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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Great British Bake Off’ 2022

The new “GBBO” series has left the COVID-19 bubble, but Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood aren’t going anywhere

12 people wearing brown aprons in a country estate.
The Great British Bake Off lineup for 2022.
Mark Bourdillon/Channel 4

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 Great British Bake Off 2022, which starts on Channel 4 in 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.


When does Great British Bake Off 2022 start?

The new series of GBBO starts in the U.K. on Channel 4 on 13 September at 8 p.m. For U.S. fans, new episodes are dropping on Netflix a few days later.

What’s the next Great British Bake Off episode?

The next Great British Bake Off episode is this year’s final!

Where can I find Great British Bake Off 2022 episode recaps?

The Great British Bake Off judges aren’t going anywhere

No changes behind the table: Paul Hollywood is sticking around to hand out sweaty, increasingly less valuable handshakes, and 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 still out: former Little Britain star Matt Lucas will continue in her stead.

And what of the 2022 GBBO contestants?

Twelve 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 are this year’s Great British Bake Off bakers — and don’t forget to come back to track their progress.

Who won Great British Bake Off 2022?

Syabira, 32, cardiac researcher from London

Abdul, 29, electronic engineer from London (Episode 10, Final)

Carole, 59, supermarket cashier from Dorset (Episode 5, Dessert Week)

Dawn, 60, IT manager from Bedfordshire (Episode 6, Halloween Week)

James, 25, nuclear scientist from Cumbria (Episode 4, Mexican Week)

Janusz, 34, personal assistant to head teacher from Lancashire (Episode 9, Patisserie Week)

Kevin, 33, music teacher from East Sussex (Episode 7, Custard Week)

Maisam, 18, student from Greater Manchester (Episode 2, Biscuit Week)

Maxy, 29, architectural assistant from London (Episode 8, Pastry Week)

Rebs, 23, Masters student from County Atrim (Episode 4, Mexican Week)

Sandro, 30, nanny from London (Episode 10, Final)

Will, 45, former charity director from London (Episode 1, Cake Week)

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