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Popular British Competition Show 'The Great British Bake Off' to Air in the US

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It has been renamed 'The Great British Baking Show.'

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Popular British cooking competition show The Great British Bake Off will soon premiere the United States. According to a press release, the show will be renamed to The Great British Baking Show and will air on PBS. During the 10-week series, 12 amateur bakers from across the U.K. will compete to "prove their baking prowess."

In each episode, there are three challenges: the Signature Bake, which "tests the bakers' personality;" The Technical Bake, where the contests are given then same basic recipe and ingredients; and the Showstopper Bake, in which "competitors showcase their depth of skill and talent." Plus, each week, the contests will tackle a different baking skill, which gets harder as the series progress.

The show stars "renowned" British bakers Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as judges, and Sue Perkins an Mel Giedroyc — "a successful British comedy writing duo" — as hosts. The Great British Bake Off has won two BAFTA Awards in the five seasons it has been on air. Based on the success of the British show, CBS picked up an American spin-off last year called The American Baking Competition, which was eventually canceled. The Great British Baking Show premieres December 28 at 8p.m. EST.

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