While no direct answers have been provided at this time, executive producer Kieran Smith has hinted that the latest season of “The Great British Bake Off” will be getting back to its roots with more simple and grounded challenges than those which audiences have become accustomed to seeing in recent years. When asked what challenges will be present in the 14th season, Smith stated, “We’re going very traditional. We’re doing all the regular weeks: cakes, biscuits, bread, patisserie, chocolate, plus party cakes is a new theme. No spoilers, but it features challenges I think viewers will love.”
This means the show’s 14th season will likely contain a balance of old and new, providing fans of the series with plenty of guilt-free content to enjoy. Though the series never intentionally set out to push the boundaries of fans across the world with divisive takes on international cuisine, “The Great British Bake Off” is nevertheless retiring nationality week for good. Hopefully, this newfound change will please new and returning viewers of the hit baking competition show while providing the hosts — including newcomer Allison Hammond — with plenty of inoffensive avenues for humor.