Ex-Girls Aloud and 'I'm a Celebrity' star Nadine Coyle to take part in hit Channel 4 show Great British Bake Off

Derry pop singer Nadine Coyle will have a chance to impress with her granny's scones when she takes part in the hit Channel 4 TV programme the Great British Bake-Off.
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The former Girls Aloud star has been lined up to enter the tent for the show's Stand Up To Cancer edition this spring.

She will join BAFTA winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy, actress Daisy Ridley, double Olympic Champion, Dame Kelly Holmes, actor and comedian John Bishop, documentary maker and author Stacey Dooley, comedian and presenter Tom Allen, comedian, author, screenwriter and television presenter David Baddiel, Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall, internet celebrity KSI,TV presenter and Paralympian Ade Adepitan MBE, author and broadcaster Philippa Perry, broadcaster Nick Grimshaw, comedian Rob Beckett, singer-songwriter Alexandra Burke, TV personality Anneka Rice, actor Reece Shearsmith, musician Dizzee Rascal, multi-platinum selling artist, Anne-Marie and comedian, writer, presenter and actress Katherine Ryan.

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Nadine, who travelled to the Australian bush as one of the ‘I’m a Celebrity' contestants in 2019, will take part in one of five episodes of the programme.

Each episode will see four celebrities show off their baking prowess in a bid to be awarded the coveted Star Baker apron.

A few years ago a TV clip of Nadine discussing her love of the culinary arts went viral.

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"I enjoy cooking, baking and stuff, working with flour," she said, with people going crazy over her Derry pronunciation of four.

In the Bake Off tent Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will skilfully and meticulously judge each bake whilst host Matt Lucas is on hand, keeping time and spirits up.

The series is in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving research. Since its launch in the UK in 2012, the RTS award-winning and BAFTA nominated Stand Up To Cancer has raised over £62 million funding 55 clinical trials and projects involving 11,000 cancer patients across the country.

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Sarah Lazenby, Head of Formats and Features at Channel 4 said, “What we all need right now is more joy. Bake Off is serving up yet another dollop of fun courtesy of some very willing celebrities. We can’t promise a huge helping of baking inspiration, but we can deliver some much-needed laughs”.

Kieran Smith, Executive Producer, Love Productions added, “Bake Off is extremely proud to support Stand Up To Cancer. It has been a difficult year for charities and we sincerely hope that this series will offer a lot of fun but also some much-needed funds in the fight against cancer.”