Great British Bake Off 2019: When does it start? How many episodes?

The first episode of Great British Bake Off 2019 will start tonight (Tuesday, August 27) on Channel 4. GBBO episodes will air over the new few months, giving fans all the cake cravings they could wish for. All 4 will also be streaming the series online after the premiere airs.

When does GBBO 2019 start?

The first episode of Great British Bake Off 2019 starts on August 27 at 8pm on Channel 4.

As with all episodes of the series, since it moved from the BBC, each instalment will last for one hour 15 minutes each.

The 2019 series will be hosted by Sandi Toksvog and Noel Fielding, while Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith return as judges.

Also back for another year is the GBBO sister show An Extra Slice.

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The first episode of An Extra Slice, hosted by Jo Brand, will air on Friday, August 30 at 8pm.

Both Bake Off and An Extra Slice will both be on All 4 after they start airing on Channel 4.

As well as live streaming the two shows, all episodes will be available to watch on the streamer’s catch-up service.

The past two series of Bake Off are also streaming on All 4 now.

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How many episodes are in GBBO 2019?

The Great British Bake Off 2019 has 10 episodes, which will air weekly on Tuesdays on Channel 4.

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As ever, all 10 episodes of Bake Off will see the contestants tackle three challenges.

These are the Signature Bake, which allows bakers to present their own spin on a classic recipe, the Technical Challenge, a demanding bake set by the judges, and the Showstopper, in which the cast members bake to impress.

So far, Channel 4 has only revealed the first two themed weeks from GBBO 2019, which are:

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  • Episode 1: Cake Week
  • Episode 2: Biscuit Week
  • Episode 3: TBA
  • Episode 4: TBA
  • Episode 5: TBA
  • Episode 6: TBA
  • Episode 7: TBA
  • Episode 8: TBA
  • Episode 9: TBA
  • Episode 10: TBA (The Grand Final) will update this article as more weeks are revealed, though we expect to see categories like Bread Week, Chocolate Week and Dessert Week return.

Last year saw categories like Vegan Week and Scandinavian Week introduced, which are also expected to return.

The Great British Bake Off 2019 starts tonight on Channel 4


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