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Who will replace Matt Lucas as The Great British Bake Off co-host?
Show’s makers to sift through cream of UK comics from Tom Allen to Ellie Taylor to find new co-host

Amelia Hill

09, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The Great British Bake Off 2022 final – as it happened
Who was crowned the series champion: Abdul, Sandro or Syabira? And did Sandro finally get that elusive handshake? Find out here

Scott Bryan

15, Nov, 2022 @9:21 PM

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The Great British Bake Off 2022: episode eight – as it happened
It’s the quarter final! Time for Prue and Paul to dial the meanness up to 11 …

Scott Bryan

01, Nov, 2022 @9:18 PM

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The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022: episode five – as it happened
Marble loaf cakes and making celebrities in biscuit form were Tuesday’s challenges for a cast including Mawaan Rizwan, Ellie Goulding, Tracy-Ann Oberman and presenter Sophie Morgan. But did any of them know their way around an oven?

Scott Bryan and Michael Chakraverty

19, Apr, 2022 @8:15 PM

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The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022: episode four – as it happened
Mo Farah took on meringue roulades, biscotti and cake baking alongside Motsi Mabuse, Ben Miller and Katherine Kelly. But who failed miserably? And who received a completely unnecessary handshake?

Michael Chakraverty and Scott Bryan

12, Apr, 2022 @8:17 PM

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The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022: episode three – as it happened
There was a very special baker in the tent as Matt Lucas replaced a missing contestant – joining Example, Annie Mac and Ed Gamble in their attempts not to botch biscuits, doughnuts and novelty cakes

Michael Chakraverty and Scott Bryan

05, Apr, 2022 @8:18 PM

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The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022: episode two – as it happened
Chocolate fondant puddings and meringues are on the menu, as Ruby Wax, Laura Whitmore, Yung Filly and Gareth Malone step into the tent for the charity competition

Scott Bryan and Michael Chakraverty

29, Mar, 2022 @8:12 PM

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The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2022: episode one – as it happened
Emma Willis, Clara Amfo, Alex Horne and Blake Harrison enter the tent for this year’s charity competition. But who will wow the judges with a stunning showstopper – and whose bakes will be half-baked?

Michael Chakraverty and Scott Bryan

22, Mar, 2022 @9:14 PM

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Dame blame game: now the joke’s on Boris Johnson as panto stars mock No 10 ‘party’
The woes of Britain’s government offer a rich seam of comedy and it’s being mined in theatres and on TVs across the country

Vanessa Thorpe

11, Dec, 2021 @7:05 PM

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TV tonight: Bake Off is back!
A dozen more baking hopefuls arrive in the tent. Plus: Never Mind the Buzzcocks returns. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Hannah Verdier, Ellen E Jones and Paul Howlett

21, Sep, 2021 @5:20 AM

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The Guardian view on The Great British Bake Off: a far from guilty pleasure | Editorial
Editorial: It has always existed in a parallel universe, free from real-world anxieties. Now the show is seductive as never before

Editorial

18, Oct, 2020 @5:25 PM

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'Don’t bake in a tent': Boris Johnson's painful week as a punchline
Rocked by rebellious Tories, a resurgent Labour and crises from Covid to Brexit, the PM is fighting to keep control of the narrative

Heather Stewart Political editor

26, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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