Junior Bake Off: Who are the presenters and judges for the new series?

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Harry Hill will be presenting the next series while Prue Leith and Liam Charles will be judges

On your marks, get set - BAKE! Yes, get your wooden spoon and cookie cutters ready, because Junior Bake Off will be back on our screens later this year.

The show hasn't been on air since 2016, when The Great British Bake Off moved from the BBC to Channel 4.

Channel 4 announced they're making their first series of the show, after agreeing a new partnership deal with Love Productions who make the programme.

Three series of Junior Bake Off and Bake Off have been commissioned for the next three years.

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Nikki Lilly was the most recent winner of Junior Bake OffBBC/Love Productions
Nikki Lilly won the 2016 Junior Bake Off

Ian Katz, Channel 4 Director of Programmes said he was "delighted to be discovering a new generation of British baking talent with Junior Bake Off".

Richard McKerrow, Chief Executive Love Productions added that he was "thrilled to be bringing Junior Bake Off to the Channel".

Will Junior Bake Off be different now it's on Channel 4?
Sam and Mark presented the most recent series of Junior Bake OffBBC/Love Productions
Sam and Mark presented the most recent series of the Great British Bake Off


When the show was on CBBC (click here to catch up on old episodes) it had several different presenters, with Sam and Mark taking the reins on the most recent series.

But now it's on Channel 4 comedian and author Harry Hill, will be taking over as presenter.

He appeared in the Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off as one of the celebrity contestants, and is sure to have all the bakers in stitches.

Check out the comments, to see what suggestions other Newsround viewers had for potential new presenters and judges.

Allegra McEvedy and Graham HornigoldBBC/Love Productions
Allegra McEvedy and Graham Hornigold judged the bakes on the last series


On the judging panel, Prue Leith will be using all her expertise from GBBO to test the juniors' baking talents.

She said: "Almost all cooks and bakers start with brownies or pizza, finding it fun, creative and satisfying. So the more we can do to widen the nation's interest in good food the better. I'm really thrilled to be asked to judge Junior Bake Off."

The other judge will be Liam Charles, who appeared on GBBO series eight and currently hosts Bake Off: The Professionals.

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood judged the first series of CBBC's Junior Bake Off, while James Martin took over from Hollywood in the second series. Allegra McEvedy and Graham Hornigold were judges in the third.

Kids stirring their cake mixture in the Bake Off tentBBC/Love Productions


Like on CBBC, Channel 4's Junior Bake Off will have 15 episodes per series (10 standard episodes, a two-part quarter final, a semi-final, and two-part final).

But each episode will be double the length - lasting for 60 minutes, instead of 30.

Junior Bake Off will broadcast on Channel 4 later this year, but so far we don't know exactly what the date will be.

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