Great British Baking Show Season 5

Great British Baking Show Season 5

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Pictured: The Great British Baking Show's Season 5 Contestants, along with judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

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The delectable baking competition that has grown into a beloved international phenomenon returns! 

Great British Baking Show returns for a fifth season this summer, premiering Fridays at 9 p.m. beginning Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9 p.m. with two back-to-back episodes to kick off the season on WXXI-TV. Featuring the original cast of Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc.

Once again, viewers will meet twelve of Britain’s best amateur bakers who will don their aprons, enter the iconic tent and tackle culinary trials that increase in difficulty as the competition unfolds. Vying to be crowned star baker, challengers prepare three creations in each episode: a signature bake, which tests their creative flair and baking ability; the devilishly difficult technical challenge, in which contestants have to bake creations using only ingredient lists and minimal instruction; and finally the showstopper, designed to fully showcase each baker’s skill and creativity.

Contestants face the demanding but endearing judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, two icons of British baking who are now household names in America. Comedy duo Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc are the series hosts, providing the bakers with much-needed emotional support and comic relief. Offering viewers the perfect sweet summer escape, Season 5 features unforgettable contestants attempting some of the series most difficult challenges, from bagels to strudel, treacle tarts to choux gateaus.