Junior Bake Off 2019 start date, judges, hosts and how it works

Junior Bake Off begins on Channel 4 - air date and format

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Junior Bake Off is coming to Channel 4 – who’s hosting and how does it all work?

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.

Junior Bake Off 2019 start date

The 2019 series of the Junior Bake Off will air from 5PM on Channel 4 from Monday, November 4.

Episodes will then air each weeknight at 5PM for three weeks, so 15 episodes in all.

You’ll be able to watch the series online and catch up via the All4 player.

Junior Bake Off hosts and judges

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


Harry Hill, who won his Bake Off celeb special last year with bonkers creations including a biscuit scene featuring Camilla Parker Bowles, will host.

“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.

However Paul Hollywood is NOT a part of the Junior spin-off.

Instead, Prue’s co-judge for the new series is Liam Charles, who competed on C4’s first Bake Off in 2017.

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

Liam added: “From competing to hosting and now judging, it’s insane. 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!”


How does Junior Bake Off work?

Junior Bake Off will see 20 contestants begin to compete in two separate week-long heats. Across five episodes, each heat will feature 10 bakers who will face Technical Bakes and Showstopper challenges.

Only the best will get through to the third and final week, having put their cake, biscuit, bread and pastry-making skills to the test.

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