Celebrity Bake Off first look confirms premiere for March 10

Justin Harp
Photo credit: mark bourdillon - Channel 4

From Prima

The Great British Bake Off is coming back to screens with an all-new celebrity series in just under two weeks' time.

The Channel 4 reality competition is bringing back The Great Celebrity Bake Off once again this year to benefit Stand Up to Cancer, as two famous faces compete in the tent across five episodes.

Judge Paul Hollywood has shared the exciting news that the new series will be kicking off on Tuesday, March 10 with Love Island star Ovie Soko, comedians Jenny Eclair and Russell Howard, and documentarian Louis Theroux facing off in the kitchen.

"It’s time to bake a difference! The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off. Coming very soon," Hollywood teased on Twitter.

Photo credit: mark bourdillon - Channel 4

Additional Great Celebrity Bake Off episodes this spring will feature This Morning's Alison Hammond, The One Show's Alex Jones, I'm a Celebrity winner Scarlett Moffatt, Strictly Come Dancing's Joe Sugg, EastEnders legend Patsy Palmer, Queer Eye's Tan France, The Inbetweeners' James Buckley and more.

These episodes will also be the swansong for Sandi Toksvig, since she has announced that she will be leaving Bake Off before its civilian series this year.

Paul Hollywood has addressed the departure of his long-time co-star, telling Digital Spy at the National Television Awards: "Sandi's got a lot of extra work to do at the moment, so we're really going to miss her.

"As far as I'm concerned, and the team, she's welcome back to the tent at any time."

Sandi's Bake Off co-presenter Noel Fielding as well as judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are all confirmed to be returning for the civilian series.

The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4, and the celebrity series will be benefiting Stand Up to Cancer.

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