The Great British Bake Off news, presenters, rumours and contestants

The Great British Bake Off is back for its annual charity series, and this year the producers have gone all out in getting some of the biggest names in showbiz to take part. 

Here’s everything you need to know, including when The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C is back on, who the contestants are, who will be presenting the next series of the main show and how to apply to compete yourself. 

Who will be presenting GBBO 2020? 

Though the British public have come to love the dynamic duo that is Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, Channel Four have announced that Sandi will be leaving the show to pursue other projects, including a brand new show coming to Channel 4 – The Write Offs – which is centred around the theme of adult literacy. 

On her departure Sandi stated, “As my waistline will testify, Bake Off is an all-consuming show. Spending time with Prue, Paul and Noel has been one of the great pleasures of my life. These are friendships which I know will continue beyond the confines of television. Bake Off is a wonderful programme which has already proved it can happily withstand a change of hosting personnel.” 

Channel 4 has confirmed that Noel, Prue and Paul will all return for the next series, and that the producers are on the search for a new presenter. It’s still early days to predict who this will be, but we’ll provide more information as we have it. 

Fortunately, we won’t be getting this major change just yet. Sandi, Noel, Prue and Paul will all be presenting and judging on The Great Celebrity Bake Off

When does The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C air?

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer hasn’t yet got a confirmed air date, but we do know that it will be a five-part series, with a different line-up of bakers every episode. On each show, four celebrities will compete against one another to be crowned star baker, and it will all be done in the name of raising money for Cancer Research UK. 

In these modern times, you don’t just have to watch the bakers struggle with a technical recipe the traditional way. Instead, you can watch on All 4 – live or on-demand with catch-up through a wide range of devices including smart TVs, games consoles, media streamers, phones and tablets.

Who will be competing on The Great Celebrity Bake Off?

This year the producers have managed to wrangle in possibly the most well-known line-up ever, with a wide range of familiar faces from the big and small screen. These include: 

  • Actor Richard Dreyfuss
  • Documentary host Louis Theroux 
  • Tennis player Johanna Konta
  • TV presenter Carol Vorderman 
  • Queer Eye star Tan France 
  • Singer James Blunt 
  • TV Presenter and actress Caroline Quentin 
  • Presenter Alex Jones
  • TV judge Rob Rinder
  • TV Personality Scarlett Moffatt 
  • Comedian Mo Gilligan 
  • Presenter Kelly Brook
  • This Morning’s Alison Hammond 
  • Love Island star and sports personality Ovie Soko
  • Eastenders actress Patsy Palmer 
  • YouTuber Joe Sugg 
  • Comedian Joel Dommett
  • Actor James Buckley
  • Comedian Russell Howard
  • Comedian and author Jenny Eclair 

Who won GBBO 2019?

The final of The Great British Bake Off came down to three contestants; David, Steph and Alice. By managing to keep his cool and execute a winning showstopper, David scooped up the Bake Off trophy, despite Steph being a favourite going into the finale. 

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How to watch Bake Off 2019 from outside the UK

As per usual, The Great Celebrity Bake Off will be available through regular UK broadcast TV (however you get your TV), airing on Channel 4.

If you want to watch from outside the UK – such as the US, where you might know it as The Great British Baking Show – then you’ll need to use a VPN (virtual private network) like NordVPN so it appears you’re device is local if you want to watch along with the UK on the Channel 4 website. For more details see our article on watching Bake Off from abroad. 

How to apply to be on the GBBO 

If you’re a budding baker and would like to apply for Bake Off, then unfortunately 2020’s applications are now closed. However, they will most likely reopen for 2021 later on this year. Keep an eye out on the official sign-up page. 

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