Oh, how we've missed the Bake Off. But thankfully, the new Great Celebrity Bake Off, in aid of Stand Up to Cancer, is back!


Celebrities including David Schwimmer, Jesy Nelson, Rose Matafeo and Tom Davis have already taken to the tent, with this week's line-up including Tim Key, Jessica Hynes, Gemma Collins and AJ Odudu.

They'll be setting their egg timers and getting ready to show judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith their baking skills (or lack thereof).

Will any of the star-studded cast receive a Hollywood handshake? Or will they crumble under the pressure? Only time will tell.

The 20 celebs entering the iconic tent aren't the only thing that's new about this year's series - it's moving to a brand new schedule spot, airing on Sunday nights instead of Tuesday evenings.

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Yep, that means you can banish those Sunday night blues with a big portion of Bake Off, watching stars including diver Tom Daley, fun-loving presenter Paddy McGuinness and Dragon's Den's Deborah Meaden attempt to win the coveted title of Star Baker.

We can't wait! Here's everything you need to know about The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer 2023.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off start date

Channel 4 announced the start date for The Great Celebrity Bake Off at the start of March, with the first episode having aired on Sunday 19th March at 7:45pm on Channel 4.

The show is making a big change in the schedules, moving from its usual Tuesday evening slot to Sunday nights.

Episode 1 saw Rose Matafeo, David Schwimmer, Jesy Nelson and Tom Davies enter the Bake Off tent in a bid to win Star Baker.

This week's second episode continues on Sunday 26th March at the ever so slightly earlier time of 7.40pm. Reality TV star Gemma Collins, actress Jessica Hynes, comedian and actor Tim Key, and TV presenter AJ Odudu are set to show off their baking skills in the tent.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2023 line-up

Ross from Friends and the GC? The 2023 line-up for Celebrity Bake Off has a slight fever dream quality to it, bringing together stars from the worlds of music, TV, sport and comedy — and it’s sure to make for unmissable viewing.

Here’s who will be taking part:

  • David Schwimmer
  • Rose Matafeo
  • Judi Love
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Jay Blades
  • Gemma Collins
  • Jesy Nelson
  • Deborah Meaden
  • Mike Wozniak
  • Tim Key
  • Tom Davis
  • Ellie Taylor
  • Coleen Nolan
  • Paddy McGuinness
  • Joe Thomas
  • Tom Daley
  • David Morrissey
  • Adele Roberts
  • AJ Odudu
  • Lucy Beaumount

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2023 trailer

Channel 4 hasn't yet unveiled a trailer for the 2023 season, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as the first footage is released.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2023 judges

Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas
Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas on The Great British Bake Off. Channel 4

As ever, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will be on hand to set tasks for the contestants and decide which one deserves the title of Star Baker. Yes, their standards have to take a bit of a dive when it comes to the celebrity spin-off versus the main show, but that certainly doesn’t mean that they’re easy to impress.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2023 hosts

Joining Prue and Paul will be hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas, who’ll be keeping morale up in the tent and quizzing the various contestants as they take part in the challenges.

This will be Little Britain star Lucas’s final outing in the Bake Off tent, after the comedian revealed last year that he is quitting the main show.

The Great British Bake Off: Stand Up to Cancer continues on Sunday 26th March on Channel 4 at 7.40pm. If you're looking for something to watch, check out our TV Guide or Streaming Guide. Visit our Entertainment hub for all the latest news.


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