The Great British Bake off is introducing a vegan challenge to this year’s series, following presenter Noel Fielding’s suggestion. It has been reported that Fielding proposed the idea to open the show to a wider audience, with veganism rising exponentially.
The Sun reported the news, and wrote: “Out will go dairy products such as eggs and cream cheese – and in will come ingredients such as kale.” We all know how delicious vegan bakes can be (minus the kale!), and vegan recipes are being given the chance to have a large audience can only do wonders for promoting the cause.
A source from the Channel 4 show, said: “When Noel put forward the idea producers leapt at the chance to try something different – especially as the think it’ll appeal to younger viewers. While the show has a loyal fan base, those in charge are keen to snap up a different demographic.”
The series, which was previously owned by and aired on the BBC until 2017, has always used animal products in the challenges, but this is set to change. The show has a different challenge and theme each week throughout the series, however, this is the first time that a vegan challenge will be aired.
The Great British Bake Off is expected to return to Channel 4 within the next couple of months, as the series usually airs in September each year. There is no confirmed date yet, but keep your eyes peeled for more Bake Off news!