Friends legend among new Celebrity Bake Off lineup

The Great British Bake Off has announced the celebrity line-up for its Stand Up To Cancer specials.

A total of 20 celebrities will be heading to the tent to show off their baking skills, and raise money for cancer research, when the show returns later this year.

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will be back to judge their skills with Noel Fielding hosting alongside Matt Lucas for one more time.

Friends legend David Schwimmer, best known for playing Dr Ross Geller, will be heading to the tent.

He’ll be joined by a number of Taskmaster favourites, including recent fan favourite Mike Wozniak, comedians Rose Matafeo and Judi Love, poet Tim Key, and Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas.

The Repair Shop‘s Jay Blades and Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden will also be showing off their baking skills.

Strictly Come Dancing stars AJ Odudu and Ellie Taylor, former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson, TOWIE star Gemma Collins, Top Gear co-host Paddy McGuinness and Loose Women presenter Coleen Nolan will also be part of the line-up.

Completing the lineup are Shaun of the Dead star Jessica Hynes, Olympic champion diver Tom Daley, comedian Lucy Beaumont, I’m a Celebrity‘s Adele Roberts and actor David Morrissey.

The stars will be presented with the traditional Bake Off challenges, of preparing a signature bake and a technical challenge, before going on to the Showstopper.

The episodes will air on Channel 4 later this year.

Lucas recently announced he won’t be back to host the next series of the show, after struggling to balance his demanding schedule.

“Farewell Bake Off,” he said at the time. “It’s been a delicious experience and I can’t imagine a more fun way of spending my summers, but it’s become clear to me I can’t present both Fantasy Football League and Bake Off alongside my other projects.

“I wish whoever takes over all the very best and I can’t wait to tune into the next series without already knowing who won,” he added.

For more information about Stand Up To Cancer, visit here.

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