Jo Brand will return to host The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, the sister programme to The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4 has confirmed.

As with the BBC show, it will follow all of the events in the tent, showing exclusive footage and unseen moments when GBBO starts on C4 later this autumn.

It will also see Brand joined by celebrity fans of the show who will offer their verdict on each week’s bakes and debate their favourite baker, as well as sample some bakes brought in by the studio audience.  

Brand said: “As a completely mediocre baker myself, but lover of all things spongey and tarty, I am really looking forward to another Extra Slice and all the fun and frolics that brings.”

The scheduling of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice will be announced in due course but the series is expected to air in the autumn following C4's audacious swoop for the popular entertainment last September.

The Great British Bake Off will see Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding present the shows alongside returning judge Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith who will take the place of Mary Berry. 

C4 has also confirmed that each episode of the new run of The Great British Bake Off will last for 75 minutes which means an hour of programme time after ad breaks are factored in. Channel 4 had always promised each episode of the show would be as long as it was on the BBC.

The new series will feature 12 amateur bakers taking part in the format's eighth run. 

The BBC started the spin off The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice in 2015 for the fifth series of the show, drawing comparisons with the successful Apprentice spin-off The Apprentice: You’re Fired.