Katie Price has been named among the line-up for the upcoming series of Celebrity MasterChef, it has been announced.

The television personality will appear alongside the likes of Happy Mondays star Bez, Strictly Come Dancing professional Johannes Radebe and actress Su Pollard as they attempt to impress judges with their culinary skills.

Katie, 42, recently announced she is engaged to boyfriend Carl Woods, posting a picture of the two of them on Instagram in which she flaunted an engagement ring.

Accompanying the image, a caption read: "I said yes."

The Argus: Katie Price with her children Harvey, Junior and PrincessKatie Price with her children Harvey, Junior and Princess

This came six weeks after the former glamour model, who was born in Brighton, finalised her divorce from her third husband Kieran Hayler. The pair split three years ago amid allegations the 34-year-old cheated during their relationship.

Following the confirmation today that Katie would be taking part in the upcoming series of Celebrity MasterChef, the star took to social media to play down her chances in the competition.

She posted: "It has been said that I could burn a cup of tea....this should be interesting."

Joining her in the BBC One show are TV star Joe Swash, Blue singer Duncan James, Britain's Got Talent finalist and comedian Nabil Abdulrashid and The Great British Sewing Bee judge Patrick Grant.

Broadcast over six weeks, the celebrities will also tackle a new series of cookery challenges, with renowned chefs including Tom Kerridge, Nisha Katona, Nieves Barragan Mohacho and more appearing as special guest judges.

This year's crop of 20 celebrities, joined again by MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace, also includes comedian Munya Chawawa, Melanie Sykes, former EastEnders actress Rita Simons, singer and reality TV star Megan McKenna and Penny Lancaster.

The Repair Shop's Will Kirk is also among the contestants, along with ex-England footballer Dion Dublin and journalist and author Gavin Esler.

Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox, Love Island star Kem Cetinay and actresses Melissa Johns and Michelle Collins will also be vying for the title of Celebrity MasterChef champion when the new series starts this summer.

The Argus: Former Love Island star Kem Cetinay will be appearing on Celebrity MasterChef 2021 Credit: PA/BBCFormer Love Island star Kem Cetinay will be appearing on Celebrity MasterChef 2021 Credit: PA/BBC

Series editor Katie Attwood said: "This year's line-up promises a huge amount of humour and entertainment. Lockdown has proved productive for our famous faces' culinary skills and we are set to see some exceptional talent and astonishing dishes as the celebrities swap their day jobs for a spot in the MasterChef kitchen."

Sarah Clay, commissioning editor for the BBC, said: "Celebrity MasterChef is one the highlights of the British summertime schedule and this series is as entertaining and charming as ever.

"The 20 brave celebrities are joined by a host of chefs at the top of their game in brand new tasks which makes this year feel extra special. The standard of cooking is like nothing we have seen before."

The 2020 series of Celebrity MasterChef was won by Irish-Iraqi broadcaster and YouTube star Riyadh Khalaf.

Celebrity MasterChef, produced by Shine TV, will return to BBC One this summer.