The Great American Baking Show: Mary Berry to return as judge on Bake Off spin-off

The show will return to ABC in the US - featuring eight new themed episodes and 24 challenges 

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Turns out, Mary Berry will continue as a Bake Off judge - just not in the UK.

Though she's quit The Great British Bake Off following its move to Channel 4, Berry will return as a judge on the programme's American spin-off, also created by Love Productions. My Big Fat Greek Wedding's Nia Vardalos and husband Ian Gomez also return as the show's hosts. 

The Great American Baking Show returns to ABC in the US, seeing ten all-new bakers from across the country battle it out across eight themed episodes and 24 challenges, including the likes of 'Cake Week' and 'Cookie Week'. 

The new season will commence with a two-hour premiere episode on Thursday, 1 December at 9PM EST; unfortunately, the show won't be airing anywhere in the UK. 

The first Signature Bake will see competitors tasked with making bundt cake inspired by winter flavours, followed by an apple almond cake Technical Challenge. The Showstopper Bake will then see the bakers construct fantastical, multi-tiered holiday-themed cakes.

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Its second hour will see the episode set bar cookies as its Signature Challenge, a biscotti Technical Challenge, and 3D Iced Cookie scenes as its Showstopper Bake. 

UK viewers, however, haven't quite seen the last of Berry yet: she'll return for Bake Off's Christmas special, alongside fronting two new shows from the BBC: Mary Berry's Secrets From Britain's Great Houses and cooking show Mary Berry Everyday.

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