When does The Great British Bake Off 2023 start?

Here is everything you need to know about The Great British Bake Off 2023, including the start date, hosts and judges

When does The Great British Bake Off 2023 start?
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The Great British Bake Off 2023 is set to start in autumn, here's everything you need to know...

As the weather gets cooler and the summer comes to an end, it can only mean one thing - The Great British Bake Off is around the corner! The show usually kicks off during the first few weeks of September, but when exactly is it set to start in 2023, who will be hosting, and who will be judging? Here's exactly what you need to know...

When does The Great British Bake Off 2023 start?

Season 14 of The Great British Bake Off will begin on Channel 4 at 8 pm on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. This means the show will debut in the US on Friday, September 19, 2023, on Netflix. This news was announced on September 13 and fans can't wait for this latest season. 

Season 13 of the show began airing on September 13 and concluded on November 15, 2022. It's predicted that Season 14 will follow a similar format with an episode being released every Tuesday over the course of 10 weeks from September 26.

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Who will host The Great British Bake Off 2023?

Returning to the tent as a host for the 2023 series of Bake Off is comedian Noel Fielding who will be accompanied by a new face, This Morning host Alison Hammond!

Alison announced her new role in the show in March this year following the news that former host Matt Lucas would be stepping down.

Alison previously appeared as a baker in 2020 for Celebrity Bake Off which cemented her as a fan favourite and a joy in the tent. Channel 4’s Chief Content Officer, Ian Katz commented, "Alison is much loved, effortlessly funny, and the owner of the best laugh in Britain. She was a huge hit when she appeared on Celebrity Bake Off and we’re thrilled to have her back in the tent."

On social media back in March, Alison wrote, "It’s OFFICIAL!!! It’s happening The Great British Bake off ! Let’s have it ! The cake that is 😂 #GBBO"

Noel Fielding, Alison's co-host also expressed his delight that she was joining the show and commented on the announcement, "Congratulations and Welcome to the tent lovely !! We are gonna have an absolute blast together. I can’t wait. I’m buzzing. Two naughty kids together :) x x x.x The bakers will love you ❤️ x"

Why did Matt Lucas leave Bake Off?

At the end of season 13, Matt Lucas stepped back from the show. On Instagram, the star explained, "Farewell Bake Off! It’s been a delicious experience and I can’t imagine a more fun way of spending my summers. But it’s become clear to me that I can’t present both Fantasy Football League and Bake Off alongside all my other projects."

Noel Fielding wished his co-presenter all the best and said, "Totally respect your decision matt! But I will miss your spark in the tent and I will miss you channelling other characters at the drop of a hat like your brilliant Boris Johnson. I will miss your big smile and your sense of fun and silliness."

Who will judge The Great British Bake Off 2023?

Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith will once again be returning to judge the contestants in the big white tent. Since moving from BBC to Channel 4 in 2017, Prue and Paul have been a cornerstone of the show and have delighted fans with their wisdom when it comes to judging the amateur bakers.

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