Great British Bake Off 'to have vegan challenge week after suggestion by host Noel Fielding'

Natasha Sporn
New week: The Great British Bake Off will reportedly get a vegan week: PA

The Great British Bake Off will reportedly swap milk and cheese for kale and tofu in a brand new vegan challenge week.

The popular baking competition had its debut series on Channel 4 last summer after a lucrative move saw it pack up the tent for pastures new from the BBC.

While the format stayed exactly the same, reports claim that the show – fronted by Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig – will have one special twist for the upcoming series and incorporate a dairy-free week.

A source told The Sun: “When Noel put forward the idea producers leapt at the chance to try something different — especially as they think it’ll appeal to younger viewers.

Suggestion: Noel Fielding reportedly gave bosses an idea to keep a younger audience (Getty Images)

“While the show has a loyal fanbase, those in charge are keen to snap up a different demographic.”

The publication claim that one week of the series will be dedicated to the contestants preparing desserts free from animal produce.

The special week would see eggs and cream cheese shelved in favour of products such as kale, creating rather different sweets than what the show's contestants traditionally produce.

Channel 4 declined to comment when contacted by Standard Online.

Following its network move, much-loved hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins departed the show along with veteran baker and innuendo-maker Mary Berry.

Bread king Paul Hollywood remained with the show and now judges alongside Prue Leith, a close friend of Berry’s.

The Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 later this year.