Jo Brand and Tom Allen are set to return to Channel 4 with Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice later this month.
The comedians will front the spin-off show from Friday 24 September following the return of the main series just three days earlier.
Sharing the news on Twitter, a snap showed Jo and Tom with the caption: ‘Craving a certain spinoff show that’s a cut above? An Extra Slice returns to @Channel4 with Jo Brand and @tomallencomedy on Friday 24th September at 8pm #GBBO #ExtraSlice.’
It’s back! Jo Brand and Tom Allen are set to return to Channel 4 with Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice on Friday September 24
Great British Bake Off fans went into meltdown on Thursday as they got their first glimpse at series 12 in a new teaser trailer.
The Channel 4 show was filmed earlier this year with the contestants and crew placed in a COVID-safe filming bubble.
Now the show is set to return to screens, and although a launch date is yet to be confirmed, the British Bake Off Twitter account treated fans to a teaser.
‘The world needs this!’ Great British Bake Off fans went into meltdown on Thursday as the first teaser for series 12 was released
Cast: The Channel 4 show was filmed earlier this year in a COVID-safe filming bubble (L-R Paul Hollywood, Matt Lucas, Prue Leith and Noel Fielding)
In the clip, the camera hovered over trees before zooming in towards the famous white tent.
Gradually, the show’s theme tune came in, with the camera continuing to pan over the grounds.
The clip was captioned: ‘Loaf is in the air…The Great British Bake Off. Coming Soon.’
Judge Paul Hollywood, 55, then shared the video on Instagram, excitedly writing: ‘We’re back…! X’
Exciting times: Judge Paul Hollywood, 55, also shared the teaser video on Instagram, excitedly writing: ‘We’re back…! X’
Coming soon: In the clip, the camera hovered over trees before zooming in towards the famous white tent, and gradually, the show’s theme tune came in
Taking to Twitter after the clip aired, fans couldn’t contain their excitement, penning: ‘The world needs this.’; ‘Oh my god! How did you know today is my birthday???
‘Oh thank god WE NEED YOU’; ‘why must you tease us like this’; ‘i have a mighty need to meet new lovely, funny bakers and more cake. always more cake. and chocolate. and macarons. #bakeoff
‘Can’t wait’; ‘Thank god I absolutely love this show, look forward to watching every year can’t wait’; ‘All is right with the world when bake off is on’.
Over the moon: Fans took to Twitter to share their reaction to news of the show’s return
Series 12 of Bake Off was filmed earlier this year when the cast and crew formed a secure bubble at Down Hall, an established country house hotel in Hertfordshire.
The six-week takeover at the luxe hotel was to avoid staff and stars getting pinged.
According to reports in The Sun, judges Paul and Prue Leith, 81, alongside hosts Matt Lucas, 47, and Noel Fielding, 48, joined staff at the bar most nights.
Paul’s girlfriend, barmaid Melissa Spalding, also stayed for two weeks, according to crew members.
Actor-come-host Noel and his wife, radio DJ Lliana Bird, 40, reportedly organised an ‘indie festival’ for staff.
Alongside partying into the early hours, comedian Matt hosted a quiz, with chef Paul trading whipping up meals for showing off with nunchucks.
To ensure minimal COVID risk, hundreds of the show’s workers had no choice but to remain on site once they arrived in early June.
One source said: ‘Some nights we all went to the hotel bar and there was music playing and we carried on partying.’
The Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 at 8pm on Tuesday 21 September and Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice will air on Channel 4 at 8pm on Friday 24 September.
Constant partying: Series 12 of Bake Off was filmed earlier this year when the cast and crew formed a secure bubble at Down Hall, an established country house hotel in Hertfordshire