Harry Hill to host Junior Bake Off

He’s had stars in his eyes, been framed and burped, but now Harry Hill is to be caked with in-tent…

Harry Hill opens his Alien Fun Capsule on ITV.

“I’m very excited to be going back in the tent and breathing the cake fumes – I know a certain Duchess will be looking on, brimming with pride!” – Harry Hill

Comedian, author and a man who likes a significant shirt collar, Harry Hill, will host the new 15 part series of Junior Bake Off, due to transmit on Channel 4 later this year.

Joining Harry, Prue Leith will swap the grown ups tent to judge the budding junior bakers alongside Bake Off alumni Liam Charles.

No stranger to the iconic white tent himself, Harry appeared in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer in 2018 showcasing his own baking skills with his bald lucky cupcakes and a 3D biscuit scene representing the best day of his life entitled “The day I went on holiday with Camilla Parker Bowles” which certainly challenged the judges composure.

Bake Off judge Prue Leith has spent her career campaigning about the importance of children being taught about food, where it comes from and how to cook, which is a more sensible approach to it than Jamie Oliver’s ‘tax everything that’ll stop the problem’ twaddle.

Fresh from hosting his second series of Bake Off: The Professionals, Liam will take on judging responsibilities for the first time. Two years ago it was Liam’s bakes being judged in the tent, now he’ll get to share everything he learned during that experience to encourage the next generation of bakers.

“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.” – Prue Leith

Forty of the country’s best junior bakers, aged 9 – 15 will enter the Bake Off tent where their cake-making, biscuit baking, bread and pastry making skills will be tested to the limit. In each of the ten heats, the junior bakers face two challenges, the Technical Bake and the Showstopper with only four making it through to the grand final.

The series will film over the summer to air later this year on Channel 4. When GBBO was on the Beeb, Junior Bake Off aired on CBBC.

Harry Hill hosted a short-lived revival of Granada’s Stars in their Eyes.
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