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Meet The Great British Bake Off 2020 Contestants

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10:23 16 Sep 2020


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The contestants

The Great British Bake Off returns to our screens next Tuesday, 22nd September.

Last week, Channel 4 announced that Matt Lucus has replaced Sandi Toksvig as host, alongside Noel Fielding.

And this week we've got our first look at the 12 contestants:

The Great British Bake Off 2020 - news, cast and air date

Dave

Age: 30

Job: Security Guara

Home: Hampshire

Dave likes to bake once a week while listening to punk music. His favourite things to make are pretzels and baguettes. Outside of the kitchen his interests include cars and his cat and dog.

Hermine

Age: 39

Job: Accountant

Home: Born & raised in Benin, west Africa. Living in London since 2001.

Hermine has a love for French baking and describes her laugh as infectious.

Laura

Age: 31

Job: Digital Manager

Home: Kent

Outside of her job as a Digital Manager, Laura volunteers for the Samaritans. She's also a big musical theatre fan and loves both performing and watching.

Linda

Age: 61

Job: Retirement Living Team Leader

Home: East Sussex

Linda discovered her passion for baking during her frequent childhood visits to her aunt's dairy farm. To this day, she buys home-grown produce from another aunt's fruit farm and uses it to bake it her signature sausage rolls.

Loriea

Age: 27

Job: Diagnostic Radiographer

Home: Durham

Loriea moved to the UK from Jamaica when she was 15, but began baking as a kid with her grandmother. Her husband especially loves her Jamaican patties.

Lottie

Age: 31

Job: Pantomime Producer

Home: West Sussex

Lottie says when she was little she preferred cooking shows to playing. She describes herself as "a perpetually frustrated perfectionist".

Makbul

Age: 51

Job: Accountant

Home: Greater Manchester

Makbul is a self-taught baker who has a remarkable ability to measure out ingredients by eye. He most enjoys making traditional Asian nankhatai biscuits.

Marc

Age: 51

Job: Bronze Resin Sculptor

Home: Cornwall

Marc lost his leg in a motorbike accident in 2016 and started baking as a form of therapy. He's a single parent who entered the show to set an example for his daughters.

Mark

Age: 32

Job: Public Health Project Worker

Home: From Northern Ireland, living in Liverpool

Mark began baking when he fell in love with a pie shop in Edinburgh during his college years. He takes his influence from his Irish background and incorporates flavours from Africa and Asia.

Peter

Age: 20

Job: Accountine & Finance Student & Badminton International

Home: Edinburgh

Peter grew up eating his mum's home baking. He's likes to include Scottish ingredients like berries, whisky, oats and honey in his bakes.

Rowan

Age: 55

Job: Music Teacher

Home: Worcestershire

Rowan is a self-confessed 'ostentatious' baker who loves to decorate his bakes with edible flowers from his garden.

Sura

Age: 31

Job: Pharmacy Dispenser

Home: London

Sura grew up with influences from Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and India in her heritage. She lives in with her husband and grandmother, and loves experimenting with ingredients from around the world.

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For everything you need to know about the new season of Bake Off, head here.


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