- Channel 4/Love Productions
LONDON – “The Great British Bake Off” is returning to TV this month.
The biggest show on British television will be back on August 29 at 8 p.m. (BST). And it will have a new home.
Reviews of the first episode have been largely positive. Here’s Business Insider’s take on the new-look show.
After a high-profile wrangle over the baking programme last year, it will broadcast on Channel 4 rather than BBC1, which first launched the show in 2010.
It’s not the only change you can expect. Presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc have left the “Bake Off” tent, as well as judge Mary Berry.
They have been replaced by a new hosting team, comprised of British comedians Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding. Restaurateur Prue Leith will replace Mary Berry.
The show will also run for 75 minutes, instead of an hour. This is to ensure that adverts do not eat into the programme.
Otherwise, Channel 4 and producers Love Productions will keep “Bake Off’s” other ingredients in place. Channel 4 kicked off its “Bake Off” marketing campaign this month. Watch the trailer here: