The Great British Bake Off to return to Foxtel Tuesday March 23

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• Last season’s final drew in 9.2 million viewers and was the highest rated show on Channel 4 in 18 years

The Great British Bake Off returns for its 11th season which set records in the UK as the highest rating show in 18 years for the UK broadcaster Channel 4. The series returns from Tuesday March 23 at 8.30pm on Foxtel’s LifeStyle Food channel and available On Demand.

The latest hit season sees new host, comedian Matt Lucas join esteemed judges, UK’s leading artisan baker Paul Hollywood, restauranteur and food writer Prue Leith, comedian Noel Fielding as his co-host, and the all-important twelve amateur bakers.

“I have really enjoyed this series and have been really impressed by the diligence, skill and the stamina of the bakers, and their inventions and I have been really inspired by them. I have enjoyed eating their cakes. I don’t have anything to compare it to being in the tent.  I will say this, when everyone made their jelly cakes that was the moment, I felt that I was on The Great British Bake Off,” Matt Lucas said. 

On The Great British Bake Off passionate amateur baking fans compete to be crowned the UK’s Best Amateur Baker. This latest season saw production make changes due to COVID, with the twelve bakers entering a bubble for seven weeks in order to make the competition happen. Over the course of 10 episodes, the series follows the trials and tribulations of the competitors, young and old, from every background and every corner of Britain, as they attempt to prove their baking prowess. Each week the bakers tackle a different baking skill, which become progressively more difficult as the competition unfolds.

The Great British Bake Off has enjoyed success over the past ten seasons, but it was the latest season that really stood out. The series took the UK by storm with a record breaking consolidated 10.8million viewers tuning in for the series launch making it the biggest Channel 4 broadcast since 1985 and the final which drew in 9.2 million viewers and was the highest rated show on Channel 4 in 18 years.

The Great British Bake Off premieres on LifeStyle Food, Tuesdays at 8.30pm from March 23 and is available On Demand on FOXTEL.

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