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The Great British Bake Off 2021 live stream: How to watch the cookery competition online from anywhere

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Read on for our full guide to getting a Great British Bake Off 2021 live stream and watch all every episode online wherever you are right now.

This year's group of amateurs include a 56-year-old detective for the London Metropolitan Police and the show's youngest ever contestant, 19-year-old Psychology student, Freya.

Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas are on hand once again to take the contestants through their paces and offer their support, while judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will against cast a critical eye on the signature, technical and showstopper bakes. This season's show has plenty to live up to, with the last series attracting its biggest-ever final on Channel 4, with a record average audience of 9.2 million viewers and a 39.7pc share of the audience.

Read on for your full guide to watching a live stream of The Great British Bake Off 2021, no matter where you are in the world.

The Great British Bake Off 2021: Where and when?

Season 12 of The Great British Bake Off premiers in the UK on Channel 4 at 8pm BST on Tuesday, September 21.

Watch The Great British Bake Off 2021 online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.

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How to stream The Great British Bake Off 2021 live in the UK

Having made the leap from the BBC in 2016, GBBO is now in its fifth season on free-to-air Channel 4.

Season 12 gets underway on Tuesday, September 21 at 8pm BST with episodes airing weekly every Tuesday at the same time from then on.

As its Channel 4, all episodes will be available to stream for free via the All4 streaming service.

How to watch The Great British Bake Off 2021 online in the US for free

Better known as The Great British Baking Show in the US, the great news for cookery show fans in the States is that the 2021 season (Collection 9) will be available to watch not long after it airs in the UK on Netflix (opens in new tab), with new episodes set to drop every Friday from September 24 at 3:01 am ET / 12.01am PT. A Netflix subscription (opens in new tab) in the US currently starts at $8.99 a month.

Can I stream The Great British Bake Off 2021 in Australia?

There's no current confirmation on when season 12 of the show will drop Down Under, but its likely it will finally find its way to Binge (opens in new tab) at some point soon.

The streaming service currently hosts all episodes of the previous season on-demand for those looking to get their cake-making fix.

Binge currently costs $10 AUS a month, but if you're new to Binge you can currently take advantage of a 14-day free trial and delve into its massive library of shows and films which includes Mare of Easttown, Game of Thrones, and the brand new reboot of Gossip Girl.

Can I stream The Great British Bake Off 2021 in Canada ?

Like the US, the hugely popular cookery competition goes under the name The Great British Baking Show in Canada. Unlike their north American neighbors, it looks like there may be a lengthy wait in store for Candians in looking for the latest helping of the show.

Season 11 only arrived in Canada via CBC back in August, which means this latest run is unlikely to air until 2022.

You can at least watch all previous seasons via CBC Gem, which is also where new episodes will drop when they do eventually air, with the service currently costing $4.99 a month.