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'Great British Bake Off' Finally Confirms It's Coming Back This Month

'Great British Bake Off' Finally Confirms It's Coming Back This Month

The Great British Bake Off has finally confirmed it will be returning to screens on Tuesday, 27th August.

After weeks of speculation, the Channel 4 baking series announced we'll meet 12 new bakers at the end of the month for the new instalment, which usually runs for 10 weeks.

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The news comes a day after the broadcaster shared the first image from the upcoming series and it looked absolutely bun-derful.

In the first official shot, presenter Noel Fielding, 46, channelled the Mad Hatter in a red stripe suit and top hat alongside co-host Sandi Toksvig, 61, in a flower-filled field as they prepared to serve tea.

Judges Prue Leith, 79, and Paul Hollywood, 53, meanwhile looked ready to indulge in the cakes in front of them as they sat in velvet chairs around a candelabra-adorned table in the Alice In Wonderland-inspired shot.

Sharing the animated shot on Instagram, baker Paul captioned it: "Not long now to wait .... #gbbo".

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The new series is no doubt a welcome distraction for Paul, who recently hit the headlines following his split from Summer Monteys-Fullam, 24.

GBBO date announcement comes two weeks after the first trailer for the upcoming series was released to much excitement.

TV addicts welcome the return of red velvet cakes, peculiar tray bakes and Noel's array of kooky shirts on Channel 4.

The much-loved show will see 12 new hopefuls being put through their baking paces with trying technical challenges and showstoppers, all the while vying for a Hollywood Handshake.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Although the first teaser of the upcoming series gave little away, it did get us in the mood for a sweet treat as a female reporter warned viewers: "There's chaos in the supermarket as baking fever sweeps the nation."

Aside from the shopping chaos, fans were treated to a picture of Paul depicted as a saint while cakes of the baker, fellow judge Prue, presenters Sandi and Noel dance around.

Last year, Rahul was crowned the winner after he beat off stiff competition from Kim-Joy and Ruby in the final.

Last year's winner Rahul with Ruby (L) and Kim-joy. Credit: PA
Last year's winner Rahul with Ruby (L) and Kim-joy. Credit: PA

The Great British Bake Off will kick-off Tuesday, 27th August at 8pm on Channel 4.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Paul Hollywood, GBBO

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. She has worked for MailOnline, The Sun Online and Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ. Please contact her on [email protected]

 

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