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‘The Great British Baking Show’ Returns to Netflix November 9

Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig, Prue Leith, and Paul Hollywood are back to provide cheeky commentary and stern judgment on baked goods

Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig
From left: Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, and Sandi Toksvig. Take a look at Fielding’s haircut.
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A new season of The Great British Baking Show will arrive on Netflix just in time to wrap Americans in a warm blanket following the brutal run up to the midterm elections. The new episodes, officially known on the platform as “Collection 6,” will be available to stream Friday, November 9, a spokesperson for the company confirms.

The collection aired as Season 9 of The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom earlier this year. Details from Netflix are scarce, but a weird and wonderful Channel 4 trailer that dropped in August gives viewers a quick look at Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig, Prue Leith, and Paul Hollywood. The revamped cast of hosts and judges turned out to be a pleasant surprise for those who feared the show would lose its charm without Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc, and Sue Perkins. The biggest news to come out of the 60-second preview and a couple of available production stills is that Fielding has given his mop top a significant trim, and he’s showing off some serious sideburns.

That haircut was a headline-generating scandal across the pond. American fans are advised to take the necessary time to process this development so it does not come as too big of a shock on the ninth.

More Baking Show is coming after the release of Collection 6. A two-episode holiday special is on deck for Netflix this year, and another new season is scheduled to broadcast in fall 2019.

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