‘The Great British Bake Off’ gathers a group of amateur bakers and pits them against one another in a series of challenges. The contest has a weekly theme based on a type of baked product, and the contestants are given a set of three challenges to work on. Every week sees the elimination of a participant as the competition turns up the level of expertise. The final episode showcases a mega bake-off among the top three bakers as they vie for the crown.
The British competition series first released in August 2010 on BBC Two. After airing four seasons, the show moved to BBC One for seasons 5, 6, and 7. The series has finally found a home on Channel 4, which screened season 8 and the subsequent installments. The show is quite popular and has enjoyed a successful 12 season run to date. The critically acclaimed show has a solid fan following, who are eager to know if ‘The Great British Bake Off’ will be back for season 13. Let’s dig in and find out!
The Great British Bake Off Season 13 Release Date
‘The Great British Bake Off’ season 12 premiered on September 21, 2021, on Channel 4. The season consists of ten episodes with an average runtime of 60 minutes each.
As far as season 13 is concerned, things seem to be looking up for the show. The series has been well received by critics, and the viewership is still strong. Moreover, it reportedly generates a solid amount of profit for the network. Besides, with the show having powered on through the COVID-19 crisis, hopes for an apparent season 13 are high. These speculations now seem to be confirmed. In September 2021, the Sun reported that applications for season 13 are now open, with December 6, 2021, being set as the deadline.
Strict COVID-19 directives have been put in place to ensure everyone’s safety during the auditions. According to the report, when selected, the applicants will have to take time off from their daily routine and join the “Bake Off bubble” for a few weeks. While staying in the quarantine bubble would keep crew members and contestants safe, further precautions will also be taken during filming. Additionally, sources stated that season 13 would feature 12 episodes, filming for which will likely take place between April and August 2022. Looking at the recent developments, it seems like ‘The Great British Bake Off’ season 13 will release sometime in Q3 2022 or later.
The Great British Bake Off Season 13 Cast: Host, Judges, and Contestants
Season 12 was presented by British comedians Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas, who tied the show up nicely with their witty remarks and incredible chemistry. Seeing how Fielding and Lucas have been a part of the show since season 11, we can expect them to be back as hosts for season 13 as well. British celebrity chef and television presenter Paul Hollywood has been a judge on ‘The Great British Bake Off’ since season 1.
Up until season 7, Paul was accompanied by British food writer and baker Mary Berry before she was replaced by Prue Leith, a British-South African restauranteur and chef. Since Paul and Prue have been on the judges’ panel since season 8, fans can also expect them to return for the thirteenth season. Additionally, every installment brings in a fresh batch of novice bakers who fight for the top position in the competition. Likewise, season 13 will also feature a new group of participants full of talent, aspiration, and determination to make it big.