The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C episode 4: The tent of baked dreams hosts another quartet of celebrity bakers, who are giving their floury all to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer in the penultimate episode in the series.
Celebrities join Matt Lucas in the tent aiming to impress judges Paul and Prue as they bake for Stand Up To Cancer.
At stake is the Star Baker apron, the ultimate prize. Lining up in front of judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood and presenter Matt Lucas are documentary-maker, presenter and one-time Strictly Come Dancing champion Stacey Dooley; Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall, internet personality KSI and comedian Katherine Ryan.
They face three trials-by-baking. One involves making cocktail flavoured fondant fancies, another tests their pastry skills and the showstopper demands they create a representation, from biscuit and meringue, of something they can’t live without.
The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C episode 4
Matt Lucas hosts as TV presenter Stacey Dooley, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall, comedian Katherine Ryan and internet influencer KSI show off their baking skills. They serve up cocktail-flavoured fondant fancies, have their knowledge of pastry tested in the technical and in the showstopper are asked to create a scene showing something they cannot live without – all from biscuit and meringue. Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith judge their efforts.
The elder statesman of Bake Off, Paul is the only member of the team who has been with the show since its very beginning, originally judging alongside Mary Berry until the move to Channel 4 in 2017. Paul also hosts the US version of the programme, The American Baking Competition and has served as head baker at a number of hotels in the UK and abroad, after first beginning his career at his father’s bakery when he was still in his teens.
Although it was Bake Off that really made Paul a household name, he had made some other TV appearances beforehand on shows including The Heaven and Earth Show and This Morning, while since making his name as a judge he has appeared on a number of programmes including his own show Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds.
Paul is known for his often harsh comments and for setting frequently challenging tasks in the signature challenge, while his coveted “Hollywood handshakes” reserved for the very best bakes have become a popular feature of the show.