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BBC One’s Celebrity Mastermind 2022 line up revealed



The line-up for this year’s Celebrity Mastermind has today been confirmed, as 56 brave celebrities take on the famous black chair with their chosen specialist subjects. Clive Myrie is the new host when the series returns to BBC One on Saturday 5 February.

Episode one features former England goalkeeper footballer, David James, comedian and actor, Ellie Taylor, popstar Antony Costa, and the most famous parish councillor in the country, Jackie Weaver.

Clive Myrie says: “I can’t wait to reveal how some of the nation’s best loved celebrities deal with the black chair! It’ll be fun for viewers, though maybe less for our celebs, but win or lose, they’ll be helping their favourite charities. So bring it on!”

As well as competing for a coveted Celebrity Mastermind trophy, the celebrities are all raising money for their chosen charity.

Across the 14 episodes of Celebrity Mastermind, viewers can expect to see some of their favourite celebrities tackling specialist subjects ranging from; The History of Ice-Cream and Planets of the Solar System, to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and the music of Cardi B.

The full line-up is as follows:

Week one

David James, former England goalkeeper on Roy Lichtenstein
Antony Costa, singer on Grease the musical
Jackie Weaver, council officer on The Chronicles of Riddick
Ellie Taylor, comedian on Geri Halliwell

Week two

Ruthie Henshall, actress on the film musicals of Gene Kelly
Chris Mason, BBC political correspondent on The Yorkshire Dales
Poppy Jay, broadcaster on Cardi B
Rufus Hound, comedian and actor on Jim Henson

Week three

Janette Manrara, former Strictly professional dancer and tv presenter, on Disney’s renaissance era
Nish Kumar, comedian on Jimi Hendrix
Olly Smith, BBC Saturday Kitchen’s wine expert on Withnail and I
John Altman, actor (EastEnder’s Nick Cotton) on The Isle of Wight

Week four

Roger Black, former Olympic athlete on The Princess Bride
Snoochie Shy, BBC 1Xtra Presenter & DJ on Giggs (the rapper)
Anna Soubry, commentator and former Conservative MP on Fawlty Towers
Natalie Anderson, actress (Emmerdale’s Alicia Metcalfe) on Coco Chanel

Week five

Maria McErlane, presenter and actress on the history of women on bicycles
The Vivienne, Ru Paul’s Drag Race superstar on Cher
Martine Croxall, BBC News presenter on Nellie Bly
Ace, DJ and broadcaster on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Week six

Philippa Dunne, actress (BBC2’s Motherland) on Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining
Phil Wang, comedian on the wines of New Zealand
Keith Brymer Jones, judge on Channel 4’s Great Pottery Throwdown, on Dame Lucie Rie
Dani Harmer, actor (Tracy Beaker) on Ru Paul’s Drag Race

Week seven

Nina Conti, comedian and ventriloquist on the short stories of Stephen King
Brenton West, from BBC1’s The Repair Shop on Formula One 1977-87
Fatima Manji, journalist and Channel 4 news presenter on Queen Victoria
Martel Maxwell, TV presenter (BBC1’s Homes Under The Hammer) on Freddie Mercury

Week eight

Anne Diamond, broadcaster on the birth of British radar
Shivi Ramoutar, TV chef on Sex and the City
Eilidh McIntyre, Olympic sailing gold medalist on Karl Lagerfeld
Chris McCausland, comedian on Pearl Jam

Week nine

Jeremy Edwards, actor on Carrie Fisher
Sonali Shah, TV Presenter (BBC2’s Escape To the Country) on George Michael
Dave Rowntree, musician (Blur drummer) on Nikola Tesla
Camilla Tominey, journalist and broadcaster on the Back to the Future trilogy

Week ten

Sian Williams, journalist and Channel 5 news host on Anna Freud
Sophie Duker, comedian and writer on The History Boys
Sonny Jay, radio presenter (Capital FM) on One Direction
Kellie Shirley, actress (Sky’s The Long Run) on Abigail’s Party

Week eleven

Pat Nevin, former professional footballer on the Jeeves & Wooster Stories of P.G. Wodehouse
Anna Nightingale, actress (Emmerdale’s Andrea Tate) on Oasis
Tom Malone Jr, TV personality (Channel 4’s Gogglebox) on Ricky Hatton
Roo Irvine, TV antiques expert (BBC1’s Bargain Hunt) on pedigree cat breeds

Week twelve

Martin Offiah, former England rugby international on the battle of Britain
Shazia Mirza, comedian on George Carlin
Owain Wyn Evans, BBC TV weather presenter on the music of Britney Spears
Amelle Berrabah, singer (The Sugababes) on the exploration of Mars

Week thirteen

Charlie Higson, actor and writer on classic Westerns of the 1950s and 60s
Adele Roberts, BBC Radio 1 DJ and broadcaster on the planets of the solar system
Ed Gamble, comedian on 30 Rock
Paul Cooper, actor (BBC3’s This Country) on the 1966 World Cup

Week fourteen

James Acaster, comedian on the history of ice cream
Michelle Gayle, singer and actress on the early years of Def Jam recordings
Jean Johansson, TV presenter (Channel 4’s A Place In The Sun) on Kylie Minogue
Charlotte Worthington, BMX Olympic gold medlaist on Michael Jordan
Celebrity Mastermind will air on Saturday nights on BBC One from Saturday 5 February at 7.15pm.

The current series of Mastermind is on-air every Monday on BBC2 at 7.30pm.

Celebrity Mastermind is a Hindsight & Hat Trick Production for the BBC. The BBC commissioning editor is Sarah Clay and the executive producers are David Young, Jimmy Mulville, Kate Middleditch, and Chris Jones for Hindsight & Hat Trick. It is filmed and produced in Belfast with support from Northern Ireland Screen.