Preview: The Great British Bake Off

Bake Off
Noel, Prue and Paul coach the bakers on the pitfalls of dietary baking. Photo: Channel 4

This week in the tent, it’s Free-From Week, where bakers must face the obstacles of making gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free desserts. But will they be able to keep the bakes up to the judge’s standards, or will they be saying goodbye.

Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas lead this year’s batch of bakers through more new challenges set by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, in the nation’s most famous tent. 

Free-From Week will be a chance for the remaining bakers to explore alternative ingredients, and to think outside the box. The Signature challenges them to bake without dairy, there’s a hearty vegan Technical, and finally, towering showstopping celebration cakes that must be entirely free from gluten. 

With a place in the semi-final at stake, who will win the coveted star baker title and who will leave the Bake Off tent?

The Great British Bake Off – Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4