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Bake Off: The Professionals | Series 5 Preview (Channel 4)

Bake Off: The Professionals returns for a new series, as the search for this year's best patisserie team in Britain begins.

Liam Charles and brand-new host Stacey Solomon welcome teams of pastry chefs hailing from establishments in Manchester, Cumbria, Wiltshire, Birmingham and London. As always, they face two days of testing challenges judged by world class pâtissier experts Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden.

The new series starts with a bang, as the judges have a surprise up their sleeves for the teams with a secret challenge from the off. Without any recipes to hand they must rely on their patisserie instincts, innate knowledge, and above all their team work to create 36 individual strawberry fraisiers and a chocolate amenity in just three hours.

In the second challenge, the teams must transform an ordinary dessert into an incredible fine-dining experience with their showpiece. For this heat it's a classic treacle tart complete with towering edible showpiece sculptures that are stunning beyond belief.

Which teams will earn themselves a place in the next round, and which team will be going home?

Bake Off The Professionals returns Tuesday 24th May at 8pm on Channel 4.


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