Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder to appear on ‘Come Dine With Me’ Christmas Special

One of his culinary competitors will be former 'Coronation Street' star Helen Flanagan

Shaun Ryder is to compete on a special festive episode of Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me.

The Happy Mondays frontman will appear on the long-running show’s Celebrity Christmas Special alongside comedian Mark Dolan, TV and radio presenter Kirsten O’Brien and Coronation Street actress-turned-glamour model Helen Flanagan.

Ryder will host the episode’s final dinner party, a Channel 4 press release teases, as he lays on what is described as ‘”a Madchester’ Christmas with melons on the menu and a right festive rave up”. The air date for Ryder’s episode has yet to be confirmed.

Other stars from the world of music to have appeared on celebrity episodes of Come Dine With Me over the years include So Solid Crew‘s MC Harvey, drum and bass artist Goldie, boyband veterans Lee Ryan and Dane Bowers and pop singer VV Brown.

This isn’t Ryder’s first excursion into the world of reality TV. In 2011, he appeared on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and finished in second place. He also hosted his own paranormal-themed TV series, Shaun Ryder On UFOs, on the History Channel last year.