James Buckley Aka Jay From ‘The Inbetweeners’ Is Going On ‘The Great British Bake Off’

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, TV
Published 09.01.20

As The Great British Bake Off continues to be the antithesis of Love Island and yet remains as popular with the exact same audience, Louis Theroux and James Buckley will be making appearances in a charity special.

Though Bake Off usually picks its contestants from the masses of plebs, including you and I, every once in a while a Stand up to Cancer charity special or two appears, featuring shiny celebrities.

Previously we had the delights of James Acaster genuinely losing his mind as he tried to fulfil a number of tasks – amongst other people, of course – and this time, the cast is second to none.


The likes of James Buckley – who played Jay in The Inbetweeners – and Louis Theroux – who played the park ranger in 1997’s Take a Peak – will be competing with their cakes and many, many more.

Caroline Quentin

Tan France


Johanna Konta

Joel Dommett


Russell Howard

Louis Theroux

Jenny Eclair


Ovie Soko

Patsy Palmer

Scarlett Moffatt


James Buckley

Alex Jones

James Blunt


Alison Hammond

Joe Sugg

Carol Vorderman

Judge Robert Rinder


Mo Gilligan

Kelly Brook

An eclectic bunch.


Speaking of the charity special, Channel 4 head of formats and features Sarah Lazenby said:

The Great Celebrity Bake Off is a key ingredient in our Stand Up to Cancer recipe. We’ve seen the power of using comedy and entertainment to bring awareness and raise millions of pounds to fund pioneering cancer trials.

We hope viewers will enjoy this year’s line-up of famous bakers, there’s never a dough moment as each bring something fresh and exciting to the tent.

You’ll be able to watch the Stand up the Cancer charity specials of The Great British Bake Off later this year.

Images via Channel 4