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Sue Perkins to helm Game of Thrones recap show Thronecast for series five

Great British Bake Off star Sue Perkins has been announced as the latest host of Thronecast, Sky’s companion show to Game of Thrones

Broadcast live in front of a studio audience for the first time, the recap show will immediately follow each episode and invite comment from fans watching at home via Twitter and Facebook. 

Each week Sue of House Perkins and co-host Jamie East will be joined in the studio by a panel including cast and crew plus guest experts and celebrity fans who will offer insight and commentary on the developing storylines. 

Read our analysis of the Game of Thrones season five trailer hereThe first episode will be an hour-long special following the series five premiere, with the subsequent nine slots lasting half an hour. 

Game of Thrones series five kicks off on Sky Atlantic on Monday April 13. Sky TV subscribers and Now TV customers will be able to watch and stream the new episodes as well as catch up with all previous episodes on demand from March 1 onwards. 

Until then, feel free to add your own terrible Bake Off/Thrones puns in the comments below. We’ll start you off with some obvious ones: Game of Scones, What Is Dead May Never Rye, The Bread Wedding…

Check out the trailer for the fifth season of Game of Thrones below. 

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