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by Suganya Vedham | Updated Sep 24, 2020
Great British Bake Off 2020
The Great British Bake Off also knowns as Bake Off or GBBO is a British television baking competition, produced by Love Productions. It's a TV show in which a group of amateur bakers compete against each other in a series of rounds, attempting to impress a group of judges with their baking skills, with a contestant being eliminated in each round. The winner will be selected from the contestants who reach the finals.
The show returns to Channel 4 on 22 September after filming was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic
Great British Bake Off 2020 Contestants
Dave is a 30-year-old security guard from Hampshire. He likes to get his bake on once a week while listening to punk rock music. Dave's other interests include cars and taking his dog and cat for a walk.
Strengths and weaknesess: “My strengths are the ability to learn from mistakes, take criticism and use it to improve. I am incredibly determined and see the positive in every situation. Weaknesses would be feeling overwhelmed when mess builds up and struggling with some baking jargon…. And French words!”
Accountant Hermine was born and raised in Benin, west Africa, and moved to London in 2001 to study.
Strengths and weaknesses: “My strength is my understanding of how ingredients work together and how to get flavours right. My weakness is the ability to get a clean neat finish under time pressure.”
Laura, 31, is a digital manager from Gravesend, Kent. She specialises in decoration, and thinks her organised nature will lend itself to the show. She loves musical theatre - both performing and watching - and is also a volunteer for the Samaritans.
Strengths and weaknesses: “I bake from the heart and love making things that pack a punch in terms of flavour. Finesse and refinement are not always my strong point.”
Retirement living team leader Linda, from East Sussex, discovered her passion for baking during her frequent childhood visits to her aunt's dairy farm. To this day, the 61-year-old buys home-grown produce from another aunt's fruit farm and uses it to bake it her signature sausage rolls.
Strengths and weaknesses: “I think my experience over the years would be my strength, but my weakness is definitely poor timing.”
Loriea is a diagnostic radiographer from Durham. The 27-year-old uses baking as a means to celebrate her Caribbean roots. She moved to the UK from Jamaica when she was 15, but began baking as a kid with her grandmother.
Strengths and weaknesses: “My strength is my cool and calm nature and my ability to work well under pressure. Outside of these I think I have great strengths with blending untraditional flavours. However, these are not always to everyone’s taste. On the other hand, my weakness lies in my inability to follow a recipe without having to put my own twist in, I struggle to think in a simplistic way.”
Pantomime producer Lottie says baking is in her blood, and when she was little she watched cooking shows rather than playing with her toys. The 31-year-old from West Sussex describes herself as "a perpetually frustrated perfectionist"
Strengths and weaknesses: “Weaknesses – timing and decoration. I get lost in making sure I know what I am doing technically so I often run out of time or serve something that looks nothing like I had expected or wanted it to! Strengths – Turns out I’m a fast learner! I taught myself a lot of techniques ahead of the show and really enjoyed the process.”
Makbul is a 51-year-old accountant from Greater Manchester. The self-taught baker first took on cooking at home as a means to help support his mum.
Strengths and weaknesses: “As a baker one of my biggest strengths is that I’m not daunted by much. I will have a go. My biggest weakness is the mess I create!”
Bronze resin sculptor Marc lost his leg in a motorbike accident in 2016, which led him to baking bread as a form of therapy. The 51-year-old from Leicester, who now lives in Cornwall, is a single parent and decided to enter Bake Off to show his daughters that one can overcome life's obstacles.
Strengths and weaknesses: “My strengths are definitely bread and any dough based recipes – my weakness is cakes.”
Mark is 32-year-old public health project worker from Northern Ireland, who now lives in Liverpool. He fell in love with baking at a pie shop in Edinburgh, which he visited every day while at university. His style is influenced by his Irish heritage, but also by the flavours of Africa and Asia, which he travels to regularly for his job.
Strengths and weaknesses: “I think I am quite a versatile baker and always up for a challenge. My biggest weakness is baking to a time limit – at home I spend hours (and sometimes days!) baking something as a way of de-stressing, so I wasn’t sure how I would deal with that in the tent!”
Accounting and finance student Peter grew up feasting on his mum's home cooking in Edinburgh. But it was actually Bake Off that inspired the 20-year-old badminton international to start baking for himself. He's likes to include Scottish ingredients like berries, whisky, oats and honey whenever he can
Strengths and weaknesses: “My strengths are time management and planning. My weaknesses are artistic decoration and bread baking.”
Rowan, 55, from Worcestershire, is a music teacher. He calls his baking style ostentatious but, he hopes, tasteful. The fitness enthusiast enjoys decorating his bakes with flowers (preferably edible ones) using what is in bloom in his garden.
Strengths and weaknesses: “My strengths are ambition in ideas and design. My weakness is over-ambition and no interest in timings!”
Last but not least, pharmacy dispenser Sura grew up with influences from Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria and India in her heritage. The 31-year-old lives in London with her husband and grandmother, and loves experimenting with ingredients and flavours from around the world.
Strengths and weaknesses: “My strengths lie in flavour and balancing of flavours and also making small and dainty bakes- but my weakness is large multi-tiered cakes.”
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