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How to watch The Great British Bake Off 2022

Everyone’s favourite comfort show is back soon – here’s how to catch The Great British Bake Off wherever you are in the world

Few TV shows give you that warm, fuzzy feeling like The Great British Bake Off. The iconic amateur baking show is adored by millions, with its mischievous hosts, eclectic contestants and showstopping, sugar-rich creations.

The Great British Bake Off, otherwise known as Bake Off or abbreviated to GBBO, first aired in 2010, presented by the inimitable Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood were on hand to offer words of encouragement and wary stares, respectively.

The show, which boasts 12 series to date, has evolved over the years, notably with a move from its native BBC One to Channel 4 in 2017, for series 8. With the move came two new hosts, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, and Prue Leith replaced Mary Berry to judge the contest alongside Paul Hollywood.

This autumn the show is gearing up for a return to screens, with series 13 of The Great British Bake Off tipped for a late September return on Channel 4. The network usually announces the exact dates of the show’s return in late August or early September, so be sure to watch this space for the latest updates.

We’ve summarised how you can watch GBBO 2022, no matter where you are in the world. Read on for our handy guide.

How to watch The Great British Bake Off 2022: Channel 4

Series 13 of The Great British Bake Off is expected to air on Channel 4 in late September 2022. While the exact start date hasn’t yet been announced, the network usually discloses when the new series of Bake Off will kick off around late August or early September.

You’ll also be able to stream series 13 of The Great British Bake Off on All 4, the network’s on-demand channel, after each episode has premiered.

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Channel 4 also has five previous series of the show available to watch on All 4. Fans of the amateur baking show can watch the five series of the show that aired from 2017 to 2021 inclusive.

Somewhat confusingly, Channel 4 has labelled these series one to five on the All 4 site, but note that this means series one to five of the series of Bake Off that have aired on Channel 4 – aka series 8 to 12. If you want to watch the first seven series of the show, starting from its inception in 2010, you’ll need to look elsewhere.

The most recent five series, however, can be streamed on-demand at All 4.

Watch The Great British Bake Off on All 4 here

How to watch The Great British Baking Show in the US: Netflix

No, that wasn’t a typo: Bake Off airs in the States as The Great British Baking Show (GBBS). In the USA, you’ll need a Netflix subscription to watch the upcoming season of GBBS, although we’re not currently sure exactly when it will air.

Though earlier series have been removed from Netflix US, you can still catch series 7 to series 12 on the platform. Watch this space for whether series 13 is tipped to arrive on US Netflix, and if so, when.

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How to watch The Great British Bake Off 2022 abroad: Use a good VPN

You may encounter issues trying to watch The Great British Bake Off on All 4 if you’re travelling outside the UK. That’s because the service can restrict access to content based on your geographical location, a practice known as geo-blocking.

That’s where VPNs come in handy. A good virtual private network (VPN) will be able to conceal your location and trick websites into thinking you’re in a different region (whichever region the VPN server you’re connected to is in). Connect to a UK-based server, and you could be able to stream the content you’d otherwise have access to were you not travelling.

We’ve picked two of the best VPNs in the game, so you can catch Bake Off wherever you happen to be in the world.

ExpressVPN: This is our favourite VPN for streaming – it works with pretty much every streaming platform we tested it out with. It supports a wide range of devices and can host up to five devices at once, so it’s a great option for multiple-user households. As for privacy, it’s stellar: there’s not only a zero-log policy but ExpressVPN never stores activity information on a hard disk – only in RAM – so if there were a physical break-in at the server, your activity history wouldn’t be vulnerable. Our Expert Reviews reader offer will secure you 15 months of the service for just £74.03, working out at a mere £4.94/mth.

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NordVPN: A great alternative comes in the form of NordVPN, whose super-fast speeds will keep even the most avid of streamers happy. Its trusty location spoofing means you can re-route your connection to UK-based servers from far-flung locations and still get access to home comforts like Bake Off. The Panama-headquartered company also boasts an independently audited privacy policy (by Big 5 auditors PwC no less), so its security credentials are stellar.

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