When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who’s appearing?

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When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
The Christmas special of Bake Off is sure to warm your cockles (Picture: Channel 4)

It’s been nearly two months since series eight of The Great British Bake Off ended, but we’re already in desperate need of more baking antics.

Fortunately Channel 4 will be airing two Bake Off Christmas specials over the festive period and it will be featuring some of your old favourites from previous series.

In each episode four contestants will be competing for a special Christmas star baker prize.

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When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas specials?

Their will be two episodes over the Christmas period with the first one airing on Christmas Day at 7:40pm on Channel 4.

Episode two will then air on Boxing Day at 7.40pm, also on Channel 4.

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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Who will be appearing?

The two-episode special will feature the return of judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, as well as presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding.

Across the two episodes we will see the return of eight former Bake Off contestants from across the first seven series.

In episode one we will see Paul Jaggar, Beca Lyne-Pirkis, Selasi Gbormittah and Val Stones compete for the Christmas star baker prize.

Whilst episode two will feature Benjamina Ebuehi, Rav Bansal, Rob Billington and Sandy Docherty.

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What's on TV at Christmas?

Christmas Eve

Mary, Mel and Sue's Big Christmas Thank You

The holy trinity of The Great British Bake Off – Mary Berry, Mel Giedoryc and Sue Perkins – reunite for a festive programme which sees them put on a Christmas dinner for a community centre in South Wales.

Airs Christmas Eve, 7pm, BBC One

The Yorkshire Vet At Christmas

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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Who doesn't love heartwarming tales about animals at Christmas? We're hoping for plenty of furry friends to bring some Christmas cheer as the vet helps through the cold weather.

Airs Christmas Eve, 8pm, Channel 5

Christmas Chase: Celebrity Special

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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Patti Clare, Matt Richardson, Kirsty Wark and Jimmy Osmond take on Chasers The Barrister, The Sinnerman, The Vixen, The Governess and The Beast in a Dickensian-themed festive edition of the popular game show.

Airs Christmas Eve, 5.50pm, ITV

Ratburger

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David Walliams and Sheridan Smith star in this oddball comedy about a girl called Zoe who befriends a dancing rat. Walliams plays Zoe's absentee father with Smith playing her wicked stepmother. Should be a good one to watch with all the family.

Airs Christmas Eve, 6pm, Sky 1

Christmas Day

Victoria

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Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes star as Queen Victoria and Albert in a festive version of Daisy Goodwin's hit historical drama. A pregnant Victoria is in a low mood as she faces her first Christmas without Baroness Lehzen, however her husband is hell bent on having the best Christmas ever.

Meanwhile there's love in the air below stairs as Skerrett and Francatelli try to hide their romance. Expect to get the warm and fuzzies as the palace is transformed into a festive wonderland.

Airs Christmas Day, 9pm, ITV

Doctor Who

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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In Twice Upon A Time, the Doctor teams up with Bill Potts and the first Doctor as they try to survive in an Arctic snowscape. They encounter enchanted glass people, who steal their victims from frozen time, and a World War One Captain taken from the trenches to play his part in the story.

It will also see Jodie Whittaker's first appearance as The Doctor in what promises to be a hugely emotional swansong for star Peter Capaldi.

Airs Christmas Day, 5.30pm, BBC One

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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Former Strictly stars Kimberley Walsh, Jeremy Vine, Judy Murray, Katie Derham, Colin Jackson and Robbie Savage take to the floor once more to win the glitterball trophy for Christmas.

Airs Christmas Day, 6.30pm, BBC One

Call The Midwife

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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Set in the bleak midwinter of 1963, Call The Midwife Christmas episode will definitely look festive. How will the nuns, midwives and families deal with the adverse weather?

Elsewhere, Valerie Dyer will help an unmarried couple prepare for the arrival of their baby, and Trixie's holiday with Christopher gets cancelled.

Airs Christmas Day, 7.40pm, BBC One

Mrs Brown's Boys

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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This comedy starring Brendan O'Caroll as a foul-mouthed Irish matriarch always cleans up in the ratings at this time of year, and 2017 should be no different.

It'll be far from a silent night for Agnes as Cathy's got a new internet date, Rory is undergoing plastic surgery and Grandad is convinced the house is haunted.

Kicking off on Christmas Day, it will be followed by the second half on 1 January, 2018.

Airs Christmas Day, 10pm, BBC One and New Year's Day, 10pm, BBC One

The Great British Bake Off

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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Channel 4 are being lovely and giving us two servings of The Great British Bake Off this month, with The Great Christmas Bake Off and The Great Festive Bake Off.

Val Stones, Paul Jagger, Beca Lyne-Perkis and Selasi Gbormittah are among the contestants back in the Bake Off tent for one more shot at the GBBO trophy for Christmas. Who will rise to the challenge?

Airs Christmas Day, 7.40pm, Channel 4 and New Year's Day, 7.40pm, Channel 4

The Highway Rat

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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A rat who steals food could be headed for trouble in this lovely animation, guaranteed to be a treat for kids big and small.

Based on the picture books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, David Tennant and Rob Brydon are among the star-studded cast.

Airs Christmas Day, 4.45pm, BBC One

300 Years Of French And Saunders

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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We're expecting plenty of belly laughs as legendary comediennes Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders look back at 30 years in the business. The ladies are set to spoof popular TV shows for the special, including The Handmaid's Tale and reality TV shows that document drunken antics in holiday resorts. We can't wait!

Airs Christmas Day, 10.35pm, BBC One

Boxing Day

Little Women

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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The creator of Call The Midwife, Heidi Thomas, is bringing Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel to the small screen.

Alcott’s story, published in 1868, follows four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – and their journey from childhood to adulthood. It was loosely based on the author and her own three sisters.

The BBC have teased that Thomas' adaptation will bring in a whole new generation of viewers – and recapture the hearts of the old one we reckon.

Airs Boxing Day, 8pm, BBC One

Sandringham: The Queen At Christmas

Royal family fans can find out what goes down round the Queen's place at Christmas, from when the royals open their presents to whether they actually watch the Queen's speech.

Airs Boxing Day, 4.10pm, Channel 5

The Miniaturist

When are the Great British Bake Off Christmas Specials and who's appearing?
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Jessie Burton's hit novel comes to life on the small screen. Set in Amsterdam in 1686 it tells the story of Nella, who comes upon a doll's house after she marries a wealthy merchant.

Airs Boxing Day, 9pm, BBC One

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