Meet the GBBO Celeb Contestants

Great British Bake Off Celebrity 2021 starts tonight.

Despite the lockdown, Channel 4 managed to attract an impressive group of top celebrities this year.

In each episode, four celebrities meet up with Matt Lucas in the famous GBBO tent.

Here they will try to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

After splitting several dishes, one is called a Star Baker.

And it will stay that way for the whole week – with an incredible 20 celebrities.

What’s more, it’s all for a very good cause.

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Great British Bake Off Celebrity 2021 is for Stand Up To Cancer.

This is a joint fundraiser between Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 – and has raised over £ 62 million to date.

But who are the celebrities this year? And what time is it on channel 4?

Here is the 2021 celebrity cast:

Daisy Ridley

Will Daisy impress the judges? (Credit: Channel 4)

Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley, 28, also starred in Murder on the Orient Express, Ophelia and Peter Rabbit.

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James McAvoy

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What is it, James ?! (Credit: Channel 4)

41-year-old actor James McAvoy is best known for his roles in His Dark Materials, Split, X Men: First Class and Glass.

Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes
Kelly appears confident on the show (Credit: Channel 4)

Retired British middle distance athlete Dame Kelly Holmes, 50, is a heroine of the Olympic Games. She has won two Olympic gold medals and was named Honorary Colonel of the Royal Armored Corps in 2018.

John Bishop

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John Bishop is a huge British star (Credit: SplashNews)

Comedian John Bishop, 54, is a retired professional footballer turned hilarious. He is best known for the John Bishop Show, his heartwarming Great Whale Rescue documentary, and the upcoming role as Doctor Who.

Tom Allen

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Tom Allen is a comedian (Credit: SplashNews)

Comedian Tom Allen, 37, is a stand-up star and a regular celebrity panelist and game show contestant. Last year he co-hosted The Great Christmas Bake Off.

David Baddiel

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David seems scared of Matt Lucas! (Credit: Channel 4)

Comedian David Baddiel, 56, is a stand-up star, writer, and columnist. He is best known for his work with Frank Skinner and his regular appearances on comedy panel shows.

Jade Thirwall

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Jade is a Little Mix star (Image credit: SplashNews)

The 28-year-old singer Jade Thirwall is a member of the girls’ group Little Mix. The band won The X Factor in 2011 and became one of the most successful girls’ groups of all time.

Stacey Dooley

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Stacey Dooley won Strictly in 2018 (Image credit: SplashNews)

The 34-year-old presenter Stacey Dooley is famous for her famous documentary series. She has presented documentaries on various channels including the BBC and W. She also won Strictly Come Dancing in 2018.


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Celebrity KSI is a huge social media star (Credit: Channel 4)

KSI, real name Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji, 27, is a YouTube personality and rapper. Ranked in the Times as one of the Top 100 British Influencers, he has over 12 million YouTube subscribers.

Goodbye Adepitan

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Ade toured the world on his BBC show (Credit: SplashNews)

47 year old presenter and basketball player Ade Adepitan presents the travel show for BBC World News. And is also known for hosting the Invictus Games and co-hosting Children In Need.

Philippa Perry

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Philippa is a psychotherapist and media personality (Credit: SplashNews)

Psychotherapist and writer Philippa, 63, can often be seen on shows like This Morning to share her expertise. Her books include How to Be a Parent, How to Stay Healthy, and the book you asked your parents to read.

Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw
Does Nick know his way around the kitchen? (Image credit: SplashNews)

Radio DJ Nick Grimshaw, 36, is best known for hosting various shows for Radio 1. He moderates Drivetime and was also a judge on The X Factor’s twelfth series.

Rob Beckett

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Rob is weird at Celebs Go Dating (Image credit: SplashNews)

34-year-old comedian Rob is known as the voice over for Celebs Go Dating. He was also the team captain on 8 out of 10 cats and presented All Together Now on BBC One.

Alexandra Burke

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Alexandra is an X Factor Winner (Image Credit: SplashNews)

The 32-year-old singer Alexandra Burke won the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008. Her song Hallelujah reached number one and she starred in The Bodyguard and Sister Act The Musical.

Anneka Reis

Anneka Reis
Anneka is a media personality, painter, and comedian (Credit: SplashNews)

Media personality and artist Anneka Rice, 62, is a former BBC journalist and previously hosted Treasure Hunt. She also does stand-up comedy and regularly exhibits her artwork.

Reece Shearsmith

Reece Comedian
Reeace is a successful writer and comedian (Credit: SplashNews)

51-year-old actor and comedian Reece Shearsmith created and starred on the sketch show The League of Gentleman. He co-wrote and starred on Inside No.9.

Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee is an award-winning rapper (Credit: SplashNews)

Rapper Dizzee Rascal, real name Dylan Kwabena Mills MBE, 36, is a famous British music star. His hits include Fix Up, Look Sharp, Bonkers and Don’t Be Dumb.


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Anne Marie will try her hand at baking (Credit: Channel 4)

29-year-old singer Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson is known for her pop hits Rockabye, Alarm and Friends.

Nadine Coyle

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Nadine rose to fame as a Girls Aloud member (Credit: SplashNews)

The 35-year-old singer Nadine Coyle became famous as a member of the girls’ group Girls Aloud. The band won Pop Stars: The Rivals and scored 20 top ten hits. Nadine also took part in I’m A Celebrity … Get me out of here! in 2019.

Katherine Ryan

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Katherine is a Canadian comedian and actress (Credit: SplashNews)

Comedian Katherine Ryan, 37, is a well-known comedian and actress. She recently starred in her own Netflix comedy series The Duchess.

When is Celebrity Great British Bake Off?

Great British Bake Off Celebrity 2021 stars on Channel 4 on Monday March 9th at 8 p.m.

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