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6 things we know ahead of the new series of The Great British Bake Off

First challenge? WAGON WHEELS.

A BAKER’S DOZEN are headed back into the Great British Bake Off tent to prove themselves as amateur bakers.

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The new series airs on Channel 4 on 28 August, with hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding back at hosting helm and Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood taking up hosting duties.

Here’s everything we know so far:

1. The first technical challenge will see them making WAGON WHEELS.

No confirmed cameos from Nathan Carter or Darius Rucker just yet.

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Can’t see the video? Click here (no one’s judging you, promise.

2. There’s going to be a vegan week, in a Bake Off first.

“Veganism seems to be growing and we wanted to represent that,” Paul told the BBC.

You can’t just say: ‘It’s okay for vegan [food].’ It has to taste good, period.”

But when asked if he would consider going vegan, his response was: “Are you joking?”

Paul, the planet is DYING.

3. That Tweet™️ will be addressed.

… Referring to Prue accidentally revealing the winner of the last series before the final episode had aired. Awks.

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Sandi and Noel rip the piss out of it quite a lot in the first episode, apparently.

4. Noel got a haircut.



5. The show stopper challenge involves making an, eh, “biscuit selfie”.

You can almost smell the impending doom wafting through the tent.

6. Apparently, there’s not a lot of innuendo in the first episode?

However, Prue looked to reassure journos that there was more to come. LOL. See what I did there? Very good. Carry on!


The Great British Bake Off airs 28 August at 8pm on Channel 4.

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