‘The Great British Bake Off’ will still be airing their latest series this year after the COVID-19 delay, they are currently two weeks back into production after filming was delayed by three months.
Covid-19 affected many shows, one being ‘The Great British Bake Off’ which is a baking competition series shown on Channel 4 in the UK and on Netflix in the U.S. where it is more commonly known as ‘The Great British Baking Show’. It was meant to start filming in April but the pandemic caused the show to hit pause for a bit.
Though to the delight of many fans on Wednesday, Sky Studios CEO Gary Davey brought back hopes for the show’s return for this year when he announced that filming is ‘going very well’.
‘The Great British Bake Off’ has been said to have moved to a more COVID-friendly location from its usual Welford Park, Berkshire home site.
The company’s chief commercial officer Jane Millichip told a virtual Broadcasting Press Guild lunch: “It’s all happening in deep secret, somewhere in darkest deepest Britain in the shires.”
Gary Davey added: “As you can imagine, there was a lot of work collaboratively between Love Productions and our COVID protocols team just to get that right.”
‘The Great British Bake Off’ was feared to only film again in 2021, but Jane Millichip promised: “You will have your Victoria sponge this year.”
The show’s cast and crew as well as the new presenter Matt Lucas, are said to have gone into quarantine before filming had started, to allow for close interaction on-set.
‘The Great British Bake Off’ is usually scheduled to begin in late August on Channel 4, but there are yet to start with promotions for a new season.
There are also reports that this year’s series will not feature older contestants for the first time in its history, due to concerns they could become ill during filming the show.
The Sun reported that this year’s series will only feature younger bakers who are seen as ‘less vulnerable to the pandemic’.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the airing of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ season 11 as things get back on track and more yummy goodies are in store to be baked.