The Great British Bake Off (a.k.a. The Great British Baking Show) is back for its annual charity series – with more soggy bottoms, collapsing cakes and innuendos. 

The series will kick off tonight on 9 March 2021 at 8pm GMT, and will be airing every Tuesday on Channel 4. Celebrities on the show include Daisy Ridley and James McAvoy. If you want to know more about the bakers, then take a look at all the Great Celebrity Bake Off contestants and news right here.

The main series is usually syndicated on Netflix US for audiences in the States. However, The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer only airs on Channel 4 – mainly because the charity drive is UK-based. As Channel 4 is a British channel, the show only airs here in the UK. 

Fortunately, we’ve found a solution to make sure you can watch The Great Celebrity Bake Off, no matter where you are in the world. We also have a similar article for watching EastEnders abroad.

Watch Bake Off with a VPN

By far the easiest way to watch Bake Off on All 4 from outside the UK is to use a VPN (or virtual private network) which allows you to browse the internet while appearing to be in a different country to where you actually are. This way you can watch the show on the same day that it airs in the UK and avoid potential spoilers. 

There are loads of VPNs out there, but our top recommendations are NordVPN and ExpressVPN, both of which we’ve found to be reliable, speedy, and pretty affordable. If you want to see what other options are out there, then take a look at our list of the best VPNs for streaming video.

If you’d rather save some money to pay for your pastries to eat over Bake Off, then you can download a free VPN from one of our recommendations. However, be warned that free VPNs have slower speeds, lower bandwidths and store your data, all things that paid VPNs do not do.

Once you have your chosen VPN, simply install it onto your device – most work on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and more. Here’s the rest of the steps you need to take:

  • Connect to a UK sever on your chosen VPN

How to watch Bake Off in the US

How to watch Bake Off in the US

  • Sign up for an account (it’s free, but requires your email)

How to watch Bake Off abroad

How to watch Bake Off abroad

All 4 requires you to turn off any ad-blockers – which includes any optional ad-blocking in your VPN – so make sure you do that before trying to watch. If you still can’t connect, try a different server within your VPN until you find one that works for you.

Please note that this is against All 4’s terms of service, so proceed at your own risk.

Watch The Great British Baking Show on Netflix

Whilst the Celebrity series isn’t available to watch on Netflix, you can always watch main series – The Great British Baking Show – on Netflix. If you’re not signed up, accounts start from US$8.99 per month, and you can sign up on the Netflix website.

In addition, if you’re not in the US but have a Netflix account, you can also watch The Great British Baking Show on this streaming service through using a VPN. Simply download your VPN, connect to a US server, sign into Netflix as usual and search for The Great British Baking Show. You can find more in our guide to watching Netflix US from abroad