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The Great Bake Off is heading to Kenya following a rights deal between BBC Studios and Showstopper Media.
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It will become the first local adaptation of Love Productions’ cookery format in East Africa, and the 32nd country that the show has aired in.

Although a broadcaster is yet to be announced, the ten-episode series will be sponsored in Kenya by the Unga Group, whose assets include wheat and maize milling, and baking and animal nutrition businesses.

The Great Bake Off sees amateur bakers face off through a signature, technical and showstopper round, baking everything from local fare to world-renowned delicacies, for a shot to be crowned champion.

“The Great Bake Off has proved an international hit and continues to win new fans in every corner of the globe,” said André Renaud, VP of global format sales at BBC Studios .

“We’re delighted with the news that Kenya will be getting their very own local version of the baking competition following the popularity of the international UK and Australian editions of the show, which currently broadcast on DStv’s BBC Lifestyle. The deal helps to broaden the international reach of the show, and we all look forward to growing The Great Bake Off fan base even further.”

Showstopper, which is co-owned by Daniel Prior and Kiran Jethwa, has already produced a local adaptation of Dragon’s Den, which airs in Kenya as Lion’s Den. It hopes to bring its adaptation of The Great Bake Off to air by the end of the year.