The BBC is taking the plunge into the digital age and is looking to bring its award-winning TV shows to fans who have never seen them before.
The broadcaster is launching a new series of programmes to be shown at home, on demand and online, on Tuesday (local time) with a focus on “the most bland, boring person in the world”.
The new series will be called The Great British Bake Off and will include a host of celebrity guests and regular guests such as the late and great Julie Andrews, as well as a new cast of characters including a new celebrity chef and a former footballer who are joined by a new character.
“The Great British Cake Off is the perfect companion to your evening, and you’ll never miss it,” said BBC Media Director, Nick Davies.
The BBC is also introducing the first new programme in more than a decade to air on-demand at the end of May.
“This new programme will be a chance to get up close and personal with the most famous and famous people from across the country,” said Chris Hopson, Head of BBC Television, on a blog post.
“Join the cast and relive a lifetime of British television and make new friends.
And when you’re done watching, we’ll take you back on-screen.”
The new programmes will be available to watch at home or on demand from Tuesday (UK time).
It will be the first time that The Great Bake Off has been shown in a live studio setting and will also include a new online version of the programme, which will include the first ever live audience Q&A.
The Great BakeOff is one of BBC One’s most popular series and has been watched by over 20 million people a month.
It has featured in several Olympics and Paralympics, with celebrities including Andy Murray and David Beckham among those who have taken part.
The first episode of The Great Britain Bake Off was filmed in March 2015.