When does Bake off start 2022? Confirmed release date and where to watch it

It's nearly time for The Great British Bake Off to re-hit screens, here is everything you need to know about Bake Off 2022

Bake Off judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith pose with host Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding - all holding plates of cakes and buns
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We are in the final month of summer and, though we have to say goodbye to the sunshine, that means it is nearly time to join the next series of bakers in the Great British Bake Off - so when does Bake Off 2022 start?

Much to fans' delight, In November 2021, Channel 4 announced that it had renewed Bake Off for another three years - which means there's more Celebrity Bake Off to come too.

With cakes, biscuits, bread and pastries all likely to be on the menu as they have been for previous seasons, the new Bake Off contestants for 2022 will be battling it out to impress the hard-to-please judges. But who will be judging them and when does Bake Off start? Here is all you need to know about this year's season of The Great British Bake off. 

When does Bake Off start 2022?

Channel 4 have confirmed that Bake Off will start on Tuesday 13 September at 8pm. The broadcaster confirmed the release date on Twitter, sharing a photo of the four judges who will be officiallu returning for season 13. 

According to reports by The Cinemaholic, Bake off filming officially began in April of this year and wrapped in August. This timeframe fits with the previous filming schedules of the show - which also saw a September Bake Off release date. 

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Where to watch Bake Off 2022

The Great British Bake Off 2022 will air on Channel 4 in the UK and will be available afterwards on All4. It is also expected to air in the US on Netflix.

In a press release confirming the show's renewal for more season's, Ian Katz, Chief Content Officer at Channel 4, said, “We are thrilled that Channel 4 will continue to serve up Bake Off’s unique combination of warmth, humour and soggy bottoms for years to come.

“Bake Off is all about optimism, celebrating eccentricity and bringing the nation together – precisely what a publicly owned Channel 4 is here to do.”

If September seems too far off and you need your Great British Bake Off fix sooner,  you can catch all of the five Channel 4 seasons on the channel's streaming platform All4. The BBC seasons which featured Mary Berry and Sue Perkins are not available to watch on All4 but you can catch up on seasons one to five on Amazon Prime Video.

Who will be presenting Bake Off 2022?

Channel 4's confirmation that Bake Off will return in September 2022 also revealed that regular hosts Noel Fielding and Paul Hollywood are back to present another season

They'll be joined by judges Dame Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, who previously confirmed their return for season 13, plus the next two seasons of The Great British Bake Off. 

Prue and Paul will again put the bakers through their paces with more Signature, Technical and Showstopper challenges, all of which are sure to cause stress for the viewers at home as seasoned bakers scream advice at their screens and novice bakers sympathise with the contestants' struggles.

When will the Bake Off 2022 contestants be announced? 

No information has been released about the contestants yet. There are expected to be the requisite 12 competitors as per the baker’s dozen, but their names have been kept tightly under wraps. 

What is known about the contestants is that they have been chosen and have already been put through their paces in the kitchen, but we will have to wait for the upcoming trailer to know exactly who they are. The trailer will likely be released in September. 

What happened to last year’s finalists?

The last season of The Great British Bake Off was won by Italian-born Giuseppe Dell’Anno, 45, from Bristol. After impressing the judges, hosts and viewers at home with his Mad Hatter’s Tea Party creation, he accepted his win saying, “There are no words, I am speechless for once. All I can think of is the reaction from my mum and dad.

“The fact is that everything I have done to deserve this comes from his heritage, it’s the best thank you note I can possibly send him. I don’t say often or lightly that I am proud of what I do, but in this case I am really proud of what I have done. It’s unbelievable!”

After his success, Giuseppe set to curating a cookery book, Giuseppe's Italian Bakes, which will be released on the 13th October this year.

2021 finalist Chigs Parmar can be regularly spotted at food festivals conducting baking walk throughs and demonstrations. For those who cannot get down to see him, his Instagram is full of recipes and tummy rumble-inducing photos of his bakes.  

The final 2021 finalists, Crystelle Pereira recently appeared on a few episodes of ITV's Lorraine, sharing a collection of fun, vibrant and exciting recipes that were full of flavours. She has also popped up on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, Good Morning America and The Today Show to share her baking prowess. Her Instagram is also full of video recipes to cook along with at home.

Season 11 was won by then 20 year old Peter Sawkins. The young baker has since released his own baking book, Peter Bakes, and regularly shares recipes to his Instagram account for his followers to try out at home.

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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse
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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer for Goodto.com. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with BBC Good Food and The Independent.