Meet all this year's Great British Bake Off contestants

Fans of The Great British Bake Off have had to wait a little longer for the show this year with the Olympics, but don't worry, contestants are prepped and ready to rise to the challenge in this year's competition. (Well actually, the show has already been recorded, but that didn't work for our baking puns.)

The 12 amateur bakers have been named today and as usual, there is quite a mix of personalities with one thing in common; they love baking.

There's an aerospace engineer, a nurse, a pastor, and a garden designer among the contestants that will be trying to impress judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, all hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year's winner Nadiya Hussain.

Hollywood said; "Nadiya went to a whole new level... it put pressure on them more.

"I think we felt it in the tents as well. They started quite nervously, but once they settled down they got into it."


Berry agreed saying; "They know the standard that it is, which is now pretty high. And I think they were slower to bond this year than they were in the past."

Have a proper look at all the contestants below in this handy video made by Dan Wooton of The Sun;

The Great British Bake Off returns for its seventh series on Wednesday, 24th August.

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