Great British Baking Show Netflix is back with Season 9, and the world has breathed a sigh of collective relief. During these difficult times, everyone needs a little twee bakery to sink their teeth into, and the antics beneath the show’s big tents offer that in spades. So who are Paul Hollywood and Pru Leith welcoming the gingham altar this time? Meet the new bakers this season Great British Baking Show.
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Great British Baking Show Always manages to find a whole range of delightful individuals to fill the tent, who usually come from a variety of occupations, demographics and locations. Season 9 of the show will be no different. Here’s what we know about the new bakers so far.
- AMANDAAmanda: 56 years old, and hails from London, where she works as a detective in the Metropolitan Police. Her Greek-Cypriot roots inform her culinary interests.
- chigsoo: This 40-year-old sales manager from Leicestershire is an active fellow – he enjoys skydiving, mountaineering and hiking. He started baking during the COVID-19 lockdown and is ready to bring his bake Great British Baking Show.
- crystalKrystle, 26, from London, describes herself as “a little stressed out”. He enjoys experimenting with ideas stemming from his Portuguese-Goan-Kenyan heritage.
- Freya: Freya is the youngest baker this season at 19 – she’s also a vegetarian and a psychology student from North Yorkshire. Freya calls herself a “huge perfectionist.”
- George: George is the shared-living coordinator for London. The 34-year-old says he has “a keen eye for detail” and creativity. Like Amanda, George celebrates his Greek-Cypriot roots.
- giuseppeItalian-born Giuseppe now lives in Bristol. The 45-year-old learned to bake from his father, who worked as a professional chef. Giuseppe, of course, enjoys Italian flavors in his creations, and calls himself a “food snob.”
- gyrazeno: This 51-year-old finance chief and Great British Baking Show Aashan moved to London from Trinidad 15 years ago. He likes to use Caribbean spices, and says that for him, “baking is like breathing.”
- juggernautJurgen is originally from Germany, but moved to the UK 18 years ago. He now lives in Sussex, where he works as an IT professional. Jurgen’s interest in baking began when he could not find his favorite German loaves.
- Lizzie: 28-year-old Lizzie lives in Liverpool with her partner and their pet dog, Prudence. Lizzie is the type of baker who focuses on taste over presentation. She enjoys dancing and studies criminology.
- MaggiMaggie: Maggie is a 70-year-old retired nurse and midwife from Dorset. Maggie is also the oldest baker of the year, and she enjoys the outdoors – especially canoeing, kayaking and sailing.
- interesting: An injury left this 27-year-old HR business partner unable to dance, and so she turned to baking. She claims that her biggest weakness is “nervousness” when things go awry.
- Tom: Tom is a 28-year-old web developer living in Kent who calls baking a “welcome escape” during his time in lockdown. Tom loves singing and the dramatic arts.
When will new episodes of ‘The Great British Baking Show’ air?
Great British Baking Show Season 12 will air on Netflix. The show will premiere new episodes every Friday.
Paul Hollywood has claimed that this year’s bakers are a “strong” bunch, with fans expecting some exciting bakes.
“I feel [in] The bakers’ standard in this chain is so strong, they really brought a lot of expertise to the tent this year, I was really surprised and excited how quickly they got out of the box,” said Paul Hollywood, as Reported by Marie Claire.
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