Great British Bake Off 2018 – The Desi 3

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The much loved GBBO series returns to Channel 4 on 28 August for a second year after moving from the BBC. The presenters and judges remain the same as last year, with Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig back for another year of puns.

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will also be on hand to judge the best bakes.

2018 see’s 3 Asian contestants join the competition, check them out below, and lets hope they add some spice to the elegance that is the Great British Bake Off.

Antony Amourdoux
Age: 30
Job: Banker
From: London

Photo By Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions/Channel 4

He says: “I went in [Bake Off] for my dad who taught me how to make a Victoria Sponge as a little boy. And my partner who signed me up for this.

“All of my friends back home in India will be really surprised. They have known me to be a singer in a choir and a two piece band – but never as a baker. So it will be interesting to see their reaction.”

Ruby Bhogal
Age: 29
Job: Project Manager
From: London

Photo By Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions/Channel 4

She says: “Because I am so new to baking there are going to be so many people that will be shocked. I don’t really post about my baking on social media, so I am sure my friends are going to be surprised.

“I think it may blow their minds as they know me for going out and going to the gym as opposed to being in the kitchen. I am a bit of an undercover baker! I cannot wait!”

Rahul Mandal
Age: 30
Job: Research Scientist
From: Rotherham

Photo By Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions/Channel 4

He says: “Even five years ago I really had no idea about The Great British Bake Off. One of my colleagues kind of pushed me to apply for Bake Off. He kept sending me the application link, until I said to him that I have started applying.

“I think pretty much everybody I know will be surprised. They know I bake, but not to the scale that I could enter the tent. Colleagues I knew during my PhD don’t have a clue that I can bake. Back in India I didn’t bake either. All of them and actually myself are surprised that I made it into the tent.”

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