A TRIO of former EastEnders actors will fight it out with stars including Leslie Ash and Millie Mackintosh to be crowned Celebrity MasterChef in the latest series of the kitchen competition.

Also in the running are ex-Coronation Street stars Tina Hobley, who played barmaid Samantha Failsworth, and Ken Morley, who played supermarket manager Reg Holdsworth in the ITV soap.

The line-up, which includes Christopher Biggins, Amanda Burton and Kiki Dee, will be whittled down over six weeks of shows. The EastEnders contingent of Scots actor Alex Ferns, who played Trevor Morgan; Emma Barton, who starred as Honey Mitchell; and Todd Carty, who played Mark Fowler, will also be joined by ex-JLS star JB Gill, model Jodie Kidd and Russell Grant.

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