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Great British Bake Off 2021

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The popular TV show "Great British Bake Off" returns to Ch 4 next Tuesday - 21 September - with Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith and presented by Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding.

The contestants have been announced 

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Left-right:
Crystelle. Lizzie, Freya. George, Chigs, Giuseppe, Amanda, Tom, Jairzeno. Rochica, Jürgen and Maggie
 
Crystelle, 26, client relationship manager from London inspired by Portugese-Goan-Kenyan heritage.
 
Lizzie, 28, car production operative from Liverpool, described as "frantic and messy on the outside but is usually calm and collected within" 
 
Freya, 19, psychology student from North Yorkshire, youngest baker in tent this year, vegan, says she likes to be "unexpected" with her baking.
 
George, 34, shared lives co-ordinator from London, from Greek-Cypriot family, says his strength is "creative flair"

 

Chigs, 40, sales manager from Leicestershire, used online tutorials during lockdown to learn complex bakes and chocolate work.

 

Giuseppe, 45, chief engineer from Bristol, Italian-born inherited baking from his father, a professional chef. 

 

Amanda, 56, Metropolitan Police detective in London, baking heavily influenced by her Greek-Cypriot heritage.

 

Tom, 28, developer for family software company in Kent, says baking was "a welcome escape" during lockdown.

 

Jairzeno, 51, head of finance in London, moved from Trinidad 15 years ago, obsesses over flavour cominations, particularly using Caribbean spices. 

 

Rochica, 27, junior HR business partner from Birmingham, turned to baking when unable to dance due to injury, says her weakness is "getting flustered and everything going wrong".

 

Jurgen, German-born, moved to UK 18 years ago, lives in Sussex, IT professional, started baking when couldn`t buy German bread. 

 

Maggie, 70, retired nurse and midwife from Dorset, oldest contestant - loves canoeing, sailing, going out in her campervan.

 

A real mix of ages and characters this time.

I love GBBO. 

Anyone else going to be watching?

As with previous series, why not give your feedback on the show, the contestants, and the baking rounds after the show?

Looking forward to GBBO 2021 and your comments from next week. 

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I have finished watching this. Not repeating everything already said but I don't think Guiseppe deserved 3rd in the technical. Yes they were slightly overbaked but the only one that looked anything like a belgian bun. Chigs were cut the wrong way round and nothing like they should be.  I eat Belgian buns every week Lol.

 

As for the showstopper, considering Guiseppe lost 15 minutes as his oven was off, he did brilliantly.

Chigs was great as well. Poor Crystelle with her raw focaccia. A real shame. 

 

The right person won and it meant so much to Guiseppe. His Dad who is suffering with dementia now, used to be a brilliant baker.

That's it for another year. Thoroughly enjoyed it. ❤️

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