The new series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ will air on September 22nd at 8pm on Channel 4, with newcomer Matt Lucas co-hosting the show.
The baking contest, which is now on its 11th series, welcomes 12 home-bakers to the tent with the first show-stopping challenge to create their hero out of sponge.
There has been a lot of promotion for the new series’ official airing date on social media, with one being of the show’s judges and presenters posed for a photo in the theme of the iconic Queen II album cover.
Newcomer Matt Lucas joined his co-host Noel Fielding and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith for the photo.
The show’s official Instagram account posted the image on its page alongside a caption, which read: “Mama, I just baked a flan, made a bun and then some bread, tried a cake, but recipe misread.”
“Mama, I wanted cinnamon buns, but they’ve burnt and I’ve thrown them all away… Got #BakeOff on the mind? The new series starts Tuesday at 8pm on @Channel4.” – They added.
‘The Great British Bake Off’ is set to return with many innuendos alongside baked bare breasts and a cartoon tribute to the very ‘well-endowed’ squirrel mascot which was last seen in 2011.
After five years of filming at Welford Park in Berkshire, the upcoming series took place at Down Hall Hotel in Essex with all cast and crew members undergoing regular Covid-19 testing in an ‘isolation bubble’ amidst the ongoing pandemic.
Producers have stated that they put out a long list of safety rules before filming started for the new socially-distanced series, with Paul Hollywood’s signature handshake given the green light despite claims it could have been replaced with an elbow bump.
The food expert’s handshake is an iconic gesture that is known as the golden ticket for bakers who are aiming to meet his high expectations or win the title of ‘Star Baker’ for the week.
Channel 4 clarified that they have followed strict safety protocols so that everyone involved would be free to shake hands knowing that they would not be at risk of spreading the virus.
Judge Prue Leith decided to make a comeback to the hit series despite being considered a high-risk candidate for the Covid-19 virus at the age of 80.
‘The Great British Bake Off’ revealed in August they had finished filming for the upcoming series, though fellow Bake Off presenter Sandi Toksvig revealed that she had left the show earlier this year and was replaced by newcomer Matt Lucas.
Make sure not to miss out on the excitement as the 12 contestants show off their baking skills and compete against each other to receive the title of ‘Star Baker’ of the show on Channel 4.
UPDATE: The first episode of the 11th series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ was scheduled to air at 8pm, but will now be delayed by a few minutes to allow the channel to air Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s address to the nation.