FIRST LOOK: The Great British Bake Off VIII


All things continue to remain sugar and sweet as the hit television show ‘The Great British Bake Off’, returns to our screens this evening. The twelve diverse contestants will once again be challenged with thirty tasks carefully designed by Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

Will they be able to deliver the wow-factor and a sweet delicacies at the same time? 

Of course, these players will not be alone, as Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will be their shoulder to cry on every step of the way. Contestants competing to become a star baker are 19 year old Liam from Hackney, who uses baking as a way to install a positive attitude in his nephews. There’s also Julia, whom originality from Siberia, has been studying the show and British baking for a couple of years in order to develop the skills that she needed. IT Programmer Peter developed a love for baking after feeling unwell and has since then never looked back. 29 year-old Kate likes to use historic techniques in her baking, and has self-taught herself the skill for a couple of years.

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Cancer survivor Chris is completely obsessed with baking and loves to create unusual combinations. He also loves to help and inspire those who are also effected by cancer. Flo is one of the oldest baker to date (at 71) and prides herself as a traditional who loves to keep her family happy. Steven was taught the basics by his mum and now updates his mum’s old recipes to the 21st century plate. Chuen-Yan Yan took baking seriously ten years ago when she was working as a molecular biologist for the NHS. James loves to grow fruit and vegetables, which he loves to incorporate into his bakes, and cites his father as the main influence who talk him baking. Sophie has a natural talent for baking and is also training to becoming a stuntwoman!

Scottish Tom comes from a family line of bakers and was first taught how to bake from his own mother, who was once a Home Economics teacher. Stacey memoirs helping her grandmother do some baking during her childhood before taking it seriously at university.

These twelve contestants will begin competing in Cake Week, where they are tested with a fruity signature challenge.

Baking commences tonight at 8pm on Channel 4.

 

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