THE Great British Bake Off fans are thrilled that its spin-off show Extra Slice has returned to TV.
But is comedian Jo Brand back at the helm? And which special guests can we expect to see? Here are all the details you need to know ahead of the Bake Off 2019 launch…
When is Bake Off: An Extra Slice returning to Channel 4?
Bakers can wipe the sweat from their brow as the fun-packed spin-off of the hit show has returned to Channel 4.
Extra Slice follows the same format as previous years and is on TONIGHT (September 6, 2019) at 8pm.
If you miss a slice of the action you can catch up on All 4.
Is Jo Brand hosting?
Yes, comedian Jo is back as host – and will be joined once again by regular Tom Allen.
Plus, Jo has been very vocal about how much she loves hosting Extra Slice.
In a November 2018 interview with Scotsman, Jo waxed lyrical about the show, saying: “I love its happy audience, funny panel and – unintentionally terrifying sometimes – audience baking.
“And I liked the format. It’s a bit like Have I Got News For You, presenting, with a panel of funny people and an audience.”
If you cant to be in the audience, head to the SRO Audiences website.
Who are the special guests?
The show usually features comics, cooks and celeb fans of the show.
Tonight’s episode sees Jo joined by guests Kathy Burke, Joel Dommett and Matt Edmondson to look back at Biscuit Week.
Some special guests previously on the show have been Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Michael Roux Jr and Nadiya Hussain to name a few.
What is The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice?
The programme really does what it says on the baking tin – it’s an extra slice of all the tastiness of the main show.
Like the main show, An Extra Slice is also shown on Channel 4.
The show looks back at the past week’s bakes – and decides whether the right person left the tent.
It also includes unseen footage that wasn’t aired in the week’s episode.
Audience members can also get their own baking rated on the show by a celebrity guest.
More on The Great British Bake Off
Jo shares pictures sent in from cooks around the country – ranging from culinary delights to baking disasters.
And the evicted baker also guest stars and gets a chance to re-do one of their failed bakes.
Tom selects bakes from the audience for the celebs to try – and also highlights the worst one.