The nation’s favourite baking show, The Great British Bake Off, returns to screens next year for a special series – The Great Sport Relief Bake Off. The four-part series will be stripped across four weeks and broadcast on BBC One.
Judged by legendary cookery writer Mary Berry and acclaimed Master Baker Paul Hollywood, the series will see a batch of 16 celebrities compete in the ultimate baking battle, all to raise as much cash as possible for Sport Relief. Jennifer Saunders, Sarah Millican, Ed Byrne and resident Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc will present one episode each.
Each 60 minute episode will see four celebrity bakers put their signature, technical and showstopper bakes under the spotlight in a bid to be declared Sport Relief Star Baker.
Entering the famous Bake Off tent and hoping to win the judges’ approval this series are: Ade Edmondson, Alison Steadman, Chris Kamara, David James, Ed Balls, Geri Horner, Jason Manford, Jermaine Jenas, John Simpson, Kimberley Walsh, Louise Redknapp, Maddy Hill, Morgana Robinson, Samantha Cameron, Victoria Coren-Mitchell and Will Young.
The series will also follow presenter Clare Balding as she visits a number of Comic Relief projects in Kenya and Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis, who visits a UK project, to show how the money raised this Sport Relief will make a massive difference to people living incredibly tough lives, across the world’s poorest communities and here at home in the UK.
The Great Sport Relief Bake Off is produced for BBC One by Love Productions in conjunction with Comic Relief. Executive Producer is Richard McKerrow and Series Producer is James Hedge for Love Productions. Clare Paterson is Commissioning Editor for the BBC.
Sport Relief is back from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2016. To find out how to hold your own bake sale or get involved with Sport Relief visit www.sportrelief.com