Well here we go again with twelve new homebakers taking part in a ‘bake off’, which will test them to the fullest while they show off their baking skills as the battle to be crowned the next Great British Bake Off’s Best Amateur Baker.
Although this year the show has been moved from BBC Two to BBC One, we shouldn’t be worried about the program being tampered with. The creator and executive producer Anna Beattie said: “The BBC’s logic is that it’s a very big show which deserves to be on BBC One rather that BBC Two, but the show does not need to change to be there. They actively want the same show.”
Like normal the duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will be helping the contestants with their wit and support. The pair first came together at the Cambridge Footlights and have successfully stayed together as a double act for over 20 years. They first shot to stardom on the French and Saunders show, but the Great British Bake Off is their highest-profile gig yet.
Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are back as the “sweet and savoury” judges. Paul has said that he hopes the new series will feature more soggy bottoms and stiff bakes than ever. And innuendoes, clearly. The BBC recently expanded Hollywood’s contract to include a new motoring show - he’s a petrolhead who collects Aston Martin cars, like a self-raising Jeremy Clarkson. This year, the Bake-Off has its tent pitched in the hidden gardens of Welford Park in Berkshire – Which is famous for its beautiful display of snowdrops each February.
This year the show will be a 10-part series with 12 contestants instead of 13 like last year. The show is set to be another fun packed baking show. So who is going to win, will it be the oldest contestant Diana Beard from Alkington in Shropshire who is 69 or will it be the youngest contestant Martha Collinson, an A-level student from Sunningdale in Berkshire, who is a mere 17.