Great British Bake Off 2022 LIVE: Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith return to judge 12 new GBBO contestants TONIGHT | The Sun

GREAT British Bake Off returns to our screens TONIGHT with 12 new bakers entering the famous tent ready to impress Prue and Paul.

Every year, thousands of amateur bakers apply to be on Channel 4's Bake Off.

But every series, only 12 people are picked to show off their skills in the famous tent.

The lucky dozen will all be hoping to impress judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

The show will hit our screens every Tuesday night for ten episodes and we'll be rising to the occasion by keeping this blog as fresh as a newly-baked souffle over the course of the series with all the very latest from the world of GBBO.

You can catch up with any episodes on All4.

Read our Great British Bake Off blog below for all the latest updates…

  • Louis Allwood

    Who are the Bake Off 2022 contestants?

    The Bake Off 2022 line-up has recently been revealed, with 12 new bakers battling it out for the coveted cake stand.

    Here is the full list of contestants taking part this year.

    • Abdul, 29
    • Carole, 59
    • Dawn, 60
    • James, 25
    • Janusz, 34
    • Kevin, 33
    • Maisam, 18
    • Maxy, 29
    • Rebs, 23
    • Sandro, 30
    • Syabira, 32
    • Will, 45

    Who hosts the Great British Bake Off 2021?

    Returning to the show is veteran host Noel Fielding.

    He is joined by Matt Lucas, who took over hosting duties from Sandi Toksvig on the 2020 season.

    Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith are also back as judges.

    Paul has been on the show since it started, and stuck with it when the programme moved from the BBC to Channel 4.

    And Prue Leith became an instant hit with viewers when she replaced Mary Berry, after the latter refused to switch channels from the BBC and decided to quit instead.

    What time does Bake Off start?

    The next series of Bake Off will return on Channel 4 on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 8pm.

    You can catch up with any missed episodes on All 4.

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      How long did the contestants film at Welford Park?

      The Bake Off contestants spent six weeks filming on the hotel grounds depending on how long they lasted in the competition.

      Typically, each episode of Bake Off is filmed over two days, which is usually at the weekends.

      So the hour or so of footage that viewers see is only a fraction of the time the cast and crew actually spent shooting.

      Speaking about how long it takes to film an episode, season eight baker Tom Hetherington told Insider: "It takes quite a long time to film, and I don't think everyone appreciates how long it takes, but it becomes very exhausting and very stressful."

      He explained that depending on how many contestants are left in the competition, filming days can take anywhere from 10 to 16 hours.

    • Louis Allwood

      Where was the Great British Bake Off 2022 filmed?

      Filming for The Great British Bake Off 2022 took place on the grounds of Welford Park – a country house and estate in Berkshire.

      The Georgian property served as the filming location for previous seasons of Bake Off.

      This was the show's main location from 2014 until 2019.

      According to The Mirror, the thirteenth season of the show was not required to film in a Covid bubble like its two predecessors, however, a spokesperson for the show said that protocols were still "in place to keep everyone safe".

      Prior to Welford Park, Bake Off has taken place in various locations including Fulham Palace, London (season one), Valentines Mansion, Redbridge (season two) and Harptree Court, Somerset (seasons three and four).

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      Meet Dawn

      The eldest of three children, Dawn lives with her partner Trevor and is mother to three, step-mother to two, and gran/step-gran to four.

      Describing herself as an artist in and out of the kitchen, Dawn loves the challenge of an illusion cake (the more impossible-sounding, the better), favouring wacky and intricate designs that allow her to express her creative talent.

      She prides herself on her steady hand and attention to detail, especially when it comes to the intricacy required for lace patterns on biscuits.

      Her favourite flavours are lemon, salted caramel and anything nutty.

    • Louis Allwood

      Meet Carole

      Born and bred in the West Country, Carole lives on a Dorset hillside with her husband, Michael.

      Her segment on a local radio show is called "Compost Carole", during which she shares her gardening know-how with listeners.

      Carole brings the artistry that she uses in her garden to her baking, creating colourful and eclectic bakes that are inspired by her passion for horticulture.

      She began her dedicated baking journey with a first birthday cake for her eldest granddaughter Maisie.

      Since then, she has refined her skills, using YouTube to teach herself the finer techniques of decoration.

      Her favourite flavours are fruity and punchy.

    • Louis Allwood

      Meet the cast

      Abdul, 29, London, Electronics Engineer

      Raised in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents, Abdul is the middle of three children – and the one who got into trouble for pulling apart the electronic devices around the house.

      All’s well that ends well, though, and he is now an electronics engineer, dividing his time between London and Cambridge.

      A keen salsa dancer, and a self-confessed space nerd, his interest in baking began when he and his graduate colleagues baked for each other to brighten up their daily coffee breaks.

      He applies his precision thinking to the chemistry of creating bakes.

      Matcha is among his favourite flavours. 

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