It's time to pack away your summer clothes and get comfy - because The Great British Bake Off returns for another season in September.


That's right, Paul Hollywood and the gang are set to return for the 14th season of the competition, which will see wannabe bakers battle it out in the kitchen each week in the hope of impressing the judges with their culinary skills and being crowned Star Baker.

Each episode, they will be tasked with baking intricate showstoppers, technical challenges we could only hope to do and themed bakes as they battle it out to win that all-important cake stand trophy!

Read on for everything you need to know about Great British Bake Off 2023.

When does The Great British Bake Off 2023 start?

Noel, Paul, Prue & Alison on The Great British Bake Off 2023 holding a large tray of pastries, looking into camera
Noel, Paul, Prue & Alison on The Great British Bake Off 2023. Love Productions/Channel 4/Mark Bourdillon

The new season of The Great British Bake Off will start at 8pm on Tuesday 26th September on Channel 4.

The official Twitter account for GBBO announced the news earlier this month, and wrote: "Bake a date in your diaries. Join Paul, Prue, Noel and Alison on Tuesday 26th September for the return of The Great British Bake Off."

How to watch The Great British Bake Off 2023

When it return to our screens, The Great British Bake Off will once again be available to watch on Channel 4.

And if you miss the episodes, don't worry: the show will also be available on Channel 4's catch-up service, All 4.

Who is in The Great British Bake Off 2023 line-up?

The contestants of Great British Bake Off standing together, looking into camera
Great British Bake Off. Love Productions / Channel 4 / Mark Bourdillon

The contestants for GBBO include all kinds of bakers from different walks of life. This year's line-up features the show's first ever deaf contestant, who will compete against the 11 other bakers.

The contestants taking part in The Great British Bake Off 2023 line-up are:

  • Abbi, 27
  • Amos, 43
  • Cristy, 33
  • Dan, 42
  • Dana, 25
  • Josh, 27
  • Keith, 60
  • Matty, 28
  • Nicky, 52
  • Rowan, 21
  • Saku, 50
  • Tasha, 27

The Great British Bake Off 2023 judges

Prue Leith has now teamed up with original judge Paul Hollywood for five seasons, and both will return for season 14.

Ahead of the show, Leith revealed to Radio Times magazine that she and Hollywood had learned sign language to be able to communicate better with Tasha.

"She had a signer, so we all learnt a bit of sign language," Leith said. "Paul was terrific and he learnt a lot. I just about managed to learn how to say 'good luck' and 'well done'."

The Great British Bake Off 2023 hosts

Noel Fielding and Alison Hammond standing together, pretending to eat a slice of cake
Noel Fielding and Alison Hammond. Love Productions/Channel 4/Mark Bourdillon

While Noel Fielding is back for another year in the tent, he will this time be joined by Alison Hammond as co-presenter, as Matt Lucas stepped down at the end of last season.

In March of this year, Hammond said in a statement: "Finally, I can talk about it! I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining The Great British Bake Off and can't wait to meet this year's bakers.

"It's a huge honour to be back in the tent and I can’t wait to get started."

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Who won The Great British Bake Off 2022?

Last year's series was won by Dr Syabira Yusoff, a cardiovascular research associate based in London, who pipped fellow contestants Abdul Sharif and Sandro Farmhouse to the post.

Speaking about Syabira's win, Paul Hollywood said: "Well done, Syabira. She can be a bit of a risk-taker with her flavours, and it has worked. Some of the flavours we have never had in the tent before and [are] unlikely to have again, she is an incredible baker."

Prue Leith added: "She is creative and she is careful, she practises like anything and she is imaginative, she just has the lot. She is a very skilful baker."

Syabira was obviously delighted, saying: "Thank you so much. I can’t believe it. Honestly, it hasn’t sunk in yet, this is the biggest achievement in my life. All the hard work, all the trial and error, it has all been worth it. I am very, very proud."

Great British Bake Off will premiere on Channel 4 at 8pm on Tuesday 26th September.

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