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The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer

  • Season 2
  • 5 episodes
  • Food
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Episode 1: The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer

Summary

Actor John Lithgow, comedian Jon Richardson, Paralympian Hannah Cockroft, and funnyman Russell Brand take on three challenges in the baking show. They have to make brownies, tackle a handful of a technical challenge, and also a 3-D biscuit. Presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding guide them through the assorted tasks, and Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith pass judgment on their baking skills.
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Review

Astonishingly, Prue Leith’s latest statement necklace (it looks as though someone has randomly sprayed her with coloured silly string) is not the most surreal thing in the tent. Because Russell Brand’s here, too. To give you a taste of the weird workings of his mind, his showstopper is a 3D biscuit scene depicting his wife giving birth, which he describes in such a florid way everyone is reduced to helpless giggles. “Russell’s design is mind-bending,” says Noel Fielding of his Goth brother’s creation.

In another part of the tent, actor John Lithgow gets blue lips after a close encounter with some icing, comedian Jon Richardson hopes the technical challenge is Marmite on toast (it’s not) and Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft frets over Paul Hollywood’s insistence that they produce brownies of identical size. “He’s big on identical,” explains Noel. “It’s how we [he and Sandi Toksvig] got the job.”

This is everything a Bake Off episode should be: sweet, funny and, thanks to Jon’s obsession with tidying, reasonably clean.

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Cast

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JudgePaul Hollywood
JudgePrue Leith
PresenterNoel Fielding
PresenterSandi Toksvig
ContestantJohn Lithgow
ContestantJon Richardson
ContestantHannah Cockroft
ContestantRussell Brand

Crew

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Executive producerKieran Smith
Series producerChloe Avery

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  • Episode 1

    The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer

    Summary

    Actor John Lithgow, comedian Jon Richardson, Paralympian Hannah Cockroft, and funnyman Russell Brand take on three challenges in the baking show. They have to make brownies, tackle a handful of a technical challenge, and also a 3-D biscuit. Presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding guide them through the assorted tasks, and Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith pass judgment on their baking skills.
    Recommended

    Review

    Astonishingly, Prue Leith’s latest statement necklace (it looks as though someone has randomly sprayed her with coloured silly string) is not the most surreal thing in the tent. Because Russell Brand’s here, too. To give you a taste of the weird workings of his mind, his showstopper is a 3D biscuit scene depicting his wife giving birth, which he describes in such a florid way everyone is reduced to helpless giggles. “Russell’s design is mind-bending,” says Noel Fielding of his Goth brother’s creation.

    In another part of the tent, actor John Lithgow gets blue lips after a close encounter with some icing, comedian Jon Richardson hopes the technical challenge is Marmite on toast (it’s not) and Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft frets over Paul Hollywood’s insistence that they produce brownies of identical size. “He’s big on identical,” explains Noel. “It’s how we [he and Sandi Toksvig] got the job.”

    This is everything a Bake Off episode should be: sweet, funny and, thanks to Jon’s obsession with tidying, reasonably clean.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    JudgePaul Hollywood
    JudgePrue Leith
    PresenterNoel Fielding
    PresenterSandi Toksvig
    ContestantJohn Lithgow
    ContestantJon Richardson
    ContestantHannah Cockroft
    ContestantRussell Brand

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerKieran Smith
    Series producerChloe Avery

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