Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith Answer Our Piping Hot Baking Show Questions, Preview Roku's U.S. Celebrity Special

Great British Baking Show judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are packing up the tent and bringing it across the pond. (Well, actually, the tent is still in the UK. We’ll explain.)

The beloved baking experts are lending their finely honed palates to a new incarnation of The Great American Baking Show for the Roku Channel, with Kimmy Schmidt‘s Ellie Kemper and Severance‘s Zach Cherry joining them as hosts. The series kicks off this Friday with the Celebrity Holiday Special, with stars like The Good Place‘s D’Arcy Carden and SNL‘s Chloe Fineman (and NFL superstar Marshawn Lynch, somehow) entering the tent to show off their skills with sweet holiday treats. American Baking Show will then premiere next year with a fresh slate of amateur U.S. bakers, and Roku is also offering past seasons of British and American Baking Shows to stream for free.

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With its friendly, low-stakes competition, The Great British Baking Show has become warm and cozy comfort food to many Americans (including us), so we jumped at the chance to chat with Hollywood and Leith about their new venture, as well as all things British Baking Show. Read on to get their take on the differences between American baking and British baking, their dream celebrity bakers and the origins of the coveted “Hollywood Handshake.”

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