Su Pollard will join Katie Price and Joe Swash on next series of Celebrity MasterChef


SU POLLARD has signed on the dotted line for the new series of MasterChef.

The 71-year-old – a national treasure after almost 40 years in showbusiness – became a star after her role in hit show Hi-de-Hi!

Su Pollard has signed up for the next series of Celebrity MasterChef

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Su Pollard has signed up for the next series of Celebrity MasterChefCredit: Rex Features

A source at the BBC1 series told The Sun: “It’s a real coup getting Su. We’re made up. She’ll bring joy to the show.”

The Sun revealed Katie Price has already started filming for the new BBC series with hosts John Torode and Gregg Wallace – but her ex Peter Andre turned it down.

Bubbly Su will instead star alongside celebs including model Mel Sykes, ex-footie star Dion Dublin and reality TV’s Joe Swash.

Last year’s Celebrity MasterChef was won by activist Riyadh Khalaf.

A source at the BBC One cooking series said 'it’s a real coup getting Su'

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A source at the BBC One cooking series said ‘it’s a real coup getting Su’Credit: Getty – Contributor

He overcame Olympic hockey player Sam Quek and Olympic rowing legend Sir Matthew Pinsent in the final.

TV favourite Su became a household name in 1980 after she was cast as chalet maid Peggy Ollerenshaw in Hi-de-Hi!

When the show ended in 1988, Su was cast as Ivy Teasdale in new sitcom, ‘You Rang, M’Lord?’ which also featured her Hi-de-Hi! co-stars Paul Shane and Jeffrey Holland.

In 1995 Su starred in her third series written by Hi-de-Hi’s David Croft, Oh, Doctor Beeching! which ran for two years until 1997.

Su found fame as maid Peggy in 1980s holiday camp sitcom Hi-de-Hi!

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Su found fame as maid Peggy in 1980s holiday camp sitcom Hi-de-Hi!Credit: BBC

She has also turned her hand to a pop career, achieving a No.2 hit single in 1986 with Starting Together.

Her distinctive voice has also landed her roles in children’s TV series Penny Crayon and Little Robots and she is a regular on the pantomime circuit.

Su was also seen on TV in Last Laugh in Vegas alongside the likes of fellow TV legends Cannon & Ball, Bernie Clifton and Anita Harris.

The Nottingham born star first appeared on TV in 1974 when she took part in Opportunity Knocks singing a song from the musical Oklahoma!

The actress and singer, 71, will join a line-up including Katie Price

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The actress and singer, 71, will join a line-up including Katie PriceCredit: Getty

She married Australian teacher Peter Keogh in 1984 after he proposed on the set of Hi-de-Hi! while she was dressed as an insect.

However the couple divorced in 1992 and in 2013, Peter released an autobiography documenting his life as a gay man in Australia before moving to England and meeting Sue.

Reality TV’s Joe Swash will also take part in the series

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Reality TV’s Joe Swash will also take part in the seriesCredit: Getty – Contributor
Bubbly Su will also star alongside model Mel Sykes

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Bubbly Su will also star alongside model Mel SykesCredit: Getty – Contributor
Katie Price goes make-up free as she moans about ‘early start for work’ after signing up to Celebrity Masterchef

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