Great British Bake Off on Channel 4: Start time, contestants and spoilers from 2017 series

Great British Bake Off 2017 is here

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF

Great British Bake Off 2017 continues on Channel 4 tonight but when time is it on and who are the judges and hosts?

Here we round up all the latest news and spoilers about the Great British Bake Off 2017 on Channel 4 this year.

Great British Bake Off start date and time

Channel 4 has now officially confirmed when The Great British Bake Off starts this year.

And a shift from the previous Wednesday night slot on BBC One, Channel 4's version will air on Tuesday nights.

The seventh episode begins tonight on Tuesday, October 10 at 8PM, running for 75 minutes which is longer than the typical hour on BBC but of course there will be adverts.

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Meanwhile, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice is returning with Jo Brand staying as host, airing on Thursday nights on Channel 4.

This week for it's time for GBBO's is Forgotten Bakes week, and the five bakers are stepping back in time to face the test of baking with unfamiliar recipes.

Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood set three challenges to test the bakers on three very different bakes. There's a sweet and savoury signature challenge, and Prue sets a boozy technical. With a place in the Bake Off semi-final at stake, everyone is out to impress.

And for their final challenge the bakers must face an elaborate sponge showstopper that once graced the dining tables of high society. Who will make bakes to remember and who would rather forge

Great British Bake Off 2017 judges

Restaurateur, food writer and novelist Prue Leith will be joining Paul Hollywood as judge of The Great British Bake Off when it returns to screens tonight on Channel 4.

Paul Hollywood said: “I could not be more delighted by who will be joining me on the show. Prue is a hugely respected culinary legend and Sandi and Noel are warm and utterly hilarious. I cannot wait to get back in the tent with the bakers.”

Prue Leith said: “I am just so thrilled to be joining Paul, Sandi and Noel on the biggest show on TV and I cannot wait to see what the real stars of the show – the bakers – are going to create for us. It is such an honour to be part of The Great British Bake Off team. “

Great British Bake Off hosts

GBBO hosts Sandi Toksvig OBE and Noel Fielding join judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

Sandi Toksvig OBE said: “It is an extraordinary honour to part of this national treasure of a show. Noel Fielding is one of the nicest guys in show business. The first time I met him I felt like I had met a rather wayward cousin whose take on the world made me laugh. The only down side is that he has much better dress sense that I do.

"I spend my daytimes on Channel 4 already so it will be a treat to be there in the evenings. I am so delighted to be working with Love Productions and Channel 4 on this best of British show.”

Prue Leith, Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding join The Great British Bake Off

Noel Fielding said: "GBBO is one of my favourite shows. I’ve always loved brightly coloured cakes and Sandi Toksvig so this is a dream come true for me! It’s basically the double."

Great British Bake Off contestants

The Great British Bake Off moves to Channel 4 from next Tuesday as a brand new set of 12 bakers battle it out in 30 challenges over 10 weeks.

Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith have set the tasks and will decide the star baker - plus which unlucky contestant is sent home - each week.

> Great British Bake Off 2017 contestants: Meet the bakers on the Channel 4 series

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