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Michelle Keegan named Star Baker

Michelle Keegan named Star Baker

Michelle Keegan won this week’s ‘ Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer’. The ‘Our Girl’ actress was named Star Baker ahead of Russell Tovey, Rylan Clark-Neal and James Acaster after impressing judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood with her minty flapjacks in the signature challenge, winning the technical with her French Horn and presenting a ski-themed merin... »

The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off special to air in March

The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off special to air in March

‘The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off’ special will air next month. The hugely popular Channel 4 baking show – which was previously aired on BBC One before rival broadcaster Channel 4 acquired the rights in 2016 – will return to TV screens on March 5 with a star-studded celebrity line-up in aid of the charity Stand Up To Cancer. Writing on Twitter, the show teased: "T... »

Prue Leith gets photographer husband to take fan pictures

Prue Leith gets photographer husband to take fan pictures

Prue Leith enlists her photographer husband to take pictures of her with her fans. The ‘Great British Bake Off’ judge gets her 71-year-old hubby John Playfair to snap photos of her and her supporters so she can avoid unflattering selfies of her being shared on social media. The 78-year-old chef told BBC satellite radio: "My new husband, who I’ve only been married to for two ... »

Prue Leith wants children to bake

Prue Leith wants children to bake

Prue Leith wants to encourage children to bake. The 78-year-old ‘Great British Bake Off’ judge says that she wants the show to aim more recipes at children because she wants to encourage youngsters to enjoy cooking nutritious food. She exclusively told Bang Showbiz at the National Book Awards (20.11.18) where she was nominated for the Food and Drink book of the year: "I would like... »

Great British Bake Off brands BBC bullies

Great British Bake Off brands BBC bullies

The creator of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ claims the show "would have died" if it hadn’t moved to Channel 4. The popular baking contest spent seven years on the BBC before changing broadcasters in 2006 and Richard McKerrow has accused network executives of "bullying" production company Love Productions. Speaking at Leeds Trinity University, he said: "I ... »

Prue Leith’s husband loves leftovers

Prue Leith’s husband loves leftovers

Prue Leith’s husband loves her "leftover" meals. The ‘Great British Bake Off’ judge rediscovered her love for cooking after meeting retired clothes designer John Playfair – who she married in 2016 – and she has opened up about her man’s favourite dish. Appearing on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’ on Tuesday (20.11.18): "The thing he likes be... »

Sue Perkins ‘annoyed’ by Bake Off success

Sue Perkins ‘annoyed’ by Bake Off success

Sue Perkins admits it is "a bit annoying" ‘The Great British Bake Off’ has been "so successful" since she departed the show. The 49-year-old star and her co-host Mel Giedroyc left the baking programme in 2016 when the series moved from the BBC to Channel 4, and while she is pleased the show is still alive and kicking following the channel change, Sue admits it "... »

Sandi Toksvig confirms The Great British Bake Off return

Sandi Toksvig confirms The Great British Bake Off return

Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding, Prue Leith and Paul ­Hollywood will all be back for the next series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’. The 60-year-old TV presenter has confirmed that her and the ‘Mighty Boosh’ star will return to host the next series of the Channel 4 baking show while baker Paul and chef-and-author Prue will also return to judge the new bakers. She told the Dai... »

Briony Williams leaves Great British Bake Off

Briony Williams leaves Great British Bake Off

Ruby Bhogal, Rahul Mandal and Kim-Joy will battle it out in the ‘Great British Bake Off’ final. The 29-year-old project manager was the first to make it through in Tuesday (23.10.18) night’s semi final after being crowned Star Baker for her performance in patisserie week, while Briony Williams failed to make the grade and was sent home by a tearful Sandi Toksvig. But Briony insis... »

Paul Hollywood’s innuendo-filled Bake Off breaks

Paul Hollywood’s innuendo-filled Bake Off breaks

Paul Hollywood has to leave ‘The Great British Bake Off’ tent "crying with laughter" when his co-stars make saucy innuendos. The 52-year-old show judge, who worked alongside Mary Berry when the baking show was on the BBC from 2010 to 2016 and now stars with Prue Leith since the programme’s move to Channel 4, admits both panelists have had him in tears at their "fru... »

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