We may have all thought the days of The Great British Bake Off on the BBC were over but fear not. BBC have confirmed that the show is set to return for two christmas specials to commemorate its transition to Channel 4.
For the final time, the show will be judged by Mary Berry and hosted by Mel and Sue. The two shows will feature previous contestants battling it out in a series of yuletide-inspired challenges. This will certainly be an honourable way for Bake Off to bow out, ahead of its channel hop next year.
That’s not the end of the good news either, as the BBC have also confirmed that Outnumbered will be retuning for a one-off special this Christmas too. Following the last series in 2014, the show will keep its original humour while exploring the traumas of Christmas in a house of teenagers and adults.
Speaking of the show’s return, creator Andy Hamilton said: “The first reaction will probably be, ‘My God, the kids are huge now!’
Bake Off and Outnumbered will join previously confirmed shows to return this Christmas, including Doctor Who, Citizen Khan, Call the Midwife, Walliams and Friends and Sherlock.
ITV have also confirmed the return of Birds of A Feather, Grantchester and Paul O’Grady’s For The Love of Dogs.