Paul Hollywood will not be judging the new series of Junior Bake Off – and will instead be replaced by former contestant Liam Charles.
Prue Leith will be the only returning face for the kids’ version of the Channel 4 series as Harry Hill is confirmed as host.
The comedian has already had experience in the famous tent after taking part in the one-off celebrity special, which raised money for Stand Up To Cancer.
This saw him bake an interesting gingerbread model which was supposed to look like the Duchess of Cornwall in her bikini while on holiday.
Liam, who presents Bake Off: The Professionals,will be joining Prue to judge the country’s best youngest chefs between the ages of nine and 15.
He said: “From competing to hosting and now judging, it’s insane. It’s going to be great to see what the junior bakers come up with because this is around the age I started.”
Meanwhile Prue, who took over from Mary Berry as a judge in the Bake Off tent when the show moved to Channel 4 in 2017, said: “Almost all cooks and bakers start with brownies or pizza, finding it fun, creative and satisfying.
“So the more we can do to widen the nation’s interest in good food the better. I’m really thrilled to be asked to judge Junior Bake Off.”
Harry said: “I’m very excited to be going back in the tent and breathing the cake fumes – I know a certain duchess will be looking on, brimming with pride.”
Contestants will face two challenges, a technical and a showstopper, in a series of 10 heats on the Channel 4 show.
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