The Great British Baking Show has risen from cult status to legitimate hit in the US over the past year, but it’s been a staple of British TV since nearly its inception in 2010. There have been six winners — including two from seasons that never made it stateside and not including the most recent season’s champion (which we’re not about to reveal here) — and all of them have graduated from amateur bakers to pros in their own right.
Most of them have books, but many of their exploits are limited to the eyes and ears of Brits only (though many of their shows are available somewhat less than legally on YouTube). Maybe this will be the year that we start seeing the bakers outside of the tent on American shores?
Season 4 of The Great British Baking Show premieres on Friday, June 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS.