The Great British Bake Off start date has been revealed by Channel 4
A start date for Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off has been revealed.
The broadcaster looks set to confirm that the popular baking series will return to television screens on Tuesday, August 29.
The autumn schedules are still being discussed but it appears Channel 4 will be airing Bake Off on Tuesday every week at 8pm, meaning the show could rival BBC’s new cookery programme The Big Family Cooking Showdown in a battle for views.
At the beginning of this month Channel 4 released a trailer promoting the new series, which sees a variety of baked creations singing Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus’s “We All Stand Together”.
It was also announced earlier this year that the new series of Bake Off will run for 75 minutes per episode, rather than the usual hour long instalment.
When the baking series made the transfer from the BBC to Channel 4 last year, many fans of the show were concerned that the regular advert breaks would mean a reduced amount of Bake Off content. However, the broadcaster has confirmed that there will remain an hours worth of viewing material in the 2017 series.
A spokesperson for the show said: “We have always promised viewers that they would not be short-changed on the show, even though we are an ad-funded channel. The programme will run for 75 minutes to allow that.”
The Great British Bake Off will return August 29 on Channel 4.