The Great British Bake Off fans, have no fear: 2020 might have been a car crash, but we’re still getting a new series of GBBO.
That’s right – Bake Off is back! A while back, CEO of Sky Studios (who owns Love Productions) confirmed in a press conference with members of the press (via Deadline). In fact, Chief Commercial Officer, Jane Millichip, said that production has actually been filming for the past TWO WEEKS.
And now our favourite baking show ever has revealed it could be back sooner than we think, because they've officially wrapped filming!
In a cryptic tweet the show said: "Filming has wrapped on the new series of The Great British Bake Off. More news soon..."
Filming has wrapped on the new series of The Great British Bake Off. More news soon... pic.twitter.com/tyDllxJGSv— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) August 19, 2020
While it's still pretty under wraps, we do know that contents, hosts (Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas – who's taking over from Sandi Toksvig), judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith and the whole crew were in quarantine for a few weeks before filming to make sure that nothing comes between the world and an 11th series of Bake Off.
Earlier this year the decision was made to delay filming, when production usually gets under way for Bake Off’s usual start date of late August.
So, here's everything we know so far about the eleventh series of GBBO - including a start date.
When does The Great British Bake Off 2020 start?
It has just been announced that Bake Off 2020 is set to air on Tuesday 22 September! We found out the premiere date from Bake Off's official Twitter.
The Great British Bake Off 2020 trailer
The first proper trailer for Bake Off 2020 has finally arrived!
Oh, and here's the teaser trailer we had before this one:
The Great British Bake Off 2020 contestants
Here are this year's contestants:
You can meet the whole gang here!
Plus, we found them on Instagram, so get ready to do some social media snooping!
Eliminated Great British Bake Off contestants
Alas, we have to lose one baker every week, so here are the bakers who got the chop in 2020 Bake Off.
Week 3 - Bread Week: Rowan
Week 2 - Biscuit Week: Mak
Week 1 - Cake Week: Loriea
The Great British Bake Off Star Baker
But it's not all doom and gloom - here's who won Star Baker each week too!
Week 3 - Bread Week: Marc
Week 2 - Biscuit Week: Dave
Week 1 - Cake Week: Peter
Are Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig presenting The Great British Bake Off 2020?
Alas, Sandi announced back in January that she was stepping down as GBBO presenter. She tweeted that she wanted to concentrate on other things.
But Noel is staying, and he's got a new co-host: Matt Lucas! It was announced on 11 March that the comedian would be taking over from Sandi.
He said at the time: "I’m chuffed to bits to be joining the most delicious show on television. I can’t wait to break bread with Noel, Prue and Paul and meet the brilliant bakers. And bearing in mind my love of cake, I’ve already ordered some much larger trousers in anticipation. See you in the tent!"
Are Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith judging The Great British Bake Off 2020?
Prue and Paul are all over the eleventh series of Bake Off! So don't you worry about that.
Where will The Great British Bake Off 2020 be filmed?
Since 2014, Bake Off has been filmed in a tent pitched in the grounds of Welford Park in Newbury. Before then, it was filmed in various locations, including Fulham Palace, London (series one, Valentines Mansion, Redbridge (series two) and Harptree Court, Somerset (series three and four).
So we're guessing the 2020 series will also be filmed in Welford Park.
What channel will The Great British Bake Off 2020 be on?
Bake Off will continue to air on Channel 4, as the channel revealed last year that it had secured the Love Production series for at least three more series.
Channel 4 boss Ian Katz said in a statement: "Over the last two years The Great British Bake Off has become one of the best loved programmes on Channel 4, embodying the warmth, mischief and inclusivity for which the channel is known."
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