The Great British Bake Off returns with a Strictly twist

The nation's favorite cake show is back and we couldn't be happier with its return. Judge Prue Leith took to Instagram to give us a sweet update about her upcoming "Facing Cancer" special. The exciting announcement was also posted on Bake Off 's official Twitter account. "It's time to come together and raise money for a great cause," the humorous post read. As expected, fans were quick to express their approval. One Twitter user commented on the happy update: "Best news ever. Can't wait."

The five-part series will raise donations and awareness for the Stand Up to Cancer campaign, which researches, funds and develops cancer treatments for patients. In October 2021, the Stand Up to Cancer live show, also broadcast on Channel 4, raised £31 million for life-saving cancer research.

The series will star a host of celebrity stars, judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith and hosts Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding. Contestants on this year's show include Love Island host Laura Whitmore, Olympic gold medalist Sir Mo Farah, Beta Squad's Philly Yung and singer Example. Comedian Ed Gamble, impersonator and comedian Alex Horne and actor Marwan Rizwan will also be in attendance. Meanwhile, former Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse will grace the baking competition. Each episode of the series will feature four celebrities taking on the GBBO challenge.

Bake Off fans can expect to see three signature challenges in each episode - the Signature Challenge, the Technical Challenge and the Show Jump Challenge, which will showcase each contestant's talents, skills and abilities. We'll have to wait and see who wins the coveted Star Baker title.

Meanwhile, applications for the next series of Junior Bake Off (GBBO for Teenagers) close on March 13.

The Great Britain Bake Off starts on Tuesday , March 22 at 8pm on Channel 4.