The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 01 Description Harry Hill and judges Liam Charles and Ravneet Gill present the first of this year’s heat. Eight contestants put their sponge-baking and jam-making skills to the test. The hallowed Bake Off tent is once again open to a new batch of ridiculously talented young […]
Junior Bake Off is a British television baking competition in which young bakers aged 9 to 15 tackle a series of challenges involving baking cakes, biscuits, bread, and pastries, competing to be crowned Junior Bake Off Champion.
The series debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from The Great British Bake Off and is also produced by Love Productions. Four series of Junior Bake Off were broadcast on CBBC from 2011 to 2016. Following its parent series’ departure from the BBC in 2017, Junior Bake Off resumed with a fifth series in 2019 on Channel 4, with comedian Harry Hill as presenter and Prue Leith and Liam Charles as judges. The fifth series concluded on 22 November 2019. The show returned for a sixth series on 11 January 2021. In January 2021, it was confirmed that Junior Bake Off will return on Monday 10 January 2022 for its seventh series.
Each series of Junior Bake Off includes 15 episodes. While The Great British Bake Off features three challenges per episode (signature, technical, and showstopper), Junior Bake Off includes only the technical and showstopper challenges. In the first four series, aired on CBBC from 2011–16, the format featured 40 young bakers aged 9 to 12 years old divided into 10 qualifying rounds or heats. Each episode featured only four bakers, with one winner each episode and the other three eliminated. The winning baker from each heat were brought back for ‘Finals Week’ (divided into two semi-finals, followed by two finals, and then one grand final) which determined the winner.
The format was altered in 2019 when the series moved to Channel 4. The episodes were increased from 30 minutes to one hour, the number of bakers halved to 20 (16 in series 6), and the upper age range of the contestants increased from 12 to 15. Instead of only four bakers taking part in each qualifying round, the bakers are divided into two groups of 10 each, with five eliminated from one group during the first five episodes, and five eliminated from the second group during the second five episodes. The remaining five bakers from each group are combined in the week-long finals, resulting in quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. The ‘Star Baker’ award, given to the judges’ favourite baker in each episode, was not included in the CBBC version of the show but is a part of the Channel 4 format.
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 02 Description It’s Biscuit Day for the junior bakers and Ravneet brings some magic to the technical challenge with wafer unicorn horns. In the Showstopper challenge the bakers make a diorama of their perfect Saturday made completely out of biscuit. Harry Hill hosts alongside seasoned judges […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 03 Description It’s Bread Day for the junior bakers and their 3D shaping skills are put to the test in the Showstopper where they must create a historical figure in bread form. Harry Hill hosts with judges Liam Charles and Ravneet Gill. The Great British Bake […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 04 Description It’s Dessert Day and judges Ravneet and Liam task the bakers with producing the perfect finale to any meal. The risk of sinking has never been greater in the Technical as the bakers attempt a traditional Chinese dessert with an amphibious twist. For the […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 05 Description Judge Ravneet Gill demands the bakers create a twist on a classic doughnut as Pastry Day sees the last chance for the first heat of bakers to make it through to Finals Week. For the Showstopper, the bakers must use all their imagination and […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 06 Description The young bakers face their first technical challenge – a fun twist on a traditional cake pop – before making a showstopper that reveals their hidden talents when sliced. Harry Hill hosts, as judges Liam Charles and Ravneet Gill take on the tough task […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 07 Description The Heat B bakers will be put to the test by judges Liam Charles and Ravneet Gill. Hosted by the comedic Harry Hill, the bakers will be challenged to showcase their skills and creativity in two delicate biscuit challenges. The first challenge will be […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 08 Description On Bread Day, the heat of junior bakers on Junior Bake Off are put to the test as they must showcase their skills and creativity by creating bread in the form of their best friends. But before that, they must also impress the judges, […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 09 Description Dessert Day sees the bakers produce delicious, sweet creations for judges Liam Charles and Ravneet Gill to sample. First, Liam leaves the bakers wide-eyed in disbelief as he sets the muckiest Technical Challenge ever seen in the tent. Then in the Showstopper, the bakers […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 10 Description It’s Pastry Day for the Heat B bakers and their last chance to win a place in Finals Week. Judge Ravneet Gill ramps up the pressure in the Technical, asking the bakers to make her favourite fast-food guilty pleasure. Then in the Showstopper, the […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 11 Description Harry Hill presents the breakfast-themed first show of finals week, with the eight bakers preparing an airy breakfast snack with a divisive filling and a pancake showstopper. The Great British Bake Off All Seasons The Great British Junior Bake Off All Seasons The Great […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 12 Description It’s day two of Finals Week and the junior bakers are fusing two street food items from across the world in the technical challenge. In the showstopper, the contestants must shape a mega snack and load it with exciting fillings to wow the judges. […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 13 Description The final six bakers compete in day three of Finals Week, putting their creativity to the test while they marry two cult foods into one in the technical challenge. In the Showstopper, the contestants make cookie layer cakes to impress judges Liam Charles and […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 14 Description The semi-final sees the perfect time to test the remaining bakers’ skills in some of the more challenging areas of patisserie. The bakers must control their tempers and hope they don’t crack as they take on one of patisserie’s toughest challenges for the Technical. […]
The Great British Bake Off Junior Season 08 Episode 15 Description The four finalists battle it to be crowned the winner. In the only Signature challenge of the series, the bakers must prepare 24 mini desserts showcasing two different flavours. In their last and most important bake of the series, it’s the finalists’ ultimate opportunity […]