BAKE OFF TO FORM COVID-FREE BUBBLE AHEAD OF NEW SERIES FILMING

Filming is set to begin this Summer.



Like 2020, the cast and crew of Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off will form a bubble and quarantine together before and during the filming of the series. They will reportedly be staying at Down Hall Hotel & Spa in Essex.


Speaking on ITV's Lorraine, Matt Lucas revealed: "Like last year, we’re going into a bubble. All self-isolating and getting tested and then we’re going into a Covid-free bubble, so we can all taste each other’s bakes and there can be handshakes and all sorts."


A source told The Sun: "Although many of the rules and regulations that made filming difficult are now easing, the producers of the show wanted to be extra cautious. Lockdown is still set to fully lift next month, but changing events could mean that doesn’t happen, or restrictions that have recently eased could be brought back into force. But this covers them for any eventuality — it also means they’ll enjoy a rather nice retreat too.”


The Great British Bake Off returns late Summer/ early Autumn on Channel 4.