Great British Bake Off gets a professional spin off show!

No Paul and Mary, but loads of cake, so...

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by Rhiannon Evans |
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We can't get enough bakery-based puns in our life, so we are simply delighted that it's been announced there will be a spin-off show to the Great British Bake Off.

The show, Creme de la Creme, will pit professional pastry chefs against each other as they compete to make their best desserts, and will be presented by Michelin-starred chef and Saturday morning TVfave, Tom Kerridge.

The eight-part series will be shown on BBC Two next year and will see 15 teams of professionals, grouped in threes, produce the most impressive miniatures and showpiece desserts. The contestants will come from famous hotels, top restaurants, the armed forces, provate clubs and even the development kitchen of a leading supermarket.

But sadly, there'll be no Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood - the dishes will be judged by three of the industry's most influential pastry chefs - Benoit Blin from Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Cherish Finden from The Langham Hotel in London and Claire Clark who has twice been named Britain's best pastry chef.

The winner, the makers of the show, will be the team who displays "the precision of surgeons, the knowledge of chemists and the creativity of artists".

By which we think they mean there shouldn't be a soggy bottom in sight.

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