Stars to Compete on All-New MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN on FOX, 1/2
Get ready for the ultimate snack-down when Michelin Star Chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi invite celebrities into the MASTERCHEF kitchen to show off their culinary skills in exciting head-to-head contests for charity on the all-new MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN, airing Monday, Jan. 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
The two-hour special puts each celebrity competitor to the test in the kitchen, and also features the first-ever battle royale between MASTERCHEF's own Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi! In each face-off, more than bragging rights are at stake - the winners earn donations to the charity of their choice.
Here are the MASTERCHEF match-ups:
Trai Byers and Grace Gealey Byers vs. Nene and Gregg Leakes
Two cooks are better than one in the couples' duel. Find out who rules THE KITCHEN when EMPIRE stars Trai Byers (@JustTrai) and Grace Gealey Byers (@LadyGracebyers) represent Saving Our Daughters (savingourdaughters.org/), while TV personality NENE LEAKES (@NeNeLeakes) and her husband, Gregg (@GreggLeakes), compete for Broadway Cares (broadwaycares.org/).
Cheryl Hines vs. Kal Penn
SON OF ZORN star Cheryl Hines (@cherylhines) cooks for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida (ucpcfl.org/), while SUPERHUMAN host Kal Penn (@KalPenn) represents the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (unrwausa.org/#tagline).
Ronde Barber and Tiki Barber vs. Joel Madden and Benji Madden
It's a test of the twins when former NFL superstars Ronde Barber and Tiki Barber (@TikiBarber), representing Kulture City (kulturecity.org/), go up against Good Charlotte founding members Joel Madden (@JoelMadden) and Benji Madden (@Benjimadden), who help provide assistance for musicians in times of need via MusiCares (grammy.org/musicares).
Anthony Anderson and Chef Gordon Ramsay vs. Jordana Brewster and Chef Christina Tosi