The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021 release date: guide to Stand Up to Cancer special

Everything you need to know about The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021 in aid of Stand Up to Cancer.

Celebrity Bake Off 2021

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021 will come to an end this evening, but before then we’ll get to see the last set of celebs entering the famous, white tent.

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For the final show, paralympian Ade Adepitan, presenter Anneka Rice, comedian John Bishop and Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle will be taking on the challenge in a bid to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer, and impress the judges at the same time.

They’ll have to work really hard if they want to join this year’s Star Bakers Alexandra Burke, James McAvoy, Reece Shearsmith, and Jade Thirlwall.

Jade won the judges over with her biscuit tribute to her Little Mix bandmates and earlier in the series, McAvoy impressed with his showstopper, for which he decided to make an His Dark Materials inspired snow leopard cake.

So, will the other contestants be able to step up to the plate?

Here’s everything you need to know about the Great Celebrity Bake Off.

When is The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021 on?

The Great Celebrity Bake Off continues on Channel 4 on Tuesday 6th March at 8pm.

It will see the final set of celebrity bakers enter the tent, as they attempt the challenges set by Prue and Paul.

First up, they’ll have to conquer choux buns for the Signature Challenge, followed by a blind Technical challenge.

For the final showstopper, each contestant will have to make a chocolate cake, which when decorated represents something on their bucket list.

Great Celebrity Bake Off
Great Celebrity Bake Off
Channel 4

The current Celebrity special makes up the fourth series of Bake Off to air for Stand Up to Cancer, Channel 4’s annual telethon in aid of cancer research.

Who hosts The Great Celebrity Bake Off?

Matt and Daisy Ridley.
Channel 4

The Great British Bake Off presenter Matt Lucas will be hosting the upcoming series of Celebrity Bake Off, however he won’t be joined by usual co-host Noel Fielding this time.

Fielding, who has hosted the regular Bake Off series since 2017, was on paternity leave at the time the celebrity specials and the festive specials were filmed, which explains his absence from the upcoming episodes.

Matt Lucas became the latest host to enter the Bake Off tent last year when he replaced Sandi Toksvig for series 11.

Who judges The Great Celebrity Bake Off?

Paul and Prue.
Channel 4

Long-time judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will be judging the incoming celebrities’ baking efforts in the upcoming series of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer.

Hollywood, who has been a judge on the show since Bake Off launched in 2010 and has hosted a number of cooking shows, from Paul Hollywood Eats Japan, Paul Hollywood: A Baker’s Life and Paul Hollywood City Bakes.

Leith joined the Bake Off judging panel in 2017 when the show moved from BBC One to Channel 4. She was previously a judge on BBC Two’s Great British Menu for 11 years and has written food columns for the Daily Mail, The Guardian, the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Express.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021 line-up

Bake Off celebrity special – Daisy Ridley, James McAvoy, Stacey Dooley

This year’s Celebrity Bake Off boasts a stellar line-up of famous faces from film stars and comedians, to DJs and sporting legends.

You can read more about the Celebrity Bake Off 2021 line-up here.

Who won The Great Celebrity Bake Off Stand Up To Cancer 2020?

Last year’s Celebrity Bake Off specials saw the likes of Louis Theroux, Richard Dreyfuss, Caroline Quentin, Alison Hammond and Mo Gilligan take part but only five famous bakers were granted the title of Star Baker.

Comedian Jenny Eclair emerged as week one’s winner, while Inbetweeners star James Buckley was crowned Bake Off champion in the following episode.

Queer Eye’s Tan France was week three’s Star Baker, while YouTuber Joe Sugg won week four (despite fainting within minutes of the first challenge), followed by Countdown star Carol Vorderman in episode five.

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The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer is on Channel 4 on Tuesdays at 8pm. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide. Visit our dedicated Entertainment hub for more news.