‘The Great British Bake Off’ will get the celebrity treatment once more as stars from across the worlds of acting, comedy, entertainment and sport come together later this year to do their bit in the fight against cancer.
The five-part series will air on Channel 4 and the famous faces are: Oscar winning US actor Richard Dreyfuss, documentary maker Louis Theroux, British tennis number one Johanna Konta, TV presenter Carol Vorderman, ‘Queer Eye’’s resident fashionista Tan France, singer songwriter James Blunt, actress and TV presenter Caroline Quentin, presenter Alex Jones, TV judge Rob Rinder, TV personality Scarlett Moffatt, comedian Mo Gilligan, radio and TV presenter Kelly Brook, ‘This Morning’’s Alison Hammond, ‘Love Island’ favourite and sports personality Ovie Soko, former ‘EastEnders’ actress and DJ Patsy Palmer, YouTuber and West End star Joe Sugg, comedian Joel Dommett, actor James Buckley, comedian Russell Howard, and comedian and author Jenny Eclair.
Each 60-minute episode will see four celebrities battle it out over three rounds – the Signature, the Technical and the Showstopper – in a bid to be crowned Star Baker. Judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be present to assess each bake, and hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig will be on hand.
Stand Up To Cancer is a joint fundraising initiative from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4. Since its launch in the UK in 2012, the campaign has raised over £62 million, funding 52 clinical trials and projects involving 11,000 cancer patients across the country.
‘The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer’ was commissioned by Sarah Lazenby, head of formats and features at Channel 4. It is a Love Productions series. Sarah said: “The Great Celebrity Bake Off is a key ingredient in our Stand Up To Cancer [SU2C] recipe. We’ve seen the power of using comedy and entertainment to bring awareness and raise millions of pounds to fund pioneering cancer trials. We hope viewers will enjoy this year’s line-up of famous bakers. There’s never a dough moment as each brings something fresh and exciting to the tent.”
Kieran Smith, executive producer of Love Productions, added: “We’re thrilled to be partnering up with SU2C once again and helping to raise crucial funds in the fight against cancer. On your marks, get set…. Donate.”