Great British Bake Off fans, the 2018 celebrity line-up has been confirmed

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Kayleigh Dray

The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off for Channel 4 has finally announced the celebrities taking part in this year’s specials – and it looks set to be a seriously star-studded affair.

Bake Off fans were nervous when the show moved to Channel 4 last year, but the 2018 series proved to be a hit, with many praising the “more surreal, comedic take” on all of that baking action.

Now, it seems Channel 4 bosses are taking things one step further with a series of special celebrity specials for Stand Up To Cancer.

Each episode of charity Bake Off will see four celebrities battle it out over three rounds (the usual signature, technical and showstopper challenges) in a bid to impress Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith – and be crowned Star Baker.

So who’s taking part?

Here is the full list of celebrities lining up to test their baking skills:

  • Comic Aisling Bea
  • Chatty Man Alan Carr
  • Comic Roisin Conaty
  • Paralympian Kadeena Cox
  • Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson
  • Singer Ella Eyre
  • Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher
  • Countdown host Nick Hewer
  • Comedian Harry Hill
  • Comedian Griff Rhys Jones
  • Spandau Ballet member / EastEnders actor Martin Kemp
  • Diversity dancer Perri Kiely
  • Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing
  • Comedian Joe Lycett
  • Comedian Lee Mack
  • Musical comic and writer Tim Minchin
  • Loose Women presenter Stacey Solomon
  • Broadcaster Melanie Sykes
  • Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull
  • Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson

It’s certainly an eclectic bunch.

While there will certainly be more famous faces (and egos) in the tent than usual, pretty much everything else will remain the same: think plenty of food-based puns from presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, flour everywhere, baking disasters aplenty and that warm-fuzzy feeling we all get whenever we find ourselves in that big white tent.

That being said, there is one big difference, though: these special episodes will help to raise money and awareness as part of Channel 4’s joint fundraising campaign with Cancer Research UK.

Fingers crossed that we get a transmission date soon, eh?

Image: Channel 4


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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is editor of, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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