Will it Perfect Peter, Messy Laura or Starey Dave? Yes, it’s time for the gala grand final of The Great British Bake Off 2020 and our bakers are about to enter the fabled tent for the last time.
This has been a series like no other, with cast and crew packing up the marquee, shipping out of Welford Park and forming a Covid-secure environment at an Essex hotel to ensure the contest could be safely staged during lockdown.
Across nine weeks of dropped cakes, melted ice cream and controversial eliminations (Mak! Lottie! Hermine!), a dozen plucky hopefuls have been whittled down to just three – but only one can be crowned champion and it’s all to bake for.
Expect pastry pressure, a towering showstopper and the tightest decision ever. But who will succeed reigning champ David Atherton (no, we barely remember him either) and become the 11th winner of that coveted glass cake-stand trophy?
I’m Michael, your sous chef for tonight’s live show. It’s showtime at 8pm on Channel 4. I’ll be liveblogging from 7.30pm, providing build-up, rolling coverage, social media reaction and sarky asides.
Please join me – and join in, too. You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet me on @michaelhogan or leave comments at the bottom of this blog. I’ll keep an eye on them all and report the highlights here.
On your marks. Get set. And for one last time in the bio-bubble… bake!