As ever, the cast for Bake Off is a closely-guarded secret. We won’t know the identity of the amateur bakers until just before the series begins, but as soon as they have been announced we’ll have them here.
Who are the judges on Bake Off?
Show original Paul Hollywood is again returning to the tent alongside last year’s newbie Prue Leith.
Although this picture, posted on Paul’s Instagram account, doesn’t explicitly say they were filming together on this day, we’re assuming that delicious-looking fig and blackberry tart-type-thing that’s sneaked into the foreground is something GBBO-related.
Comedy duo Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding are again returning to the Bake Off tent to host this series of Bake Off.
When is GBBO filmed?
All episodes of The Great British Bake Off are recorded far in advance. Even the final isn’t broadcast live, meaning that slip-ups like Prue’s now-infamous gaffe are always a danger…
Every April, the tent is erected for 10 weeks, with each episode filmed over the course of a weekend. The contestants stay at nearby hotels, arriving at 9am on a Saturday morning and returning to their day jobs during the week.
With 10 episodes being the norm for GBBO, a late August start for Bake Off means that the final of The Great British Bake Off should air around late October. As ever, as soon as we know for sure when series 9 will have its grand finale, we’ll let you know right here.
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