Start date for ‘The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer’

‘The Great British Bake Off’ returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday March 6 at 8pm, with the first of five special episodes for Stand Up To Cancer.

In each episode of ‘The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer’, the show’s presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will be joined by four different celebrities, all hoping to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their baking skills – and raise money and awareness for Stand Up To Cancer in the process.

Stand Up To Cancer is an annual joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that aims ‘to accelerate progress in groundbreaking cancer research and save more lives, more quickly’.

Over the series, Paul and Prue will set 15 new baking challenges – but only one celebrity per episode will be awarded the coveted star baker apron.

The first four celebrities to enter the Bake Off tent on March 6 are comedian Harry Hill, actor and musician Martin Kemp, actress and writer Roisin Conaty and veteran broadcaster Bill Turnbull.

Their first challenge is a bake sale classic – cupcakes. The technical challenge is described by Channel 4 as ‘fiery’, while the showstopper challenge is ‘a 3D biscuit scene recreating the best day of their life’.


Bake Off team (l-r): Prue Leith, Paul Hollywood, Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig

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