Good news baking fans, Foxtel has today confirmed the original presenter line-up will all be returning for upcoming new season of The Great Australian Bake Off.
Are you passionate about your pastry? Are you a legend in the baking? Does your sponge rise to the challenge?
The fifth season has commenced filming in Sydney, to premiere in 2022, with twelve hopeful amateur bakers donning their aprons and pulling out their rolling pins for 10 mouth-watering episodes, with the winner taking out the title of Australia’s best amateur baker in the iconic Bake Off shed.
From biscuits to bread, pies to pavlovas, contestants will again be judged by two of Australia’s most beloved culinary icons, Matt Moran and Maggie Beer, and the series will again be hosted by Mel Buttle and Claire Hooper.
Maggie Beer said:
“How exciting that all the gang is back for Bake Off. It’s such a special show where the contestants not only dazzle me with their love of baking, but they are so open to continually learn and to help each other. It’s a real joy to be involved.”
The Great Australian Bake Off last aired on the Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel in 2019. TV Blackbox exclusively revealed the news earlier this year that the popular cooking format would finally be returning.
Wendy Moore, Group General Manager, LifeStyle and FOX ARENA, said:
“We are delighted to announce the return of one of Australia’s most popular formats and one of our much-loved programs. The Great Australian Bake Off has to be the loveliest, feel-good competition cooking shows ever seen – with great talent, exceptional home bakers and a magical setting that we know our viewers love.
“We are excited to be investing in long-running Australian programming which is one of our great passions and we are very much looking forward to being back in production and working with BBC Studios.”
Kylie Washington, General Manager and Creative Director, Production, BBC Studios ANZ, said:
“I’m excited to be producing this incredible show for Australian audiences. There’s something about the combination of cake and feel-good entertainment that has proved a winning recipe both here and around the world. We have found the next lot of talented local bakers who will amaze and inspire with their creations.”
The commissioning of a new season of The Great Australian Bake Off comes at time when Foxtel is looking to dramatically increase its investment in lifestyle programming. The pay-tv provider is producing two new series, Selling In The City and The Repair Shop Australia.
The Great Australian Bake Off is a BBC Studios production in Australia for FOXTEL based on a format created by Love Productions and licensed by BBC Studios distribution.