Celebrity Mastermind is back for 2022 and the BBC has just confirmed a star-studded lineup. 

The popular BBC One show is set to host 56 extremely brave celebrities as they take on the infamous black chair.

The series will run for 14 episodes with each celebrity competing for a coveted Celebrity Mastermind trophy as well as raising money for their chosen charity.

Clive Myrie says: “I can’t wait to reveal how some of the nation’s best loved celebrities deal with the black chair!"

Mr Myrie added: "It’ll be fun for viewers, though maybe less for our celebs, but win or lose, they’ll be helping their favourite charities. So bring it on!"

This series' specialist subjects are as varied as you might expect, ranging from 'The History of Ice-Cream' to the music of Cardi B.

When will Celebrity Mastermind be on TV?

Celebrity Mastermind will return for its first episode on Saturday, February 5 at 7.15 pm on BBC One.

It will continue to be broadcast at the same time on the channel as well as be available to catch up on BBC iPlayer.

The current series of Mastermind is currently on air every Monday on BBC Two at 7.30 pm.

Which celebrities are on Mastermind this series?

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Week one

  • David James, former England goalkeeper on Roy Lichtenstein
  • Antony Costa, singer on Grease the musical
  • Jackie Weaver, council officer on The Chronicles of Riddick
  • Ellie Taylor, comedian on Geri Halliwell

Week two

  • Ruthie Henshall, actress on the film musicals of Gene Kelly
  • Chris Mason, BBC political correspondent on The Yorkshire Dales
  • Poppy Jay, broadcaster on Cardi B
  • Rufus Hound, comedian and actor on Jim Henson

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Week three

  • Janette Manrara, former Strictly professional dancer and tv presenter, on Disney’s renaissance era
  • Nish Kumar, comedian on Jimi Hendrix
  • Olly Smith, BBC Saturday Kitchen’s wine expert on Withnail and I
  • John Altman, actor (EastEnder’s Nick Cotton) on The Isle of Wight

Week four

  • Roger Black, former Olympic athlete on The Princess Bride
  • Snoochie Shy, BBC 1Xtra Presenter & DJ on Giggs (the rapper)
  • Anna Soubry, commentator and former Conservative MP on Fawlty Towers
  • Natalie Anderson, actress (Emmerdale’s Alicia Metcalfe) on Coco Chanel

Week five

  • Maria McErlane, presenter and actress on the history of women on bicycles
  • The Vivienne, Ru Paul’s Drag Race superstar on Cher
  • Martine Croxall, BBC News presenter on Nellie Bly
  • Ace, DJ and broadcaster on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

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Week six

  • Philippa Dunne, actress (BBC2’s Motherland) on Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining
  • Phil Wang, comedian on the wines of New Zealand
  • Keith Brymer Jones, judge on Channel 4’s Great Pottery Throwdown, on Dame Lucie Rie
  • Dani Harmer, actor (Tracy Beaker) on Ru Paul’s Drag Race

Week seven

  • Nina Conti, comedian and ventriloquist on the short stories of Stephen King
  • Brenton West, from BBC1’s The Repair Shop on Formula One 1977-87
  • Fatima Manji, journalist and Channel 4 news presenter on Queen Victoria
  • Martel Maxwell, TV presenter (BBC1’s Homes Under The Hammer) on Freddie Mercury

Week eight

  • Anne Diamond, broadcaster on the birth of British radar
  • Shivi Ramoutar, TV chef on Sex and the City
  • Eilidh McIntyre, Olympic sailing gold medalist on Karl Lagerfeld
  • Chris McCausland, comedian on Pearl Jam

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Week nine

  • Jeremy Edwards, actor on Carrie Fisher
  • Sonali Shah, TV Presenter (BBC2’s Escape To the Country) on George Michael
  • Dave Rowntree, musician (Blur drummer) on Nikola Tesla
  • Camilla Tominey, journalist and broadcaster on the Back to the Future trilogy

Week ten

  • Sian Williams, journalist and Channel 5 news host on Anna Freud
  • Sophie Duker, comedian and writer on The History Boys
  • Sonny Jay, radio presenter (Capital FM) on One Direction
  • Kellie Shirley, actress (Sky’s The Long Run) on Abigail’s Party

Week eleven

  • Pat Nevin, former professional footballer on the Jeeves & Wooster Stories of P.G. Wodehouse
  • Anna Nightingale, actress (Emmerdale’s Andrea Tate) on Oasis
  • Tom Malone Jr, TV personality (Channel 4’s Gogglebox) on Ricky Hatton
  • Roo Irvine, TV antiques expert (BBC1’s Bargain Hunt) on pedigree cat breeds

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Week twelve

  • Martin Offiah, former England rugby international on the battle of Britain
  • Shazia Mirza, comedian on George Carlin
  • Owain Wyn Evans, BBC TV weather presenter on the music of Britney Spears
  • Amelle Berrabah, singer (The Sugababes) on the exploration of Mars

Week thirteen

  • Charlie Higson, actor and writer on classic Westerns of the 1950s and 60s
  • Adele Roberts, BBC Radio 1 DJ and broadcaster on the planets of the solar system
  • Ed Gamble, comedian on 30 Rock
  • Paul Cooper, actor (BBC3’s This Country) on the 1966 World Cup

Week fourteen

  • James Acaster, comedian on the history of ice cream
  • Michelle Gayle, singer and actress on the early years of Def Jam recordings
  • Jean Johansson, TV presenter (Channel 4’s A Place In The Sun) on Kylie Minogue
  • Charlotte Worthington, BMX Olympic gold medalist on Michael Jordan

Celebrity Mastermind will return on Saturday, February 5 at 7.15 pm on BBC One.