MasterChef Celebrity Showdown: Anthony Anderson, NeNe Leakes Search for a Recipe for Success (VIDEO)

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MasterChef Celebrity Showdown: L-R: Chef Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Anderson in the all-new MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN, airing Monday, Jan. 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Credit: Ray Mickshaw/Fox © 2017 FOX Broadcasting Co.

Billed as “the ultimate snack-down,” the MasterChef Celebrity Showdown is back with MasterChef host-judges Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi and a pantry full of TV, music and sports stars competing in the kitchen for their favorite charities.

The two-hour special, airing January 2, will feature a couples’ duel pitting Empire newlyweds Trai Byers and Grace Gealey Byers against Real Housewives alum NeNe Leakes and her hubby, Gregg Leakes. Son of Zorn star Cheryl Hines goes up against Superhuman host Kal Penn and, in a twin-tastic test of culinary skill, NFL greats Ronde Barber and Tiki Barber go toe-to-toe—and spatula-to-spatula—with Good Charlotte founding members Joel Madden and Benji Madden.

In the final face-off, black-ish star Anthony Anderson teams with Ramsay to compete against Tosi and Lethal Weapon’s Jordana Brewster. Check out this exclusive preview!


MasterChef Celebrity Showdown, Monday, Jan. 2, 8/7c, Fox