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Great British Bake Off confirms return of Extra Slice spin-off with Jo Brand and Tom Allen

Tom and Jo will be back for Extra Slice this year (Picture: Channel 4/Mark Bourdillon)

Great British Bake Off will be back later this month and now it’s been announced everyone’s favourite accompaniment to the Channel 4 programme will be too.

There will be a new set of bakers taking to the tent later this month, having filmed under strict Covid-19 protocols for the second year running.

But for those who want another dose of all things cake-related, there’s more good news on the horizon as the sister show will be back too.

Extra Slice sees comedians Tom Allen and Jo Brand assess the best and worst baking moments of the week, complete with a studio audience.

The pair also have a chat with the week’s eliminated contestant, who can give the lowdown on all the show’s gossip.

It was revealed the spin-off will be back on Friday September 24 at 8pm, much to the delight of baking enthusiasts across the nation.

The show’s official account gave fans a first-look at the upcoming spin-off series, with a picture of Tom and Jo seemingly right in the heart of the baking action.

The show also features some celebrity guests giving their thoughts on the week’s baking (Picture: Channel 4)

The account asked followers: ‘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.’

The programme will air just before Gogglebox on Friday nights, with Extra Slice lasting for an hour.

 

It comes just a couple of days after the flagship show was given its official return date by Channel 4.

The long-running baking competition will be back on Tuesday September 21 with all of last year’s presenters and judges returning in their roles.

Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be back to judge the soggy bottoms from the Star Bakers with Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas on hand to provide some much-needed support to the bakers.

Last year’s show saw Peter Sawkins crowned the winner, with Dave Friday and Laura Adlington finishing as runners-up.

Speaking on Lorraine earlier this year, Matt spoke out on what the upcoming process of filming the show would be like.

He said: ‘We’re starting [filming] very soon and, 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.’

Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 at 8pm on September 21.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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