Channel 4 unveils first official trailer for new series of The Great British Bake Off

Bake Off, channel 4

The first official trailer for the new series of The Great British Bake Off has been unveiled by Channel 4. The trailer shows a selection of baked goods singing a Paul McCartney classic

The trailer for Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off has been released – complete with singing cakes.

The quirky video features an assortment of pastries – some even have faces – singing Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus’s We All Stand Together.

The famous Bake Off tent is nowhere to be seen, but croissants, doughnuts, loaves, tarts, eclairs and colourful cakes are all on mouth-watering display.

The Great British Bake Off Coming soon, on Channel 4#GBBO

— Channel 4 (@Channel4) August 3, 2017

New hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, as well as judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, are absent – but it looks as though Fielding’s surreal sense of humour may have already had an influence.

After a grand cake reveal at the end of the short film, the narrator says: “Set your timers, The Great British Bake Off is back. Coming soon on Channel 4.”

Not all reaction has been positive.

@CirqueduDurve wrote: “What a horrifying advert.”

@calvinstowell wrote: “This is a really beautiful ad. I wish the new season had kept all the talent.”

Channel 4 paid a reported £75 million for three years of the hit show, which scored 15 million viewers on the BBC.

Sue Perkins, who hosted the series at the Corporation with Mel Giedroyc, recently admitted that she was running out of puns.

Meanwhile, the BBC has denied that a new series, featuring Mary Berry returning as a judge, is a Bake Off copycat, calling them “different shows”.

PA Media is the national news agency for the UK and Ireland. With unrivalled access to the performers, productions and celebrities on both sides of the Atlantic, PA Media stories provide an irresistible glimpse into showbiz news. Bringing you all of entertainment's big moments. From daily soaps to film productions, we cover the shows that audiences want to know about with our previews, news and interviews.