Filming underway on The Great Australian Bake Off
Maggie Beer, Matt Moran, Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle all return as filming begins in Sydney.
Production of a new season of The Great Australian Bake Off has commenced for the LifeStyle channel in Sydney.
Culinary icon Maggie Beer and acclaimed chef Matt Moran will return to judge, with comedians Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle back as hosts.
Twelve amateur bakers will compete across 10 new episodes, with the winner taking out the title of Australia’s best amateur baker.
Maggie Beer said: “How exciting that all the gang is back for Bake Off. It’s such a special show where the contestants not only dazzle me with their love of baking, but they are so open to continually learn and to help each other. It’s a real joy to be involved.”
Wendy Moore, Group General Manager, LifeStyle and FOX Arena, said: “We are delighted to announce the return of one of Australia’s most popular formats and one of our much-loved programs. The Great Australian Bake Off has to be the loveliest, feel-good competition cooking shows ever seen – with great talent, exceptional home bakers and a magical setting that we know our viewers love.
“We are excited to be investing in long-running Australian programming which is one of our great passions and we are very much looking forward to being back in production and working with BBC Studios.”
Kylie Washington, General Manager and Creative Director, Production, BBC Studios ANZ, said: “I’m excited to be producing this incredible show for Australian audiences. There’s something about the combination of cake and feel-good entertainment that has proved a winning recipe both here and around the world. We have found the next lot of talented local bakers who will amaze and inspire with their creations.”
The Great Australian Bake Off is a BBC Studios production in Australia for Foxtel based on a format created by Love Productions and licensed by BBC Studios distribution.