The Great British Bake Off (series 8)
The eighth series of The Great British Bake Off began on 29 August 2017, with this being the first of The Great British Bake Off to be broadcast on Channel 4, after the production company Love Productions moved the show. It is the first series for new hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, and new judge Prue Leith.
|The Great British Bake Off Series 8|
|Presented by||Noel Fielding
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Executive producer(s)||Anna Beattie|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Love Productions|
|Original network||Channel 4|
|Original release||29 August 2017– present|
|Preceded by||Series 7|
|Chris Geiger||50||Software developer||Bristol|||
|James Hillery||46||Banker||Brentwood, Essex|||
|Julia Chernogorova||21||Aviation Broker||Horsham, West Sussex|||
|Kate Lyon||29||Health and safety inspector||Merseyside|||
|Liam Charles||19||Student||North London|||
|Peter Abatan||52||IT programme manager||Southend, Essex|||
|Sophie Faldo||33||Former army officer and trainee stuntwoman||West Molesey, Surrey|||
|Stacey Hart||42||Former school teacher||Radlett, Hertfordshire|||
|Steven Carter-Bailey||34||Marketer||Watford, Hertfordshire|||
|Chuen-Yan "Yan"||46||Laboratory research scientist||North London|||
- Baker was one of the judges' least favourite bakers that week, but was not eliminated.
- Baker was one of the judges' favourite bakers that week, but was not the Star Baker.
- Baker got through to the next round.
- Baker was eliminated.
- Baker was the Star Baker.
- Baker was a series runner-up.
- Baker was the series winner.
- Baker eliminated
- Star Baker
Episode 1: CakeEdit
For the first challenge, the bakers were instructed to make a fruity cake using fresh fruit, with no dried fruit permitted. For the technical challenge, the bakers were instructed to make 12 chocolate mini rolls using Prue's recipe, which contains peppermint cream. The showstopper challenge required the bakers to make an illusion cake: a cake that appears to be some other object.
(12 Chocolate mini rolls)
|Chris||Tropical Fresh Fruit Cake||12th||'Raised Pork Pie and Egg Surprise' Cake|
|Flo||Citrus Layer Cake||9th||'One in a Melon' Cake|
|James||Orange, Rhubarb & Ginger Crumble Cake||2nd||'Mock-accino and Croissant' Cake|
|Julia||Courgette Lemon Cake||3rd||'Russian Doll' Cake|
|Kate||Moroccan Strawberry and Rose Cake||1st||'Chocolate Terrarium' Cake|
|Liam||Apple and Almond Crumble Maple Loaf||8th||'Stackin' Sunday' Cake|
|Peter||Coconut Cake||10th||'Bread on a Breadboard' Cake|
|Sophie||Pineapple and Coconut Sandwich Cake||5th||'Champagne Bottle and Bucket' Cake|
|Stacey||Granny Smith Apple and Walnut Cake||11th||'Black Evening Clutch Bag' Cake|
|Steven||Bonfire Night Cake||6th||'A Baker's Lunch' Cake|
|Tom||Gilded Pear and Cardamom Cake||7th||'Stack of Books' Cake|
|Yan||Windfall Apple Crumble Cake||4th||'Banana-ramen' Cake|
Episode 2: BiscuitsEdit
For the signature Challenge, the bakers were instructed to make 24 sandwich biscuits. For the technical challenge, the bakers faced a very difficult challenge of making fortune cookies of two types of flavours - one is almond and one is orange. For the final showstopper challenge, the bakers were required to make a biscuit board game that should be at least 40cm long in diameter and has at least 8 elements.
(24 Sandwich Biscuits)
(12 Fortune Cookies)
(Biscuit Board Games)
|Chris||Chocolate Chia Seed Biscuits with Whisky Caramel Filling||11th||'The Great British Sail Off' Game|
|Flo||Gin Jam Butties||10th||'Pick My Bones' Game|
|James||Rhubarb and Custard Whirls||3rd||'Coppit' Game|
|Julia||Middle Eastern Delight Sandwich Biscuits||4th||'A British Baking' Game|
|Kate||Coconut Seashells for a Titanic Afternoon Tea||8th||'Jungle' Game|
|Liam||Coffee Malted Pecan Shorties||7th||'Classroom Classics' Game|
|Sophie||Lemon Limoncino Sandwich Biscuits||2nd||'Snakes and Ladders' Game|
|Stacey||Sparkly Chocolate and Marshmallow Fluff Cookies||9th||'Get to School' Game|
|Steven||Amarpressi Biscuits||6th||'Check Bake' Game|
|Tom||Coffee and Amaretto Kisses||5th||'Drain Pipes and Ladders' Game|
|Yan||'Mrs. Marian's ' PB 'n' B' Biscuits||1st||'Adventures in Bakeland' Game|
Episode 3: BreadEdit
For the signature Challenge, the bakers were instructed to make 12 teacakes in 2 hours and 45 minutes. For the technical challenge, the bakers were tasked to make a cottage loaf. For the showstopper challenge, the bakers were required to make a multi-coloured bread sculpture with at least 3 colours using natural food colouring in 4½ hours.
(Multi-coloured bread sculpture)
|Flo||Cinnamon and Orange Teacakes||7th||'Davy Jones' Locker' Bread Sculpture|
|James||Nordic Teacakes||9th||'Owl in the Woods' Bread Sculpture|
|Julia||Earl Grey Dried Fruit Teacakes||2nd||'The Snail Under a Mushroom' Bread Sculpture|
|Kate||Blueberry Buns||10th||'Kraken' Bread Sculpture|
|Liam||Jamaican Spiced Teacakes||5th||'Kneadapolitan' Bread Sculpture|
|Sophie||Tagine Teacakes||6th||'Picnic Basket' Bread Sculpture|
|Stacey||Cranberry and Cinnamon Teacakes||1st||'Ascot Hat' Bread Sculpture|
|Steven||Madras Cocktail Teacakes||3rd||'The Bag I Knead' Bread Sculpture|
|Tom||Orange and Cranberry Teacakes||4th||'Pink & Yellow Rose Centrepiece' Bread Sculpture|
|Yan||'Mrs's P's' Masala Chai Spiced Teacakes||8th||'Basil the Vegetarian Dragon with his Pumpkin Hoard' Bread Sculpture|
Episode 4: CaramelEdit
For the signature challenge, the bakers were required to produce 18 identical millionaire shortbread. The technical challenge was set by Prue where the bakers were tasked to make stroopwafels. Only one test waffle was allowed, and the challenge proved to be a very difficult one for the bakers with none of them producing an adequate caramel. For the final showstopper challenge, the bakers were required to make a caramel cake consisting of at least three layers of sponge. They were required to incorporate spun sugar into their decorations.
(18 Millionaire shortbread)
|James||'Windy City' Millionaire Shortbreads||2nd||Nutty Caramel Cake|
|Julia||Pecan Salted Caramel Millionaire Shortbreads||9th||Poppy Seed Caramel Cake|
|Kate||Salted Bay Caramel Millionaire Shortbreads||6th||Sticky Toffee Apple Caramel Cake|
|Liam||Salted Peanut Butter Millionaire Shortbreads||3rd||White Layered Ginger Caramel Cake|
|Sophie||Jaffa Millionaire Shortbreads||4th||Bird's Nest Caramel Cake|
|Stacey||Rum Salted Caramel Millionaire Shortbreads||1st||Chocolate and Coffee Caramel Cake|
|Steven||Orange Macadamia Nut Millionaire Shortbreads||7th||Caramel Crown Cake|
|Tom||Stem Ginger Caramel Millionaire Shortbreads||5th||Hummingbird Cake|
|Yan||'Lil' Red's Ginger and Nuts' Millionaire Shortbreads||8th||Animals of the Rainforest Caramel Cake|
The first episode to be broadcast on Channel 4 received an overnight viewing figure of 6.5 million, which is the channel's highest viewing figure since the 2012 Paralympics, but down from the 10 million obtained in the previous series on BBC1.
|Airdate||7 day viewers
|28 day viewers
|1||29 August 2017||9.46||TBC||1||1|
|2||5 September 2017||9.23||TBC||1||2|
|3||12 September 2017||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|4||19 September 2017||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|5||26 September 2017||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|6||3 October 2017||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|7||10 October 2017||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|8||17 October 2017||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|9||24 October 2017||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
|10||31 October 2017||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
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