Zach Cherry drew from his experience hosting the most recent season of the show, which debuted on The Roku Channel over the summer as well as hosting the show’s most recent celebrity holiday special. Cherry feels that “The Great American Baking Show” does a great job of capturing the “GBBO” spirit. This is possible in part due to the show’s judges and its setting.
Cherry said, “I think our show really does try to capture the same vibe, and Paul [Hollywood] and Prue [Leith], the same judges, are there. They bring a lot of experience and familiarity to people who are fans of the British series. Then, they just brought a bunch of Americans over into the same tent and let us do our American version of that thing.” He confirms that, “Yes, we film just outside of London and it’s the very same ‘Great British Tent,’ I guess you could call it. I don’t know if there’s an official name for the tent, but yes, same tent.” Want to judge the show for yourself? The new “Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday” special will give you a bite-sized sample of the show, with a little holiday magic on the side.
“The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday” is available to stream for free on The Roku Channel beginning Nov. 10, 2023.