Fans of the Great British Bake Off, rejoice! A date for the new series has finally been confirmed after launching later than originally planned.
It is one of the most anticipated shows of the year and it is coming back on the 24th of August!
— BBC One (@BBCOne) August 5, 2016
Fans of the much-loved baking competition will be very excited to see Paul, Mary, Sue and Mel return to the show.
But they have had to wait a bit longer than usual for the seventh series.
This is because of the BBC’s coverage of the Olympics in Rio, particularly with the opening ceremony kick-starting the long event this weekend.
Therefore, GBBO has had to launch just about three weeks later than it did last year.
The BBC have reportedly stated that the reason for this delay was because they did not want the Olympics to impact ‘Bake Off’ ratings as it usually draws in audiences of up to 12 million.