When does The Great British Bake Off 2019 start? Who are the contestants? Is there a trailer?

Everything you need to know about the return of the baking contest on 27th August

The Great British Bake Off 2018: presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, and judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith (Channel 4)

Another year, another batch of bakers are set to enter the famous Great British Bake Off tent.

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But when will the beloved competition be back on our screens? Are applications still open? And who are the judges and hosts?

Here’s everything you need to know…

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When is The Great British Bake Off back on TV?

The Great British Bake Off will return to Channel 4 on Tuesday 27th August at 8pm.

Judging by previous years, the competition is likely to run for ten weeks until October. 

Is there a trailer?

Yes, there is. A typically zany trailer sees a rush on supermarkets as people prepare for Bake Off, with one woman even praying to a portrait of Paul Hollywood in the hope of getting a golden handshake…

Who are the judges on Bake Off? 

Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are back for 2019, with Paul getting in the Bake Off spirit by sharing this sugary-sweet Mad Hatter-inspired tea party snap.

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Who are the hosts on Bake Off? 

Unlikely duo Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will be hosting proceedings in the GBBO tent once again…

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When is Bake Off filmed? 

The entire series of The Great British Bake Off – including the final – is recorded a long time in advance. This means that every year the competition is shrouded in secrecy… that is, until Prue Leith accidentally reveals the winner early on Twitter.

In previous years, every April, the tent is erected for ten weeks, and each episode is filmed over the course of a weekend. The bakers stay at nearby hotels, arriving at 9am on Saturday mornings and returning home during the week.

Where is Bake Off filmed? 

Bake Off has been filmed in Berkshire since 2014, in the grounds of Welford Park in Newbury. You can find out more about the filming location here.

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When is the Bake Off 2019 final?

Usually, with the competition beginning in August and running for ten weeks, the final of The Great British Bake Off airs in October.

As soon as the date of the 2019 grand finale is confirmed, we’ll update this page.

Who won Bake Off in 2018?

The inimitable Rahul Mandal won GBBO last year – here are his most Rahul Bake Off moments.

He was followed by runners up Ruby Bhogal and Kim-Joy.

The Great British Bake Off 2018 winner Rahul

Who are the other Bake Off winners?

With Bake Off due to enter its 10th series, there is a long list of previous winners:

2018 (series 9): Rahul Mandal
2017 (series 8): Sophie Faldo
2016 (series 7): Candice Brown
2015 (series 6): Nadiya Hussain
2014 (series 5): Nancy Birtwhistle
2013 (series 4): Frances Quinn
2012 (series 3): John Whaite
2011 (series 2): Joanne Wheatley
2010 (series 1): Edd Kimber

Is The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice returning?

Jo Brand is expected to be back once again this year with the Channel 4 spin-off show.

When did Bake Off move from BBC1 to Channel 4?

It was one of the biggest stories of the year when Love Productions – who make Bake Off – decided to switch from BBC1 (where the show had been since its inception) to Channel 4.

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The news created a media storm and judge Mary Berry quit the format, along with Mel and Sue (who released a statement saying they were not “going with the dough”). But Paul Hollywood stuck around and was soon joined by a new line-up for Bake Off’s tenure on Channel 4.