Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Jo Brand to return as host of GBBO spin-off programme

Jo Brand to return as host of GBBO spin-off programme

Last year, Love Productions sold the hit show to Channel 4, after seven successful series on the BBC, sparking questions about how the show would work on a new network.

Paul Hollywood is the only familiar face remaining with the show, and he will be joined by Prue Leith as his fellow judge, while Sandi Toksbig and Noel Fielding will host.

Today C4 announced that spin-off The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice is returning to our screens.

And what's more, comedian Jo Brand will be back as its host.

Brand will welcome a fresh host of celebrity guests to discuss the show's latest episodes, and each contestant will leave the tent as the competition progresses.

"I am really looking forward to another Extra Slice and all the fun and frolics that brings", she added.

Fans had been concerned that the broadcaster would cut some content, such as the baking history segments, to accommodate adverts.

Chiefs previously promised they wouldn't change the gentle, family-friendly formula that has made the show a runaway success.

"This series will allow viewers to get to know the real Paul Hollywood who, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, has always earned his crust through baking bread".

The moment none of us could have anticipated would be one of the top entertainment stories of 2014, Iain Watters made headlines when his ruined Baked Alaska wound up in the bin, which he then frustratedly presented to the judges as his finished product.

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