How to watch the Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021

The Great Celebrity Bake Off: no soggy bottoms here!

Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021 contestants
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The baking tent has opened for the Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021—the charity spin off of the much-loved Great British Bake Off, in support of Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C). There's a new batch of celebrity contestants limbering up, eager to prove they've got what it takes in the kitchen.

The celebrity edition of the Channel 4 show features hosts Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Matt Lucas (Noel Fielding is off on paternity leave). Joining them are wannabe bakers including—actors Daisy Ridley (Rey in Star Wars) and James McAvoy (X-Men, His Dark Materials), rapper Dizzee Rascal, documentary filmmaker Stacey Dooley, and internet sensation KSI. 

Each episode four bakers compete in the stripy tent. They face three challenges each week: signature, technical and showstopper—all in the hopes of securing the coveted title of Star Baker.

When is the Great Celebrity Bake Off?

Season 4 of the iconic Great Celebrity Bake Off is on Channel 4 (opens in new tab) every Tuesday for five weeks from March 9—with the final episode airing on April 6th. 

Where to watch the Great Celebrity Bake Off in the UK?

In the UK, the Great Celebrity Bake Off airs every Tuesday night at 8pm (GMT), on Channel 4. It's available on Freeview, satellite and cable but if you want to watch online, just head to All 4 (opens in new tab), channel 4's on-demand streaming platform.

Signing-up to All 4 is easy, with just a few details needed to register for an account. Do note, however, that you should have a valid UK TV license to access Channel 4 shows.

How to watch the Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021 from outside the UK

So, if you're currently outside your country and try to watch your usual, domestic coverage, you'll likely run across an issue—geo-blocking. This is when the broadcaster blocks access to their feeds from abroad. It can be a problem, but there's an easy solution—a VPN.  

A VPN service allows you to switch your device 'address' to your home location, so you can watch your favorite shows no matter where you are.  Our choice of VPN is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), which our colleagues at TechRadar have ranked as the best in the world. 

The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021 line-up: who are the contestants?

The Great Celebrity Bake Off: who's on episode one

Great Celebrity Bake Off Stand Up To Cancer

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In the first episode, actor Daisy Ridley, singer-songwriter Alexandra Burke and comedians Rob Beckett and Tom Allen get to try out their baking skills on Prue, Paul and Matt Lucas.

Week one baking challenges

Signature: millionaire shortbread
Technical: a fruity tart
Showstopper: the celebrities' pet hates in cake form

The Great Celebrity Bake Off: who's on episode two

The Great Celebrity Bake Off

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In episode two, it's the turn of actor James McAvoy, singer-songwriter Anne-Marie, Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes and comedian David Baddiel, to face the judges.

Week two baking challenges

Signature: decorative tarts
Technical: a savoury dish
Showstopper: the celebrities' spirit animals in cake form!

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Since December 2020, Kudzai has worked as a trainee journalist at FUTURE, writing about fashion, entertainment and beauty content for My Imperfect Life.

Kudzai previously worked as a freelance fashion wardrobe stylist, directing magazine photoshoots and coordinating the fashion direction of recording artists.

A fully qualified Journalism and Media graduate from De Mont Fort University, Kudzai graduated in the summer of 2020.