It’s coming up to Great British Bake Off season, motherf******. Now in its new series on Channel 4, GBBO’s impeccable mixture of ‘British’ cakes, bakes, and puddings; risible puns; Paul Hollywood’s blue steel eyes; and a massive tent is likely never going to collapse. Here’s everything you need to know about the new series, which starts 22 September. Expect a weekly round-up of all the best bits as the series progresses — just come back to this Great British Bake Off hub to see them all.
How has coronavirus affected GBBO 2020?
In a big way. Filming was delayed, contestants and crew were forced to quarantine over four weeks, not eleven, and the Paul Hollywood handshake will be no more. Its new trailer pays homage to the flour shortage of coronavirus lockdown.
Great British Bake Off 2020 episode round-ups
GBBO’s 11th has begun, and each and every episode will be rounded up here — just like in Great British Bake Off 2019.
- Great British Bake Off 2020 Cake Week
- Great British Bake Off 2020 Biscuit Week
- Great British Bake Off 2020 Bread Week
- Great British Bake Off 2020 Chocolate Week
- Great British Bake Off 2020 Pastry Week
- Great British Bake Off 2020 Japan Week
- Great British Bake Off 2020 80s Week
- Great British Bake Off 2020 Dessert Week
- Great British Bake Off 2020 Patisserie Week
- Great British Bake Off 2020 Final.
The Great British Bake Off judges aren’t going anywhere
No changes behind the table: Paul Hollywood is sticking around, despite seeing his debut London bakery Knead demolished in Euston. Prue Leith will continue to rate cakes according to their calorie status in a sort of lawful good doctrine. Mighty Boosh star Noel Fielding is still around, but Winnie the Witch narrator Sandi Toksvig is out: she’ll be replaced by former Little Britain star Matt Lucas.
And what of the 2020 GBBO contestants?
12 bakers, one short of the usual bakers’ dozen, otherwise known as an easy casting pun, will face up to technical challenges, signature bakes, and the extremely stressful task of producing goods that respond to minuscule changes in temperature and humidity in a Very Big Tent That Is Entirely Open To The Atmosphere. Here they are, complete with two trios with suspiciously similar names. Mak Marc and Mark? For real?