The Great British Bake Off: when will the 2021 series start?

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Aprons ready, bakers because a new series of The Great British Cake is just around the corner!

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It has been confirmed that the beloved pastry contest is set to return to Channel 4 for another series, which means more Hollywood handshakes, great shows, and soggy backgrounds are on the way.

But when can viewers expect to see the new series hit screens? And go Noel Fielding be back on presentation duties or has he retired from the show for good? Read on for everything we know so far …

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Has filming for The Great British Bake Off 2021 started?

Yes! Host Matt Lucas appeared on ITV Lorraine in May to discuss the show’s new series and confirmed that it, along with the judges Paul Hollywood and Prue leith, were returning.

“We start [filming] very soon, “he said at the time.” Like last year, we are entering a bubble. All self-isolate and get tested, then we enter a bubble without Covid, so that we can all taste each other’s pastries and there can be handshakes and all kinds. “

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He also revealed that the promising bakers participating in this year’s competition have been selected. “I’ve seen the music videos of all the new bakers and there are some brilliant ones in there,” he added.

Judge Paul seems confirmed filming began on July 11 when he shared a photo of the show’s iconic white tent on Instagram with the caption: “After all the disappointment I need the tent to cheer me up, hello old friend #comingverysoon x.”

When will The Great British Bake Off 2021 air?

Channel 4 has yet to announce an official premiere date for the new series. The show typically runs during the summer months before landing on screens in late August or early September. Pastry shop The 2020 premiere date was September 22, and it seems likely that fans can expect a launch in late September this year.

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Viewers can expect the new series to launch in September

US fans of the series will also be happy to learn that they won’t have to wait long to see the new episodes. This has been confirmed by Variety that the new series will be debuts on Netflix for audiences around the world shortly after its UK release. Last year, the streamer released episodes three days after they aired on Channel 4, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they did again this year.

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Who will host The Great British Bake Off 2021?

There is good news for those who have been missing Noel Fielding lately, like he will be back to co-host the new series alongside Matt after missing the recent series of celebrity and Christmas specials.


Matt and Noel will return as 2021 hosts

Noel got a well-deserved time off after becoming a father for the second time last year. The star of Mighty Boosh and his companion Lliana Bird welcomed a girl named Iggy in October 2020. The couple, who have been together since 2010, are also parents to a 2-year-old girl named Dali.

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