Channel 4 and production company Love Productions have signed a deal that will see two more new series of The Great British Bake Off appearing over the next couple of years. They’ve also agreed to bring back Junior Bake Off.
Series 10 of The Great British Bake Off had already been confirmed for this year, which means that Channel 4’s new deal with Love Productions will provide us with an 11th series for 2020 and a 12th series that will broadcast in 2021.
Three new series of Junior Bake Off have been confirmed, as well, with the first one – consisting of fifteen episodes – slated to appear this year. This is the first time that Channel 4 has produced Junior Bake Off.
Channel 4 programming boss, Ian Katz, offered this statement in the official press bumf:
“Over the last two years The Great British Bake Off has become one of the best loved programmes on Channel 4, embodying the warmth, mischief and inclusivity for which the channel is known. We’re delighted to be continuing our fantastically collaborative partnership with Love Productions and especially to be discovering a new generation of British baking talent with Junior Bake Off.”
And Love Productions exec Richard McKerrow added this:
“We are delighted to have extended Bake Off’s stay on Channel 4 after two great years together. We have been hugely encouraged by the audience response and feedback the show has received during its time on Channel 4 and are thrilled to be bringing Junior Bake Off to the Channel. It seems particularly appropriate to be announcing news of the extension on Channel 4 as we enjoy Bake Off’s tenth anniversary on British television.”
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.