Great British Bake Off fans overwhelmed as Paul Hollywood issues crucial update

By Lottie Gibbons

Great British Bake Off fans were left overwhelmed as Paul Hollywood issued a major update.

Reports suggested a new series would start this Autumn, but no official air date had been announced.

But today, Paul confirmed some very exciting news, sending fans into overdrive.

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Posting on his Instagram a picture of himself, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas, the stars could be seen holding cups saying 'Bake Off Is Back' while the GBBO tent appeared in the background.

The picture added that Bake Off would be back on Tuesday, September 21 at 8pm on Channel 4.

Paul commented: "Not long to wait."

Fans expressed their excitement at Bake Off returning.

Former Bake Off winner Rahul Mandal said: " This is just so exciting!! Can't wait to meet the new bakers, my new family!"

Sue wrote: " Excited love this program."

Claire said: "How exciting."

Kristijen added: "Best news EVER."

And Monica commented: "Finally, can't wait."

Last week, GBBO released a teaser trailer for this year's series.

The clip showed the Bake Off tent with the caption: "Loaf is in the air... The Great British Bake Off. Coming Soon."

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