Great British Bake Off – An Extra Slice – episode 1 2020: Jo’s joined by presenter AJ Odudu and An Extra Slice favourite Richard Osman as they discuss the new bubble of bakers and indulge in Cake Week.
Companion show to baking contest, featuring unseen footage from the programme and an interview with the week’s eliminated baker. Jo Brand welcomes the main programme’s new host Matt Lucas, presenter AJ Odudu and Extra Slice favourite Richard Osman to discuss the new bubble of bakers and get stuck into Cake Week. Plus, comedian and regular contributor Tom Allen invites an array of home-bakers to bravely present him with their delights.
Great British Bake Off – An Extra Slice – episode 1 2020
The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (sometimes shortened to An Extra Slice) is a British television after-show to follow the series The Great British Bake Off. Hosted by Jo Brand, the show features three celebrity panelists discussing the after-events of the week. Originally, the show began airing on BBC Two on 8 August 2014 two days after the premiere episode of the fifth series of the main show, and was filmed at The London Studios. In April 2017, it was announced that the series and Brand would follow The Great British Bake Off to Channel 4 in 2017. The sixth series of The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice returned on 30 August 2019 and concluded on 1 November 2019. The seventh series began airing on 25 September 2020.
Brand and three rotating panelists appear on each episode. The panelists are generally a chef or cooking expert, such as Michel Roux Jr. or Rosemary Schrager, a comedian such as Hal Cruttenden, and a well-known figure who is a fan of the show. The panel has also featured past bakers, including winners Nancy Birtwhistle and Nadiya Hussain. A typical episode begins with Brand reviewing the events of the previous episode while showing clips, including unseen footage from the tent, usually humorous outtakes.
Afterwards, she interviews the panelists about the current episode and what happened in the tent that week. In the next segment, she presents images of bakes viewers have sent in, the talks about the bakes the audience have brought to the studio, at least one of which the panelists try. In the final segment, the most recently eliminated baker joins the panel and is interviewed again by Brand. The baker is invited to bring one of their “less-successful bakes” which Brand and the panel sample. The segment concludes with the baker being presented a cake that captures their time in the tent. Brand concludes the show by showing a preview of what will happen in the next episode of the main show.