When is The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4?

The nation's favourite baking series has new hosts and a new home - but when will it come out of the oven?


It’s no secret that The Great British Bake off has made the leap to Channel 4, with new hosts, one new judge, and a fresh batch of hopefuls waiting to show off their sugar spinning, creme pat creaming and meringue making skills.


But when will we actually get to see the new bakers in action? Here’s everything you need to know about the new show.

When will The Great British Bake Off be back on Channel 4?

The Great British Bake Off will return to Channel 4 on Tuesday August 29th at 8pm, with two Christmas specials to follow.

How will Channel 4’s Bake Off differ from the BBC version?

There’s a whole new line-up for starters. Mel and Sue have hung up their baking shoes and it’s up to Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding to do the honours now. It’s said the duo won’t be as keen to chow down on the leftovers as their predecessors, and it’s also been hinted that they’ll ease off on the innuendos a little and give the show a “new comic riff”.

There’ll be one new judge, as Mary Berry opted to stick with the BBC while Paul Hollywood moved to Channel 4 with the series. Prue Leith – probably best known for her turns on The Great British Menu – steps into Mary’s judging shoes, though she’s admitted she had second thoughts about filling them.

How will The Great British Bake Off work on a channel with advert breaks?


Well, each episode will now be 75 minutes long, meaning there’s time for the bakers to take on all three challenges – the signature bake, the technical and the all-important showstopper – with the ads in between.