The Great British Bake Off is coming back to your TV screen. Here’s everything you need to know.
The Great British Bake Off is officially back — and promising to be better than ever.
Channel 4 has confirmed Platinum’s favourite Prue Leith, alongside Paul Hollywood, Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding will be back in the iconic Bake Off tent on Tuesday 21 September at 8pm. Bakers, set those timers.
Judge Prue is back with Paul to put the bakers through their paces, while hosts Matt and Noel provide the witty one-liners and comedy charm. The contestants have yet to be announced, but we can’t wait to watch. It seems autumn is finally upon us.
Last year’s series was won by Edinburgh student Peter Sawkins, who was labelled the competition’s “baby-faced assassin” by Noel. At 20, he is the youngest baker to ever win Bake Off, impressing the judges with his stunning showstoppers and technical bakes.
After winning, Peter said, “I can’t quite believe that I am here, I can’t quite believe that I made it onto the show, and I can’t quite believe that the show happened. This is going to be a really huge chapter in my life, and what a way for it to end.
“I wanted this a lot, when I was 12 I was watching repeats of Bake Off back to back, and it got me into baking big time. I am a Bake Off nerd, and I think 12 year old Peter would be in awe, and just the most excited giddy kid. I am that excited giddy kid right now.”
Last year’s edition started a little later than usual with coronavirus safety measures in pace. We’re back to regular scheduling for 2021, however safety measures will continue, with contestants going into isolation bubbles during their time in the tent. On your marks, get set, bake!