The Great British Bake Off is back on your TV screen this week, with the first celebrity spinoff of the show to feature on Channel 4.

A nation’s favourite, Bake Off scored huge ratings over the summer of 2017, cashing in on a colossal 7.3 million live audience viewership during the grand final.

Judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood return, alongside presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig in Celebrity Bake Off.

Great British Bake Off: Stand To Cancer 2017: - Harry and Roisin
Great British Bake Off: Stand To Cancer 2017: – Harry and Roisin

When can I watch Celebrity Bake Off?

The first episode of Celebrity Bake Off airs TONIGHT (Tuesday, March 6, 2018) at 8 pm, on Channel 4.

The series will run over five episodes, with four different celebrities testing their hand at sponges, pastries, buns, muffins and cakes in each episode.

It’s a recipe for disaster . . .

Who are the celebrities?

This year there are a huge batch of celebs including: Tim Minchin, Teri Hatcher, Stacey Solomon, Ruth Davidson, Roisin Conaty, Ricky Wilson, Perry Kiely, Nick Hewer, Melanie Sykes, Martin Kemp, Lee Mack, Kadeena Cox, Joe Lycett, Ella Eyre, Bill Turnbull, Alan Carr, Harry Hill and Aisling Bea.

Here’s a little bit about the guys and girls we can’t wait to see in baking action. 

Lee Mack

Comedian Lee is one of the funniest stand-up comedians in the country and is sure to rustle Sandi’s feathers with his playful sense of humour.

Embed from Getty Images

Alan Carr

Comedy icon Alan is a TV favourite thanks to his long-running celebrity chat show Chatty Man. Can he bake? Like at all? We can’t wait to find out.

Embed from Getty Images

Tim Minchin

The musical comedian should provide the show with some quick-fire wit. And, taking his hilarious skits into vegetarianism and veganism into account, his choice of ingredients should prove eventful.

Embed from Getty Images

Melanie Sykes

Having worked alongside chef Gino D’Acampo on Let’s Do Lunch, television and radio presenter Melanie could be a surprise favourite in the kitchen. Sorry, we mean tent.

Embed from Getty Images

Martin Kemp

Could it be? A silver fox to rival Paul Hollywood?

Embed from Getty Images

Harry Hill

Another TV funnyman, Harry has narrated You’ve Been Framed and TV Burp since time began. We wonder what he’s got to say on Bake Off . . .

Embed from Getty Images

What charity is Celebrity Bake Off in aid of?

Having changed networks from BBC to Channel 4, this celebrity Bake Off series is in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

The charity appeal is organised by Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK. The fundraiser has been running since 2012, raising more than £38 million in donations.

Previous TV specials for Stand Up To Cancer have included Gogglebox, The Crystal Maze and Celebrity First Dates.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

More in What's On?