90s pop icon has ‘signed up’ to join Celebrity MasterChef
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 07
A 90s pop star has signed up for Celebrity MasterChef (Credits: Fox)

star is set to appear on the next season of .

It was in 1997 that he joined , which also included Lee Latchford-Evans, Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee and Faye Tozer.

Between 1997 and 2001 the band released two number-one singles in the UK, two number-one albums in the UK, 14 consecutive top 5 singles in the UK, and a string of hits throughout Europe.

Selling over 20 million records worldwide, they were also nominated for a BRIT Award in 1999.

in 2001, Ian went on to briefly form a duo, H & Claire with his former bandmate and then took a musical theatre course at the Royal Academy of Music.

Since then he’s, including Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, Bargain Hunt Famous Finds, The Chase and Dancing on Ice.

Ian ‘H’ Watkins will be putting his cooking skills to the test (Picture: Grant Buchanan / SplashNews.com)

He’s now also set to appear on MasterChef’s celebrity spin-off, alongside radio presenter Edith Bowman and Radio 1Xtra’s Snoochie Shy, who was also on I’m A Celebrity in 2021.

After sharing the sign-ups, a TV source said that the series was ‘one of telly’s most prized gigs’.

‘Hardly anyone turns it down.

Steps formed in 1997 before disbanding in 2001 (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

‘It’s seen as a real achievement as well as being relatively easy to fit alongside busy schedules.

‘As such, the BBC always attracts an impressive range of names from a broad spectrum of celebrity,’ they added when speaking to.

The source continued: ‘This trio really demonstrates that there’s someone for all ages and backs up the BBC’s pledge of continually trying to reach the younger audiences.

Wynne Evans on Celebrity MasterChef (Picture: BBC)

‘H is great fun and bosses are excited to see how his journey pans out.’

They added that Edith was ‘such a safe pair of hands’ while Snoochie had ‘great energy too’ and that everyone was ‘excited for the new batch of celeb chefs.’

On the last season of the series, who beat out Love Island’s Luca Bish and Emmerdale actress Amy Walsh to win the competition.

Other previous winners have included Lisa Snowdon, Greg Rutherford, Kimberly Wyatt and Lisa Faulkner.

Metro.co.uk has contacted BBC and representatives for Ian Watkins for comment.

MasterChef is streaming on BBC iPlayer.