The Great British Bake Off 2014: Meet the contestants
The Great British Bake Off is back on our screens tonight on a mission to find the country's best amateur baker.
Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are back as judges for the fifth series too. The two of them have the difficult job of tasting all the baked goods made by the contestants. They must really hate their work!
Martha (left) is the Great British Bake Off’s youngest ever baker and, at just 17 years old, she combines baking with her exams and coursework, taking revision breaks to make a tower of profiteroles or a batch of macaroons. Iain (right) was born in Belfast, but now lives in London, and enjoys using vegetables in his bakes and dreams of opening a cafe
Enwezor (left) taught himself to bake in the last three years and it has rapidly become one of his greatest passions. Chetna (right) was born in India but moved to the UK in 2003. She tries to combine her mum’s traditional Indian recipes and flavours with British bakes when she can.
Norman (left) is a true Scot and lives on the north east coast of Scotland. His father and brother were both bakers, so making a good loaf of bread is in his blood. Claire (right) lives in Cheshire and has been baking since she was 11 years old. She loves making cakes and pastries, particularly Chelsea buns
Richard (left) is from north London. He loves bread and pastry and likes to rummage through his vegetable patch to find something to bake with. Diana (right) is The Great British Bake Off’s oldest baker so far. She learnt to bake with her mother and grandmother from when she was just knee high and loves a good old chocolate cake.
Jordan (left) lives in Nottingham and he is the self-confessed ‘nerdy baker’ of the tent. When not baking, he likes to play Dungeons and Dragons with his friends and to read comic books. Luis (right) was born and raised in Stockport, but both his parents are Spanish. He keeps bees and uses their honey and fresh ingredients from his allotment in his baking.
Nancy (left) lives in the south of France. She wants to pass on her baking knowledge to her grandchildren and see them develop a passion for food and cooking. Kate (right) lives in Brighton with her five-year-old daughter Eloise. She once baked a full-sized 3D sculpture of her friend’s head – all from cake.
The Great British Bake Off is back on our screens tonight on a mission to find the country's best amateur baker. Now in its fifth series, the programme has inspired the nation to get into their kitchens and bake! Sue and Mel return to host and they'll be hoping not to see too many soggy bottoms...on the cakes!