What does the Bake Off winner get and are contestants paid for taking part? – The Sun

THE Great British Bake Off is back on Channel 4. A dozen amateur bakers will be vying to win the show, but the prize isn't quite what you would expect.

What is the Great British Bake Off final prize money?

With all the drama, sweat and tears that the dedicated bakers go through on The Great British Bake Off, you’d expect they would be aiming for some grand cash prize, but the answer is no. The winning prize is just flowers and a cake stand. Previous Bake Off contestant Martha Collison, who reached the quarter-finals in the 2014 series, told Barrelhouse: “Everyone is so surprised and thinks there must be some secret cash, but all we really get is a bunch of flowers and a cake stand. “But then, you also kind of become a national treasure just by doing it because everyone in Britain loves the Bake Off so much.”

What else does the Bake Off winner get?

Besides the flowers and cake stand, many of the Bake Off stars go on to earn massive sums of money through appearances, cook books and launching cooking schools. Nadiya Hussain is undoubtedly the Bake Off’s greatest success story, and has since written various newspaper columns, fronted TV show The Chronicles of Nadiya, released a best-selling cook book and become a guest presenter on Loose Women.

She was also selected to bake Queen Elizabeth's birthday cake when the monarch turned 90 in April 2016. The 2016 winner Candice Brown turned herself into a fashion icon and cooking wizard. The PE teacher left her job to pursue baking full-time, and has since become a columnist for The Times, and has released cookbooks based on comfort food recipes.

When does the Great British Bake Off 2021 start?

Bake Off kicks off on Channel 4 TONIGHT (September 21, 2021).

The action kicks off from 8pm on Channel 4.

Episodes will then continue to air every Tuesday at the same time.

You can catch up with any missed episodes on All 4.

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