The Great British Bake Off series 12 confirmed to return in less than TWO WEEKS as Channel 4 announce debut episode will air on September 21
The Great British Bake Off is set to return to screens in less than two weeks.
The super-popular cookery contest will air the first episode of its 12th series on September 21 on Channel 4 at 8PM.
While fans are still in the dark with regards to the contestants taking part, a poster featuring judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, as well as hosts Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding materialised on Twitter on Wednesday.
It’s back! The Great British Bake Off is set to return on September 21 on Channel 4 [L-R: Paul Hollywood, Noel Fielding, Prue Leith and Matt Lucas]
‘Bake a date in your diaries – we’re back!’ was the caption under the snap of the quartet of stars, each holding a mug spelling out ‘Bake Off Is Back!’ as they stood before the famous baking tent.
The show won a TV Choice Award on Monday, with Paul recording a message to accept the gong.
Along with its sister shows Bake Off: The Professionals and The Great British Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer, the longrunning show reigned in the Best Talent Show category.
This will be Matt Lucas’ second series, having taken over the role of host after Sandi Toksvig stepped down in 2019.
What a treat! The show won a TV Choice Award on Monday, with Paul recording a message to accept the gong
Bake Off fans went into meltdown on Thursday as they got their first glimpse at series 12 in a new teaser.
The Channel 4 show was filmed earlier this year with the contestants and crew placed in a COVID-safe filming bubble.
The teaser featured the famous white tent amid green lush trees with the show’s theme tune piping up.
The clip was captioned: ‘Loaf is in the air… The Great British Bake Off. Coming Soon.’
‘The world needs this!’ Great British Bake Off fans went into meltdown on Thursday as the first teaser for series 12 was released
Cast: The Channel 4 show was filmed earlier this year in a COVID-safe filming bubble
Exciting times: Judge Paul Hollywood, 55, also shared the teaser video on Instagram, excitedly writing, ‘We’re back…! X’
Coming soon: In the clip, the camera hovered over trees before zooming in towards the famous white tent, and gradually, the show’s theme tune came in
Taking to Twitter after the clip aired, fans couldn’t contain their excitement, penning: ‘The world needs this.’; ‘Oh my god! How did you know today is my birthday???
‘Oh thank god WE NEED YOU’; ‘why must you tease us like this’; ‘i have a mighty need to meet new lovely, funny bakers and more cake. always more cake. and chocolate. and macarons. #bakeoff
‘Can’t wait’; ‘Thank god I absolutely love this show, look forward to watching every year can’t wait’; ‘All is right with the world when bake off is on’.
Excited: Fans were thrilled when the first teaser aired
Series 12 of Bake Off was filmed earlier this year when the cast and crew formed a secure bubble at Down Hall, an established country house hotel in Hertfordshire.
The six-week takeover at the luxe hotel was to avoid staff and stars getting pinged.
To ensure minimal COVID risk, hundreds of the show’s workers had no choice but to remain on site once they arrived in early June.