He's turned his hand to almost everything, but the heat really will be on for Bolton's Paddy McGuinness in his new role - or should that be 'roll'.

For the television presenter is appearing in Channel 4 Great Celebrity Bake Off.

Paddy is one of a batch of 20 celebrities raising funds and awareness for Stand up to Cancer.

And the Top Gear presenter cannot wait to get into the tent.

He said: "Yeah boi! Time for some piping bag love.

"Very much looking forward to a bit of baking on the Great British Bake Off for Stand up to Cancer."

The charity spin-off series returns later this year.


Friends star David Schwimmer, reality TV personality Gemma Collins and Olympian Tom Daley are among the famous faces who will compete in the new series of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer.

The charity spin-off series will return to Channel 4 later this year, complete with a fresh batch of 20 celebrities each vying for the coveted title of Star Baker.

Also among the line-up is Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden, comedian Judi Love, TV presenter AJ Odudu and radio DJ Adele Roberts.

Singer Jesy Nelson, The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades, Ted Lasso actress Ellie Taylor, TV presenter Paddy McGuinness, Loose Women star Coleen Nolan and Funny Girls actress Rose Matafeo will also be hoping to impress with their baking skills.

The Bolton News: The 2023 cast of the charity celebrity spin off of Bake Off has been revealed ( Channel 4/ Love Productions/ PA) (Image: Channel 4/ Love Productions/ PA)

The Inbetweeners actor Joe Thomas, comedian Mike Wozniak, W1A star Jessica Hynes, actor and filmmaker David Morrissey, poet Tim Key, Murder In Successville actor Tom Davis and actress and stand-up Lucy Beaumont complete this year’s crop of celebrities.

In each episode celebrities will battle it out over three rounds – the Signature, the Technical and the Showstopper challenge – in a bid to be crowned Star Baker and impress judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith.

Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas will return to host the spin-off series.

In December, Lucas announced he would be stepping down from his presenting role on the main show as he could no longer commit to the programme’s schedule alongside his other projects.

Singer Ellie Goulding and presenter Emma Willis were among the stars who were crowned Star Baker last year in the charity series.

Stand Up To Cancer, launched in 2012, is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 with more than £93 million raised in the UK to date.