The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is back on our screens this weekend but ahead of the new series, presenter Dame Prue Leith has spoken about her future on the Channel 4 spin-off.

The 84-year-old has been co-hosting Bake Off since March 2017 after being a judge on BBC Two's Great British Menu for more than a decade.

She replaced Mary Berry when the programme moved from BBC to Channel 4.

But now Dame Prue has said she will be “taking a step back” from the celebrity version of Bake Off after the 2024 series.

In a statement to The Mirror, Dame Prue explained: “I absolutely love working on Bake Off and am looking forward to filming the next series and meeting our new bakers, I am only stepping back from the Celebrity series, which is just a question of the filming commitment involved as we make these shows back to back.”

It comes after The Sun reported she was hoping to “take time out to recharge between seasons of the show”.

A source told the publisher: “Prue absolutely loves working on Bake Off but filming two series a year can be punishing on top of her other commitments.

"She has already filmed the normal series, which will air this year but she will not appear on the celebrity version. Prue has made it clear she adores the show and would like to come back in 2025.”

It’s thought Paul Hollywood will stay to judge the celebrity version of Bake Off, plus Alison Hammond and Noel Fielding will continue to co-host the show.

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Who is in Celebrity Bake Off 2024?

  • Jodie Whittaker
  • Paloma Faith
  • Munya Chawawa
  • Spencer Matthews
  • Danny Dyer
  • Rhod Gilbert
  • Yinka Bokinni
  • Leigh Francis
  • David O'Doherty
  • Oti Mabuse
  • Gabby Logan
  • Suzi Ruffell
  • Dermot O'Leary
  • Greg James
  • Fern Brady
  • Mel B
  • The Reverend Richard Coles
  • Sara Cox
  • Joe Locke
  • Adam Hills

When does Celebrity Bake Off 2024 start?

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C will start on Sunday, March 17 at 7.40pm.