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'The Great American Baking Show' Holiday Edition Cast, Judges, Release Date

Newsweek 11/29/2022 Laura Donaldson
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The Great American Baking Show is returning to screens and to kick off its return there's a special holiday edition.

The Office star Ellie Kemper and You actor Zach Cherry are taking over the reins as hosts for the new iteration, which is based on the popular British series The Great British Bake Off.

In the past, there have been five seasons of The Great American Baking Show, but there hasn't been a new one since 2019. Previous hosts have included Ian Gomez, Ayesha Curry and Anthony Adams.

For the new Roku original series, Kemper and Cherry will welcome contestants into the iconic tent to put their baking skills to the test to earn the title of America's best amateur baker.

Before the new series starring members of the public launches in early 2023 there will be a holiday special featuring celebrity contestants.

Newsweek has everything you need to know about The Great American Baking Show holiday edition, including when it's out and who is competing.

The Great American Baking Show Holiday Edition Judges

Judging The Great American Baking Show holiday edition will be Paul Hollywood, 56, and Prue Leith, 82.

Hollywood has been a judge on the U.K. version of the show since it began in 2010, and he appeared on the third, fourth and fifth seasons of the U.S. version too.

"The Great British Baking Show" tent is up for another season. Channel 4 © Channel 4 "The Great British Baking Show" tent is up for another season. Channel 4

Leith joined The Great British Bake Off (also known as The Great British Baking Show) in 2017, taking over from previous judge Mary Berry. This will be her first time appearing on the American version.

Outside of the show, Hollywood is well known for his baking and cooking, while Leith has worked as a chef, food writer and restaurateur.

The Great American Baking Show Holiday Edition Cast

The celebrity bakers competing in The Great American Baking Show holiday special can be seen below:

Marshawn Lynch

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 11: Former NFL player Marshawn Lynch speaks during an interview on day 3 of SiriusXM At Super Bowl LVI on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM ) Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM © Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 11: Former NFL player Marshawn Lynch speaks during an interview on day 3 of SiriusXM At Super Bowl LVI on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM ) Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Marshawn Lynch is a former American football star who played the National Football League for 12 seasons. Having spent most of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, Lynch earned the nickname "Beast Mode" during his tenure as a running back.

Chloe Fineman

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: Chloe Fineman speaks onstage during NRDC's "Night of Comedy", Honoring Anna Scott Carter, Presented In Partnership With Warner Bros. Discovery on September 20, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NRDC) Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NRDC © Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NRDC NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: Chloe Fineman speaks onstage during NRDC's "Night of Comedy", Honoring Anna Scott Carter, Presented In Partnership With Warner Bros. Discovery on September 20, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NRDC) Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for NRDC

Chloe Fineman is an actress, writer and comedian who joined the cast of Saturday Night Live during its 45th season in September 2019. She will also be seen in upcoming Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt movie Babylon.

D'Arcy Carden

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D'Arcy Carden is an actress and comedian who is best known for her roles as Janet in the NBC sitcom The Good Place. More recently she wowed as Greta Gill in the Prime series A League Of Their Own.

Liza Koshy

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Liza Koshy is a social media personality, comedian and actress who boasts over 17 million subscribers on her YouTube channel. She has starred in her own YouTube series titled Liza on Demand, which ran for three seasons, as well as featured in 2020 dance film Work It.

Joel Kim Booster

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: Joel Kim Booster poses with an award during The 2022 Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 28, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Gotham Film & Media Institute) Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Gotham Film & Media Institute © Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Gotham Film & Media Institute NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 28: Joel Kim Booster poses with an award during The 2022 Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on November 28, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Gotham Film & Media Institute) Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Gotham Film & Media Institute

Joel Kim Booster is a comedian, producer and writer whose work includes Big Mouth and The Other Two. He has appeared as an actor on Shrill, Search Party and Sunnyside and in 2022, he wrote, produced and starred in the Hulu romantic comedy Fire Island.

Nat Faxon

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Nat Faxon is an actor who is perhaps best known for his appearances in comedic films such as Bad Teacher, Sex Tape and Tammy. He also co-wrote and co-directed films The Way, Way Back and Downhill with his writing partner, Community star Jim Rash, and has voiced various characters on American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.

The Great American Baking Show Holiday Edition Release Date

The holiday edition of The Great American Baking Show will air on Friday, December 2. The episode will be available to stream on The Roku Channel.

The full new series of The Great American Baking Show will then be released in 2023, though a specific date is still to be confirmed.

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