Preview: The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off
Bakers must keep their cool in the heat of the semi-final. Photo: Channel 4

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. 

It’s the Bake Off semi-final and the perfect time to test the remaining bakers’ abilities in patisserie. There’s a delicate layered slice Signature that demands precision, a regional French classic in the Technical and in the Showstopper, the bakers must use all their skill to create an opulent entremets display. 

Only three bakers can make it through to the final; one will be star baker and one will be going home… 

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