The Chase star Jenny Ryan, 37, signed up for this year’s Celebrity Masterchef alongside a host of famous faces including Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse, 29, comedian Josie Long, 37, and Dominic Parker, 55.
Many Twitter users flocked to social media to query this series’ line-up, with some questioning contestants' celebrity status.
In response to one fan, who has now deleted their tweet, she wrote: “To be honest, I barely consider myself a celebrity - although the bookers on this show clearly did.
“It doesn't surprise me if someone doesn't know who I am. I was more irritated on behalf of my colleagues, who are well-known and don't deserve the snark.”
It doesn't surprise me if someone doesn't know who I am.
She added: “Besides, if I don't know something my first course of action is to do some light research to rectify the situation, rather than shout ‘WHO???’ into the void.
“Maybe I'm weird like that but I suppose it's how I got good at my job.”
In response to another now deleted tweet, Jenny insisted she wasn’t “laying into everyone who doesn't recognise” celebrities on the show.
She wrote: “At no point was I laying into everyone who doesn't recognise every single celebrity on these shows.
“If you have a tendency to touchiness, perhaps re-read things to ensure you have the correct meaning before responding?”
Another fan queried: “Surely the whole point of a celebrity is that a significant number of civilians knows who they are?”
She replied: “It is, and they do. But the proudly ignorant section like to shout loud.
Jenny Ryan: The Chase star replied to Twitter users who queried the Celebrity