Filming for Great British Bake Off 2021 begins soon, Matt Lucas confirms
Last year, The Great British Bake Off pulled off the impressive feat of pulling off a season amid the pandemic and, according to Matt Lucas, this year’s batch of bakers are now gearing up to blow bubbles.
The comedian, who made his debut last year as host of Bake Off replacing Sandi Toksvig, revealed the news during an appearance in Lorraine this morning (Friday, May 14).
“We start [filming] very soon, ”he said. “And, like last year, we go into a bubble – all self-isolating and tested, then we go into a COVID-free bubble, so we can all taste each other’s pastries and there may be handles.” hand and all kinds. . “
Although there is still some time before the new slate of nominees is revealed to the public, Lucas said he had already gotten a glimpse of some of their pastry skills – and he was impressed with what he has seen so far.
“I’ve seen the music videos of all the new bakers and there are some brilliant ones in there,” he said, before discussing his relationship with co-host Noel Fielding.
“I’m just having fun and love working with Noel,” he said. “He’s so funny. And of course we’ve both been in a double act – we’re used to being in that dynamic. So when we write together, we understand the rhythms to say, “Oh actually, I thought about that joke, but you got it.” Noel is really generous like that. He offers me some very funny things to say.
“And Paul [Hollywood] and Prue [Leith] are very friendly and they were very welcoming. I was so nervous to get on this extremely popular show and Sandi [Toksvig] had left some very large boots to fill. But it’s great, so much fun to be a part of. “
Bake Off normally begins around the end of August, although last year’s series was postponed to September due to the pandemic ripple effect, so it’s not clear when we can. expect this year’s competition to begin.
One thing is for sure though, the new batch will be desperate to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Peter, who sidelined Dan and Laura’s competition in the final to become the youngest baker to be crowned the winner.
The Great British Bake Off will air on Channel 4 later in 2021 and Lorraine will air weekdays from 9am on ITV. If you’re looking for something to watch tonight, check out our TV guide. Visit our entertainment hub for all the latest news.