Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and a handful of other Washington celebrities will appear on next season's "Top Chef," Bravo announced today.

This season's competition takes place in Washington, and Bravo says "it's only natural" that DC pols would make an appearance.

Besides Pelosi, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), Sen. Mark WarnerMark WarnerTop Senate Dem: ‘Grave concerns’ about independence of Russia probe Dems worry too much about upsetting others. That needs to stop. Washington-area lawmakers request GAO report on DC Metro MORE (D-Va.), CIA Director Leon Panetta, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and NBC's Savannah Guthrie will make appearances.

The season begins airing June 16.