The Great Celebrity Bake Off 2021: Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall, Hollywood star James McAvoy, Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley, journalist Stacey Dooley and TV’s Anneka Rice lead the fresh batch of famous faces heading to the tent for Stand Up To Cancer
- The celebrity edition of the show sees the celebrities do their bit in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4
- Each episode will see four celebrities battle it out over three rounds – the Signature, the Technical and the Showstopper – in a bid to be crowned Star Baker
- Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be judging the bakes while host Matt Lucas will also return to the tent ‘keeping time and spirits up’
- Stand Up To Cancer has raised more than £62 million, funding 55 clinical trials and projects involving 11,000 cancer patients across the country
- The series is set to air in the Spring on Channel 4
The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer is back for 2021, with Channel 4 revealing which famous faces are heading to the tent this year.
And it’s a starry line-up of 20 celebs, including Hollywood elite, golden girls from the world of pop and Olympic and Paralympic heroes aplenty.
Kicking off the line-up is British actor James McAvoy, famed for roles in the X Men films as well as the likes of It: Chapter Two and Atonement.
James will see another fellow Hollywood star in the form of Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley hitting the tent, while TV presenters Stacey Dooley and Anneka Rice are among the celebrity bakers.
Also hoping to impress with their baking skills will be double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes, actor and comedian John Bishop, comedian and presenter Tom Allen, author and TV star David Baddiel and Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall.
The list of celebrity participants also includes YouTuber and musician KSI, Paralympian Ade Adepitan, author and psychotherapist Philippa Perry, radio DJ Nick Grimshaw and comedian Rob Beckett.
Former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, actor Reece Shearsmith, musician Dizzee Rascal, as well as singers Anne-Marie and Nadine Coyle, and comedian Katherine Ryan are also all on board.
Trio: Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be judging the bakes while host Matt Lucas will also return to the tent ‘keeping time and spirits up’
Each episode will see four celebrities battle it out over three rounds – the Signature, the Technical and the Showstopper – in a bid to be crowned Star Baker.
Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be judging the bakes while host Matt Lucas will also return to the tent ‘keeping time and spirits up’.
Across five episodes, due to air in the spring, the celebrities will be doing their bit in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.
CELEBRITY BAKE OFF 2021: WHO ARE THE FAMOUS BAKERS?
Mixing it up! Litte Mix pop star Jade will be trading her mic for a whisk
Something kinda yum! Girls Aloud star Nadine will be whipping up some treats
Breading the boards! Thesp James is trading one Hollywood for another
Bakey Dooley! Investigative journalist Stacey is set to hit the Bake Off tent
From comedy to bakery! The stand-up comic is doing his bit to stand up to cancer
The rice is nice! Anneka’s up for the challenge as she joins the celebrities in the tent
Ade Adepitan MBE
From basketball to bread baskets! The Paralympics star will be bringing his A game no doubt
Hopefully not too grimmy! Nick will be hoping to create something tasty in the tent
Dame Kelly Holmes
Athl-Eat! Gold medalist Dame Kelly is trading sprinting for sprinklings
Cracking us up! Comedian Rob will be hoping to impress the Bake Off judges
Chantilly chanteuse! X Factor winner Alex will return to the tent after performing on the Christmas special
Baker Baddiel! David will don an apron and whip up something delicious
Kath in the kitchen! Kathrine is an actress and comedian – but not today
Rising to the challenge! Tom presents Bake Off: The Professionals… but is now on the other side of the oven
Bring the force? Star Wars actress Daisy will be hoping her cakes are out of this world
Birthday (cake)! The singer won’t want to be saying Ciao Adios to Paul and Prue
High rise? Actor Reece will be hoping his buns impress the Bake Off judges
Proof is in the puddling! Will internet star KSI impress with hidden bakery talents?
Food for thought! Psychotherapist Philippa is trading analysis for the Bake Off tent
Bake wiv me! Rapper Dizzee is throwing on his apron and getting stuck in
Sarah Lazenby, head of formats and features at Channel 4, said: ‘What we all need right now is more joy. Bake Off is serving up yet another dollop of fun courtesy of some very willing celebrities. We can’t promise a huge helping of baking inspiration, but we can deliver some much-needed laughs.’
Kieran Smith, executive producer of Bake Off creators Love Productions, said: ‘Bake Off is extremely proud to support Stand Up To Cancer.
‘It has been a difficult year for charities and we sincerely hope that this series will offer a lot of fun, but also some much-needed funds in the fight against cancer.’
Stand Up To Cancer has raised more than £62 million, funding 55 clinical trials and projects involving 11,000 cancer patients across the country, Channel 4 said.
THE GREAT CELEBRITY BAKE OFF FOR STAND UP TO CANCER RETURNS TO CHANNEL 4 THIS SPRING.