Melanie Blatt - musician - Was a member of the girl group All Saints.
    • Ryan Thomas - actor - Most known for his role on Coronation Street - his brother is also an actor, with another on Love Island
    • Danny Jones - Musician
    • Faye Winter - Love Island
    • Queen MoJo - Reality Star
    • Clarke Peters - Actor
    • Katya Jones - Strictly Come Dancing star
    • Lesley Joseph - Actor
    • Lisa Snowdon - TV presenter

    How to watch Celebrity Masterchef 2022 on TV

    You can watch Blatt’s debut on Celebrity Masterchef on BBC One alongside Chris Eubank, Cliff Parisi on Tuesday, 16 August 2022.