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Tuesday, 7 January 2020

NEWS: Channel 4 sign up big names for 'Celebrity Bake Off'


The Great British Bake Off will get the celebrity treatment once more as stars from across the worlds of acting, comedy, entertainment and sport come together to do their bit in the fight against cancer. Competing against each other in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand up to Cancer they will be showing off their baking prowess – or lack of – in a bid to be awarded the coveted Star Baker apron

The five-part series will air on Channel 4 in 2020 and the famous faces lining up in the equally famous tent are Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, documentary maker Louis Theroux, British tennis number one Johanna Konta, TV presenter Carol Vorderman, Queer Eye’sresident fashionista Tan France, singer-songwriter James Blunt, actress and TV presenter Caroline Quentin, presenter Alex Jones, TV judge Rob Rinder, TV personality Scarlett Moffatt, comedian Mo Gilligan, radio and TV presenter Kelly Brook, This Morning’s Alison Hammond, Love Island and sports personality Ovie Soko, former EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer, YouTuber Joe Sugg, comedian Joel Dommett, actor James Buckley, comedian Russell Howard and comedian and author Jenny Eclair.

Each episode will see four celebrities battle it out over three rounds – the Signature, the technical and the Showstopper – in a bid to be crowned Star Baker. Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be ever-present to meticulously judge each bake, be they delicious delights or devastating disasters and Bake Off hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig will be on hand to provide tea and sympathy for the celebrity bakers as they go head to head in the pressure-filled tent.

Since its launch in the UK in 2012, the RTS award-winning and BAFTA nominated Stand Up to Cancer, the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, has raised over £62 million to date funding 52 clinical trials and projects involving 11,000 cancer patients across the country.

Sarah Lazenby, Head of Formats and Features at Channel 4 said, “The Great Celebrity BakeOff is a key ingredient in our Stand Up To Cancer recipe. We’ve seen the power of using comedy and entertainment to bring awareness and raise millions of pounds to fund pioneering cancer trials. We hope viewers will enjoy this year’s line-up of famous bakers, there’s never a dough moment as each brings something fresh and exciting to the tent."

Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer is expected early this year on Channel 4

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