Channel 4 confirms Junior Bake Off line-up with Harry Hill as host

Prue Leith and Liam Charles will judge kids' version of The Great British Bake-Off

Harry Hill, Prue Leith and Liam Charles have been confirmed as the faces of Channel 4’s revamped Junior Bake Off.

C4 has enjoyed huge success since taking over The Great British Bake Off brand, airing its regular, celebrity and professional incarnations.

Now the broadcaster is completing the set by bringing back the kids’ version.

Junior Bake Off sees youngsters aged between 9 and 15 enter the famous tent to show off their baking skills.

Today the broadcaster announced the talent line-up for its new series, with Harry Hill as presenter.

The Alien Fun Capsule comedian won his Bake Off celeb special last year with bonkers creations including a biscuit scene featuring Camilla Parker Bowles.

“I’m very excited to be going back in the tent and breathing the cake fumes,” Harry commented.

“I know a certain Duchess will be looking on, brimming with pride!”

He will appear alongside two judges – including one who’s already used to guiding the grown-ups.

Prue Leith is adding to her duties by joining Junior Bake Off in addition to the main show.

The expert chef, author and businesswoman is passionate about children learning how to cook.

“Almost all cooks and bakers start with brownies or pizza, finding it fun, creative and satisfying,” she said.

“So the more we can do to widen the nation’s interest in good food the better.

“I’m really thrilled to be asked to judge Junior Bake Off.”

Her co-judge is another familiar face, Liam Charles, who competed on C4’s first Bake Off in 2017.

The fan favourite has since released his own book and become a host of Bake Off: The Professionals.

Liam’s new role makes him the first person to have been a contestant, presenter and judge across the Bake Off franchise.

“From competing to hosting and now judging, it’s insane,” he beamed.

“It’s going to be great to see what the junior bakers come up with because this is around the age I started.

“I’m well chuffed to be sharing the experience with Prue and Harry, it’s gonna be wicked. Bring on the juniors!”

Junior Bake Off will see forty contestants compete in ten heats, each featuring two challenges: the Technical Bake and the Showstopper.

Only four will eventually reach the grand final, having put their cake, biscuit, bread and pastry-making skills to the test.

The show previously aired four series on CBBC, the first of which featured Paul Hollywood.

Filming of Channel 4’s new fifteen-episode run will take place this summer, before it airs later in the year.