The Great British Bake Off line-up revealed

Who will be crowned Star Baker?

The Great British Bake Off 2020

by Nathan Katnoria |
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It’s been a pretty rubbish year for TV, with no Love Island, The Apprentice or RuPaul’s Drag Race UK to look forward to, But things are definitely about to pick up with the return of The Great British Bake Off.

After it was confirmed that the much-loved Channel 4 show is returning next week, the line-up of contestants has been revealed and we couldn’t be more excited.

From an armed guard to a pantomime producer and an accountant to a bronze resin sculptor (whatever that is), bosses behind the show have scoured the country to find Britain’s best amateur bakers and put together an eclectic line-up of contestants.

But which one will be crowned 2020’s Star Baker?

CHECK OUT The Great British Bake Off 2020 line-up


GBBO 2020 contestants

Dave1 of 12
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Age: 30Occupation: Armoured GuardHometown: Hampshire

Laura2 of 12
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Age: 31Occupation: Digital ManagerHometown: Kent

Peter3 of 12
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Age: 20Occupation: StudentHometown: Edinburgh

Hermine4 of 12
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Age: 39Occupation: AccountantHometown: London

Marc5 of 12
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Age: 51Occupation: Bronze Resin SculptorHometown: Cornwall

Lottie6 of 12
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Age: 31Occupation: Pantomime ProducerHometown: West Sussex

Mark7 of 12
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Age: 32Occupation: Project ManagerHometown: Liverpool

Linda8 of 12
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Age: 61Occupation: RetiredHometown: East Sussex

Sura9 of 12
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Age: 31Occupation: Pharmacy DispenserHometown: London

Loriea10 of 12
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Age: 27Occupation: RadiographerHometown: Durham

Mak11 of 12
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Mak - Eliminated second

Age: 51Occupation: AccountantHometown: Greater Manchester

ROWAN12 of 12
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Rowan - Eliminated third

Age: 55Occupation: Music TeacherHometown: Worcestershire

The Great British Bake Off 2020 contestants
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Fans weren’t sure if we would get a new series of GBBO this year after filming was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic but cast and crew all isolated together for six weeks to ensure that the show could go ahead.

Kieran Smith, creative director at Love Productions, told Deadline, "So many people rely on Bake Off for work that we knew we had to work out a plan."

“It was a massive operation, we even [built] 12 practice kitchens for the bakers to use on their days off,” he continued, while managing director Letty Kavanagh added, “It felt like the safest place in Britain.”

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While judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith and presenter Noel Fielding are all returning, Little Britain’s Matt Lucas will enter the tent for the first time after replacing Sandi Toksvig, who quit the show after three years in January.

Speaking about joining Bake Off, Matt said, “I’m chuffed to bits to be joining the most delicious show on television. I can’t wait to break bread with Noel, Prue and Paul and meet the brilliant bakers.

“And bearing in mind my love of cake, I’ve already ordered some much larger trousers in anticipation. See you in the tent!”

Noel then added, “I love Matt. I love his warmth and his comedy and his big joyful smile."

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