Meet the new contestants taking part in The Great British Bake Off 2014. These 12 amateur bakers have to compete under the watchful gaze of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood - how will they cope under the pressure?
Meet the contestants on The Great British Bake Off 2014 with our full rundown for each baker. We’ll be keeping track of who’s baked off every week, so check back to keep up to date.
These 12 amateur bakers have to compete under the watchful gaze of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood – eek! Who will be crowned Bake Off champion 2014 and who will crumble under the pressure?
Find out more about them here…
Congrats to Nancy for winning The Great British Bake Off 2014.
Nancy, 60, lives in North Lincolnshire and is best known for her crazy sense of humour. She cycles, grows vegetables and rears her own guinea fowl. And if that’s not enough she rears turkeys ready for Christmas and also trains dogs for obedience – phew!
Richard is always baking for his wife and two young daughters and thought it was time to take on the Bake Off. London based, Richard is a cake fanatic and a Star Wars fan too – his wedding cake was a Millennium Falcon!
Luis, 42, would call himself an ‘inventive baker’ as he’s coming up with new recipes using his home-grown ingredients from his allotment. He trained as a graphic designer and plays the ukulele – oh, we hope he brings it into the tent!
BAKED OFF! It was goodbye to Chetna after her delicate entremets did not live up to the other contestants’, in what was a tough semi final.
Chetna, 35, is from Kent and was born in India. She’s a fashion designer so we reckon she’ll be very creative when it comes to presentation. She loves to combine classic bakes with her mother’s traditional recipes – we can’t wait to see her in action!
BAKED OFF! We were gutted to see Martha get the boot this week. Her doughnuts just didn’t cut it with Paul and Mary. Mary said she doesn’t think this is the last we’ll see of little Martha and we couldn’t agree more!
Martha is only 17 years old, making her the youngest baker ever to be on Bake Off. She lives in Berkshire and is currently studying food technology, maths and chemistry. She wants to be a food scientist.
BAKED OFF! We were sad to see Kate leave the tent this week. Her leaking pastries and tasteless eclairs were just too much for Paul and Mary to handle. She left with her head held high.
Kate lives in Brighton with her 5-year-old daughter and is always busy hosting street parties in her town and baking for her family. Last year she baked a whopping 15 Christmas cakes – wow!
Norman is 66 years old and from Scotland. Norman’s father and brother were bakers and he’s followed in their footsteps. He loves making traditional Scottish recipes and we can’t wait to see him in action.
BAKED OFF! Well, technically Diana took herself off, after a bout of bad health we hear. Her mysterious disappearance followed on from Iain’s dramatic exit after Diana took his ice cream out of her freezer, resulting in both it and Iain having a meltdown!
BAKED OFF! Iain’s exit was nothing if not dramatic. The bearded baker stormed out of the tent after Diana took his ice cream out of the freezer. Was he the right baker to go or did he deserve another chance?
Iain is a Londoner and has a passion for travelling, which inspires his flavours when it comes to baking. He’s a construction engineer and keeps his colleagues happy by bringing them homemade cakes all the time.
BAKED OFF! Jordan went home after week three (bread week) after his loaves, including a disappointing ciabatta in the technical challenge, didn’t meet the judges’ approval.
Jordan, 32, lives in Nottingham and works as an IT manager. He describes himself as a ‘nerdy baker’ and is just crazy about cross-bakes like the cronut and duffin.
BAKED OFF! Enwezor was sent home after failing to impress with his 3D biscuit construction – a rocket. We now know better than to use bought fondant when Mary and Paul are around!
Enwezor, 39, was born in North London. He’s a very dedicated guy and when he puts his mind to it he’s very determined. He ran the Great South Run barefoot one year and spent 8 months walking around without shoes or socks to prepare himself.
BAKED OFF! Claire was the first to leave the 2014 Bake Off tent after having a nightmare showstopper challenge – her exploding chocolate cakes did not impress Paul and Mary.
Claire lives in Cheshire and works as a speech and language therapist. She’s been baking since she was 11 years old (aw!) as her mum and grandma were wedding cake decorators – what an amazing job to have.