Great British Bake Off 2017 start date has been confirmed by Channel 4

When does Great British Bake Off start on Channel 4?

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The Great British Bake Off 2017 start date has been confirmed by Channel 4.

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

The first episode begins on Tuesday, August 29 at 8PM, running for 75 minutes which is longer than the typical hour on BBC but of course there will be adverts.

Great British Bake Off 2017 start date

It's the first series in a new three year deal with Channel 4 after its controversial move from BBC One last year.

Restaurateur, food writer and novelist Prue Leith will be joining Paul Hollywood as judge of The Great British Bake Off after Mary Berry quit.

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 added: “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."

Meanwhile, new GBBO hosts Sandi Toksvig OBE and Noel Fielding join judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood after Mel and Sue also left out of 'loyalty' to the BBC.

A first trailer was revealed earlier this month, which you can watch above, to mixed reviews.

The Great British Bake Off was one of the most watched shows of the year in 2016 but whether or not it can repeat that success in its new home remains to be seen.

As well as the main series, a Celebrity special is expected to air as part of Channel 4's Stand Up To Cancer month, which typically takes place in October.

Plus The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice is returning with Jo Brand staying as host.

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