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 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, 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, 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?

  • Daisy Ridley
    Actor, best known for being Rey in Star Wars @daisyridley
  • Alexandra Burke
    Singer, best known for winning the X Factor (2008) @alexandraburke
  • James McAvoy
    Actor, best known for his role as Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise @jamesmcavoyrealdeal
  • KSI
    YouTuber, boxer and rapper, best known for taking on Logan Paul @ksi
  • Tom Allen
    Comedian and presenter, best known for co-hosting Bake Off: The Professionals @tomindeed
  • Dame Kelly Holmes, track athlete, best known for winning double gold in the 2004 Olympics @damekellyholmes
  • Anne-Marie, singer-songwriter, best known for being a judge on The Voice (UK) @annemarie
  • David Baddiel
    Comedian and presenter, best known for comedy sketch duo, Baddiel and Skinner @therealbaddiel
  • Jade Thirlwall
    Singer, best known for being part of pop group, Little Mix @jadethirwall
  • Rob Beckett
    Comedian, best known for comedy panel show, 8 Out of 10 Cats @robbeckettcomedy
  • Dizzee Rascal
    UK rapper, best known for smash hit Bonkers @dizzeerascal
  • Stacey Dooley
    Documentary maker, best known for winning Strictly Come Dancing @sjdooley
  • Ade Adepitan MBE
    Wheelchair basketball player and Paralympian best known for his campaigning work against racism and discrimination @adeadepitan
  • Nick Grimshaw
    Radio host, best known for drive-time show on BBC Radio 1 @nicholasgrimshaw
  • Anneka Rice
    Broadcaster, best known for kids TV series Challenge Anneka @annekariceart
  • John Bishop
    Comedian and actor, best known for his stand-up comedy shows @johnbish100
  • Nadine Coyle
    Singer, best known for Girls Aloud and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! @nadinecoyle
  • Katherine Ryan
    Canadian comedian and actress, best known for appearances on comedy panel shows @kathbum
  • Reece Shearsmith
    Actor and writer, best known for writing TV show The League of Gentleman and Inside No. 9 @reece.shearsmith
  • Philippa Perry
    Psychotherapist and writer, best known for her book How to Stay Sane, @thebookyouwish 

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

(Image credit: Channel 4)

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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Kudzai Chibaduki

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.