The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022 News, Spoilers, Release date, line-up

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022 kicks off on Channel 4.

Stepping into the famous tent for week 1 is former Strictly star Clara Amfo, The Voice UK presenter Emma Willis, Taskmaster’s Alex Horne and Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison. So I guess it’s time to see a bunch of celebs embarrassing themselves in the Bake Off tent

The bakers will take on one Signature, Technical and Showstopper challenge set by the show’s judges, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, and at the end of each episode, one person will be named star baker.

Hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas will cheer them on (or console them) along the way, as they show off their baking skills in a bid to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer.

So, what time does it start? And what can viewers expect?

As the series begins, here’s everything you need to know about The Great Celebrity Bake, including who all the cast are in this year’s line-up.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022 release date

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer season 5 begins on Tuesday 22nd March at 8pm on Channel 4.

The first four celebrities will take to the kitchen in week 1 for a Signature Challenge, which will require them to make 12 animal-shaped biscuits, a blind Technical, and a choux sculpture Showstopper. At the end of the episode, one of them will be named Star Baker – but who will it be?

The five-part season will air on Tuesday each week, with the last episode in the season taking place on Tuesday 19th April, so that’s our Tuesday plans sorted for the next five weeks!

Is there a Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022 trailer?

Channel 4 has released a trailer for The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C, teasing some of the impressive, colourful and disastrous bakes to come.

What is The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022?

The Great Celebrity Bake Off is a spin-off to The Great British Bake Off in which celebrities compete in aid of Stand Up to Cancer.

The upcoming series will see a new line-up of famous faces enter the Bake Off tent in the hopes of impressing Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their baking skills.

Stand Up to cancer is a national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, which raises funds to accelerate ground-breaking cancer research and save more lives.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022 line-up

The Great British Bake Off Celebrity 2022

Channel 4 announced the full celebrity line-up for this year’s show back in February, with 19 famous faces strapping on their aprons and cracking out the scales for the upcoming episodes.

  • Alex Horne – creator and star of Taskmaster
  • Anne Mac – former BBC Radio 1 presenter
  • Ben Miller – actor and comedian
  • Blake Harrison – actor and star of The Inbetweeners
  • Clara Amfo – BBC Radio 1 presenter and broadcaster
  • Ed Gamble – comedian and podcaster
  • Ellie Goulding – singer-songwriter and UN Environment Ambassador
  • Emma Willis – TV presenter
  • Example – singer and rapper
  • Gareth Malone – choirmaster and broadcaster
  • Katherine Kelly – actor and Cheat star
  • Laura Whitmore – Love Island presenter and broadcaster
  • Mawaan Rizwan – writer and comedian
  • Sir Mo Farah – Olympic athlete
  • Motsi Mabuse – dancer and Strictly Come Dancing judge
  • Ruby Wax – comedian and TV presenter
  • Sophie Morgan – TV presenter and disability advocate
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman – actor and narrator
  • Yung Filly – musician and social media personality

The last celebrity to take on the Bake Off challenge will be Matt Lucas – who is giving up his hosting duties for one episode to fill in for a missing baker.

Each episode will see four celebrities compete in the Bake Off tent, with episode 1 featuring Emma Willis, Clara Amfo, Blake Harrison and Alex Horne.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022 hosts

Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas will be returning to host the upcoming Stand Up to Cancer specials – although one episode will see Matt Lucas become a contestant himself after a celebrity baker pulls out.

“I was forced to bake by my bosses at the last minute when one of the bakers became unavailable,” Lucas said in a statement. “I can’t tell you how happy I was that my humiliation was caught on camera.”

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022 judges

Paul and Prue
Paul and Prue Channel 4

Bake Off regulars Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are back to judge the fifth season of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer.

Hollywood has been a judge on The Great British Bake Off since its first series in 2010, while Leith joined in 2017 following the show’s move from BBC One to Channel 4.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand up to Cancer 2022 begins on Tuesday 22nd March.

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