Josh Cuthbert being eyed up for Celebrity MasterChef
27 March 2018 - 8:00 AM

Josh Cuthbert being eyed up for Celebrity MasterChef

Share article:

Josh Cuthbert is being lined up to join "Celebrity MasterChef".

The BBC bosses are hoping the Union J singer will join the popular cooking show in order to attract a younger, female audience, and Josh - who is also being eyed for the next season of "Strictly Come Dancing" - will be joining The Saturday's star Frankie Bridge.

A source said: "BBC casting agents thinks it's a great shout to soft-launch Josh to viewers on a mainstream show like "MasterChef" ahead of a possible "Strictly" stint. It means that housewives will be familiar with him too as well as younger music fans. Debbie McGee did the "MasterChef" and "Strictly" double last year, and they hope he will too."

Josh - who shot to fame on the "X-Factor" - will be following in his bandmate George Shelley's footsteps after George competed in last year's "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!"

BBC bosses are reportedly lining Josh up for a spot on the Latin and ballroom dance competition when it returns to screens later this year.

Helen Flanagan teases 'hilarious' Corrie exit storyline

Helen Flanagan teases 'hilarious' Corrie exit storyline

23 April 2018 - 4:00 PM

Helen Flanagan teases 'hilarious' Corrie exit storyline

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "Josh has caught the eyes of producers and they're seeing if he could take part. He could easily be a fan favourite. He's young, in good shape and can dance. He'd be a strong signing."

Producers are no doubt hoping the hunk will emulate the success of McFly drummer Harry Judd, who waltzed his way to victory in 2012.

Rev Kate Bottley wants to do Strictly Come Dancing

Rev Kate Bottley wants to do Strictly Come Dancing

10 April 2018 - 1:00 PM

Rev Kate Bottley wants to do Strictly Come Dancing

Not many celebrities have been speculated for the next series of the show - which was won by "Holby City" star Joe McFadden last year - as of the time of writing, but Brooke Vincent recently expressed a wish to appear on the programme.

Megan McKenna and Mike Thalassitis split
24 April 2018

Megan McKenna and Mike Thalassitis split

Megan McKenna and Mike Thalassitis split
Phillip Schofield to co-host ITV royal wedding coverage
24 April 2018

Phillip Schofield to co-host ITV royal wedding coverage

Phillip Schofield to co-host ITV royal wedding coverage
Jason Donovan will 'never' reprise Neighbours role
24 April 2018

Jason Donovan will 'never' reprise Neighbours role

Jason Donovan will 'never' reprise Neighbours role
Stephen Mangan wants 'emotional pain' from The Split
24 April 2018

Stephen Mangan wants 'emotional pain' from The Split

Stephen Mangan wants 'emotional pain' from The Split
Jason Flemyng 'blown away' by Lennie James' Save Me performance
24 April 2018

Jason Flemyng 'blown away' by Lennie James' Save Me performance

Jason Flemyng 'blown away' by Lennie James' Save Me performance
Chelsee Healey plans 3rd boob job
24 April 2018

Chelsee Healey plans 3rd boob job

Chelsee Healey plans 3rd boob job
Steve Pemberton to play Tony Martin
24 April 2018

Steve Pemberton to play Tony Martin

Steve Pemberton to play Tony Martin
Ferne McCann lets go of anger for Arthur Collins
24 April 2018

Ferne McCann lets go of anger for Arthur Collins

Ferne McCann lets go of anger for Arthur Collins
Sally Dynevor 'sad' about Kate Oates departure
24 April 2018

Sally Dynevor 'sad' about Kate Oates departure

Sally Dynevor 'sad' about Kate Oates departure
June Brown signs new EastEnders deal
24 April 2018

June Brown signs new EastEnders deal

June Brown signs new EastEnders deal
Mary Berry: Britain's Best Home Cook won't have 'complex dishes'
24 April 2018

Mary Berry: Britain's Best Home Cook won't have 'complex dishes'

Mary Berry: Britain's Best Home Cook won't have 'complex dishes'
Jasper Carrott: I thought I was immortal
24 April 2018

Jasper Carrott: I thought I was immortal

Jasper Carrott: I thought I was immortal