'The Great British Bake Off' renewed by Channel 4 until 2021

Deepika Rajani
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The Great British Bake Off will remain on Channel 4 until 2021 (Channel 4)

The Great British Bake Off has been renewed for another series by Channel 4.

The show, which moved to the commercial channel from the BBC in 2016, will return in 2020 and will remain on screen until 2021.

In a first for the channel, Junior Bake Off will also be broadcast.

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Sharing their delight over the stable future of the popular baking show on Channel 4, Love Productions chief executive Richard McKerrow said: “We are delighted to have extended Bake Off’s stay on Channel 4 after two great years together.”

“We have been hugely encouraged by the audience response and feedback the show has received during its time on Channel 4 and are thrilled to be bringing Junior Bake Off to the Channel,” he added in a statement.

“It seems particularly appropriate to be announcing news of the extension on Channel 4 as we enjoy Bake Off’s tenth anniversary on British television.”

The last series of GBBO was won by Rahul Mandal who won the nation’s heart with his humble personality.


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Meanwhile, the famous white tent is currently hosting a range of famous faces for the celebrity special all in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

Former Coronation Street actress Michelle Keegan became the latest star to be named Star Baker after she impressed judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith during all three challenges.

Having made minty flapjacks during the signature round, the star sailed through the technical challenge and wowed with her ski themed showstopper.

Commenting on her talent, Leith said: “She hasn’t put a foot wrong! She’s a pro!”

Russell Brand won the title before her with his unique showstopper depicting the birth of his second daughter.