Bake Off will be back on our screens this March, as celebrities take to the tent in this year’s The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off.
Across five weeks, 20 celebrities will see if they’ve got what it takes to be crowned star baker, after competing in signature, technical and showstopper challenges.
We don’t know about you, but we’re so excited to have Bake Off back on our screens, and especially when we can see famous faces attempting impossible bakes, all while raising money for brilliant charity Stand Up To Cancer.
It’s an impressive line-up this year, including Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy, Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley, double Olympic Champion Dame Kelly Holmes, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall, comedian Katherine Ryan and presenter Stacey Dooley.
Tom Allen will even be swapping his role in Bake Off’s Extra Slice to get behind the mixer himself, to try his hand at baking.
The series starts on Tuesday, March 9 at 8pm, on Channel 4.
Below is a list of all the London celebrities appearing in this year’s The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off.
Scottish born Hollywood actor James McAvoy lives in London with his American girlfriend, Lisa Liberati. He’s recently posted about her donut making skills, so we wonder whether he’s taking on Bake Off to pay back some tasty treats.
Sharing the news on Instagram, he said: “So excited to be part of @britishbakeoff for @su2cuk, I’ve been a fan for years and watched most seasons so it’s an honour to be baking for such a great cause.”
Star Wars superstar Daisy Ridley plays Rey in the franchise, and lives in Primrose Hill.
She came off social media in 2016, citing the pressure she felt to post, after amassing 2m followers.
Stacey Dooley MBE
Stacey Dooley has recently left her London flat to move to a new house with Kevin Clifton.
The documentary maker and Strictly Come Dancing champion of 2018 will be taking to the tent to see if her baking is as good as her dance moves.
Loveable comedian Tom Allen is currently isolating with his parents in Bromley after moving back home to live with them a few years ago to save up to buy a house.
Speaking on Instagram he said: “Oh how the tables have turned… for Stand Up To Cancer (SUTC) I’ll be rolling up my sleeves and actually baking in the tent. At last!! Coming this Spring – The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off”
North London comedian David Baddiel will also be entering the tent to compete in this year’s SUTC Bake Off.
He posted on Instagram saying: “Be afraid, be very afraid”.
Little Mix’s Jade seems super excited to enter the tent.
She lives in London with boyfriend Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks.
Posting on Instagram, she said: “Not the iconic bake off music behind a pic of me on my fave show. You heard it here last cos I’m the worst to post content on time BUT I can’t tell you how gagged I am to be on @britishbakeoff for @su2cuk.”
Youtuber and musician KSI used to live in South East London in the Sidemen House, but now reportedly lives in a different London flat with long running Sidemen friend Miniminter.
Ade Adepitan MBE grew up in Newham, after moving to London from Nigeria when he was three years old. The wheelchair basketball Paralympian and presenter will also be taking to the Bake Off tent.
Speaking on Twitter, he said: “This spring I’ll be styling it out on the Great Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off! On @Channel4 What sort of underwear do bakers wear? Marzipants! That’s why they all have soggy bottoms. I’m gonna raise some dough + rise to the occasion. Forgive me.”
Therapist and author Philippa Perry, wife of Grayson Perry lives with her husband in Islington.
We’re expecting good things from this artistic individual.
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Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw lives in North London with his boyfriend Meshach Henry.
He excitedly posted to Instagram: “Desperately trying to remember GCSE food technology. So so excited to announce that I’m gonna be attempting to bake on the The Great Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off. On yer telly this spring.”
Comedian Rob Beckett lives in Mottingham, South East London.
He posted a cheeky comment on Instagram ahead of his appearance on the show: “I’m gonna bake my d*** to pieces in that tent.”
The League of Gentlemen star lives in North London with his wife and children.
He’s one of many London celebs appearing in the series.
Dizzee Rascal was born and raised in Bow, East London, before later moving to Kent.
Posting on Instagram, he said: “Yeh it’s official! Catch your boy on the Great Stand Up to Cancer Bake Off this spring”
Canadian Katherine Ryan lives in London with her husband Bobby and her daughter Violet, 11.
If her baking is as funny as her jokes, we’re in for a treat!
The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off starts on Tuesday, March 9 at 8pm, on Channel 4.
Will you be watching The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off? Who do you think will impress in the tent, and who will be far from it? Let us know in the comment section here.
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