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Celebrity Bake Off Starts On Tuesday With James McAvoy And Jade Thirlwall

Joanna Freedman

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Celebrity Bake Off Starts On Tuesday With James McAvoy And Jade Thirlwall

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

The Great British Bake Off's celebrity special is officially back on Tuesday, and people are saying the lineup is the most star-studded yet.

The celebrity TV special is set to begin on the 9th March on Channel 4, with episodes running at 8pm each week, for five weeks.

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Seriously, what a lineup.

As is always the case for the celeb editions, we'll see four stars battle it out each week over three challenges - the Signature Challenge, the Technical Challenge and the Showstopper, just like in the main show.

Daisy Ridley, Jade Thirlwall and Stacey Dooley are among the cast (Credit: Channel 4)
Daisy Ridley, Jade Thirlwall and Stacey Dooley are among the cast (Credit: Channel 4)

There are no losers (seeing as it is for Stand Up To Cancer), and the winner is crowned Star Baker of their episode.

The lineup also features some other famous faces, from Olympic and Paralympic sports stars to movie royalty.

Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley will kick off the five-part series, while other celebs set to take part include Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes and comedians John Bishop and Katherine Ryan.

Alexandra Burke, Nadine Coyle and KSI are also featuring (Credit: Channel 4)
Alexandra Burke, Nadine Coyle and KSI are also featuring (Credit: Channel 4)

TV presenter and former Strictly winner Stacey Dooley will also try her hand at baking in the celeb special, alongside Alexandra Burke, Nick Grimshaw and Paralympian Ade Adepitan.

We're sure to be treated to lots of laughs along the way with appearances from Rob Beckett, David Baddiel and Tom Allen, too.

Rounding up the 20 celebs taking part include YouTuber KSI, author Phillippa Perry, TV presenter Anneka Rice, Inside No. 9 actor Reece Shearsmith and chart-toppers Dizzee Rascal and Anne-Marie.

Host Matt Lucas will be back to present (this time without Noel Fielding, who couldn't make the special). Meanwhile judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be back to assess the famous contestants' bakes week on week.

We can't wait...

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Bake Off

Joanna Freedman
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