Season 14 of the The Great British Bake Off is finally here and we can’t wait to tell you what’s new for the 2023 season. Which is called the Great British Baking Show in the US for...reasons. The staples of GBBO are returning: lots of cakes, nervous bakers, and Paul Hollywood’s coveted handshakes.
Some might think that GBBO would be ruined without its hilarious host, Matt Lucas. However, we’re not among those people. Alison Hammond, a well-known British TV personality famous for presenting the popular This Morning show is joining the revelry inside the tent.
Following last season's disastrous Mexican week and prior seasons' Japanese and German weeks, the producers decided that there will be no more national-themed weeks in Season 14. Which is sad in a way, as we were looking forward to seeing what what the bakers would do for American week. All hot dogs all the time.
What would a new season of GBBO be without a batch of new, starry-eyed contestants? Twelve contestants will battle head-to-head in a series of new baking challenges, all of them judged by the watchful eyes of Leith and Hollywood. And us. We can definitely be judgy about this show.
Tasha is GBBO’s first ever deaf baker and she brings with her not only her pastry talents, but also her British sign language interpreter, Daryl. We’ll be seeing Daryl every week alongside Tasha, but also alongside Leith and Hollywood as they’re judging the bakes.
Ever the fashion plate, Fielding's sweaters are back for another round. For the Season 14 premiere, he rocked a Yeah Yeah Yeahs sweater. You can order your own here.