The next season of The Great British Bake Off – the second on Channel 4 and the ninth season overall – will premiere on Channel 4 on Tuesday August 28th at 8pm, it has been announced.
Season nine once again runs ten episodes and will feature the same line up of hosts and judges from season eight, namely: Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding as hosts, and Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as the judges. Twelve of the country’s best amateur bakers are competing. In a break with tradition, the first week is biscuit week (the first week has always been bread week in the past).
The Great British Bake Off launched in its new Channel 4 home last year and attracted an impressive average audience of nine million viewers per episode (10m for the final), rising to 10.5m with linear repeats. It was the biggest TV series of 2017 for viewers aged 16-34. Companion series The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, hosted by Jo Brand, is returning alongside the parent series and will premiere on Friday August 31st.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.