Whip out your whisks and butter your bun tins, The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer returns to Channel 4 this spring with a delectable new mixture of celebrity bakers.
Over five new episodes hosts Alison Hammond and Noel Fielding will welcome the 20 famous faces to the Bake Off tent, where they will try to impress Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their baking skills.
Over two days the celebrities will compete against their cohort in a bid to be crowned Star Baker at the end of their episode. The stars facing the signature, technical and showstopper challenges are: comedian & presenter Adam Hills, actor Danny Dyer, comedian and author David O’Doherty, TV and radio broadcaster Dermot O’Leary, comedian Fern Brady, TV presenter Gabby Logan, presenter and children’s author Greg James, actress Jodie Whittaker, actor Joe Locke, comedian, Leigh Francis, Spice Girl, TV presenter and patron of Women’s Aid Mel B OBE, broadcaster and satirist Munya Chawawa, TV presenter Oti Mabuse, singer and actress Paloma Faith, broadcaster and writer The Reverend Richard Coles, comedian Rhod Gilbert, broadcaster Sara Cox, broadcaster Spencer Matthews, comedian Suzi Ruffell, and presenter and documentary filmmaker Yinka Bokinni.
Adam Hills said, Walking into the tent feels like it should be accompanied by a choir of angels all singing. But to walk into it with the big S and the arrow and the 2 and the C at the front, which has now become an iconic image in and of itself, those two combined make you walk a couple of inches taller, I think.
Fern Brady said, “I’m insanely competitive. I badly want to win. I was telling my boyfriend last night “You know the prize for this is rubbish, you just get an apron that says ‘Star Baker’!” And he was like: “Are you joking, Fern? You would wear that all the time around the house.”
Alison Hammond, who appeared on the celebrity version of the show before joining the show as host alongside Noel Fielding, said, “I’m totally in awe of this year’s celebrity bakers, all putting their baking skills, or in some cases lack of, under nationwide scrutiny to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer. And as someone who proved to be something of a baking genius [sic] when I baked in the tent a few years ago, I was delighted to be able to show them the ropes and where the oven doors were. On your mark, get set, Bake for Stand Up To Cancer.”
Dame Prue Leith said, “I’m absolutely thrilled to share that we’re serving up another delightful season of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer this spring on Channel 4. Brace yourself for a delectable lineup of bakers, each with their own unique flair in the kitchen – some are, admittedly, a bit more flour-savvy than others! Filming this show was a delicious dose of fun, sprinkled with some unforgettable baking moments. I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
The groups entering the tent together are:
- Jodie Whittaker, with Paloma Faith, Munya Chawawa and Spencer Matthews
- Danny Dyer, with Rhod Gilbert, Yinka Bokinni, and Leigh Francis
- David O’Doherty, with Oti Mabuse, Gabby Logan, and Suzi Ruffell
- Dermot O’Leary, with Greg James, Fern Brady and Mel B
- The Reverend Richard Coles, with Sara Cox, Joe Locke and Adam Hills
Stand Up To Cancer UK, the joint national fundraising campaign between Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK, has celebrated a decade of partnership which has now raised more than £113m to fund life-saving cancer research. All the money raised by Stand Up To Cancer funds translational research, to help take discoveries from the lab and turn them into tests and treatments to benefit patients. To find out more about Stand Up To Cancer and how you can support, visit su2c.org.uk or channel4.com/SU2C or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok.
The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer will be available to watch and stream on Channel 4 later this year.