The Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 this year and the full line-up of 13 new contestants has now been revealed. The cast of GBBO 2019 will be hoping they have what it takes to impress returning judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith all under the watchful eye of presenter Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding. Here’s the full list of Bake Off contestants heading into the famous tent this year.
Who are the Great British Bake Off 2019 contestants?
One of the new faces in the Bake Off tent will be 28-year-old geography teach Alice.
Alice says she’s wanted to be on GBBO ever since the show’s beginnings on the BBC and calls the opportunity to appear on the show a “dream come true!”
GBBO hopeful Amelia is a 24-year-old sportswear designer who now lives in London after growing up in Halifax.
Amelia is a huge advocate for freshly farmed produce and has been baking since she was just five-years-old.
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Alice
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Amelia
Bake Off 2019 contestant Dan is a 32-year-old Rotherham-based support worker.
Dan’s a self-taught baking extraordinaire and even made his own wedding cake.
Yorkshire lad David, 36, is an international health advisor who now lives in London.
David’s attitude towards baking is very much substance over appearance and admits flavour comes before presentation.
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Dan
Bake Off 2019 contestants: David
Bake Off star Helena is a 40-year-old project manager from Leeds.
A big fan of American-style foods, Helena also draws from her Spanish heritage while baking.
One of this year’s youngest contestants Henry is a 20-year-old student at Durham University.
Ahead of his Bake Off debut, Henry’s been trying out his bakes on his housemates.
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Helena
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Henry
Jamie is another student swapping the lecture hall for the Bake Off tent this year.
The 20-year-old is a part-time waiter and sports science student from Surrey.
Fitness instructor Michael, 26, also works as a theatre manager when he’s not baking.
Michael’s favourite dishes are inspired by his Indian heritage.
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Jamie
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Michael
Michelle, 35 is a print shop administrator from Tenby in Wales.
when she’s not busy at work, Michelle bakes pretty much every day, conjuring new and delicious flavour combinations.
East London-based HGV driver Phil has only been baking properly for six years but now comes up with upwards of five bakes a week.
Phil will be cheered on by his wife and two daughters when he enters the Bake Off tent for the first time.
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Michelle
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Phil
Priya is a 34-year-old marketing consultant from Leicester.
A self-proclaimed perfectionist, Priya will be hoping not to put a foot wrong in order to impress Paul and Prue.
Rosie, 28, is a veterinary surgeon from Somerset who uses baking as a tool to relax after a hard day at the office.
A big fan of pastries, Rosie often keeps her colleagues well-fed with her daily dose of treats.
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Priya
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Rosie
Bake Off 2019 contestants: Steph
Fruit and veg-lover Steph is a 28-year-old shop assistant from Chester.
Steph loves making healthy creations in the kitchen packed full of healthy greens.
Which one of the 13 new bakers will do enough to impress Paul and Prue and be crowned this year’s Bake Off champion will be determined in the next few weeks.
Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.