The Great British Bake Off 2020’s first challenges revealed

The Great British Bake Off will return on 22 September, with a dozen new bakers competing for the title of Britain’s Best Baker 2020.

As ever, the new ten part series will see the bakers attempt a series of challengers over a number of themed weeks and The Version can reveal the first theme is that good old favourite – Cake Week!

Noel Fielding and his new co-host Matt Lucas preside as the 12 bakers begin with a signature challenge to produce a classic Battenberg cake. Simples! Then, for the technical round, Paul sets the contestants the task of making a fruit sponge, and as if that wasn’t enough the final Showstopper Challenge in week one really gives the bakers a chance to exercise their creative flair!

The first episode is a feature-length 90 minute special and you can see it at 8pm on Tuesday 22nd September on Channel 4, or stream it via All4.