The participants of the new series of The Great British Bake were announced.
The bakers featured in this year’s series include a scientist, an accountant and a retired flight attendant.
The show is set to return on September 26, with Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith reprising their roles as judges.
The host team has experienced a shake-up this year This morning Star Alison Hammond takes over from Matt Lucas, who left after the 2022 series.
She will join Noel Fielding, who is making his sixth appearance in the series.
Here you will find an overview of all participants who will be competing this year Bake…
Cumbrian vegetable grower and delivery driver
Yorkshire-born Abbi learned to bake from her mother. Throughout history, she developed a fascination with baking, particularly in the Victorian era. She now sources and grows many of her own ingredients. “I’m very creative and love creating real places and scenes out of cake, but I would have a hard time making something very neat and fancy,” she said.
North London-based deli and grocery manager
Hotel manager Amos grew up in Nottingham with his sister and mother and was inspired by their baking skills. He now lives in a converted church in north London, which he says suits his baking style: “traditional with a modern twist”.
Mother and PA from East London
Cristy, a mother of four, draws inspiration for her baked goods from her Israeli heritage and her husband’s Jamaican roots. She can also solve a Rubik’s Cube puzzle in under four minutes! “Alison and Noel were the best part of the tent, they’re both so nice and funny,” she teased. “Seeing them bounce off each other and laugh the whole time… They’re the perfect duo.”
Civil engineering resource planner from Cheshire
Dan’s interest in cooking was sparked by a trip to South America in 2007. It was his mother-in-law who taught him how to bake the perfect shortcrust pastry. Dan has been a fan of cakes and pastries ever since. “My strengths are my flavor combinations,” said Dan; “My weakness…thinking too much about baked goods and doing too much!”
Database Administrator from Essex
Dana, 25, had been baking seriously for about nine years when she discovered a gap in her family’s traditional Indian culinary repertoire. To avoid taking over her mother’s kitchen, she took the bus to her father’s house to experiment.
Her style is “rustic and homey” — think semi-naked cakes with clean lines and piping. In terms of taste, she has a preference for spices that are associated with her Indian origins.
Postdoctoral researcher from Leicestershire
The Bake The tent would not be complete without a scientist with some talent. Chemist Josh enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and is fascinated by old baking books. An avid rugby player, Josh cheers up his teammates with baked treats. He dreams of one day owning his own bakery.
Hampshire Chartered Accountants
Keith’s childhood was full of memories of baking apple pie and fairy cakes, a skill he learned from his mother. Her love of traditional Maltese dishes also left a lasting impression on him. Since those formative years, Keith has never stopped baking.
Sue, his partner, has gotten used to waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread. They share their home with their poodle Maisie, just steps from the sea.
Physical education and science teacher from Cambridgeshire
Matty watches online patisserie videos before bed. He constantly strives to achieve the magic of the very first cake that captured his imagination: a teddy bear cake lovingly created by his late grandma for his fourth birthday. Today he is the family baker and keeps a list of cake requests for upcoming celebrations. He describes his style as a mix of rustic charm and precision, with a preference for traditional flavors such as chocolate, citrus and nuts. His next big task? He makes his own wedding cake for his fiancée Lara.
Retired cabin crew and volunteers from West Midlands
Nicky says her baking style is like a pair of “comfy old slippers” – whatever that means. Her favorite is still baked goods, but she also enjoys baking bread and creating fun birthday cakes for her niece and grandchildren. Outside the kitchen, Nicky volunteers at an animal therapy charity with her dog Bracken and has been an avid skier since the tender age of three.
Student from West Yorkshire
English literature student Rowan lives by the motto “Go big, or go home,” a philosophy he applies to his baking endeavors. His earliest baking memories revolve around scones, pork pies, shortbread and jam tarts, which he considers Nordic delicacies. Similar to his impressive cocktail-making skills, Rowan also shows off his grand and opulent side with his baked goods, leaving his college friends in awe. For his 21st birthday he even made a huge cake with three tiers and twelve layers.
Intelligence analyst from Herefordshire
Born in Sri Lanka, Saku incorporates the traditional flavors of her heritage into her baked goods, particularly the curry spices, which she says make exceptional pie fillings. She also generously uses cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg in her sweet creations. Although she didn’t have an oven in her family home in Sri Lanka until she was 18, Saku discovered her passion for baking when she moved to the UK with her husband in 2003. When she became a mother, she really blossomed when she started baking homemade treats for her children’s lunchboxes, inspired by snacks she saw at the grocery store.
Involvement Officer from Bristol
Tasha’s favorite baking memory from her childhood is enjoying the icing of fairy cakes she baked with her mother and grandma. In secondary school, she began baking for friends and was encouraged to pursue it as a hobby by her food technology teacher. Tasha’s approach to baking reflects her fearless approach to life. She uses it as a creative means of expression and often masters challenging designs with remarkable success. Beyond baking, she enjoys attending shows in the West End and has a deep passion for globetrotting.
The Great British Bake will air on Channel 4 on September 26th at 9pm.