When is The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer on TV? Which celebrities are appearing?

Everything you need to know about the upcoming celebrity special of the hit baking show...

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Over the years, the celebrity edition of the Great British Bake Off has gifted us with many great TV moments – who could forget the disastrous appearances of Jonathan Ross and Nick Hewer, or John Lithgow’s failed attempt at a Swiss roll?


And Channel 4 has now unveiled a brand-new batch of celebrities set to make a one-off appearance in the nation’s favourite tent in aid of Stand Up to Cancer – with some impressive names among them.

Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming special…

When will The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer be on TV?

We don’t have an exact date for the series yet, but the five-part series will air at some point in early 2020 on Channel 4.

Based on last year’s dates, it seems likely that we can expect the first of the episodes to be broadcast in early March – with the four remaining episodes to be broadcast in subsequent consecutive weeks.

Who is hosting the The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer?

As with the regular series, Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will be on hand to provide some light-hearted banter and a tray load of baking puns.

The usual judging line-up of Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith also return to run the rule over the baking skills of the famous guests.

Which celebrities have been lined up?

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Great British Bake Off has an excellent track record for attracting a good mix of names from the worlds of TV, film, sport and comedy to appear on the show – and there’s no difference this time round.

Amongst the biggest names putting their cake-making abilities to the test in 2020 are Oscar winning actor and Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss, British tennis number one and three-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Johanna Konta, and the acclaimed documentary maker Louis Theroux.

Other TV favourites set to appear in the tent include Queer Eye fashionista Tan France, This Morning favourite Alison Hammond and former Strictly runner-up Joe Sugg.

Tan France (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for GLAAD)

The line-up is completed by former countdown numbers whizz Carol Vordeman, ‘You’re Beautiful’ singer James Blunt, actress and TV presenter Caroline Quentin, presenter Alex Jones, TV judge Rob Rinder, TV personality Scarlett Moffatt, radio and TV presenter Kelly Brook, Love Island favourite and sports personality Ovie Soko, former EastEnders actress and DJ Patsy Palmer, actor James Buckley and comedians Joel Dommett, Russell Howard, Jenny Éclair and Mo Gilligan.

Who won the The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer last time out?

The five episodes in 2019 were respectively won by comedian Russel Brand, actress Michelle Keegan, politician Jess Phillips, comedian Joe Wilkinson and actor Greg Wise.


Is there a trailer?

Not yet – but we’ll keep an eye out and post one when it becomes available to give you a first glimpse at the celebrity bakers in action.