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Channel 4 announces exciting details about its Christmas line-up

Channel 4 have given us all an early present

Merry Christmas everyone.

What do you mean, it’s too early?

Okay so it’s May, but it’s never too early for Christmas, especially in TellyWorld.

Yes, Channel 4 have just today given us all a very early festive gift by announcing a TV treat set to brighten up our screens in December.

We’re being served up two dollops of The Great British Bake this Christmas (Credit: BBC)

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TV bosses have decided to serve up not one but TWO Christmas specials of the revamped Great British Bake Off.

Clearly inspired by the success of the show last Christmas Day, C4 bosses are planning to do the same, but also double the chances of ratings success by producing two shows.

These episodes will give fans the chance to enjoy Christmas with the new on screen team of Prue Leith, Paul Hollywood, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig.

The new team will appear on the festive specials of the show (Credit: Channel 4)

At this stage it’s unclear whether these two one-hour festive specials will feature celebrity bakers or members of the public.

While the BBC must still be licking their wounds after losing Bake Off to Channel4, they aren’t just lying back and letting them win.

Paul Hollywood is the only original star coming back to Bake Off (Credit: BBC)

Oh no! They have dreamt up a new show of their own, which will feature a Bake Off legend.

The Big Family Cooking Showdown will star Nadiya Hussain with Zoe Ball and the BBC hope that the show will be the perfect ratings replacement for the show they’ve lost.

Nadiya is fronting a new BBC baking show to take on Bake Off (Credit: ITV)

Meanwhile new judge Prue Leith has opened up about her new husband, who she married just last October, .

“He’s younger than me [by seven years], so he might stay the course, ” she told the Guardian. “I think it has given us both a new lease of life.”

However, in spite of exchanging vows, the pair don’t actually live together – he stays over at night, gets up, walks the dogs and then goes home to his house down the road.

Preu Leith says she an her husband have a very strange living arrangement (Credit: ITV)

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But she has him well trained and says she doesn’t have to lift a finger.

“At this very moment, he’s busy Hoovering his carpet or mowing his lawn,” she said. “He comes back at lunchtime, and then he goes away again and comes back at night. I don’t have to do any domestic stuff, wifely stuff.”

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