THE Great British Bake Off judges (and presenters) are the lucky bunch who get paid an enormous amount of money to tuck into delicious pastries throughout the series.
But how much do they actually earn with this dream job? Here’s what we have found out…
How much do the Great British Bake Off judges and presenters get paid?
Here’s how much each of the stars take home…
It was well publicised that Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood received a HUGE bump in his pay packet when he stuck with the show when it switched to Channel 4.
Scouser Paul is believed to be getting £1.2million over three years to be the main judge.
It means he will bag £400,000 a series, after getting less than £100,000 a year at the BBC.
Paul’s fellow judge Prue Leith‘s exact salary is being kept a closely guarded secret.
However, when she signed her contract in 2017, it was reported she is paid £200,000 a series.
If this is true, it means Prue is paid nearly three times MORE than what her predecessor Mary Berry took home for doing the same job, while it was shown on the BBC.
Next we have Bake Off presenter Noel Fielding.
Previously, The Sun revealed that the comic also earns £200,000 a series.
This will be a huge bonus for him, after admitting to squandering his previous financial success when he was on hit series The Mighty Boosh.
But it looks like his fellow presenter Sandi Toksvig may even earn MORE than him – or at least the same as Paul.
The comedian told The Sun that NO ONE on the show earns more than her, she said: “On my show, nobody’s being paid more than me.
“I don’t ask what they’re being paid — I just make sure they’re not getting more than me.”
Did the judges and presenters get paid for the Stand Up To Cancer celebrity edition of Bake Off?
On April 5, 2018 The Sun exclusively revealed Paul received up to £117,500 to appear in the cancer charity special.
Co-stars Sandi, Prue and Noel were also paid, despite Channel 4 saying on air that all money would go to charity.
They raked in the hefty sums for Stand Up To Cancer specials — even though celebrity contestants donated their whole fees to charity.
Channel 4 have confirmed that all money raised by the show from viewer donations goes to charity — but admitted that the foursome had also been paid to appear.
Do the contestants on The Great British Bake Off get paid?
The answer to that is simply no, in fact, some are even left out of pocket for being on the show.
Contestants have to pay for their own ingredients, which can work out quite expensive – especially the final week of the show.
Bake Off Presenter Sandi revealed this can actually leave some of the bakers a bit short.
She told the Radio Times: “These [the bakers] are not wealthy people.
“To some of them, just buying the ingredients to practise at home has pushed them to the limit in terms of their finances.”
She added: “Maybe that’s not something that gets talked about.”
And the winner doesn’t even receive a cash prize.
There is no £100,000 waiting for them or a contract with a big baking firm – instead they get a bunch of flowers and go home with the honour of winning the show.
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When is The Great British Bake Off 2019 on Channel 4?
The Great British Bake Off 2019 will next week on September 10, 2019 at 8pm on Channel 4.
The show will run every Tuesday at the same time.
The final is likely to be on November 5, 2019 – but this is still to be confirmed.
If you miss the hour and half long episode you can catch it on Channel 4+1 or the All 4.