It’s that time of year again – when nothing could warm the cockles of our hearts more than the return of The Great British Bake Off.
As if we weren’t already revving with excitement after the announcement of the 2023 start date for GBBO, but now the contestants have also been revealed.
So prepare yourself to meet this year’s cast, who’ll be entering the tent to bake to their hearts’ content as they meet judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith, and presenters Noel Fielding and Alison Hammond.
From a student to a vegetable grower, a chartered accountant and a PE teacher – as always – the cast are a beautifully varied and undoubtedly talented bunch of bakers.
So who’ll impress the judges the most in the hopes of becoming the winner of series 14? Let the speculation begin!
Without further ado, introducing your GBBO cast of 2023.
Ready, steady, bake! (Picture: Photographer: Mark Bourdillon)
Abbi has been baking since she was a teenager (Picture: Mark Bourdillon)
Hailing from Cumbria, Abbi works as a vegetable grower and a delivery driver – so we have a feeling she might have some neat tricks up her sleeve in the kitchen.
Born in Yorkshire, the 27-year-old first sparked an interest in baking while learning the craft from her mum in her teen years.
She took a particular fancy to bakes from the Victorian era – think traditional steamed puddings and fruit cakes – and now uses seasonal ingredients while looking to her environment in the English countryside for inspiration.
Will the ‘twist’ the Amos brings to his bakes win over the judges? (Picture: Mark Bourdillon)
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Deli and grocery manager Amos has a wide variety of interests, ranging from film and theatre to theme parks. So will he bring that level of adrenaline-fuelled excitement to the Bake Off tent?
Having grown up in Nottingham and now living in North London, Amos’ love of bakery stemmed all the way to his childhood, when he witnessed his mum’s flair at being able to create incredible bakes at the last minute.
From the sounds of it, this baker is going to bring a lot of colour and innovation to his bakes, describing his style as ‘traditional with a modern twist’.
Cristy plans on bringing her flair for ‘pretty’ bakes to the tent (Picture: Mark Bourdillon)
Bake Off contestants – be warned, because we have a cake connoisseur in our midst.
Cristy, who’s a mum of four and works as a PA, can often be found making a cake for the latest birthday party or celebration, with her flavours packing a punch as she takes inspiration from her …read more