The Great British Bake Off is back for another series on Channel 4 and it is once again supporting the Stand Up to Cancer charity.
The iconic baking programme features a range of celebrities as they compete to impress the judges and win the title of Star Baker.
The upcoming series includes a range of star-studded contestants, including actor David Schwimmer, best known as Ross Geller from American sitcom Friends and Gemma Collins from hit reality TV programme The Only Way is Essex.
The full line up for the series includes a total of 20 famous faces. But which celebrity bakers are getting involved in this year’s series and how can you watch it? Here is everything you need to know.
Great British Bake Off Stand Up To Cancer lineup
A total of 20 new celebrities are competing in this year’s series of Great British Bake Off Stand Up To Cancer and they are all aiming to sign off the series with the Star Baker reward and a signature handshake from judge Paul Hollywood.
Amongst the stars competing in this year’s programme is American actor David Schwimmer. The 56-year-old is best known for his portrayal of Ross in the hit American sitcom Friends - he has also starred in well known films such as Madagascar, Six Days, Seven Nights and the television series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Other big names entering the baking tent include Towie and Big Brother star Gemma Collins, Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson, Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley and TV presenter Paddy McGuinness.
Here is a full list of all the celebrities taking part in the show:
- David Schwimmer - Actor
- Gemma Collins - Reality TV star
- Tom Davis - Comedian
- Jesy Nelson - Singer
- Jay Blades - TV presenter
- Judi Love - Comedian
- Mike Wozniak - Writer and actor
- Deborah Meaden - Dragon’s Den investor and businesswoman
- Ellie Taylor - Comedian and actor
- Tim Key - Radio personality
- AJ Odudu - Presenter
- Jessica Hynes - Actor
- Paddy McGuinness - TV presenter
- Coleen Nolan - Singer and TV personality
- Joe Thomas - Actor and comedian
- Tom Daley - Olympic gold medallist
- David Morrissey - Actor and filmmaker
- Lucy Beaumont - Actor
- Adele Roberts - Radio presenter
Who are the presenters?
Hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas - who recently quit the show are back to welcome the celebrity bakers into the Bake Off Tent.
The upcoming show is Lucas’s final appearance on the show. The 48-year-old comedian announced on Twitter that he would be leaving the show due to his busy schedule. He tweeted last year: “Farewell Bake Off! It’s been a delicious experience and I can’t imagine a more fun way of spending my summers, but it’s become clear to me that I can’t present both ‘Fantasy Football’ and ‘Bake Off’ alongside all of my other projects.”
TV presenter Alison Hammond has since been announced to be Lucas’ replacement.
The contestants are vying to impress the judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith who both return for another series.
How to watch Bake Off?
Celebrity Bake Off Stand Up To Cancer airs on Channel 4 on Sunday 19 March 2023 at 7.45pm.
Episodes are expected to air weekly and last year’s show had a total of five episodes with the series running until 19 April.
You can stream all the episodes after they finish through the More4 app which is available for you to download on your mobile phone or electronic device. Likewise you can also catch up on any episodes from last year’s series.
Stand Up to Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, which has raised an estimated £93 million in the UK to date.