The Great British Bake Off is back tonight

The Great British Bake Off is back tonight

Tonight The Great British Bake Off's white tent along with 12 new contestants will return to our screens.

At 8pm, the first round will see the amateur bakers face off in a bid to become Star Baker and win over Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

The lineup was announced two weeks ago and was deemed the most diverse line up to date.

The group of contestants sees a wide range of skills and ages. The oldest contestant is 60 year-old Dawn.


Dawn is an IT Manager from Bedfordshire and prides herself on her attention to detail and steady hand.

Maisam is the youngest at the age of 18.

She is a student and a sales assistant from Greater Manchester.

Maisam is originally from Libya and her favorite flavours are inspired by her Mediterranean heritage.


Some of the others fighting to be the best baker include 23 year-old Rebecca from County Antrim - the only contestant from Ireland, 34 year old Janez, Sandro who is 30, and Maxy who is 29.

To see the full list of participants, see the Bake Off website. 

This year's hosts are Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding. The two, along with Paul and Prue, took to Twitter to remind everyone the Bake Off is back!

The competition will run for 10 weeks, during which the 12 competing will be windled down to just three.

Last year, almost seven million people watched Giuseppe Dell'Anno  be crowned as the Bake Off Winner. Giuseppe was the first Italian winner the show has seen.

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