The Great British Bake Off is back for a brand new series and of course it’s now on Channel 4 with all new hosts. Over the next 10 weeks, 12 of the best amateur bakers in Britain will whisk, knead, ice, beat and bake their way through classic British cakes, perfect patisserie, Italian delights, sticky caramel constructions and elaborate layered puddings.
All 12 will be hoping to impress with their skill, creativity, knowledge and passion to clinch the Bake Off Crown. Each of the 30 new challenges have been carefully designed by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith to reveal just who is a star baker. But it’s not just a new experience for the bakers.
Also joining the tent for the first time are Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding, who will be with the bakers every step of the way, ready with a pertinent pep talk, a helpful hand or just a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. The Bake Off begins with Cake Week, and sees the bakers take on a fruity signature challenge. Next, Prue sets her first technical – a children’s tea party favourite – and everyone is out to impress the new judge. And for their final challenge comes the trickiest showstopper ever set in the first week of Bake Off: an illusion cake.
Creating these mind-blowing illusion cakes will test their baking and design skills to the limit. Paul and Prue want to see what the bakers – and their cakes – are made of. One tent, 12 new bakers and 30 new challenges.
Series Producer: Charlotte Davis
Executive Producers: Richard McKerrow, Anna Beattie, Sarah Thomson-Woolley, Kieran Smith
Production Company: Love Productions
The Great British Bake Off New Series Premiere Episode 1 (of 10) airs on 29 August 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on Channel 4.