The Great British Bake Off

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The Great British Bake Off

BAFTA award-winning British television baking competition first shown by BBC Two on 17 August 2010 add

Category: Movies & TV (400)

Launched in 2002.

Countries: United Kingdom (78%), (7%), United States (4%)

Main connections: Prue Leith, BBC, Comic Relief

Linked to: Women's Institute, CBS, Women's Institute, PBS

 

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2002

The final of the series where John Whaite was crowned the winner saw its highest rating yet, with an average of 6,5 million viewers that peaked at 7,2 million, which made it the second highest-rated BBC Two originated show after "Top Gear" since at least 2006 add something

 

The fourth series achieved some of the highest ratings seen on BBC Two. The viewer number for its premiere episode was more than two million higher than that of the previous season, while the final episode was seen by 9,1 million viewers at its peak, more than twice the number of viewers on BBC One and ITV. The final episode is the most-watched show on BBC Two since the present ratings system was introduced in 2002, beating the previous record set by "Top Gear" add something


2010

These graphics have been created by illustrator Tom Hovey since the show's inception in 2010 add something

 

Mary Berry (food writer) - She has been a judge on the BBC Two television programme "The Great British Bake Off" since its launch in 2010

 

Mary Berry (food writer) - Since 2010, she has been one of the judges on BBC Two's "The Great British Bake Off" alongside baker Paul Hollywood who specialises in bread and Berry says that since working together, she has learnt from him

 

The first series of "The Great British Bake Off" premiered in August 2010 with a moderate ratings of just over 2 million viewers for its first episode add something

 

"'The Great British Bake Off"', often referred to as simply "'Bake Off"' or "'GBBO"', is a BAFTA award-winning British television baking competition first shown by BBC Two on 17 August 2010 add something

 

On 21 September 2010, Edd Kimber was crowned the best amateur baker add something


2012

Andrew Collins of "The Guardian" called it "the nicest show on television" and judged it the best TV programme of 2012 add something

 

It won the BAFTA award in the Features category in 2012 and 2013 add something

 

"The Great British Bake Off" has been nominated for a Rose d'Or in the Lifestyle section of the 2012 competition add something

 

A third series of "The Great British Bake Off" began on 14 August 2012 add something

 

In September 2012, production company Love Productions was sanctioned by the BBC for product placement of Smeg fridges add something


2013

According to analyst, more than three fifths of adults have baked at home at least once in 2013 compared with only a third in 2011 add something

 

It was nominated for the Radio Times Audience Award in 2013 and 2014 add something

 

Warwick Davis - In January 2013 he appeared in a Comic Relief episode of "The Great British Bake Off", winning that episode's title of "Comic Relief Star Baker"

 

Duncan Bannatyne - In January 2013 he appeared in a special series of The Great British Bake Off

 

Andy Akinwolere - In January 2013 he appeared in a special series of The Great British Bake Off

 

Stephen K. Amos - In January 2013 he took part in a special series of The Great British Bake Off

 

Kirsty Wark - In January 2013 she appeared in a special series of The Great British Bake Off

 

Jo Brand - In January 2013, she took part in a special Comic Relief series of The Great British Bake Off.

 

The fourth series of "The Great British Bake Off" started on 20 August 2013 on BBC Two. The series was again filmed at Harptree Court in East Harptree, Somerset add something


2014

Rochelle Wiseman - In 2014, she will take part in "The Great Sport Relief Bake Off" for charity

 

Greg Rutherford - It was confirmed on 1 January 2014, that Rutherford was to participate in "The Great Sport Relief Bake Off", a charity spin-off from the main BBC show

 

The fifth series of "The Great British Bake Off" began airing on 6 August 2014 at 8:00pm on BBC One add something


 

The show won the 2015 National Television award for Skills Challenge Show add something

 

Sarah Brown (wife of Gordon Brown) - In February 2015, it was announced that Sarah Brown would be competing in a second Comic Relief special edition of the The Great British Bake Off, the BAFTA *award-winning BBC TV show, alongside David Mitchell, Jameela Jamil, Michael Sheen, Zoella, Jonathan Ross, Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders, Alexa Chung, Victoria Wood, Kayvan Novak, Dame Edna Everage, Chris Moyles, Gok Wan, Abbey Clancy and Lulu, with the Guardian describing the lineup as a "cause for celebration"

 

In July 2015, advertisements appeared online looking for teams of professionals to take part in a professional version similar to the amateur bake off, however this will be in groups of three with one of the three acting as 'head chef' add something

 

The sixth series began on 5 August 2015 add something


2016

Ed Balls - In 2016 he took part in the Sport Relief Great British Bake Off

 

The seventh series began on 24 August 2016 on BBC One, once again from Welford Park in Berkshire, a later than usual start following the BBC's coverage of the Olympic Games add something

 

Following extended negotiations, Love Productions announced that the current seventh series of the show would be the last to air on the BBC. On 12 September 2016, Love agreed to a three-year deal to broadcast the show on Channel 4 add something


2017

Channel 4 offered £25 million for the show outbidding the £15 million offered by the BBC. In January 2017 the BBC waived its rights to keep the program off the air until 2018, and wished the programme "well for the future" add something

 

Prue Leith - Her television career includes judge of The Great British Menu, BBC2; Judge of My Kitchen Rules UK, Channel 4 and in March 2017 it was confirmed that she would be replacing Mary Berry as a judge in the TV programme The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4

 

On 16 March 2017, it was announced that Prue Leith will judge alongside Hollywood, and that Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will be taking over presenting duties add something

 

The eighth series of "The Great British Bake Off" will begin on 29 August 2017 add something

 

On 31 October 2017, judge Prue Leith accidentally revealed the winner of Series 8 on Twitter twelve hours before the finale was due to air add something


2018

After the move from original distributor & BBC Worldwide in 2018, PBS chose to air BBC's third series as Season 5 instead of licensing the eighth series from Channel 4 add something

 

As of 2018, PBS has the rights to air the second BBC series as Season 6 in 2019, and has chosen to not license the Channel 4 series add something

 

The ninth series of "The Great British Bake Off" will begin airing on 28 August 2018 add something

 

On 30 October 2018, Rahul Mandal was announced as the winner of "The Great British Bake Off" 2018 add something