The Great British Bake Off 2019: When does it start? Who are the judges? All you need to know

Our favourite TV cooking contest is making a welcome return – but who will star in the new series, and when can we expect to see the flour fly on our screens?

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Steel your nerves for the threat of a soggy bottom or a sunken cake as The Great British Bake Off makes a welcome return to our screens.

The hugely popular baking contest has continued its triumphant run at Channel 4 and we can’t wait to see what heights of culinary talents the bakers will reach this year.

Here’s all you need to know about when it starts and who it stars.

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When is The Great British Bake Off back on TV?

Mark your diaries because Bake Off returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday, August 27 at 8pm.

Who are the presenters and judges?

Again, Bake Off are still sitting on the finer details of the forthcoming 10th series, but it’s widely expected that the same star line-up of hosts and judges will be back.

When the show moved from the BBC to Channel 4, it changed its presenters from Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins to Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding, and on the judging side swapped in Prue Leith for Mary Berry, keeping only baking king Paul Hollywood.

Fans of the show were devastated when the changes were first announced, but the new line-up has proved a hit and although the programme’s makers have said they’ll confirm who’s taking part series by series, many will be hoping to see the quartet reunited.

Is there a trailer?

Bake Off has just released its first trailer for the 2019 series, sure to ramp up the excitement amongst fans.

Even the Cookie Monster gets in on the Bake Off excitement - check out the ad for yourself.

Who are the contestants?

Applications for the 10th series of Bake Off have now closed, so the final list of bakers will be just about ready.

Judging by the reaction of Bake Off fans, last year’s winner Rahul Mandal was one of the most popular in the show's history, and before him Sophie Faldo was the first champion to be crowned at Channel 4.

Previous winners include Nadiya Hussain, Edd Kimber, and Candice Brown.

How does the competition work?

The Bake Off recipe remains comfortingly similar each year – a series of themed weeks based on biscuits, cakes, pastries and more knock out a different baker each week as they race towards the final.

Each episode begins with a Signature Bake, where the contestants make something they’ve practised before.

Then, they move on to the dreaded Technical Challenge, where they’re asked to follow a recipe with very few details included.

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Finally, the Showstopper round sees each baker whip up a jaw-dropping delight in a final bid to secure their place in the next round.

Judge Paul Hollywood is always especially enthusiastic about bread week, other themes have featured Tudor revivals and Swedish week, and last year’s contest included the first ever vegan baking week.

The Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday, August 27 at 8pm.

Catch up on previous series with BT TV – look for them on the All 4 app.

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