When Netflix acquired the Channel 4 version of The Great British Bake-Off, it promised it would broadcast season nine “later this year,” and it’s making good on that promise—and it’s making a new season of the show available a lot more rapidly than occurred with the BBC version on PBS.
The Great British Bake-Off season 9 just finished airing on Oct. 30, after debuting late this summer in the U.K. on Channel 4.
It’s the second series to be broadcast there after the show left the BBC and lost three of its four core cast members.
The Great British Bake-Off season nine, which aired this summer in the U.K., will be on Netflix as The Great British Baking Show collection six starting Friday, Nov. 9.
The 12 bakers competing are listed below.
There are currently five seasons of the show on Netflix, which has started to label its seasons as “collections,” with new numbers that don’t match the U.K. series numbers, just to make things easier for all of us who are trying to figure out what we’ve watched.
To help, I’ve created this handy chart that identifies every season of The Great British Bake-Off and lists its availability in the U.S.
Here is the charming description for the new season that the show called “A foolproof recipe for GBBO”:
“This recipe makes one series of The Great British Bake Off. Serve once a week from Tuesday 28th August with a cup of tea.
Makes: 10 episodes
Baking Time: 75 minutes
2 firm but fair judges
2 comedians, one tall and one… not so tall
12 bakers, all talented amateurs
1 gingham altar
A dash of unpredictable Great British weather
A healthy dollop of innuendo and puns
1 very large tent
Step 1 – Erect your tent (giggling encouraged) and fill it with 12 of Britain’s best amateur bakers.
Step 2 – Whisk together to form stiff tent peaks.
Step 3 – Add two judges to the mix. Don’t worry if they seem tough on the outside, they’re bound to be gooey in the middle.
Step 4 – Next, add your two presenters. Make sure they’re dressed in brightly patterned shirts and have pockets full of puns.
Step 5 – Take your batter and subject it to a Signature Challenge, paying special attention to your flavour combinations. For best results, add a Hollywood Handshake.
Step 6 – PANIC: it’s time to take on the Technical Challenge.
Step 7 – Bake at whatever temperature the Great British weather has thrown at you until golden. Serve on a gingham altar with a freshly-brewed pot of tea.
Step 8 – Construct a near-lifesize famous landmark, family memory or living creature out of entirely edible things. Knead with quivering fingers until *just* standing.
Step 8 – Repeat steps 2-7 a further nine times, removing one baker at the end of each cycle.
Step 9 – Bake your final mixture in the oven at whatever temperature the Great British weather has thrown at you that day until golden on the outside and warm and fuzzy in the middle.
Step 10 – Decorate with group hugs, big buns and saucy one-liners.
Step 11 – Serve on a gingham altar with a side helping of An Extra Slice (Fridays at 8pm on Channel4).
Series 9 of The Great British Bake Off starts Tuesday 28th August at 8pm on Channel 4.”
The Great British Baking Show season 9 bakers
Here are GBBO series 9’s 12 cast members, via with cheeky descriptions of each baker from the show’s web site:
- Antony’s dedication to research is like our knead for puns. In a single trip to Paris he once tasted 50 choux buns.
- Briony comes from Bristol and her passion is puff pastry. She learns techniques from the Internet to keep her baking tasty.
- Dan believes baking is about the quest for perfection. When he creates a bake he’s proud of, he has a huge sense of relief.
- Imelda is a recreation officer who comes from County Tyrone. She excels at baking soda bread but can she make a scone*? (*We unreservedly apologise for those offended by this pronunciation.)
- Welshman Jon loves family life and wears Hawaiian shirts. Dress sense doesn’t matter when you make nice desserts!
- Karen’s love of baking started when she lived in France. She now makes foot-long éclairs and delicious lemon tarts!
- Kim-Joy’s birthday is on World Baking Day, so she was clearly born to bake. For that fact alone, she deserves a Hollywood Handshake.
- Luke works as a civil servant plus a house and techno DJ. The tent could host a massive rave if he manages to get his way.
- Manon was inspired to bake by London after moving there from France. She was quickly hooked on Bake Off, it was love at first glance.
- Rahul is a research scientist with an ‘East meets West’ style of baking. His huge attention to detail means his cakes could be structurally breathtaking.
- Ruby’s time at university kicked off her love of baking. Compared with seven housemates to feed, Bake Off isn’t such an undertaking!
- Terry’s a retired air steward with a background in fine art. He hopes to fly high in the tent and bake a damn fine tart!