A new season of Cupcake Wars kicks off on Monday, April 11, but its contestants are already household names — which means they aren't competing for fame but instead kitchen bragging rights. And the celebrities recruited to appear on the Food Network show left host Jonathan Bennett feeling a little starstruck.
"It's insane. These celebrities go head-to-head, and watching some of your favorite actors, musicians, and personalities of all time come together and fight in a kitchen is just hysterical," he told The Daily Dish. "It's so much fun to watch. Every time they would name a celebrity, I'd be like, 'Really? We got them! That's awesome.' I'd just be so excited. They're good, they're funny personalities. [There are] a lot of people from your childhood where you're like, 'Oh my God, yes!' [appear on the show]."
The series features celebrities competing in several rounds of competition during which their baking skills are challanged until one of them is named that week's champion. And while we don't quite yet know who all the stars are that are stopping by the series, the premiere episode features big names like Andy Dick, Spice Girls' Mel B, Mayim Bialik, and Jennie Garth.
Which brings us to one of the greatest things about this season — in addition to, you know, being around so many tasty treats. "The best part of all of it is I got to take selfies with everyone," he said of the perk. "So my seflie library is off-the-charts right now, guys, it is off the charts. When I start releasing my selfies on my Instagram, the world better watch out because they're good ones."
Jonathan was so proud of his selfies, he shared some exclusively with us, which you can see below.
Jonathan teases one of the upcoming celeb bakers.
Jonathan teases another one of the upcoming celeb bakers.
Jonathan teases a few more of the upcoming celeb bakers.
While he kept quiet about who will go home victorious, Jonathan did share that none of the stars struggled too hard in the kitchen. "You have to just have some knowledge of making cupcakes. Cupcakes are easy," he said, noting that the contestants are what really make the show shine. "They're good ones. I call it Dancing With The Stars in the kitchen... with cupcakes."