Celebrity Bake Off 2020 start date: When does Bake Off start tonight? How many episodes?

Celebrity Bake Off is returning to Channel 4 for another series in partnership with the Stand Up To Cancer charity. The celeb version of the much-loved baking competition is due to hit screens and fans are excited to see the stars in action. Express.co.uk has all the information you need about the series and what it involves.

When does Celebrity Bake Off 2020 start?

Fans of the action-packed series will be pleased to hear it will be returning to Channel 4 tonight, March 10.

The first episode will air at 8pm and will see celebrities join the fundraising campaign for cancer research.

The Bake Off bosses summed up pretty well what to expect from tonight’s show in a tweet.

They said: “Take 20 brave celebrities. Add one Bake Off tent. Sprinkle liberally with catastrophe and mayhem. Serve and enjoy.

“The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off. Starts Tuesday, March 10 at 8pm on Channel 4. #GBBO”

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How many episodes of Celebrity Bake Off 2020 are there?

This series is made up of five parts and will see the celebrities put through their paces like the regular bakers to cook up delicious treats.

Each week four different stars will take to the workbenches in the famous bake off tent to complete three separate baking challenges.

The stars will be critiqued by the judges until the ultimate bake off champion is crowned at the end.

Celebs competing in the first episode include famous documentary maker Louis Theroux, comedian Russell Howard, stand up comic Jenny Eclair and Love Island’s Ovie Soko.

The format of the series will be the same as the original Bake Off show with three baking challenges.

Firstly the individuals will take on the signature bake, where they will be tasked with making a classic treat.

Then comes the dreaded blind technical challenge where the contestants are given the most basic of instructions to follow, plus ingredients they may not be familiar with, to create a complicated treat the judges will then critique.

The final challenge is everyone’s favourite to watch – the showstopper. Contestants are given creative license to conjure up treats adding elements of their own personality.

At the end the judges will choose who is deserving of the Star Baker accolade.

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Some very familiar faces are taking part in this series and Louis Theroux has already made fans laugh after they watched the trailer.

The documentary maker is seen laying on the floor in front of his oven, impatiently watching something cooking.

The One Show’s Alex Jones and This Morning’s Alison Hammond will also be in the Bake Off tent, as well as I’m a Celebrity and Gogglebox star Scarlet Moffatt.

Queer Eye’s Tan France will be getting a taste of the Bake Off action as well as singer James Blunt and TV personality Judge Rinder.

Fans are also looking forward to seeing tennis star Johanna Konta perform in the tent, as well as model Kelly Brook.

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The Bake Off series has seen a number of other spin-offs including Junior Bake Off which sees youngsters cook up some creations for the judges.

Judging the celebrities once again will be Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, and they will be joined by hilarious hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig.

Cancer Research UK has got behind the new series, Tweeting: “Aprons at the ready – it’s almost time for a brand new batch of bakers to mix it up in support of life-saving cancer research.

“We’re very excited about the new series of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for #StandUpToCancer – 8pm this evening on @Channel4 #GBBO.”

Celebrity Bake Off airs tonight on Channel 4 at 8pm

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