TV Interview: James Acaster on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer is back on Channel 4

A star-studded line-up from the worlds of acting, politics, comedy, sport and entertainment will compete in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer in a bid to see who will be crowned Star Baker and be awarded the much sought-after Star Baker apron.

This week, tv presenter Rylan Clark-Neal, actress Michelle Keegan, actor Russell Tovey and comedian James Acaster compete in the tent.

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James Acaster tells us how he found the experience…

Can you bake?

No I cannot.


Who taught you?

My mother and sister tried to.


What is your own personal signature dish?

Ben & Jerrys.


Are you a bake off fan?



Who do you want to impress the most? Paul or Prue?

Prue. She’s the real deal.


Who’s your biggest competition?

[Russel] Tovey.


Have you had any baking disasters?

No and I don’t intend to start in the tent.


What’s your strength in your baking?

Belief in myself.


Are you more likely to get a Hollywood Handshake or a Soggy Bottom?

Hollywood Handshake. Multiple.


Why are you supporting Stand Up to Cancer?

Because we will all be affected by cancer in life and encouraging people to bake is cool.


Have you practised your bakes for today?

Not really.


Are you competitive? Do you want to be star baker?

Nope. I’m just chasing my own PB.


How do you feel about the technical challenge? Are you good under pressure?

I’ll be fine as long as it’s easy. I’m great under pressure.


Are you a traditionalist or do you like experimenting with food?

Experiment always,


If you were a baked good, what would you be?

Jam-filled donut. Soft on the outside. Softer on the inside.

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer airs 8pm Tuesdays on Channel 4.