The Great British Bake Off is back with a brand new series. Twelve amateur bakers compete to be the next Bake Off champion. Find out more about them here...
The Great British Bake Off is back with a brand new series. Twelve amateur bakers compete under the watchful gaze of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Jo Wheatley and be the next Bake Off champion. Find out more about them here…
WINNER! John was crowned The Great British Bake Off winner after his very impressive show-stopper, a mouth-watering heaven and hell cake. From doughnuts to French fancies, John has had his fair shares of ups and downs on this show but came out on top – well done!
23-year-old John is rather obsessed with French patisseries. The ex-student jokes that he left Oxford University because they didn’t have an oven. Well don’t worry John, they have plenty of ovens on The Great British Bake Off.
James, a medicine student from Scotland, treats baking the same way he does his studies. He loves using science to create delicious baked goods. Looking forward to seeing what science experiments he will concoct! He first started baking with his granny – aww!
Irish-born Brendan is the oldest of the contestants and is full of wisdom when it comes to baking bread. The 63-year old has made 90 different breads after a two-year project to bake all the breads of the world. We think he’s going to feel right at home.
Danny, 45, always has her head in cook books. Let’s see if all that reading pays off in the competition. She loves eating baked goods and burns all those naughty nibbles through exercise. Good girl!
VOTED OFF for her not-so-tasty bakes – never mind!
Young mum, Cathryn loves baking up a storm in the kitchen and is very excited to start her bake off adventure. Apparently her husband can tell when she’s baking as she always leaves a trail of floury footprints – bet the judges won’t be happy if she messes up their kitchen.
VOTED OFF for her broken tea cakes and burnt crackers – oops! We’re sad to see her go.
Ryan is a 28-year-old dad of two who is the ultimate perfectionist – baking the same thing again and again until he gets it just right. You won’t be able to get away with that in this contest, Ryan!
VOTED OFF for his raw buns and his not-so-impressive celebratory loaf, that just did not look like a celebration loaf at all – bad luck. Sorry to see you go Ryan!
Bubbly Sarah-Jane has baked her whole life. She loves making lots of sweet treats like cakes and biscuits. We think she will feel right at home in the bake off. Good luck Sarah-Jane.
VOTED OFF for her raw doughnuts and extra raw buns – oops! Not a good three rounds for Sarah-Jane. We’re sad to see her go!
The first thing Manisha ever made was a Victoria sponge with her mum. She then got baking fever and has been rustling up delicious treats ever since. She also loves to make Indian biscuits and cakes too – looking forward to seeing them!
VOTED OFF for her disastrous bakes in pie week. Soggy pastry and a completely collapsed show stopper pie meant Manisha’s time of the Bake Off was over.
Stuart has apparently been baking since he was little. The 26-year-old once made a wedding cake for his mother-in-law who was very impressed. Wonder if he’ll impress the judges though?
VOTED OFF for his watery creme caramel, messy torte and disappointing merginue – ouch!
Baking is just one of Victoria’s passions, along with needlecraft and knitting. She loves treating herself to new baking equipment. We’re sure she’ll feel right at home in the kitchen then.
VOTED OFF for her odd choice of flavours in her technical tart challenge. And we thought she was looking like a winner?
Peter, 43, loves recreating recipes from pictures he’s taken from magazines. He’s always baking for his children’s school fetes and is looking forward to competing in The Great British Bake Off.
VOTED OFF – he just couldn’t cut it in the Bake Off kitchen – sorry to see you go Peter!
Baking since she was 12, Natasha knows her way around the kitchen. She says she has a vast baking portfolio as she bores easily and is always wanting to experiment and make new things. We think she’ll have a great time on the show then!
VOTED OFF for her two big mistakes, the worst being her bain marie disaster – poor Natasha. The second was her show stopper that looked dangerously undercooked.
The Great British Bake Off is on Tuesday nights, 8pm, BBC2