The Great British Bake Off, now moved to a prime time slot on BBC1, is set to offer viewers another slice of the pie in the upcoming series, with a spin-off show on BBC2.
The Great British Bake Off – An Extra Slice is set to be aired directly after the main BBC1 show and will take the same format as The Apprentice spin-off, You’re Fired.
The show is set to be piloted in front of a studio audience on July 11.
It will include a panel of celebrities to talk through the efforts of the most recent baker to be sent packing from the kitchen, plus unseen footage from that week’s challenges and the audience will be invited to bring in their own home-baked creations.
BBC1 controller Charlotte Moore had previously said of the main show’s move from BBC2 : “I don’t think moving it to BBC1 is about changing the integrity of the show or the authenticity of the experience.
“It’s done so fantastically well on BBC2 – it’s become this national talking point – so it would be very strange not to put it at the very front of your shop window.”