It seems there is definitely a new
trend going around the TV circuit – the celebrity induced challenge; dancing,
the jungle, skating, diving and now baking.
We’ve not long said goodbye 2013 and I’m A Celebrity….Get Me Out of Here
and Strictly Come Dancing, when 2014 kicks in with Splash and Dancing on
Ice. Next week it’s the turn of The
Great Sports Relief Bake Off.

Starting Monday 13th
January, the first of four programmes will see a host of celebrities taking
part in The Great Sport Relief Bake Off to help raise money for the sporting stars
of the future. In each televised programme
four different celebrities will battle it out in the kitchen, at the end of
which a star baker will be crowned.
Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are back to keep an eye on the
hopefuls, and are sure to attract the viewing public. Regular presenter Sue Perkins is minus her
usual sidekick Mel and will be joined by guest hosts Omid Djalili, Ed Byrne and
Jo Brand and between the two funny women there is sure to be a few laughs had,
and not just at the baking disasters.

Amongst the 16 celebrities there are
a mixture of actresses, sports personalities, singers and presenters but which
one also has some hidden talent when it comes to mouth-watering cakes, puddings
and desserts.

Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner
will take a turn on the other side of the table and be receiving instead of
giving at the hands of the two professional bakers. Rochelle Humes will be hoping her baking
turns out better than her dancing after her unsuccessful turn on the Strictly
Come Dancing Christmas Special.
Cricketer Michael Vaughan and cyclist Victoria Pendleton will also be
hoping their baking lives up to their dancing skills, as both lasted until
weeks eight (Victoria) and nine (Michael) on Strictly Come Dancing in the 2012
series. If the other contenders prove
pretty bad they might just be in with a chance.

Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton, impressionist
Alistair McGowan, presenter Johnny Vaughan, and Desert Island Disc host Kirsty
Young also join the wife of Comic Relief boss Richard Curtis, Emma Freud. Out of the five of them one of them must be a
dab hand in the kitchen? Or is that just
when it’s time to wash up?


Singers Michael Ball and Jamelia, and
actresses Doon Mackichan, Samantha Bond and Jane Horrocks will be donning their
apron and hoping to pull out a little something special when the clock signals
it is time to bake. With Bonnie Wright
swapping the wand she waved about as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films
for a wooden spoon. She be wanting to
turn her competition into fluffy bunnies to disguise how bad her baking really
is?

So will it be a case of soggy
puddings and flour clouds or will we get to see some real bakers appear before
our very eyes. Only one way to find out –
set your TV for 8.30pm, BBC2, Monday 13th to Thursday 16th
January 2014.