Comedians join the Great British Bake Off

Comic Relief special

A raft of comics are to take part in a charity series of The Great British Bake Off.

Jo Brand, Ed Byrne, Stephen K Amos and Bob Mortimer are among the contestants taking part in a four-part Comic Relief special over consecutive nights from January 21.

The BBC will also be using the show to raise the profile of double-act Watson and Oliver, who have a second series on the way, as the pair will also be among the celebrity bakers.

The line-up is completed by Warwick Davis,Duncan Bannatyne, Paralympic gold medalist Ellie Simmonds, Olympian Helen Glover, journalist Martha Kearney and TV presenters Andy Akinwolere, Simon Reeve, Julia Bradbury, Kirsty Wark and Claudia Winkleman.

The series will be hosted by Mel Giedroyc – without her usual partner Sue Perkins – and judged by Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry.

Published: 10 Jan 2013

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