Celebrity Masterchef is returning with 20 new celebrities for the 2021 series, including The Repair Shop’s Will Kirk.
The skilful antique furniture restorer has signed up to be a part of series 16 alongside Katie Price, Duncan James, Megan McKenna, Kem Cetinay and Joe Swash. You can see the full cast list here.
Hosted and judged by John Torode and Gregg Wallace, this year viewers will notice a change to the show’s format. You can read more on this here.
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Announcing he was joining the show earlier this year, Will told his Instagram followers: “Swapping my chisel and saw for pots and pans. I’m very excited to be taking part in this year’s @masterchefuk.”
But who is Will Kirk, how old is he and who is he married to? Here’s everything you need to know about The Repair Shop star.
Will Kirk on Celebrity MasterChef 2021
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Who is Will Kirk?
Most people will recognise Will as one of the resident furniture restorers on The Repair Shop, a heartwarming and popular BBC One show that sees craftsmen and women take beautiful but broken family treasures and bring them back to life using incredible skills and expertise.
For anyone that hasn’t seen it, the show is truly uplifting and offers an hour of kindness and calm as saddle masters, basket makers and antique furniture conservators work hard to restore cherished items.
Will, who studied Graphic Design and Antique Furniture Restoration and Conservation at university, specialises in French polishing and decorative surfaces and has been a cast member alongside Jay Blades, Steve Fletcher and Suzie Fletcher since 2017.
According to RadioTimes, Will made his first TV appearance on Channel 4’s The French Collection, before featuring on What To Buy and Why on BBC in 2015.
The 36-year-old also presents Morning Live on BBC One, which is hosted by Gethin Jones and Kym Marsh.
As well as filming for Celebrity Masterchef, The Repair Shop and Morning Live, Will has been preparing for his nuptials, which finally took place this weekend.
The television star got married to his long-term girlfriend after their original wedding date was postponed due to Covid-19.
Posting gorgeous pictures from his big day, Will wrote: “The best day of my life.
“Thank you to all who attended and to those that helped to make it happen.”
He later shared a picture of his The Repair Shop colleagues, revealing they had been guests at his wedding.
Celebrity Masterchef starts Monday, August 9 at 9pm on BBC One.