How to watch the new season of 'The Great British Bake Off' if you're in the US

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Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, and Matt Lucas host "The Great British Bake Off."
  • The new season of "The Great British Bake Off" (known as "The Great British Baking Show" in America) premieres on September 22 on the UK's Channel 4.

  • Fans of the show living in the US can watch new episodes online through Netflix.

  • The new episode will arrive on Netflix every Friday starting on September 25 — three days after it airs across the pond.

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"The Great British Bake Off" is returning to the UK's Channel 4 with a brand new season on September 22. American fans of this beloved baking competition series will be able to watch the new episodes every week through Netflix.

Starting on Friday, September 25, a new episode will appear on Netflix every week at 3 a.m. ET.

This is three full days behind the UK's schedule, so Americans will want to stay away from social media connected to "The Great British Bake Off" if they want to avoid spoilers about which contestant is sent home.

It's also worth remembering that the series is known as "The Great British Baking Show" in the US. This is because the "Pillsbury Bake-Off" competition (which originated in the US in 1949) has had its name registered as a trademark. To avoid crossover, the title of "The Great British Bake Off" was changed for US programming on PBS, Netflix, and elsewhere.

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Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry were the original judges of the competition series.

The show has undergone more recent changes, with the judges and hosts changing intermittently. 

Now the two judges are Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, with cohost Noel Fielding returning for the third year in a row. But the new season (called "series four" on Channel 4) will mark the debut of comedian Matt Lucas as the new cohost. 

Fielding's former cohost, Sandi Toksvig, announced her exit from the series at the start of the year. 

And that's not the only big change fans should expect this season. "The Great British Bake Off" also had to rework its filming schedule following the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK. Instead of the contestants gathering in the baking tent every weekend over the course of three months, the show was filmed in one big block.  

"This year the producers asked the contestants to take six weeks off work and stay in a secure filming location," the BBC reported.

American fans can see the newest installment of this cherished baking competition starting Friday, September 25, on Netflix. 

To watch "The Great British Bake Off," you'll need to sign up for a Netflix subscription. The basic plan costs $8.99 per month, while the standard plan costs $12.99 per month, and the premium plan costs $15.99 per month. (When you subscribe to a service through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners.)

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