Great British Bake Off on Channel 4: Start date, judges and hosts for 2017 series

Great British Bake Off 2017

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF

Great British Bake Off 2017 is coming to Channel 4 but when does it start and who are the judges and hosts?

Here we round up all the latest news and rumours about the Great British Bake Off 2017 on Channel 4 this year.

Great British Bake Off start date

Channel 4 have yet to officially confirm when The Great British Bake Off starts this year beyond "this autumn".

When on the BBC, the series always launched in late August.

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As well as the main series, a Celebrity special is expected to air as part of Channel 4's Stand Up To Cancer month, which typically takes place in October.

Channel 4 has also confirmed that its episodes of Bake Off will run for 75 minutes, compared to 60 on BBC One, while The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice is returning with Jo Brand staying as host.

Great British Bake Off 2017 judges

Restaurateur, food writer and novelist Prue Leith will be joining Paul Hollywood as judge of The Great British Bake Off when it returns to screens later this year on Channel 4.

Paul Hollywood said: “I could not be more delighted by who will be joining me on the show. Prue is a hugely respected culinary legend and Sandi and Noel are warm and utterly hilarious. I cannot wait to get back in the tent with the bakers.”

Prue Leith said: “I am just so thrilled to be joining Paul, Sandi and Noel on the biggest show on TV and I cannot wait to see what the real stars of the show – the bakers – are going to create for us. It is such an honour to be part of The Great British Bake Off team. “

Great British Bake Off hosts

GBBO hosts Sandi Toksvig OBE and Noel Fielding join judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

Prue Leith, Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding join The Great British Bake Off

Sandi Toksvig OBE said: “It is an extraordinary honour to part of this national treasure of a show. Noel Fielding is one of the nicest guys in show business. The first time I met him I felt like I had met a rather wayward cousin whose take on the world made me laugh. The only down side is that he has much better dress sense that I do.

"I spend my daytimes on Channel 4 already so it will be a treat to be there in the evenings. I am so delighted to be working with Love Productions and Channel 4 on this best of British show.”

Noel Fielding said: “GBBO is one of my favourite shows. I’ve always loved brightly coloured cakes and Sandi Toksvig so this is a dream come true for me! It’s basically the double “.

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