• 5 x 60' Tuesday 10th March 2020

    The Great British Bake Off returns with five special Stand Up to Cancer episodes. In each episode Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding are joined by four different celebrities. They’re all aiming to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their baking skills, but only one celebrity each week will be awarded the coveted star baker apron. On your marks, get set, bake for Stand Up to Cancer

     

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Sandi Toksvig Set To Leave The Bake Off Tent 

16th January 2020

After three years and 51 showstoppers Sandi has announced plans to switch off her kitchen timer and leave the Bake Off tent.

Sandi is leaving the show to focus on other work projects, which include hosting the forthcoming Channel 4 series The Write Offs, which looks at the issue of adult literacy.

“When stepping down from a job it is quite common for people to say they are doing so in order to spend more time with their family. Unusually I am departing from the Great British Bake Off so I can spend more time with my other work," said Sandi.

"As my waistline will testify, Bake Off is an all-consuming show. Spending time with Prue, Paul and Noel has been one of the great pleasures of my life. These are friendships which I know will continue beyond the confines of television. Bake Off is a wonderful programme which has already proved it can happily withstand a change of hosting personnel. The reason for that, of course, is that the true stars of the show are the bakers themselves. I wish everyone well.”

The hunt is currently on for a new face to join Noel, Paul and Prue in the tent. Candidates must have experience of mopping up spills and the occasional tear, making tea and keeping the amateur bakers to time. More information will be announced in due course.

Full story on the Bake Off Website.
 

The Great British Bake Off Series 10 achieved ** albert sustainable production certification 

30th August 2019

Love productions were keen to reduce the overall environmental impact of the production of The Great British Bake Off and the production team have worked hard towards achieving @WeAreALBERT sustainable production certification on Series 10 of GBBO.
Some of the ways the production encouraged sustainability:
- Recycling bins on location
- Dedicated collection of on-screen food waste for composting
- Providing reusable water bottles for the whole location team to use 
- Location caterers removed cow or lamb dishes from their menus and used reusable crockery, cutlery, mugs and recyclable takeaway boxes
- Location lighting has now replaced all tungsten key lights with LED and made improvements overall to make the lighting more energy efficient than previous series
- Wherever possible set materials and props are re-used on production and other series
- When booking taxis, hybrid/greener vehicles were used
 

New Bake Off Lineup Announced

18th March 2017

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 later this year on Channel 4.

Alongside the expert judges will be presenter, comedian and writer Sandi Toksvig OBE and comedian and actor Noel Fielding as well as the all-important twelve amateur bakers for the eighth series of the multi-award-winning show.

Love Productions chose Noel and Sandi as hosts of GBBO in full collaboration with Channel 4 and we are thrilled to have secured such a terrific team. The notion of any dispute between Love and Channel 4 is nonsense and totally untrue, we enjoy a great creative relationship.

Paul Hollywood stays with Bake Off on Channel 4

22nd September 2016

Paul Hollywood has today confirmed that he will remain a judge on The Great British Bake Off for the next three series when the hit show moves to Channel 4. One of the country’s leading artisan bakers, Paul has been a judge on The Great British Bake Off since the first series in 2010.

Paul Hollywood said: “Since I was a kid, baking has been part of my life. The seven series inside the tent have created some great memories. Best of all, I have felt so pleased to experience other people getting the baking bug, just as I did when my dad helped me make my first loaf.

“The Great British Bake Off has brought baking to the nation and we’ve seen people from all walks of life and backgrounds, experience the highs and lows of competition, and more importantly helping each other. It’s been a huge part of my life in the past few years and I just couldn’t turn my back on all that – the bakers themselves, the bakes, the team that makes it, and of course the tent, the bunting, and who could forget… the squirrels.

“So I am delighted that I will be continuing as a judge when Bake Off moves to Channel 4. I want to thank the BBC and Mel and Sue for making my time in the tent great fun and really rewarding.”

Read the full statement. 

The Great British Bake Off: Mary Berry

22nd September 2016

“We respect Mary’s decision not to join the next chapter of the Bake Off story. We are immensely grateful to her for all her work and for her recognition today that Love Productions had made a ‘unique and brilliant format from day one’ with Bake Off. The whole family, crew and team that made Bake Off for the BBC, and who will now make it just as brilliantly for C4, will miss her.”

The Great British Bake Off: Mel and Sue

13th September 2016

“We would like to thank Mel and Sue for bringing their own unique humour to the tent over the past years and we respect their decision not to be part of the Bake Off team on Channel 4.”

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  • 4 x 60' Thursday 12th March 2020

    We all want to take care of our physical and mental health but finding the time can be tough. With so much conflicting information out there, how do you cut through to the stuff that really works? In this new health series, Kate Quilton and Dr Javid Abdelmoneim will explore the simple changes we can all make that could lead to huge health benefits. Working with volunteers and scientists from across the UK, this series shines a light on the latest scientific evidence when it comes to bringing down your biological age, managing stress, beating pain, and sticking to a healthy diet. 

     

     

     

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The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice 2019 achieved *** albert sustainable production certification 

17th September 2019

Love productions were keen to reduce the environmental impact of the production of Series 6 of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice and the production team have worked hard towards achieving @WeAreALBERT sustainable production certification.

Some of the ways the production encourages sustainability:
- Recycling bins at the studio
- Asking all crew to bring their own reusable water bottles to fill up at the studio
- For catering, using reusable plates, cutlery and mugs and using biodegradable takeaway cups, crockery, cutlery and boxes
- Where possible we use energy efficient LED lighting in the studio
- The set was made using recycled timber and materials that wherever possible the Art dept repair instead of rebuilding to reduce the amount of material used
- Not printing of call sheets, and using e-sign for contracts and release forms to keep printing to a minimum
- When booking taxis, using hybrid/greener vehicles and asking drivers to switch off engines during waiting time
 

New Bake Off Lineup Announced

18th March 2017

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 later this year on Channel 4.

Alongside the expert judges will be presenter, comedian and writer Sandi Toksvig OBE and comedian and actor Noel Fielding as well as the all-important twelve amateur bakers for the eighth series of the multi-award-winning show.

Love Productions chose Noel and Sandi as hosts of GBBO in full collaboration with Channel 4 and we are thrilled to have secured such a terrific team. The notion of any dispute between Love and Channel 4 is nonsense and totally untrue, we enjoy a great creative relationship.

The Great British Bake Off to air on Channel 4 from 2017

12th of September 2016 

Channel 4 will become the new home of The Great British Bake Off after signing a new three-year agreement with the producers of the hit show, Love Productions.

Under the new creative partnership the multi-award winning show will remain on free-to-air television.

The first Bake Off programming planned to broadcast on Channel 4 will be a celebrity version of the show in 2017, in aid of Stand Up to Cancer.

Jay Hunt, Channel 4’s Chief Creative Officer said: “Channel 4 is very proud to be the new home for The Great British Bake Off. I’m delighted we have been able to partner with the hugely talented team at Love Productions to keep this much loved show on free-to-air television.”

Richard McKerrow, Love Productions Creative Director said: “We believe we’ve found the perfect new home for Bake Off. It’s a public service, free-to-air broadcaster for whom Love Productions have produced high quality and highly successful programmes for more than a decade.

“It’s tremendously exciting to have found a broadcaster who we know will protect and nurture The Great British Bake Off for many years to come.”