A number of comedy stars will take part in The Great British Bake Off's 2021 celebrity specials.
The producers confirm: "The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer returns to Channel 4 this spring. Across five new episodes twenty famous faces, from the worlds of entertainment, sport, music and film, will roll up their sleeves and switch on their mixers to do their bit in the fight against cancer."
The comedy-related names taking part are:
The other contestants include actors James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley; presenters Stacey Dooley, Ade Adepitan, Nick Grimshaw, Anneka Rice; author Philippa Perry; music stars Jade Thirlwall, Dizzee Rascal, Anne-Marie, Nadine Coyle and Alexandra Burke; internet celebrity KSI; and Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes.
The format follows the same as previous Bake Off specials. The producers say: "Each episode will see four celebrities battle it out over three challenges - the Signature, the Technical and the Showstopper - showing off their baking prowess in a bid to be awarded the coveted Star Baker apron."
Sarah Lazenby from Channel 4 comments: "What we all need right now is more joy. Bake Off is serving up yet another dollop of fun courtesy of some very willing celebrities. We can't promise a huge helping of baking inspiration, but we can deliver some much-needed laughs."
Kieran Smith from producers Love Productions adds: "Bake Off is extremely proud to support Stand Up To Cancer. It has been a difficult year for charities and we sincerely hope that this series will offer a lot of fun but also some much-needed funds in the fight against cancer."
The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer will be broadcast this spring. The exact transmission dates will be confirmed in due course.