Which stars are baking on Channel 4’s The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer?

Which stars are baking on Channel 4’s The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer?

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Friday, 10th January 2020
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A host of new celebrities will be donning their aprons and practising their pastry-making skills as The Great British Bake Off returns for another celebrity series in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. 

From Hollywood movie stars to tennis champions, across five episodes 20 celebrities will battle it out across the signature, technical and showstopper rounds to win the coveted Star Baker apron. 

Here are the celebrities taking part in The Great Celebrity Bake Off.

Richard Dreyfuss

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Richard Dreyfuss is an Oscar-winning actor who won Best Actor for his performance in The Goodbye Girl.

The actor is known for starring in Steven Spielberg’s iconic shark thriller Jaws.

Prue and Paul, ‘you’re gonna need a bigger tent’.


Johanna Konta

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The current British tennis number one, Johanna Konta, was born in Sydney before moving to England at the age of 14.

Konta initially represented Australia before switching to Great Britain upon receiving British citizenship in 2012.


Louis Theroux

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RTS-award winner Louis Theroux has become one of Britain’s leading voices in documentary filmmaking.

Theroux has led numerous BBC documentary series, including Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends and When Louis Met….

Only time will tell if Theroux can master the choux.


Jenny Eclair

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With a name like Éclair, Jenny will be feeling the unique pressure to uphold the reputation of the family name.

The comedian (whose real surname is Hargreaves, not Eclair) became the first solo female winner of the Perrier Comedy Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Following this, she has starred in Grumpy Old Women and became a panellist on Loose Women.


Tan France

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Tan France, the fashion-minded member of Queer Eye’s “Fab Five”, will be swapping ‘french tucks’ for shortcrust in the Bake Off tent.

With four series of Queer Eye streaming on Netflix, France will soon be expanding his repertoire on the streaming service with an upcoming fashion series alongside Alexa Chung.


Carol Vorderman

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Countdown legend Carol Vorderman provided the mathematical know-how for the show for 26 years until 2008.

Since then she’s worked as the host of the annual Pride of Britain Awards and has appeared on Loose Women.


James Blunt

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Since James Blunt’s number one single ‘You’re Beautiful’, the former Army officer has gone on to release six albums, two of which gained the top spot in the official charts. Yet it’s his droll self-mockery on Twitter that has garnered Blunt wide-spread admiration.

He’s sure to provide some meme-worthy moments in the tent. 


Caroline Quentin

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With numerous roles on screen and on stage, Caroline Quentin became a household name when starring in Men Behaving Badly in the 90s.

More recently she’s featured in Dickensian and Doc Martin alongside Martin Clunes.


Alex Jones

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The Welsh presenter Alex Jones has co-hosted The One Show since 2010 alongside Matt Baker.

Jones revealed her lack of baking talent to her Instagram followers when she joked, “People who know me will be shocked, even horrified […] that I took part in the Great British Bake Off”.


Rob Rinder

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Criminal barrister Rob Rinder is set to be put through his paces by Paul and Prue as the judger becomes the judged.

Rinder led the reality courtroom series Judge Rinder and hosts The Rob Rinder verdict on Channel 4. 


Scarlett Moffatt

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Scarlett Moffatt made her name through her hilarious TV observations on Gogglebox.

Since then she’s been crowned the Queen of the Jungle on I’m a Celebrity and presented alongside Ant and Dec on their entertainment show Saturday Night Takeaway.  


Mo Gilligan

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From humble beginnings on Instagram, Mo Gilligan has risen to fame as the host of his own entertainment show The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan on Channel 4.

Last year also saw the release of his Netflix comedy special Momentum.


Alison Hammond

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Alison Hammond has provided some of This Morning’s most hilarious viral moments, from accidentally pushing a sailor into the Baltic waters of Liverpool’s docks to reducing Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford to fits of laughter in a press interview.

She’s bound to drive her fellow bakers to distraction with her infectious laughter.


Ovie Soko

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The hat-loving heartthrob Ovie Soko quickly became a fan favourite on 2019’s series of Love Island in which he came third with India Reynolds.

Soko is currently a professional basketball player for the London Lions.


Patsy Palmer

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Patsy Palmer rose to fame playing Bianca Jackson on EastEnders, a character who has appeared intermittently since 1993.

Palmer now works as DJ in Malibu, California.


Joe Sugg

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YouTube star Joe Sugg is no stranger to competitive TV challenges, having made it to the final of Strictly Dome Dancing in 2018.

With over eight million subscribers on YouTube, Sugg propelled his career beyond the video-sharing platform when he landed a role in the West End production of Waitress in 2019.


Joel Dommett

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Comedian Joel Dommett cut his teeth in the stand-up circuit before appearing on Impractical Jokers. In 2016, Dommett came second in I’m a Celebrity, losing out to Scarlett Moffatt.

He’s currently presenting ITV’s new Saturday night entertainment show The Masked Singer.


James Buckley

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James Buckley became one of the defining faces of the late noughties through his role as Jay in The Inbetweeners; a character defined by his incessant lying and vulgar mouth.

Buckley has since starred in White Gold from Inbetweeners creator Damon Beesley.


Kelly Brook

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Kelly Brook became a familiar name through her successful modelling career, which led her to the world of TV via Strictly Come Dancing,

Loose Women and Britain’s Got Talent. She currently hosts a radio show on Heart FM. 


Russell Howard

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Bristolian comedian Russell Howard is best known as a former regular on comedy panel show Mock the Week and for his show Russel Howard’s Good News.

He now hosts a weekly current-affairs comedy series The Russell Howard Hour on Sky One.




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A host of new celebrities will be donning their aprons and practising their pastry-making skills as The Great British Bake Off returns for another celebrity series in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.