This year’s group of baking fanatics include a veterinary surgeon, fashion designer and HGV driver.
Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig will return to present the nation’s beloved cooking show alongside returning judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
This August, a fresh batch of contestants will enter the iconic tents hoping to earn the cherished ‘Hollywood handshake’, the title of Star Baker and grab their hands on the Bake Off trophy.
Channel 4 previously released the trailer for the new series, which showed a growing ‘Bake Off Fever’ that swept across the nation.
The line-up of amateur bakers is yet to be announced.
The UK’s favourite food show will soon return to our screens and Channel 4 has released the trailer for the upcoming series.
The upbeat trailer – set to the Beatles track, All Together Now – shows the nation overcome with 'Bake Off Fever', coming together to bake everything from cookies, to cakes, to choux pastry.
A new batch of fresh-faced amateur bakers will enter the tent, hoping to raise the coveted trophy and show off their love for baking.
Here’s the (not quite) baker's dozen of dynamic dough punchers:
Here come the girls!
1. Kim-Joy, 27, a Mental Health Specialist from Leeds
Kim-Joy applied after prompting from her partner Nabil, she is an avid bread baker.
The advert shows a range of singing baked goods coming together in a dazzling display of cakes, breads and tarts.
Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will present the new series, alongside judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
The eighth series of the cookery show will appear on Channel 4, after Love Productions signed a deal with the broadcaster last year.
Comedians Sandi Toksvig (QI) and Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh) will host Britain’s biggest baking competition, while restaurateur and food writer Prue Leith joins Paul Hollywood as a judge.
The news comes after it was announced last autumn that the blockbuster baking show would be moving from BBC One to Channel 4.
At an event this morning, hosted by Countryfile’s Anita Rani, the nominees were announced, including National Treasure stars Julie Walters and Robbie Coltrane for Actor (Female) and Actor (Male) respectively, TV duo Ant and Dec for Entertainment Performance, and Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussein for Breakthrough Award.
The Awards, hosted by QI's Sandi Toksvig, recognise quality work behind the camera, from costumes and make up, to lighting and multicamera work.
Why, 46 years after the Equal Pay Act, are women in television still being paid less than men? “A man at exactly the same grade as me, with far less education and experience, and who joined the BBC after I did, was paid £10,000 more than me,” says one female staffer.
“I am paid £5,000 less than a man on the same grade, despite having more responsibility and having worked more years on the team,” complains another.