The Great British Bake Off, a combination of scrummy showstoppers and plenty of kitchen catastrophes, is set to be a treat for this year’s viewers as we get ready for the 12th series of this beloved British classic.

Contestants will once again be battling through the drama, sweat and tears to win the competition as well as to be crowned Star Baker of this national treasure of a TV show, and in the hope of securing cookbook deals and launching cooking schools after the show.

Ahead of the new series of The Great British Bake Off, here’s all you need to know about the show.

When does The Great British Bake Off start?

It’s been confirmed that the new series of The Great British Bake Off is set to return to Channel 4, and after a staggering 10.8 million people watched the last season, the series is set to attract millions more this time around.

With much speculation from hosts and the media, The Great British Bake Off looks set to start in mid to late September, much like it did last year when it was premiered on September 22. So, keep your Tuesday evenings free as the show is likely to air in its usual 8-9pm spot.

Not in the UK? Don’t worry – as the new series will make its debut on Netflix for audiences around the world, shortly after its UK broadcast.

Where is The Great British Bake Off held?

This season was filmed at the Down Hall Hotel in Essex, as it was last year. With a familiar setting in the white Bake Off tents, 12 contestants will be going head to head for baking glory within the grounds of the hotel.

Who are The Great British Bake Off judges and hosts?

Noel Fielding will be back co-hosting the new series of The Great British Bake Off alongside fellow comedian Matt Lucas, despite missing out on the recent run of celebrity and Christmas specials.

Restaurateur and chef Prue Leith, meanwhile, joins Paul Hollywood again for the pleasure of judging the contestants’ creations.

Who are The Great British Bake Off contestants?

As usual, The Great British Bake Off guarantees a line-up that brings together home bakers from across the nation. The full line-up of contestants is yet to be announced, but Channel 4 is set to release some names in the coming weeks.

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