'The Great British Baking Show': Meet the 12 amateur bakers on Netflix's sweetest competition series
'The Great British Baking Show' is all set to return with Season 11 on Netflix. The judges' table remains unchanged with Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith ready to assess amateur bakers on their confections and sweet treats. Joining hosting duties with Noel Fielding will be Matt Lucas, functioning as Sandi Toksvig's replacement on the competition series. This season will feature 12 bakers. Read on to know more about them:
A security guard from Waterlooville, Dave, 30, may not have frequented the kitchen but ever since he moved in with his girlfriend, he has baked for her at least once a week. He's good with cake decorations.
She is 39 years old and a Benin-born accountant from London. She made the move to pursue higher education. Growing up, she would assist her mother as she went on her baking adventures.
She started early. A digital manager from Kent, Laura, 31, began baking when she was just eight but it was only recently that she realized how important it was to her. Laura's specialty is that she loves presenting old classics with new twists.
She is 61 and a Sussex-based retirement living team leader who discovered her passion from baking when she was little. As a child, she would visit her aunt's dairy farm where she was taught how milk was turned into the icing. As a side activity, she enjoys fishing trips with her partner.
Jamaican-born Loriea moved to the United Kingdom when she was 15. She enjoys baking Jamaican patties, which have found a fan in her husband, Pete.
She is 31 and a pantomime producer by profession but her true love is baking, more so because it runs in the family. She has always had a knack for cooking. As a child, she watched cooking shows.
A 51-year-old account from Manchester who took up cooking to help assist his mother. But slowly and surely he mastered pastry. For Eid, he enjoys creating batches of Asian nankhatai biscuits. He produces his own honey which he uses in his baked goods.
Expect artworks in the forms of cake decor from Marc, 51, because he is a bronze resin sculptor. He met with a motorbike accident four years ago and lost his leg. He then took up baking as a form of therapy and there's been no looking back since.
He fell in love with baking during his frequent visits to a pie shop in Edinburgh, where he was studying. As a project manager, Mark, 32, has had to travel extensively. He has been to Africa and Asia, which have inspired his flavors of baking.
The youngest participant is an accounting and finance student from Edinburgh as well. He is just 20 years old but knows what he's talking about when it comes to baking. He regularly uses Scottish ingredients in his food especially berries and whiskey.
Rowan, 55, is a music teacher from Worcestershire. He calls his baking style "ostentatious" and hopes judges will enjoy it as much he does creating them. French patisserie is something he has been passionate about.
She enjoys experimenting with flavors and that is evident in the way she tries to fuse Asian and Middle Eastern ingredients in her baked items. She is 31 years old and a pharmacy dispenser based out of London.
Catch new episodes every week on Netflix starting September 25, Friday.