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    "Great British Bake Off" Is Coming Back Soon With New Episodes, Thank Goodness

    We should still have a new set of bakers — and hopefully very few soggy bottoms — later this year.

    If, like me, you're a fan of The Great British Bake Off, then you might have been worried that we wouldn't be getting new episodes this year.

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    After all, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it very difficult for TV production to get safely back up and running in many places.

    But I'm overjoyed to tell you that filming has already wrapped on a new season!

    Filming has wrapped on the new series of The Great British Bake Off. More news soon...

    (Or series, as the Brits say.)

    Of course, things might look different this year. According to an interview from Radio Times with the show's creative producer Keiran Smith, the cast and crew went through rigorous safety precautions and COVID testing and were all housed in the same hotel to create a "bubble."

    Paul, Prue, Noel, and Sandy walking toward the tent in a previous season
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    The production even provided ad hoc "test kitchens" so the contestants could practice their dishes on their days off.

    Fans are bringing up a very important question: Will all those safety precautions be enough to keep the Hollywood Handshake in play?

    @BritishBakeOff @PaulHollywood @PrueLeith @noelfielding11 Is it now a Hollywood long distance high five? A Hollywood elbow bump? A Hollywood toe tap?

    Sources say yes, but we'll see for certain when the show returns.

    There's no set return date yet, but it seems likely that we'll be able to watch Paul Hollywood stare at bakers before the year is out. Fingers crossed!

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