Bake Off: The Professionals is back for a new series in 2022 - when does it start on TV?
The search for the best professional patisserie team in Britain returns with Liam Charles and new co-host Stacey Solomon welcoming a new batch of pastry chefs to the competition.
As ever, they face two days of testing challenges, judged by top patisserie experts Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden.
When does Bake Off: The Professionals start?
The brand new series of Bake Off: The Professionals will start on Tuesday, 24 May at 8PM on Channel 4.
There are ten episodes which will air weekly.
The series is the fifth to air on Channel 4.
The new series welcomes teams of pastry chefs hailing from establishments in Manchester, Cumbria, Wiltshire, Birmingham and London to face testing challenges set by the judges.
In the opening episode, there's a surprise for the teams with a secret challenge from the off. Without any recipes to hand they must rely on their patisserie instincts, innate knowledge, and above all their team work to create 36 individual strawberry fraisiers and a chocolate amenity in just three hours.
In the second challenge, the teams must transform an ordinary dessert into an incredible fine-dining experience with their showpiece. For this heat it's a classic treacle tart complete with towering edible showpiece sculptures that are stunning beyond belief.
Which teams will earn themselves a place in the next round, and which team will be going home?
Speaking about his exit from the show, departing host Tom Alen said: "I’ve had the best time co-hosting The Professionals down in Sussex with my wonderful friend Liam but now is the time to move on.
"Stacey Solomon you are going to be absolutely amazing I can’t think of anyone better to be doing it!"
You can watch Bake Off: The Professionals online via the All 4 player here with the past three series to air on Channel 4.
The Great British Bake Off will return to Channel 4 in the autumn with what will be its twelfth series.