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Jake Quickenden signs up for Celebrity MasterChef

Jake Quickenden signs up for Celebrity MasterChef credit:Bang Showbiz
Jake Quickenden signs up for Celebrity MasterChef credit:Bang Showbiz

Jake Quickenden and Dominic Skinner have signed up for 'Celebrity MasterChef'.

'X Factor' and 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' star Jake, 35, will be among the stars taking part in the latest series of the show presented by Gregg Wallace and John Torode.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Jake's very popular with viewers, as proved by his success in the jungle and on Dancing On Ice, so bosses were chuffed when he agreed to do it.

"He's shared a few cooking vlogs on his social media, so he might surprise people with his talents."

'Glow Up' judge Dominic is also expected to be a hit with viewers.

The insider said: "As for Dominic, he's a hilarious, larger than life personality and will make great entertaining TV. "

They will join 'This Morning's Craig Doyle and Christine Lampard, 'Sex Education's Eshaan Akbar and 'Line of Duty's Rochenda Sandall in the new series.

Meanwhile, Jake previously revealed he is determined to "take every opportunity" given to him to be on reality TV.

The singer - who starred on 'The X Factor' in 2012 - said that he's intent on making as much money as possible through the industry, especially as he has a family to support.

He told Jenni Falconer on her ‘RunRod’ podcast: "I just think I may as well take every opportunity that’s handed to me because I’ve got a young family, I wanna make as much bloomin’ money as I can.

"I’ve done most of the reality shows out there. There’s not many more that I can do.

"But I’ll be willing to jump on any that I get asked to do because life’s too short."

Jake is really keen to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing' one day.

However, he's not sure whether 'Strictly's bosses will break their rule of not using ex-'Dancing on Ice' contestants.

Speaking about the possibility of appearing on the BBC show, Jake recently told Entertainment Daily: "Every year I want to do it. They never ask me.

"Well, they’ve obviously broke the reality TV thing now because they’ve got Zara [McDermott] on. They had Jamie Laing on it. They just need to break the one where they said they can’t have anyone that’s been on 'Dancing on Ice' on it and then I’d be the first one hopefully.

"You never know, they’re surely running out of people to go on it now so I might get a call one day."