January 24, 2019 – Bakers, fire up your ovens! CBC today announced that hit culinary competition THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW will return for a third season (8×60) as the public broadcaster kicks off a nationwide search for Canada’s best amateur bakers. Interested home bakers can apply online now at cbc.ca/greatcanadianbakingshow for the chance to participate in the upcoming season. Based on the hit British format and produced by Proper Television, Season 3 will begin production in Toronto this summer and will air on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service in the fall. Amateur bakers can apply online now until Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 11 p.m. ET.
Canadians had a big appetite for Season 2 of THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW, which was CBC’s most-watched factual entertainment series during the 2017/18 broadcast season and reached 1.4 million viewers in Canada each week*. Fifty-eight-year-old software engineering consultant Andrei Godoroja from Vancouver, B.C. won the Season 2 Great Canadian Baking Show title and trophy, following a tight competition with finalists Megan Stasiewich of Leduc, Alberta, and Sachin Seth of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Baking fans can catch up on the first two seasons of the series on CBC Gem.
Based on the beloved British format, THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW brings together 10 amateur bakers from across the country to compete in a series of themed culinary challenges that celebrate their diverse backgrounds, families and communities. Competitors on the homegrown series have the opportunity to go up against Canada’s best bakers, while also competing against themselves as they strive to achieve their personal best. Each episode features three rounds including the Signature Bake, the Technical Bake and the Show Stopper. After the bakes are tasted and critiqued, the judges decide who will become the week’s Star Baker and who will be sent home, with the final three bakers competing for the Great Canadian Baking Show title.