We’ve got the scoop on the new season of “The Great British Baking Show” including air date on Netflix, season 10 contestants, hot gossip, and more.
If things around you have started to feel more unstable than usual it might be because the reality TV equivalent of Xanax—”The Great British Baking Show“—has been off for the summer, but that’s all coming to an end when the hit unscripted competition featuring 12 amateur British bakers just returned for season 10 on August 27.
U.S. viewers will actually have to wait one more day—season 10 premieres on Netflix on Friday, August 30, and a new episode will be released each week (so no binge-watching unless you wait for episodes to accumulate).
The reality baking phenomenon, which shoots in the U.K. and streams on Netflix here (formerly aired on PBS), has earned a cult following since it began a decade ago, beloved for its charming contestants and calm, polite overall demeanor—a welcome departure from the fire and ire of most reality tv. #GBBO, short for “The Great British Bake Off” as it’s called in the U.K., is not without its drama to be sure, but it’s usually born of nothing more insidious than whether a contestant’s croissant has properly flaked in the oven or he/she has enough time left in the challenge to frost and finish a cake.
Season 10 was announced via a zany—and decidedly British—promo video (below) featuring a cover of the Beatles “All Together Now” but instead of Beatle-mania, it’s images of a Bake-Off-Mania that’s swept the nation with folks of all ages storming grocery aisles, baking like mad in (one would assume) preparation for the contest.
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Alas, the contestants for “The Great British Baking Show” season 10 have already been chosen. Head here to meet the 12 amateur bakers, and youngest lineup ever, selected from a pool of thousands to compete in front of judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith for the GBBO crown (and bragging rights) starting later this month.
According to longtime judge Paul Hollywood, recent seasons have had challenges that verged on too difficult (campfire pita bread, anyone?), so they have been scaled back a bit this time around—but no doubt there are plenty of gobsmacking showstoppers ahead.
There’s only one way to find out…
Header image courtesy of Channel 4