Take a sneak peek at the challenges in tonight’s Great British Bake Off premiere on Channel 4
Here is everything to expect from the series premiere of Great British Bake Off, which will be making its debut on Channel 4 this evening.
Whether you think it’s going to be a raving success or a total car crash, you can’t deny you’ll be tuning in tonight to see what the new Bake Off looks like now it has moved to Channel 4.
With new judge Prue Leith replacing Mary Berry, as well as new hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig replacing our beloved Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, viewers are hesitant as to whether the show will be able to retain its unique charm and cast dynamic that made GBBO such a triumph in the first place. However, critics have already given the Channel 4 episode some pretty glowing reviews ahead of its release, and at 8pm tonight fans will be able to judge for themselves.
What can we expect from the first episode?
The latest batch of contestants will be kicking things off with some cake baking this evening as they take on ‘Cake Week’.
The first round will be a “fruity signature challenge”, followed by the infamous technical challenge, which Channel 4 has teased will be “a children’s tea party favourite”. Finally, the bakers will be tackling “the trickiest showstopper ever set in the first week of Bake Off: an illusion cake”.
Sounds intense already!
Viewers can definitely expect a change in tone as we enter the first week, with Channel 4 boss Jay Hunt already revealing that they will be waving goodbye to the innuendo-heavy approach taken by the BBC. “The show is modern in terms of its comic take and a lot of the humour will come from Noel’s surreal twists. There are no soggy bottom jokes,” she revealed at the broadcaster’s annual report.
Great British Bake Off returns tonight at 8pm on Channel 4.