Comic Sarah Millican set to host celebrity Bake Off

Sarah Millican will host an episode of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016. Photo: PA Wire
Sarah Millican will host an episode of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016. Photo: PA Wire

The nation’s favourite baking show is set to return to TV screens and South Shields comedian Sarah Millican is taking the lead.

Sarah will host one episode of a charity spin-off of the Great British Bake Off.

The Great Sport Relief Bake Off will be broadcast across four weeks on BBC One next year.

Judged by legendary cookery writer Mary Berry and acclaimed Master Baker Paul Hollywood, the series will see a batch of 16 celebrities compete in the ultimate baking battle, all to raise as much cash as possible for Sport Relief.

Jennifer Saunders, Ed Byrne and resident Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc will also present one episode each.

Each 60 minute episode will see four celebrity bakers put their signature, technical and showstopper bakes under the spotlight in a bid to be declared Sport Relief Star Baker.

Entering the famous Bake Off tent and hoping to win the judges’ approval this series are Ade Edmondson, Alison Steadman, Chris Kamara, David James, Ed Balls, Geri Horner, Jason Manford, Jermaine Jenas, John Simpson, Kimberley Walsh, Louise Redknapp, Maddy Hill, Morgana Robinson, Samantha Cameron, Victoria Coren-Mitchell and Will Young.

The series will also follow presenter Clare Balding as she visits a number of Comic Relief projects in Kenya and Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis, who visits a UK project, to show how the money raised this Sport Relief will make a massive difference to people living incredibly tough lives, across the world’s poorest communities and here at home in the UK.

Sport Relief is back from Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20.

To find out how to hold your own bake sale or get involved with Sport Relief visit