The tenth series of Bake Off will be broadcast later this year, with a further two series taking it to 2021.
A Junior Bake Off series at 15 X 60 mins has also ben announced by producers Love Productions.
Ian Katz, Channel 4 Director of Programmes says: “Over the last two years The Great British Bake Off has become one of the best loved programmes on Channel 4, embodying the warmth, mischief and inclusivity for which the channel is known. We’re delighted to be continuing our fantastically collaborative partnership with Love Productions and especially to be discovering a new generation of British baking talent with Junior Bake Off.”
Richard McKerrow, Chief Executive Love Productions says: “We are delighted to have extended Bake Off’s stay on Channel 4 after two great years together. We have been hugely encouraged by the audience response and feedback the show has received during its time on Channel 4 and are thrilled to be bringing Junior Bake Off to the Channel. It seems particularly appropriate to be announcing news of the extension on Channel 4 as we enjoy Bake Off’s tenth anniversary on British television.”
The success comes after wide disappointment the series was leaving the BBC for Channel 4. But it became been the biggest Channel 4 series in over six years averaging 9.0m viewers.
The Great British Bake Off screens in Australia on LifeStyle FOOD.