AIRDATE | The Great Australian Bake Off returns for a fourth season
Foxtel’s deliciously successful series, The Great Australian Bake Off, returns for a fourth season on Thursday, October 3 with 12 of the country’s best amateur bakers ready to do baking battle.
Judged by culinary icon Maggie Beer and acclaimed chef Matt Moran, and hosted by comedians Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle, the mouth-watering 10-part series will follow the most diverse group of bakers yet as they are put through a series of challenges in the iconic Bake Off Shed to find Australia’s Best Amateur Baker.
The bakers vying for this season’s title are: Angela (36), a housewife from Adelaide; Annette (48) an account manager from the Gold Coast; Anston (28) a student voice officer from Sydney; Dan (35) a research scientist from Brisbane; David (41) a project manager from Melbourne; Dennis (71) a retired maths teacher from Melbourne; Don (55) a superannuation consultant from Sydney; Laura (22) a café manager from regional NSW; Sonny (26) a PHD science student from Sydney; Sue (70) a retired bank manager from Sydney; Wynn (36) a disability services manager from Sydney; and Zee (39) a marriage celebrant from Melbourne.
Wendy Moore, Group General Manager, Lifestyle, said:
“The Great Australian Bake Off is a show that truly fits the Lifestyle DNA – contestants you love, baking that instantly inspires and an overall ethos of friendly, respectful competition that brings out the best in all of our contestants. This is part of a huge line-up of Australian programs that Lifestyle are so proud to bring to our audience, and we know this is a particularly loved show that will be welcomed back warmly!”
The Bake Off franchise began in 2010 with The Great British Bake Off, where it became a ratings phenomenon. The format has since been produced locally in the US, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine and France, as well as previously in Australia for the Nine Network in 2013.
This is Foxtel’s fourth season of The Great Australian Bake Off. For viewers wanting to catch up on the first three seasons, all episodes are currently available to stream through Foxtel On Demand via internet-connected iQ set-top-boxes and on streaming service Foxtel Now.
The Great Australian Bake Off is a Fremantle production for Foxtel based on a format created by Love Productions and distributed by BBC Worldwide.