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The good, the bad and the hungry of Bake Off

The good, the bad and the hungry of Bake Off

The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer is back to fill the (doughnut) hole in your life

By Laura Rutkowski, Senior Staff Writer

Bake up and smell the cake! It’s time to get back in the tent with an absolutely stellar line-up of celebs competing in the fundraising event. In each episode of the five-part series, four celebrities will bake, rattle and roll across three challenges – the Signature, Technical and Showstopper – as they compete for the Star Baker apron.


As always, Prue Leith, with her colourful outfits and fondness for boozy bakes, and Paul Hollywood, with his steely gaze and coveted handshake, will judge the flavour and presentation of each treat. Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas host, with Matt even donning an apron for the first time in the tent as he fills in for a missing baker.


Check out the full line-up of the 20 famous faces joining the show:

  • Comedian Alex Horne
  • Broadcaster Annie Macmanus (Annie Mac)
  • Actor and children’s author Ben Miller
  • Actor Blake Harrison
  • Broadcaster Clara Amfo
  • Comedian Ed Gamble
  • Singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding
  • TV presenter Emma Willis
  • Singer/songwriter Example
  • Choirmaster and broadcaster Gareth Malone
  • Actor Katherine Kelly
  • TV presenter Laura Whitmore
  • Comedian and The Great British Bake Off co-host Matt Lucas
  • Actor, writer and comedian Mawaan Rizwan
  • Olympic gold medallist Sir Mo Farah
  • Judge, presenter and dancer Motsi Mabuse
  • Comedian, writer and TV presenter Ruby Wax
  • TV presenter Sophie Morgan
  • Actor Tracy-Ann Oberman
  • Comedian and musician Yung Filly

The series kicks off with TV presenter Emma Willis, Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo, Taskmaster co-host Alex Horne and The Inbetweeners’ Blake Harrison. Will they rise to the occasion and prove themselves (get it, get it?) to be a dab hand at all things doughy and delicious?


We’ll find out who measures up as the bakers are tasked with making decorated biscuits for the Signature, madeleines for the Technical and a choux sculpture that embodies their secret talent for the Showstopper. Let’s hope their secret talent is baking!

To prepare for the latest series, we ranked the good, the bad and the hungry of Celebrity Bake Offs past, sort of like the Ghost of Christmas Past from A Christmas Carol, coming back to haunt the stars with the creations they thought were long forgotten…

You can donate to the cause at or sign up to fundraise at 100% of your donation goes to Cancer Research UK in support of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign.

When is Channel 4’s The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer on TV?

The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer airs on Channel 4 HD (CH 104/141) on Tuesdays at 8pm, with the first episode screening on Tuesday 22 March. It is also available in Apps & Games > All 4.

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