Great British Bake Off 2019: everything you need to know

All of the details about the latest series of the baking competition

Updated on 21 August 2019 • Written By Eamonn Crowe

Great British Bake Off 2019: everything you need to know

The Great British Bake Off is back for 2019 and we’ve got all the details that you need to know about the show.

When does Great British Bake off 2019 air?

GBBO always airs towards the end of the summer season, and this year is no different. The latest series kicks off on 27 August at 8pm on Channel 4.

Which channel is Great British Bake Off 2019 on?

GBBO originally aired on the BBC, but was controversially sold to a new channel in 2016. The 2019 series will be the third one to air on Bake Off’s new home, Channel 4.

Who judges Great British Bake off 2019?

When the programme moved from the BBC to Channel 4, it lost presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, as well as judge Mary Berry. However, the new version of the show retained original judge Paul Hollywood, who has since been joined by new presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, as well as judge Prue Leith.

Meet the Great British Bake Off 2019 contestants

This year’s batch of bakers are the show’s youngest ever line up. It’s also the biggest group of contestants ever seen on the show, with 13 amateur bakers taking part, otherwise known as a baker’s dozen.

You can get to know a little bit about each of the contestants below.


Age: 28
Profession: Geography teacher


Age: 24
Profession: Fashion designer


Age: 32
Profession: Support worker


Age: 36
Profession: International health advisor


Age: 40
Profession: Project manager


Age: 20
Profession: Student


Age: 20
Profession: Waiter


Age: 26
Profession: Theatre manager and part-time fitness instructor


Age: 35
Profession: Print shop administrator


Age: 56
Profession: HGV driver


Age: 34
Profession: Marketing consultant


Age: 28
Profession: Veterinary surgeon


Age: 28
Profession: Shop assistant

Watch the trailer for Great British Bake Off 2019

Channel 4 has released a trailer for the new series of the show, which depicts the famous judges and presenters as giant cakes. Watch it below.

We’ll be updating this page every week with episode summaries when the show begins airing, so make sure to check back regularly.

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