Marcus Butler and Celebrity Masterchef aren’t two things you’d necissarily stick together but we can reveal that our favourite quiz taker will be hitting our screens and cooking up a storm! Set to hit our screens this summer, Marcus will join 19 other celebrities to compete for a place in the final and eventually be crowned Celebrity Masterchef 2016.
Marcus has long taken an interest in healthy living and food, having spoke in detail about his weight struggle and how he’s had to adapt his lifestyle to keep himself fit and healthy. Growing up, the YouTuber was chubby and credits a lot of his interest in fitness and food to ex-girlfriend Niomi Smart. During their time together, Niomi and Marcus formed SourcedBox which is a healthy eating snack company delivered to your door. Despite their break-up, the pair continue to work together as business partners.
There are some big British names appearing alongside Marcus on the BBC show including TV presenter Cherry Healy, Simon Webb from boy band Blue and Amy Childs from reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex. Marcus will have to compete in several rounds against his fellow celebrity chefs and we’ll no doubt see a whole lot of kale added to the mix!
This isn’t the first time a YouTuber has taken to a cooking show, however. Zoe Sugg appeared in the Comic Relief version of Great British Bake Off and her Brighton beach hut cake became pretty iconic as a result. As well as Zoe, Marcus will no doubt be able to turn to fellow YouTuber Tanya Burr who is bringing out her own baking book later this year and when it comes to cooing up delicious main courses, the entire YouTube community seems to know and hang out with chef Jamie Oliver so Marcus is pretty much all set.
We’re so proud of Marcus for landing a place on TV and this is further proof that Team Internet are becoming fully fledged celebrities and Marcus’ appearance will hopefully mean that our mum and gran finally know who we’re talking about!
Of course, this isn’t the only big thing to happen to Marcus this week as he recently took our Marcus Butler and Kanye West quiz! Watch the video below to see how he did and take the quiz yourself by clicking here.
Will you be turning in and cheering on #TeamKale? Let us know in the comments below.