BBC Celebrity Masterchef 2022: Who is McFly singer Danny Jones, where is he from - and how to watch

The new series is well underway and Danny Jones has reached finals week 2022

Celebrity Masterchef 2022 is back and the Greater Manchester area is set to be well represented.

This year’s BBC series will see the likes of former boxer Chris Eubank and ex football player Jimmy Bullard try their hand at the various baking challenges which unfold in the Masterchef kitchen.

Among the lineup this year is McFly singer Danny Jones, who was born in Greater Manchester.

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    Here’s what you need to know about Danny, as well as when the show will air and the full list of those involved this year.

    Who is Danny Jones?

    Danny Jones from McFly performs at the Go Local concert in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

    Danny is most well known for being lead vocals and lead guitar in pop rock band McFly.

    He worked closely with Tom Fletcher in writing songs and was an original member of the band - including through their rise to fame in 2004 and throughout the rest of the decade.

    With his fellow band members, Danny has co-written all five of the band’s albums.

    Where is Danny Jones from?

    Danny Jones was born on 12 March 1986 in Bolton, Greater Manchester.

    What did Danny Jones say following the end of filming?

    Following the end of filming for Celebrity Masterchef 2022, Danny took to social media to tell followers of his time on the show - particularly with one other fellow contestant.

    He said: “Toniiiiiiight I’m a rock n roll…..Chef!?? Loved every minute of this bad boy.

    How far do you reckon it got?

    “Had a proper laugh with everyone involved especially @johntorodecooks @greggawallace and @1jimmybullard #MasterChefUK #CelebrityMasterChef @masterchefuk @bbciplayer Coming soon to BBC One & BBC iPlayer.”

    Celebrity Masterchef 2022 full line-up

    In total, 12 celebrities will take part in Celebrity Masterchef 2022, with several actors, former sports stars and a drag act amongst the dozen.

    Listed below are all the names of those taking part in this year’s series.

    1. Adam Pearson - actor 
    2. Chris Eubank - former boxer 
    3. Kirsty Gallacher - presenter 
    4. Cliff Parisi - actor 
    5. Kitty Scott Claus - drag performer
    6. Danny Jones - musician
    7. Lesley Joseph - actor 
    8. Gareth Malone - choirmaster 
    9. Richard Blackwood - actor
    10. Jimmy Bullard - ex footballer 
    11. Melanie Blatt - musician
    12. Ryan Thomas - actor

    How to watch  Celebrity Masterchef 2022

    The 2022 series of Celebrity Masterchef airs on BBC One and BBC HD at 8pm on Wednesday, 10 August.