The first details of what we can expect from the upcoming eleventh edition of the culinary competition have been dropped by the show's newest host.
Channel 4's daytime show with Steph MacGovern, 'Steph's Packed Lunch', saw the presenter interview the new 'Bake Off' host Matt Lucas this afternoon, with her quizzing him about everything we can expect to come up in the new series.
Lucas dropped a cracking amount of details about what's in store for us, revealing that there will be a Japanese week for the first time on the reality show, as well as an '80s week (we wonder how many of the contestants would have been alive in that decade).
Contrary to rumours flying about with restrictions etc, Lucas said there is a wide range of ages amongst the bakers this year as always, and some "really great characters" in the mix. The comic also said that he and his new co-host Noel Fielding were "mucking about" while on the set of the series this summer, and admitted to himself getting emotional following each of the bakers leaving as the series progressed.
— Steph's Packed Lunch (@PackedLunchC4) September 14, 2020
According to The Metro, Lucas also referenced the hard work by the production team while the show was being filmed under strict guidelines. He said he had "the best, best time" while on set, going on to explain how it all went ahead: "Love Productions hired a hotel and we had a skeleton staff of 25, and we had a COVID medic team and special cleaners.
"Everyone lived in this hotel and the tent was on the grounds. So you could leave your room and be in makeup in 90 seconds, so I slept more than I usually do when filming.
"It was tough for the bakers – we had two days on and two days off, and on the days off the bakers were in practice kitchen, so it was gruelling for them."
Finally, new 'Bake Off' host Matt Lucas spoke of what he and the rest of the on-screen talent of he, Paul Hollywood, and Pru Leith would get up to in the afternoons together, confessing: "I hosted bingo one night, Pru did flower arranging, and Paul made pizzas, it was like a holiday camp."
The 'GBBO' return isn't far away, with the baking competition back on Channel 4 next Tuesday, September 22.