Great British Bake Off returns August 20 (VIDEO)

The Great British Bake Off has announced its return date and released the first series four trailer.

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry judge the baking competition again, which is back on BBC Two on August 20.

In the trailer, this year’s batch of baker hopefuls are shown producing ever more elaborate cakes and breads to the music of Handel’s Hallelujah.

A new twist to this year’s format means that Paul and Mary will be able to ditch two of the 13 contestants, who include a dentist, a psychologist and a carpenter, at any time.

In week one the signature bake will be sandwich cakes, Mary Berry’s technical challenge will be angel food cake and the showstopper challenge has a chocolate theme.

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will also return to host The Great British Bake Off.