What is The Great British Baking Show: Holidays about?

The Great British Baking Show Holidays artwork
The Great British Baking Show Holidays artwork /

Season 12 of The Great British Baking Show just came to an end and crowned another baker as the winner. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until next season for some baking goodness. The show has a holiday spin-off that is coming sooner than you might expect.

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays is hitting Netflix on Friday, Dec 3, 2021. This is the fourth season of the holiday baking competition show and it will be two episodes long (as usual).

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will be back as judges, and Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding will take up their usual host gigs. But Noel Fielding will not be in both episodes this year. Tom Allen, who has hosted an episode or two of the “Holidays” show in the past, will be hosting alongside Lucas for one episode this season.

The only other difference between the normal season and this holiday spin-off is that the bakers aren’t brand new. They are contestants from past seasons who come back to see if they can make it in the tent when given a second chance.

But don’t worry! The holidays may be a stressful time but this Great British Baking Show spin-off is just as calming, comforting, and lovely as the original we all know and love.

What is The Great British Baking Show: Holidays season 4 about?

Season 4 of The Great British Baking Show: Holidays will feature one Christmas-themed episode and one New Year’s Eve-themed episode.

Each episode will include the same three challenges as the original: the Signature, the Technical, and the dreaded Showstopper. Based on past seasons, the holiday showstoppers will be amazing — if they stay standing!

In the first episode, Jamie Finn and Rosie Brandreth-Poynter from 2019, Ruby Bhogal from 2018, and James Hillery from 2017 will be back under the white tent to make delicious Christmas treats.

The second episode will include Nancy Birtwhistle from 2014, Dr. Rahul Mandal from 2018, and Henry Bird and Helena Garcia from 2019. They will be baking New Year’s-themed creations.

To take a look at what’s in store this season, check out the trailer here:

Whatever the bakers make this year or whether they’re successful or not doesn’t really matter. It’s more the joy and fun of the show that makes it such a joy to watch.

Will you be checking out season 4 of The Great British Baking Show: Holidays this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!

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