Stand-by your rolling pins: The Great British Bake Off is almost here
The beloved baking reality TV show, The Great British Bake Off, is set to return for its fourteenth series. With Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as judges, viewers can expect plenty of soggy bottoms and showstopping bakes. This season, Noel Fielding will be joined by new co-host Alison Hammond, who is thrilled to be a part of the Bake Off team. The full list of contestants has been revealed, and they come from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Abbi, a 27-year-old veg grower and delivery driver from Cumbria, has a passion for traditional bakes inspired by the Victorian era. She combines comfort and familiarity with a touch of fairytale in her creations.
Amos, a 43-year-old deli and grocery manager from North London, grew up watching his mother bake delicious treats. He describes his bakes as a labour of love, with a colourful and chic style that has a modern twist.
Cristy, a 33-year-old mum and PA from East London, draws inspiration from her Israeli and Jamaican heritage. Her enchanted and pretty bakes bring a sense of childhood and are always picture-perfect.
Dan, a 42-year-old civil engineering resource planner from Cheshire, discovered his love for cooking while traveling in South America. He is a perfectionist who loves a baking challenge and dreams of having his own artisan bakery.
Dana, a 25-year-old database administrator from Essex, started baking at a young age to fill a gap in her family’s culinary repertoire. Her rustic and homely style is complemented by Indian spices and minimalist decoration.
Josh, a 27-year-old post-doctoral research associate from Leicestershire, brings his scientific precision to the kitchen. He reinvents classics with alternative flavors and seasonal ingredients from his kitchen garden.
Keith, a 60-year-old chartered accountant from Hampshire, has been baking since his childhood, inspired by his Maltese heritage. He takes on complex bakes and has grown confident with bread-making.
Matty, a 28-year-old PE and science teacher from Cambridgeshire, strives to recreate the teddy bear cake that his late nan made for him. His rustic yet neat style and traditional flavor preferences make him a versatile baker.
Nicky, a 52-year-old retired cabin crew and volunteer from the West Midlands, enjoys making nostalgic bakes that evoke fond memories. She loves pastries, breads, and creating fun birthday cakes for her family.
Rowan, a 21-year-old student from West Yorkshire, believes in going big with his bakes. He is known for his scones, pork pies, shortbread, and traditional jam tarts, and applies his creative eye to his cooking.
The Great British Bake Off continues to captivate audiences with its mix of delectable treats and heartwarming stories. With such a diverse and talented group of contestants, this season is sure to be a baking extravaganza. So, grab your rolling pins and get ready for the Great British Bake Off, coming soon to a TV screen near you!