Great British Bake Off 2020

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Who's excited? Anyone happy to see Matt Lucas as a host? :gah:
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I always watch GBBO so I am excited.
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yay! am glad GBBO is back. any news on the new contestants? I know matt lucas has replaced sandy.
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So hyped for this. Sandy was great and I feel like Matt Lucas is a worthy successor
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this year's contestants seem much older than past few years. median age 31, 2nd most common 51. eldest 61 years old, youngest 20 years old.

also got more minority representation (2 afro-carribean bakers, 2 muslim bakers, an amputee),
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So hyped for this. Sandy was great and I feel like Matt Lucas is a worthy successor
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Not a Matt Lucas fan at all so interested to see if he's bearable. Super excited to have GBBO back though!
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Contestant profiles:
Dave, 30 yo
just bought 1st house with GF, strengths are breads /mirror glazes. hobbies include cars, DIY and taking dogs and cats for walks

Hermine, 39 years old
from Benin and moved to UK in 2001. strengths include french patisserie (particularly millefeuille, eclairs and entrements), sourdough and jam. Trainee accountant.

Laura, 31, Gravesend
strengths are dainty stuff and decoration (particulalrly buttercream flowers). performer at local theatre and volunteers for samaritans.

Lottie, 31, Lancaster
produces pantomime, enjoys yoga, gamign and viking metal (think scandanavian death metal)

Loriea, 27, Durham
originally from Jamaica but moved to the UK when she was 15. Strengths are Jamaican patties and macrame (ie lacework / latticework). works as a radiographer

Linda, 61,
strengths are british classics and home-comfort food, particularly sausage rolls. fishes with husband for mackarel and mullet and grows her own plants. Works as a support worker.

Mak(bul), 51
strengths are pastry (particularly shortcrust) and eid celebrations (notably the asian biscuit Nankhatai). works as an accountant for a housing association. Is a beekeeper and produces his own honey.

Marc, 51, Leicester
Took up baking to cope with losing his leg in 2016. Works as a support worker and is a single parent. strengths include french pastries.

Mark, 32, Northern Ireland
Experimental using influences from irish, african and asian food. Works as a project manager for public health research programmes. hobbies include wildlife and traveling with his wife.

Peter, 20, Edinburgh
Enjoys cooking with Scottish ingredients including berries, whiskey, oats and honey. National level Badminton player and studying accounting and finance at university.

Rowan, 55, Worcestershire
Enjoys baking french patisserie and enjoys complex, layered cakes, as well as recreating georgian era recipes from 1700s. fitness enthusiast who swims a mile a day, cycles and rides horses and enjoys 1700s british history. Works as a Music Teacher.

Sura, 31, London
. experiments with flavours from her heritage (Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria, India). Works as a Hospital Pharmacist (woop woop). enjoys traveling, design and architecture.
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without seeing them, hope Marc makes it to the finals. He has very interesting backstory and hope he isnt a jerk.
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1st challenge: Battenbergs!!!
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matt definitely seems nervous
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safe to say im calling sura a drug dealer on here :lol: (irony is I know a hospital pharmacist called sura).
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peter's battenberg looks good, likewise Hermine's. Dave's looks better than taste by looks of it, likewise Mark's. Marc let down by too much roseware.

Lottie's looks psychadelic. seems to be good. drug dealer's seems to be good. these 2 seem most arrogant so far.
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1st Technical's 6 mini pineapple upside down cakes!!! (looks like something im gonna attempt in the future as I love pineapple upside down cake but havent had since uni).
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I'm so glad I don't need a tv licence to watch this at uni :woo:
I'm so excited for this :excited:

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(Original post by Chronoscope)
I'm so glad I don't need a tv licence to watch this at uni :woo:
I'm so excited for this :excited:

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you need baking license for livestream

EDIT - TV license.
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deliberate or accidental sabotage by the drug dealer?
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well matt is warming up a bit.
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peter,lottie and sura in running for star baker?
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linda to be eliminated?
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