The Great British Bake Off Season 12: After crowning twenty-year-old Peter Sawkins, The Great British Bake Off is all set to come back for Season 12. The BAFTA Award-winning reality competition airs on Channel 4 in the UK. GBBO is called The Great British Baking Show in the US and airs on Netflix. The show, as the name suggests, is a baking show. It follows a weekly elimination format with the last remaining contestants competing in the finale. One of them becomes the winner.
The show first premiered in 2010, and ever since this premiere, it has revived the baking spirit among viewers. In fact, many contestants of the show have moved on to open their own baking ventures. The latest season of the show that is the eleventh season, was the most-viewed show in 35 years. Now that the eleventh season of the show is over, it is time we start thinking what’s next? Here is all we know-
The Great British Bake Off Season 12: What’s The Renewal Status?
Back in March 2019, Channel 4 renewed The Great British Bake Off Season 11. At the same time platform announced the renewal of The Great British Bake Off Season 12, too. In a statement, Ian Katz, Director of Programs at Channel 4, said that over the last two years, the show (The Great British Bake Off) had become one of the most popular and loved programs on the channel. It has warmth, mischief, and inclusivity and it is everything Channel 4 represents. Continuing on, he said that they are delighted to continue their fantastic collaboration with Love productions and bring more of the show.
Production and Release Date Status
The eleventh season released on September 22, 2020, in the UK. After ten episodes, the show wrapped up on November 24. In the US, the show aired three days later, on September 25, and concluded on November 27, 2020. So thinking of when the next season would air, we can make some guesses. The good news here is that the casting for the upcoming season has already started. Reports suggest that the team plans to start the filming for The Great British Bake Off Season 12 by April 2021 and conclude it by August 2021. If things go on as planned, fans can expect to see more episodes around September 2021.
What More Do We Know About The Upcoming Season?
The upcoming season of the show is expected to follow the same weekly elimination format that the show has been following until now. This elimination shortlists the best baker from the number of bakers that participate in the show. Each episode of the show features a themed challenge. These are usually three challenges, a signature bake, a technical challenge, and a show stopper. Every week the judges choose a ‘Star Baker’, and one contestant gets eliminated every week. Three bakers compete in the finale, and the winner is one of them.
For The Great British Bake Off Season 12, we can expect to see Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas to host the show. Lucas joined the show in the eleventh season, replacing Sand Toksvig. Expected judges for the upcoming season include Paul Hollywood and Pure Leith. We will update this space will all the new information about the show as we get it. So, you stay tuned.