Will Great British Bake Off still air on Channel 4? Update given on new series

Channel 4 has given an update on schedule for Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off will return to screens as planned next week, Channel 4 has confirmed.

The first show of the new series, which will see another batch of amateur bakers in the famous tent for a fresh series of signature, technical and showstopper bakes, will air in its usual 8pm slot.

Judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith will return alongside presenters Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding for the fan-favourite baking competition.

When will Great British Bake Off air?

It will air on Channel 4/ 4 HD on Tuesday (13 September).

The programme will begin at 8pm.

Are other shows cancelled?

The return of Great British Bake Off comes as many British channels including BBC One and ITV continue to make changes to their regular programming schedules during a period of mourning for the Queen.

On Friday, Channel 4 launched the new series of Gogglebox as planned, with the broadcaster saying it would bring a “valuable sense of continuity” for many of their viewers.

Channel 4 added that it had made “significant changes” to its schedule in the wake of the Queen’s death but that its purpose was to offer an “alternative” for viewers which it feels is “particularly important at times like this”.

Comedy chat show The Last Leg was due to follow on from Gogglebox on the Channel 4 schedule but the show’s presenter Adam Hills announced they had cancelled the episode as it “didn’t feel right”.

Big TV launches next week also include the return of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One on September 17, but it is not yet known if that will go ahead.

Great British Bake Off 2022 (photo by Mark Bourdillon)

How has the BBC schedule been altered?

Following the death of the Queen, many broadcasters have been airing rolling news coverage interspersed with almost constant Queen-related content.

On Saturday, BBC One were airing national and regional news programmes between programmes including Picturing Elizabeth: Her Life In Images, The Queen And Us: ’50s, The Queen And Us: ’60s, Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen, and When The Queen Spoke To The Nation.

A special edition of The One Show: Our Queen Remembered, is also due to air at 6.45pm on Saturday.

Similar coverage is expected on Sunday, with special editions of shows including Songs Of Praise, Countryfile, and Antiques Roadshow.

Elizabeth: Her Passions & Pastimes, The Queen And Us: ’70s and The Queen And Us: ’80s will also be broadcast, ahead of the highly anticipated new series of Sir David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet II.

At 11pm, The Longest Reign: The Queen And Her People, will be shown.

Will the Queen’s funeral be televised?

A new bank holiday has been declared for the Queen’s funeral.

The bank holiday confirmation came when the King approved an order during a meeting of the Accession Council where he was formally declared head of state.

BBC and other major news channel will carry coverage of the funeral.

The date of the funeral has not yet been confirmed but it is expected to take place on either Sunday 18 September or Monday 19 September.