Where is The Great British Baking Show filmed, who are the hosts and how can you watch in the US?

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The Great British Baking Show is a beloved baking competition that is loved across the UK, but what is this show really about and how can you watch it in the US?

The Great British Baking Show (known as The Great British Bake Off in the UK) is one of Britain's most loved TV creations, with excitement building every year as summer draws to a close and 12 new amateur bakers take to screens to battle it out to whip up impressive recipes and be crowned Star Baker every week. 

Over the years, the show has amassed a huge fan base in the USA, too. But where is The Great British Baking Show filmed, who are the hosts and how can you watch the UK's tastiest TV export? 

Where is The Great British Baking Show filmed?

The Great British Baking Show is filmed in a large white marquee in Welford Park, a private country estate with expansive grounds.

This estate has been used for some of the previous series of the show and is located near Newbury, Berkshire. However, in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic, the show was filmed at Down Hall, a hotel in Hatfield Heath.

What is The Great British Baking Show about?

The Great British Baking Show is a competition that tasks 12 amateur bakers from across the UK to compete in a series of baking challenges over a 10 week period. Each week has a different theme such as cakes, biscuits, or bread, and the bakers must come up with innovative ways to create delicious baked goods.

Each week consists of three challenges: the signature challenge, the technical challenge, and the showstopper challenge. It is these performances that are judged by Prue and Paul and each week a Star Baker is awarded, and one baker is asked to leave the tent. 

How to watch The Great British Baking Show

Watching The Great British Bake Off 2022 as a UK viewer is easy, and although it's a little bit delayed in the US, Americans also have a very easy way of accessing The Great British Baking Show - so long as they have a Netflix account.

The show announced on social media, "For our friends across the pond, the new series will air on @Netflix every Friday from September 16. #GBBO." This means the first episode of the sixth season will soon be on Netflix US, the same platform as the previous five seasons of the show. This means that audiences in the US will be able to enjoy the show just a few days after the show airs in the UK on a Tuesday under a slightly different name.

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Who are The Great British Baking Show hosts?

Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding are the comedic hosts of The Great British Baking Show. Previous hosts have also included Sandi Toksvig, Sue Perkins, and Mel Giedroyc. The hosts typically chat to the Great British Bake Off 2022 contestants and lighten the mood when the tent becomes tense, but they are not the judges.

The judges who decide on the quality of these bakes are Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood. Previously when the show was hosted on the BBC rather than Channel 4, Mary Berry was the judge instead of Prue.

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