Is Great British Bake Off on tonight? What time does GBBO 2022 start, when is it on TV, trailer, contestants

Channel 4 announced the news on Twitter alongside a selfie of Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas

It’s almost time to join the next series of bakers in the tent for the Great British Bake Off (GBBO).

The latest season will see 12 new bakers put to the test over the course of 10 episodes which will be aired on Channel 4.

Fans had been wondering if the new season would be going ahead after schedule changes following the death of The Queen.

However, Channel 4 has reassured viewers that the the show would not be delayed and will be going ahead.

Here’s everything you need to know about when the Great British Bake Off 2022 starts.

The Great British Bake Off will be returning for its latest series on Channel 4 in 2022 (Pic: Channel 4)
The Great British Bake Off will be returning for its latest series on Channel 4 in 2022 (Pic: Channel 4)
The Great British Bake Off will be returning for its latest series on Channel 4 in 2022 (Pic: Channel 4)

When is the release date for Great British Bake Off 2022?

Channel 4 has reassured fans that Bake Off will be returning to our screens as planned on Tuesday 13th September at 8pm.

The news comes after the TV station announced it would air Googlebox on Friday night.

A spokesperson for Channel 4 said: “Channel 4 has made significant changes to our schedule, including added extended news coverage, to ensure that Channel 4 is respectful following the news from Buckingham Palace about the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

“Channel 4 exists to offer viewers an alternative and that is particularly important at times like this.”

Is there a trailer?

Channel 4 dropped the first teaser trailer of the new series during the evening schedule on Tuesday 23 August.

Whilst they have not shared it yet on social media, the ten second clip shows fans the Bake Off tent while the theme tune plays in the background.

A squirrel then runs across the countryside, while the words “coming soon” appear over a blue gingham tablecloth.

The line-up for Great British Bake Off 2022
The line-up for Great British Bake Off 2022
The line-up for Great British Bake Off 2022

Who are the Great British Bake Off contestants 2022?

Channel 4 announced the lineup of the latest season of GBBO on social media.

Taking to Twitter they shared a video of the new contestants, along with animated arrows that showed their names.

Here are the GBBO contestants:

  • Abdul, 29, electronic engineer from London
  • Carole, 59, supermarket cashier from Dorset
  • Dawn, 60, IT manager from Bedfordshire
  • James, 25, nuclear scientist from Cumbria
  • Janusz, 34, personal assistant to head teacher from Lancashire
  • Kevin, 33, music teacher from East Sussex
  • Maisam, 18, student and sales assistant from Greater Manchester
  • Maxy, 29, architectural assistant from London
  • Rebs, 23, Masters student from County Atrim
  • Sandro, 30, nanny from London
  • Syabria, 32, cardiovascular research associate from London
  • Will, 45, former charity director from London

Who are the Great British Bake Off judges?

The Great British Bake Off judges are made up of Prue Leith and original GBBO judge Paul Hollywood.

In an interview with the Mirror about the upcoming season, Leith hinted that this season would be “harder”.

The 82-year-old judge said: “In the very early years, the challenges were less challenging, but as the bakers have got better, the challenges have got harder.

“Can you imagine how difficult it is to judge 12 absolutely perfect, identical somethings? It’s impossible.

“So we need to have something that sorts the sheep from the goats.”

Whilst Hollywood hinted at two new baking themes in the upcoming series.

He said:“We’ve got a Mexican Week, which is great because I’d just come back from Mexico. And we’ve got a Halloween Week to coincide with Halloween.”

Who are the Great British Bake Off hosts?

The GBBO is hosted by comedians Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain).

This will be Lucas’ third year presenting the Channel 4 series after taking over from Sandi Toksvig in 2020.

Where can you watch the Great British Bake Off?

If you want to keep yourself entertained up until GBBO 2022 drops you can catch all of the five Channel 4 seasons on the streaming platform All4.

The BBC seasons which featured Mary Berry and Sue Perkins are not available to watch on All4.

You can catch up on season one to five of the earlier show on Amazon Prime Video.