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Great British Bake Off 2020 line-up: from sculptor to university student

12 hopeful amateur bakers with various occupancy in the line-up of Great British Bake Off 2020.

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great british bake off 2020 line-up

The line-up of the eleventh season of Great British Bake Off has been revealed: there are 12 hopefuls with various occupancy. Great British Bake Off will begin its series next week after being delayed because of Covid.

Great British Bake Off 2020 line-up

A sculptor, a pantomime producer and a university student are among the 12 hopeful amateur bakers taking part in this year’s contest:

  • Marc. He is a 51-year-old bronze resin sculptor who lives in Cornwall. He began baking after he lost his leg in a motorbike accident in 2016. He started to make bread as therapy baking, then, also cakes and pastries.
  • Next one is a student named Peter. The 20-year-old man was inspired by Bake Off to start cooking for himself. He was born in Edinburgh and, although he is an accounting and finance student, he backs off from baking. He has been baking since 12 and has seen every series of the programme.
  • Let introduce Lottie, a pantomime producer. This woman from West Sussex has labelled herself a “perpetually frustrated perfectionist” and has had a fascination with cooking since childhood.
  • As a way of supporting his mother, the self-taught baker Makbul initially began cooking at home. He is a 51-year-old accountant who lives in Greater Manchester who also does beekeeping in his spare time and produces his own honey, which he uses in his bakes.

Other contestants include armoured guard Dave, accountant Hermine, digital manager Laura and Linda, who is a retirement living team leader, but also diagnostic radiographer Loriea, project manager Mark, music teacher Rowan and pharmacy dispenser Sura, all taking part in the competition.

The new series of the programme will begin on September 22 at 8 pm on Channel 4. This year’s contest sees comedian Matt Lucas replace Sandi Toksvig as the programme’s co-host alongside Noel Fielding.

Even though the show has been delayed because of the pandemic, the programme will look the same as it normally does, Channel 4 executive Kelly Webb Lamb said. She also added that « the cast and crew had been living and filming “in a bubble” and adhering to stringent health and safety measures ».

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