The Great Australian Bake Off – Cast Announced
The 2013 reality TV year is going to have a lot of cooking shows, some will work others may not. One show that looks interesting is The Great Australian Bake Off, a show to find Australia’s best baker. This is a format from the UK which rated very well there.
However one of the issues they will face is trying to get the male viewer to watch cupcakes being decorated and scones being baked.
They seemed to be trying to get around this with their casting which has now been announced.
Shane Jacobson and Anna Gare have been named as hosts. Shane who is an actor best known for his role in Kenny and on Top Gear, and let’s face it is a bit of a man’s man. He must be there to try and lure the male viewer. To be honest I don’t know his work so he could be a nice surprise on screen as was Keith Urban this year in The Voice.
Anna Gare was last seen on Junior Masterchef will be a popular choice as she is easy on the eye as well as being seen as being nice.
The two judges are Australian expats Dan Lepard and Kerry Vincent who will be fresh faces on our screens.
Dan Lepard is the Australian baker based in the UK. He is the baking correspondent for The Guardian and The Observer, author of best-selling baking bibles such as Short and Sweet and The Handmade Loaf.
Kerry Vincent who is known for her work in the wedding cake industry in the USA and is nicknamed “the Simon Cowell of Cake” in her role as judge on American television’s Food Network. Is she going to be the hard-arsed judge?
Kerry, founder of the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition and co-founder of the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show. She grew up on a farm in Western Australia and won her first Country Women’s Association baking competition at the age of eight. She moved to Tulsa when she married an Oklahoma engineer 38 years ago.
Production on the new series will commence mid-November in the gardens of historic Werribee Park Mansion in Victoria. Expect to see The Great Australian Bake Off on NINE early in 2013.
Will you be watching this show? What do you think of the casting?