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Baking fans, we have good news for you… GBBO is set to return for a sixth series in just two weeks.

Mary, Paul, Sue and Mel will be back with a new cast of aspiring bakers from Wednesday August 5th on BBC One. We love the trailer, featuring Mary Berry as a Sound Of Music-era Julie Andrews:

No news on the contestants has been revealed yet, but they should be announced in the next week or two.

In the meantime, Paul Hollywood has been keeping fans updated with a few sneak peeks inside this year's tent in Welford Park, Berkshire:


Not long now

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After moving over to BBC One last year, ratings for the series shot up to around 10.4 million per episode, from an average of 7.35 on its previous home, BBC Two. Some might say it was the channel change that made the difference, but last year's series made for pretty gripping viewing, as did the Comic Relief celebrity version earlier this year.

After all, we had #BinGate, where a disgraced Iain threw his Baked Alaska in the bin after someone took it out of the freezer too early…

And adorable Norman getting to grips with delicacies like meringues and…pesto

Plus, who can forget Dame Edna gracefully flinging butter into her bowl?

In fact, any moment involving Dame Edna was downright amazing:

Roll on series 6!


There was a Great British Bake Off scandal the other day as contestant Iain Watters stormed out of the tent following allegations of sabotage from fellow contestant, Diana Beard.

Diana had been seen taking his ice-cream out of the fridge, meaning it melted and his baked Alaska ruined. He binned it, and upon showing his dessert to the judges, made the poor decision to bring the bin up with him…

It wasn’t long before #DirtyDiana began to trend on the Twittersphere and has now gotten so bad that judge Paul Hollywood, presenter, Sue Perkins and even Iain himself have spoken out.

Paul has decided that it’s time to end all of the speculation and hate on Twitter, writing: “At the end of the day Mary & I need something to judge, it’s not about melted ice cream but about what’s presented to US… #bingate.”

He also pointed out that poor Mary Berry would be deeply hurt by the whole debacle: “I’m glad Mary’s not on twitter this would upset her.. #enoughnow.”

Presenter Sue Perkins also gave her two cents, saying: “Iain’s Alaska was out of the freezer for 40 secs. That’s it. No sabotage. 40 secs of normal temp would NOT be enough to reduce it to liquid.”

Even Iain himself has weighed in on the #DirtyDiana incident, saying it's over now and calling for a Twitter ceasefire: "Guys no hard feelings now. Diana is a top lady and all us tent bakers are great pals. Can't wait to tune into the rest of the series." Sure, Iain, suuuure. 

Things are getting real sticky over in the GBBO tent…!