Geri Horner, Tim Peake and Ed Balls offer lessons in Celebrity Supply Teacher

Geri Horner, Tim Peake, Ed Balls (PA)
Geri Horner, Tim Peake, Ed Balls (PA)

Geri Horner will offer tips on creative writing, Tim Peake will discuss the science of space rockets, Ed Balls will teach history and Heston Blumenthal will give cookery tips when famous faces swap their day jobs to become supply teachers for a new BBC show.

The Greatest Dancer star Matthew Morrison will teach musical theatre, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson will teach art, former Barcelona footballer Gary Lineker will teach Spanish while Marcus Rashford will give PE lessons.

The CBBC series Celebrity Supply Teacher will see the stars give lessons to children in lockdown from their own homes.

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Marcus Rashford will teach PE (Mike Egerton/PA)

Singer Kelis, who trained to be a chef in Paris, will share cookery tips, Emmerdale stars and married couple Jeff Hordley and Zoe Henry will share their love of gardening and Dame Darcey Bussell will demonstrate traditional African dance moves.

Martin Bashir will give a history class on his hero Dr Martin Luther King while The Chase star and former maths teacher Mark Labbett will offer tips to help children with their multiplication and division.

Paralympian Ellie Simmonds will explore ocean geography, YouTuber Nikki Lilly takes on IT, The Silent Child’s Rachel Shenton and Maisie Sly will teach British Sign Language, activist Katie Piper will teach wellbeing, comedian Tez Ilyas will explore science and Hetty Feather star Isabel Clifton will give a drama lesson.

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Dame Darcey Bussell (Ian West/PA)

The series will begin with Horner, who has written several children’s books, offering tips on creating a great story and developing character, setting and plot.

She will also show viewers around her farm and the animals that she sometimes takes inspiration from.

During his lesson, astronaut Peake will give tips for surviving in space including how to eat, drink and go to the toilet.

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Tim Peake (Joe Giddens/PA)

Celebrity chef Blumenthal will explain the difference between taste and flavour in his lesson and show children how to make the ultimate strawberry sundae.

He said: “I chose to make a strawberry ice cream sundae which I hope inspires the younger viewers and their families to get cooking and begin a deeper relationship with their food.”

Match Of The Day star Lineker will teach his pupils how to count from one to ten – while playing keepie uppie in his garden – before moving on to other useful words and phrases.

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Heston Blumenthal (Ian West/PA)

He said: “I am delighted to be involved with CBBC’s Celebrity Supply Teacher series. Learning Spanish when I moved to Barcelona in 1986 was good fun. It helped me then and ever since. Enjoy the experience. It’s exciting!”

Celebrity Supply Teacher begins on June 8 on CBBC and BBC iPlayer.

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