Great British Bake Off 2021 return date confirmed

Channel 4 confirm the show will return on 21 September

Sam Moore
Wednesday 08 September 2021 16:25
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The Great British Bake Off will be returning to TV screens later this month.

Channel 4 have confirmed the launch date as 21 September with the show airing at 8pm.

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will continue to judge the contestants whilst Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas will return to host the series.

The news comes a few days after a teaser trailer was released to get fans hyped for the much-loved show’s return to screens.

The brief trailer depicted the show’s famous tent from an aerial view with dramatic orchestral music playing over the clip.

The 2021 version of the show has once again been filmed at Down Hall Hotel and Spa just outside London. As with last year, Covid safety measures are still in place to protect the cast and crew.

The cast and crew will self-isolate before entering into a bubble at the hotel, so they don’t have to social distance from one another.

Last year’s winner was Peter Hawkins, who at 20 years old, was the youngest winner yet.

The new series will be Leith and Fielding’s fifth since joining the show after it moved to Channel 4 from the BBC in 2017.

Hollywood has appeared on every series of the show and the upcoming run will be Lucas’ second after joining the team last year, replacing Sandi Toksvig.

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