The Great Kiwi Bake Off: What you need to know

The Great Kiwi Bake Off is hitting Aussie screens for the first time! 

You've just finished the latest series of Bake Off and you're yearning for your weekly Prue and Paul fix. Never fear, as the brand new series of The Great Kiwi Bake Off is here - and there's set to be plenty of sweet treats and soggy bottoms over the series. Let us introduce you to the hosts and judges...

The hosts

Madeleine Sami

Madeleine has enjoyed a long career in acting, comedy, directing and writing. She's best known for her work on hit Kiwi film, The Breaker Upperers and was 'squealing with excitement' when she scored the hosting gig alongside fellow actress, Hayley Sproull.

Hayley Sproull

She's described hosting Bake Off as her "dream job", and is so excited at the prospect of throwing the judges off track with fellow-host, Madeleine. Hayley is also a big supporter of women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and lists 'food television' as one of her guilty pleasures.

The Judges

Dean Brettschneider

Dean Brettschneider is the ultimate baker and patissier. He owns a cooking school and two artisan bakeries in Auckland and Shanghai, and has also penned 10 best-selling cookbooks. He's got technical skills and a creative flair like no other - and promises to inspire us all with his baking challenges this series.

Sue Fleischl

With a keen eye for detail and a huge passion for nurturing the bakers in the tent, Sue Fleischl is firm but very fair. She yearned to be a chef since she was a teen and got a job at London's Savoy Hotel when she was just 17-years-old. Known as the "queen of catering", Sue values presentation and quality above all else.

Stream new episodes of The Great Kiwi Bake Off now, or watch 8.30pm Tuesdays on Lifestyle FOOD.

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