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Ilford mansion to be home to celeb Great British Bake Off?

PUBLISHED: 17:23 06 October 2011 | UPDATED: 17:35 06 October 2011

Jo Wheatley, far right, with finalists and Sue and Mel

Jo Wheatley, far right, with finalists and Sue and Mel

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Rumours are abound of an upcoming celebrity Great British Bake Off, filmed at Valentines Mansion last week.

Television sources are keeping tight-lipped about the filming, but a curious resident, who saw the marquee erected and camera rolling in the gardens in Emerson Road, Ilford last week, claims she was told by the crew that they were filming a celebrity version of the popular BBC2 series.

It is not known which star guests will take part in the show, or when it will be screened.

A spokesman for Redbridge Council said she could not confirm exact details, but did say: “Love Productions, the company responsible for filming The Great British Bake Off at Valentines Mansion for the BBC, are shooting a programme for charity.”

The Recorder contacted Love Productions but has not received a response.

Have you seen the filming take place? Call the newsdesk on 020 8477 3821.


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