'Celebrity MasterChef' 2021 final: Who are the finalists? When is it on TV?

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'Celebrity MasterChef' names its winner this week. (Shine TV/BBC)

Celebrity MasterChef finals week is here, and five accomplished amateur cooks are proving that not every celebrity needs a private chef to get by.

This year's BBC One contest has seen some strong competition, but John Torode and Gregg Wallace have whittled the line-up down to the five best who will battle it out for the trophy on Friday.

Read more: John Torode addresses 'tension' with Celebrity MasterChef co-star Gregg Wallace

Here's all you need to know about who is still in the running for Celebrity MasterChef 2021.

When is the Celebrity MasterChef final on TV?

Who will win the trophy? (Shine TV/BBC)
Who will win the trophy? (Shine TV/BBC)

Finals week runs for three episodes over consecutive nights on BBC One, beginning on Wednesday, 15 September at 9pm.

Thursday, 16 September's episode airs at 8pm and then we're back to 9pm on Friday, 17 September to see the winner crowned.

Who are the Celebrity MasterChef finalists?

Megan McKenna

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Megan McKenna is famous for 'Towie'. (Shine TV/BBC)

Megan McKenna has had an incredibly successful career in reality TV since first bursting onto our screens as an Ex On The Beach contestant.

She went on to join the cast of The Only Way Is Essex and also took part in Celebrity Big Brother, but greater things were still to come with her love of music.

McKenna, 28, won The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019 and has released a country/pop album, but it turns out that the singer is pretty talented in the kitchen, too.

Dion Dublin

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Dion Dublin is swapping football for cooking. (Shine TV/BBC)

The 52-year-old ex-England footballer is looking to hit his kitchen goals during finals week.

Dublin is known for having played at Norwich City, Manchester United, Aston Villa and Coventry City, but since retiring has worked as a TV football pundit.

Viewers may also know Dublin from his presenting role on Homes Under The Hammer.

Joe Swash

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Can Joe Swash make it a hat-trick of TV wins? (Shine TV/BBC)

Stacey Solomon's other half and former EastEnders star Joe Swash has revealed his cooking skills aren't too shabby, either.

The 39-year-old has Dancing On Ice and I'm A Celebrity wins under his belt, but will he overcome an unfortunate incident serving up raw duck to be crowned champion of the kitchen, too?

Read more: All the celebrities who took part in Celebrity MasterChef 2021

Either way, let's hope he's stocking up the freezer ahead of his new baby's arrival.

Kadeena Cox

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Winning comes naturally to Kadeena Cox. (Shine TV/BBC)

Paralympic star Kadeena Cox is used to winning, having earned world titles in the T37 100m at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships and and C4 500m at the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships.

The 30-year-old sprinter and cyclist has brought her competitive spirit to the kitchen, but will she be on the winner's podium on Friday?

Kem Cetinay

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Kem Cetinay adds cooking to his list of talents. (Shine TV/BBC)

He's been a regular fixture on our screens since his 2017 Love Island win, so it's incredible to think that Kim Cetinay is still only 25.

The reality star has moved into presenting work and also managed to reach fourth place in Dancing On Ice 2018 - can he go all the way to the finish for MasterChef?

Watch: Joe Swash serves 'raw duck' on Celebrity Masterchef

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