Great British Bake Off celebrity special line up revealed for 2019

celebrity bake off line up 2019

The names of celebrities taking part in Great British Bake Off's next celebrity specials have been revealed.

A whole host of famous faces ranging from actors to Olympians will be entering the tent throughout 2019.

Those taking part include John Lithgow, Jeremy Paxman, Sally Lindsay, Michelle Keegan, Jon Richardson, Russell Brand, Russell Tovey, Greg Wise, Jess Phillips MP, James Acaster, Big Narstie and Nicola Adams.

Joining them over five brand new episodes will be Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Caroline Flack, Hannah Cockroft, Joe Wilkinson, Johnny Vegas, Georgia Toffolo, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, and Rylan Clark-Neal.

Sarah Lazenby, Channel 4 Head of Formats and Features said: “Stand Up To Cancer has become a force to be reckoned with in the fight against cancer.

"As part of the fundraising campaign this year’s special celebrity editions of Bake Off managed to raise millions of pounds to fund ground breaking cancer trials. We hope to do the same again next year with our brilliant line up of famous bakers – all of whom bring their unique skills to the infamous tent. Expect some great bakes, a dollop of disasters, and lots and lots of laughs.”

Kieran Smith, Bake Off's Executive Producer added: “All of us have been affected by cancer in some way or other and Love are proud to once again partner with Stand Up To Cancer. We hope the prospect of 20 famous bakers sweating it out in our famous white tent proves hugely entertaining, but most importantly helps raise vital funds for a very worthwhile cause.”

The first ever Celebrity Bake Off on Channel 4 aired earlier this year.

Five episodes aired, with four celebs appearing in each instalment taking on three baking challenges in order to impress judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

They competed for the star baker apron, as well as raising money for Stand Up To Cancer.

Celebs who took part included comedian Harry Hill, Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp, actor and writer Roisin Conaty, veteran broadcaster Bill Turnbull, Countdown's Nick Hewer, singer and TV personality Stacey Solomon, The Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson and dance troupe Diversity's Perri Kiely.

For now, The Great British Bake Off continues Tuesday nights on Channel 4.

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