Who is Martha Reeves? Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestant and famous Motown singer

Who is Martha Reeves? Celebrity MasterChef 2019 contestant and famous Motown singer

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CELEBRITY MasterChef is returning TONIGHT and with it comes Martha Reeves.

We take a look at the incredible career of the Motown singer.

Who is Martha Reeves?

Martha, 78, was born July 18, 1941, and is an American R&B star known for being the lead singer of the Motown girl group Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.

The band shot to fame in the mid-60s with their hit singles which included Come and Get These Memories, Nowhere to Run, Heat Wave, Jimmy Mack, and their signature Dancing In The Street.

Incredibly Martha was also a politician from 2005 until 2009 when she served as an elected council woman for the city of Detroit, Michigan.

She has one son, Eric Reeves.

Martha shot to fame in the 60s with her band Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
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Does Martha Reeves still tour?

Martha and the Vandellas still tour and have got dates in 2019.

Here are the UK dates:

  • Thursday, August 22, Stockton on Tees, ARC
  • Friday, August 23, Leeds, The Brudenell Social Club
  • Saturday, August 24, Stoke on Trent, The Sugarmill
  • Monday, August 26, Camden, London, Dingwalls
  • Thursday, October 24, Liverpool, Hangar 34
  • Friday, October 25, Cottingham, Civic Hall
  • Saturday, November 30, Essex, Romford City Pavilion (Motown and Soul Legends)

You can buy tickets from Ticketmaster and SeeTickets.

Martha still performs today and is on tour in 2019
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When does Celebrity MasterChef 2019 start?

Celebrity MasterChef officially kicked off on September 2, 2019 at 9pm on BBC One.

It’s been given a timeslot for 9pm on BBC One, with the 14th series consisting of 18 episodes in total.

And if you miss any of the episodes, you can always catch them again on BBC iPlayer.

The previous season was won by John Partridge, but who will be crowned the winner of this year’s run?

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