DAME Zandra Rhodes has worked with some of the most stylish figures in history, as an iconic fashion designer.
But she has recently traded in her lavish garments for an apron as she appears on Celebrity MasterChef. Here is a breakdown of her life and career so far…
Who is Dame Zandra Rhodes?
Dame Zandra Rhodes, 78, is one of Britain’s most sought-after fashion designers, also she is a teacher at Medway College of Art, now the University for the Creative Arts.
Born in Chatham, Kent a young Zandra was introduced to the world of fashion by her mother, who was a fitter in a Paris fashion house.
She studied at Medway, before the Royal College of Art in London and focused mainly on printed textile design.
The Brit was one of the few designers in London, who made the capital one of the leading cities on the international fashion circuit in the ‘70s.
What celebrities has Dame Zandra Rhodes worked with?
The British designer has worked with a number of famous faces but one of her most elite clients has to be Princess Diana.
To this day, she continues to design for royalty and celebrities, having worked with Elizabeth Taylor and the band Queen.
She designed notable costumes for Freddie Mercury and Brian May of Queen, as well as Luke Spiller of The Struts.
Dame Zandra collaborated with Marks and Spencers to create an upmarket collection, as well as a jewellery range.
Is Dame Zandra Rhodes appearing on Celebrity MasterChef?
Yes! The fashion legend is one of 20 celebrities, who signed up to appear on the 14th series of Celebrity MasterChef.
She is starring in the latest series alongside stars including TOWIE’s Joey Essex, Strictly’s Oti Mabuse and Love Island’s Dr Alex George, among others.
When the contestants were tasked with making a meal for the staff at London Zoo earlier in the series she was paired with Oti.
The teams were each given three hours to make 60 main meals (30 meaty and 30 vegetarian) as well as a dessert.
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How to watch Celebrity MasterChef 2019?
The 14th series of Celebrity MasterChef is broadcast on BBC One on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
On Mondays and Friday the programmes airs from 9pm to 10pm but on Wednesday it starts at 8pm and lasts for an hour.
Of course, all episodes are available to watch on catch-up on the BBC iPlayer app once they have aired.
Celebrity MasterChef is fronted by chefs John Torode and Gregg Wallace, who have been a part of the series since its revamp in 2005.