Bake Off is back with 2021's series of The Great Celebrity Bake Off in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, and it's set to be one of the best series yet.
Everyone's favorite baking show will be returning with a truly star-studded lineup featuring Hollywood stars, chart-topping musicians and DJs, popular comedians, and even a certain Olympic gold medallist.
A massive group of 20 celebrities will be taking part in the Celebrity Bake Off competition this year, and they will be competing over a span of five weeks throughout this spring, with four bakers stepping up to the kitchen counter each week.
And of course, we'll be seeing some of our favorite familiar faces return to judge and present the addictive cooking show, with professional chef and restaurateur Prue Leith coming back once again to join Bake Off expert Paul Hollywood in the judging, while recent addition comedian and actor Matt Lucas will be taking up his presenting post for a second time.
However, there's one notable exception in the cast of this series, which we feel may leave us slightly bereft - Noel Fielding, unfortunately, won't be back on screen quite yet, as he was on paternity leave while this series was filming.
But how can you tune into this year's Celebrity Bake-off and who will be sporting an apron this series to take part?
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How to watch The Great Celebrity Bake Off in the UK
Luckily for UK dwellers, The Great Celebrity Bake Off is a spin-off of The Great British Bake Off (or Great British Baking Show), meaning that the star-studded version of the cooking show is based on their home soil.
So this series of The Great Celebrity Bake Off will be airing on its usual home of Channel 4 - kicking off on Tuesday 9th March at 8pm.
The show will continue at the same time on the same channel every week until the finale on Tuesday 6th April.
And if you miss any episodes or only have a laptop or tablet to watch on, you can use Channel 4's streaming and catch-up service All4 to tune into all the baking action.
How to watch The Great Celebrity Bake Off from anywhere in the world
Luckily for anyone who doesn't reside in the UK, we've got a way to tune into the baking show without having to wait for it to air on your home network.
Simply sign up for a VPN service, which is a piece of software that you can install onto your device in order to get around the geo-restrictions and make your device think that it's in another location.
You can then head to Channel 4's online streaming and catch-up service All4 to watch The Great Celebrity Bake Off.
The best VPN software we've come across is Express VPN, which can not only be used on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS but can also be installed onto a smart TV, a games console like PlayStation or Xbox, and even a dongle like Apple TV or an Amazon Fire TV stick.
If you've never used, or in fact heard of, a VPN before, don't be put off - it's simple to install and use in the following steps:
- Download and install the VPN following ExpressVPN's easy-to-follow instructions (ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and if you click here you can get 49% off and 3 months free, too.)
- Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the UK.
- With your VPN installed and server location set to the UK, you can now go to Channel 4's streaming and catch-up service All4 to keep up with every new episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off.
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The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021 cast
This year's Celebrity Bake Off, which as always is in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, has signed up an excitingly famous cast - including several leading Hollywood stars and A-list musicians.
Making up the 2021Great Celebrity Bake Off line-up is:
- Ade Adepitan MBE – Paralympian and presenter
- Alexandra Burke – singer and The X Factor winner
- Anne-Marie – singer and The Voice coach
- Anneka Rice – TV presenter
- Daisy Ridley – Star Wars and Murder on the Orient Express actress
- Dame Kelly Holmes – Olympic gold medallist
- David Baddiel – comedian and presenter
- Dizzee Rascal – rapper
- Jade Thirlwall – Little Mix singer and The X Factor winner
- James McAvoy – X-Men, Atonement and His Dark Materials star
- John Bishop – comedian
- Katherine Ryan – comedienne and actress
- KSI – YouTube sensation and rapper
- Tom Allen – comedian and Bake Off Professionals host
- Nadine Coyle – Girls Aloud singer
- Nick Grimshaw – Radio 1 DJ
- Philippa Perry – psychotherapist and broadcaster
- Reece Shearsmith – actor
- Rob Beckett – comedian and presenter
- Stacey Dooley – journalist and Strictly Come Dancing winner
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