Great British Bake Off line up revealed for 2023 New Year special

When is the Great British Bake Off New Year special on TV and who's on the line up? Contestants and release date

Here’s when The Great British Bake Off’s 2023 New year special is on TV and who’s taking part.

The Bake Off’s new special will be hosted by Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding.

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will also be back in the tent to set the challenges and determine who wins.

The Great British Bake Off - Series 6: Matt, Paul, Prue & Noel
The Great British Bake Off: Matt, Paul, Prue & Noel

The Great British Bake Off’s New Year’s special sees Prue and Paul with Matt and Noel welcome back four former Bake Off contestants for a rematch.

Taking part will be 2021 finalist Chigs, 2020’s Lottie and Manon and 2018’s Antony, who battle it out over three seasonal challenges to see who will win the first Star Baker crown of 2023.

They’re all hoping to impress the judges with their skills and creativity and take home the coveted Festive Star Baker title. Together they’ll see in the New Year with a performance by Riverdance.

The Great New Year Bake Off airs on New Year’s Day (Sunday, 1 January) at 7:40PM.

You can watch the Great British Bake Off’s New Year special online for free via the All4 player here.

The New Year special follows the 2022 Christmas special.

It saw five celebrities go head to head as they’re faced with a trio of tasks with each of the contestants hoping to win Christmas Star Baker.

Taking part were The Big Breakfast’s Gaby Roslin, Time Team’s Sir Tony Robison, Pop World’s Miquita Oliver, The Word’s Terry Christian and Brookside’s Claire Sweeney.

Alongside the baking action, the special also featured a beautiful performance of Swan Lake by the English National Ballet

The Great British Bake Off’s Christmas special is available to watch online via All 4 now.

The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4 and recently wrapped up its twelfth series.

You can catch up on the full past series online via the All4 player.

Meanwhile, applications for The Great British Bake Off 2023 are open now.