Matt Lucas has revealed that the new series of The Great British Bake Off will be filmed in the coming months.
The Channel 4 show was thrown into chaos last year as the coronavirus pandemic scuppered the usual production process, which sees the series recorded every weekend over a couple of months.
Eventually filming was able to go ahead after the crew, hosts, judges and contestants formed a giant coronavirus-safe production bubble at a country house hotel in Essex.
Although social distancing measures are now starting to loosen in the UK, co-host Lucas has confirmed that the same precautions will be used to film this year's series.
"We're starting very soon. And like last year we're going into a bubble. All self-isolating and getting tested," he told Lorraine.
"And then we're going into a COVID-free bubble, so we can all taste each other's bakes and there can be handshakes and all sorts."
Of the new contestants, he added: "I've seen the video clips of all the new bakers and there's some brilliant ones in there."
The new series is expected to air from late August on Channel 4.