The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

Confirmed for BBC Two on 21 January at 8.30pm to 9.30pm

Ep 1/4

Monday 21 January



The Bake Off is back, and this time 16 celebrity Comic Relief supporters will be slugging it out in an effort to raise some serious dough for charity in The Great Comic Relief Bake Off.

Mel Giedroyc presents this four-part Comic Relief special which sees four celebrity bakers, of varying baking experience, compete against each other in four mini Bake Offs. All the challenges are devised by legendary cookery writer Mary Berry and acclaimed Master Baker Paul Hollywood, who will also judge and taste their efforts. The baker who rises above the rest is crowned Comic Relief Star Baker at the end of each the episodes. Lorraine Pascal will also be in Ghana, showing one of the projects that Comic Relief supports and how the money raised really makes a difference.

Show one features comedians Jo Brand, Stephen K Amos, Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver and a big dollop of laughter is added into the Bake Off mix. The contestants are pushed to their baking limits as they try to create their Signature Bakes (shortbread), Technical Bakes (custard slice), and Showstopper Bakes (chocolate cake). Jo creates a black forest cake featuring an iconic hero, Stephen makes an experimental flourless chocolate and stem ginger cake, Lorna goes for a white chocolate and raspberry cake with surprising results, and Ingrid attempts lady grey tea and lavender shortbread. But who will make an impression on Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood and whose showstopper will leave the judges gasping for water?