Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The nation’s favourite baking competition is back this month, and we’ve been given a glimpse at 2016’s contestants. <br><br>Say hello to…
- Candace, 31, a secondary school PE teacher living in Bedfordshire
- Tom, 26, who works for The Royal Society of Arts
- Jane, 61, a garden designer from Beckenham in south London
- Selasi, 30, a client service associate in London, though he's originally from Ghana
- Val, 66, a former primary school head teacher from Yorkshire
- Michael, 20, the youngest contestant this year and a politics and economics student at Durham
- Benjamina, 23, a recent economics graduate now working as a teaching assistant in south London
- Lee, 67, this year's oldest contestant and a builder-turned-pastor in Bolton
- Rav, 28, who works in student support at City University in London and likes vegan baking
- Kate, 37, a nurse from Norfolk
- Andrew, 25, an aerospace engineer who designs jet engines in Derby
- Louise, 46, a hairdresser from Cardiff who bakes for a lot of charity bake sales
Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are back, of course, as are presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.
The only difference from last series is the amount of pressure the contestants are now under, given the success of winner Nadiya Hussain last year.
Paul Hollywood said: "Nadiya went to a whole new level… it put pressure on them more. I think we felt it in the tents as well."
Catch the new series in all its flour power when it kicks off on 24 August, on BBC One and iPlayer.
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