The Great British Bake Off wraps filming new series
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 August 2020
'The Great British Bake Off' has finished shooting its latest series amid the coronavirus pandemic
'The Great British Bake Off' has wrapped filming the latest series.
The popular baking show – which is co-hosted by Noel Fielding and programme newcomer Matt Lucas – only recently started filming following the coronavirus lockdown, but the official 'Bake Off' Twitter account has confirmed it has already finished shooting series 11.
Alongside a behind-the-scenes photo of the 'Bake Off' set, the tweet read: "Filming has wrapped on the new series of The Great British Bake Off. More news soon... (sic)"
Last month, it was confirmed 'Bake Off' had resumed shooting ahead of a new series airing later this year.
Gary Davey – CEO of Sky Studios, the parent company of 'Bake Off' producer Love Productions – said filming was "going very well" on the show.He added: "As you can imagine, there was a lot of work collaboratively between Love Productions and our Covid protocols team just to get that right."
Sky Studios chief commercial officer Jane Millichip confirmed the show has moved to a more coronavirus-friendly location.
She said: "It's all happening in deep secret, somewhere in darkest deepest Britain in the shires.
"You will have your Victoria sponge this year."
The new series marks Matt's debut as a presenter on the popular programme.
The 'Little Britain' co-creator joined the show after Sandi Toksvig decided to quit 'Bake Off' in order to focus on other projects.
The 62-year-old TV star explained: "When stepping down from a job it is quite common for people to say they are doing so in order to spend more time with their family.
"Unusually I am departing from 'The Great British Bake Off' so I can spend more time with my other work.
"As my waistline will testify, 'Bake Off' is an all-consuming show."