Claire Sweeney and Gaby Roslin among the stars for The Great Christmas Bake Off
Claire Sweeney and Gaby Roslin will be among the celebs trying to impress the judges in the Christmas instalment of the Great British Bake Off.
TV stars Tony Robinson, Miquita Oliver and Terry Christian have also signed up for a stint in the tent over the festive season.
They will be tasked with creating tasty bakes under the watchful eyes of judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
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Sharing a snap of them lined up in the tent, Channel 4 tweeted: “Five icons of @Channel4 will be trying to impress @PaulHollywood and @PrueLeith with their culinary skills in The Great Christmas Bake Off! Who will sleigh and who will pray?”
Fans are also going to be treated to a New Year special that will see former Bake Off contestants returning for another go.
They will include 2021 baker Chigs Parmar, Lottie Bedlow and Manon Lagreve from the 2020 series and 2018’s Antony Amourdoux.
Five icons of @Channel4 will be trying to impress @PaulHollywood and @PrueLeith with their culinary skills in The Great Christmas Bake Off!
Who will sleigh and who will pray? Here’s the line-up:@Tony_Robinson@GabyRoslin@TerryChristian@ClaireSweeney@MiquitaOliver#GBBO pic.twitter.com/KXEvh7Wpjn
— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) December 8, 2022
Parmar shared a snap on Instagram of him in the show, writing: “Guess who’s back in the tent for The Great New Year’s Bake Off.
"Getting the opportunity to be in the Bake Off tent once is a dream come true, but baking in it twice."
Bedlow said it was “extra special” to work with presenters Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas, particularly as Lucas has now announced that he is leaving the show.
“Sucker for punishment me… but what a pleasure it was to go back and bake with these legends,” she posted on Instagram.
“So good to see the crew and team again too - now we know @realmattlucas is leaving, it feels extra special that we had another chance to be in the tent with him and @noel_fielding!”
Lucas recently announced that he was leaving after three years, saying it had been a "delicious experience" but that he was "passing the baguette" as it was hard juggling the show and his other projects.
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The Great Christmas Bake Off is on Channel 4 at 8.25pm on Christmas Eve. The New Year’s Day episode is at 7.40pm on Channel 4.
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