When does The Great British Bake Off start?

Fans will have to wait a little bit longer for their next helping (Picture: Channel Four)

The Great British Bake Off has become a national institution, and the beginning of a new series is a summer treat that many mark their calendars by.

Fans know that filming for the new series is underway, after it was confirmed that the stars were living in a bubble to follow Covid guidelines.

The cast – including judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood – are expected to remain there until filming kicks off in July, according to The Sun.

But when is the new series launching?

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Channel 4 hasn’t announced an official premiere date for the new series yet.

Typically, new series launch around August or September time.

Bake Off 2020’s premiere date was September 22.

Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine in May, presenter Matt Lucas confirmed that a new series was in the works for 2021.

Matt explained: ‘We’re starting very soon. Like last year we’re going into a bubble. All self-isolating and getting tested and then we’re going into COVID-free bubble, so we can all taste each other’s bakes and there can be handshakes and all sorts.’

He added: ‘I’ve seen the video clips of all the new bakers and there’s some brilliant ones in there.’

Matt also confirmed to Lorraine that Noel Fielding will be coming back after he was absent from the Christmas Bake Off specials.

Fielding only missed this special due to parental leave.

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