Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall to appear in celebrity Bake Off 2021

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall hopes to wow judges with her skills in the kitchen when she appears on The Great Celebrity Bake Off.

The South Shields singer, who shot to fame on The X Factor in 2011, is one of 20 celebrities to have signed up for the celebrity special of the hit Channel 4 show.

Jade will appear alongside stars such as actor James McAvoy, actress Daisy Ridley and TV presenter Stacey Dooley on the show, which aims to raise funds for charity Stand Up To Cancer.

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Jade Thirlwall will appear on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer which returns to Channel 4 this spring.Jade Thirlwall will appear on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer which returns to Channel 4 this spring.
Jade Thirlwall will appear on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer which returns to Channel 4 this spring.

Also hoping to impress with their baking skills will be double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes, actor and comedian John Bishop, comedian and presenter Tom Allen, author and TV star David Baddiel.

The list of celebrity participants also includes YouTuber and musician KSI, Paralympian Ade Adepitan, author and psychotherapist Philippa Perry, radio DJ Nick Grimshaw and comedian Rob Beckett.

Former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, TV star Anneka Rice, actor Reece Shearsmith, musician Dizzee Rascal, as well as singers Anne-Marie and Nadine Coyle, and comedian Katherine Ryan are also all on board.

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Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be judging the bakes while host Matt Lucas will also return to the tent ‘keeping time and spirits up’.

Sarah Lazenby, head of formats and features at Channel 4, said: “What we all need right now is more joy.

"Bake Off is serving up yet another dollop of fun courtesy of some very willing celebrities.

“We can’t promise a huge helping of baking inspiration, but we can deliver some much-needed laughs.”

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Kieran Smith, executive producer of Bake Off creators Love Productions, said: “Bake Off is extremely proud to support Stand Up To Cancer.

“It has been a difficult year for charities and we sincerely hope that this series will offer a lot of fun, but also some much-needed funds in the fight against cancer.”

Stand Up To Cancer has raised more than £62 million, funding 55 clinical trials and projects involving 11,000 cancer patients across the country, Channel 4 said.

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