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Zandra Rhodes makes her debut on BBC's Celebrity Masterchef

Zandra Rhodes Chancellor Emerita of the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) made her debut appearance on Celebrity MasterChef on Monday night, successfully making it through to the second round.

Now in its fourteenth series, Dame Zandra Rhodes joins Olympic medallist Greg Rutheford MBE, television personality Vicky Pattison, reality star Joey Essex, comedian Josie Long, and the British heavyweight boxer Dillian Whyte who are among this year’s line-up.

Zandra Rhodes on Celebrity MasterChef courtesy of BBC

Zandra Rhodes on Celebrity Masterchef. Image courtesy of BBC.

Zandra has a special relationship with UCA, serving as their first Chancellor from 2010 to 2018, and having attended one of UCA's founder institutions, The Medway College of Design in the late 50s where her mother, Beatrice Rhodes, taught dressmaking.

Focusing her studies on printed textiles, Zandra went on to become one of the world's most recognisable and influential textiles designers of the late 1960s and 1970s, taking her remarkable pop art-inspired fabrics and revolutionising the fashion world. “I’m known for colour,” explained Zandra on the show.

Now appearing on Celebrity MasterChef Zandra said: “I would say that I am a bit of a messy cook, but when I’m in London, I’ll cook a dinner party for twelve people.”

Zandra Rhodes on Celebrity MasterChef courtesy of BBC

Zandra Rhodes on Celebrity Masterchef. Image courtesy of BBC.

On completing her first challenge Zandra exclaimed: “It could have looked better, but I survived.”

To watch Zandra Rhodes in Celebrity MasterChef tune into BBC iPlayer.

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