Last month, we got the incredibly soothing news that The Great British Bake Off (aka the TV equivalent of a warm hug) had successfully filmed a full new season of the show during these trying times.
At the time, I thought we’d have to wait months for the new episodes, but then yesterday came an announcement that I’d imagine was even more thrilling than getting Star Baker:
That’s right, here in the US, we’re getting brand-new episodes on a weekly basis starting Sept. 25 — aka NEXT FRIDAY — just three days after the live episodes air each week in the UK.
The new season will look a bit different — for starters, you’ll notice that host Sandi Toksvig has left the show and was replaced with comedian and actor Matt Lucas.
And here’s a sneak peek at the new roster of contestants who will surely melt our hearts (and melt a few cakes, on extra-hot days in the tent, I’m sure):
We might be trading in Hollywood handshakes for Hollywood hand sanitizer, but I couldn’t be more pleased by this news.
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