Great British Bake Off confirms Christmas and New Year's specials

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The Great British Bake Off will air a pair of festive specials in 2019, Channel 4 has confirmed.

Just like the main show, the Bake Off's festive specials will be hosted by Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig.

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will also be back in the tent to set the challenges and determine who wins.

In The Great Christmas Bake Off, the traditional Christmas get-together will welcome back four past Bake Off contestants for a head to head rematch.

Joining them for the celebrations are Tom and Yan from 2017, and Briony and Terry from 2018, competing in festive themed challenges for the title of Christmas Star Baker.

They’ll round off Christmas with legendary British rock band Status Quo, as they perform their smash hit "Rockin All Over The World”.

Meanwhile, The Great Festive Bake Off sees Noel, Sandi, Prue and Paul welcoming brand new bakers to the festive tent for the first time, in the form of the Derry Girls star cast.

Baking up some New Year’s inspired bakes, and competing for the coveted Star Baker title are Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Dylan Llewellyn and Siobhan McSweeney.

Together they’ll see in the New Year with London Community Gospel Choir.

Exact air dates for the specials have yet to be confirmed.

The latest series of The Great British Bake Off recently finished on Channel 4, won by David Atherton, a 36-year-old International Health Adviser from London.

The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4.

You can catch up on the full tenth series online via the All4 player.

Meanwhile, applications for The Great British Bake Off 2020 are open now.

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