Who's who in Great British Bake Off 2018: The contestants reveal their favourite ever bakes

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The Great British Bake Off is back with the nation’s favourite baking show kicking off on Channel 4 at 8pm, 28 August. 12 contestants will battle it out over the next 10 weeks hoping to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their baking skills. Presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding are back too offering their unique insight into the weekly challenges, and the occasional shoulder to cry on when things inevitably go wrong.

Here’s your guide to all the contestants hoping to be named winner of Bake Off in 2018.

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<p>It’s an eclectic bunch of bakers on this year’s Great British Bake Off (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: The contestants

It’s an eclectic bunch of bakers on this year’s Great British Bake Off (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish?</b> “A lovely eclair with an interesting melt in the mouth filling topped with an exciting glace on the top i.e. a choux pastry filled with a rich chocolate hazelnut praline cream covered in exciting dark chocolate glace –just beautiful!” (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Antony, 29, from London

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? “A lovely eclair with an interesting melt in the mouth filling topped with an exciting glace on the top i.e. a choux pastry filled with a rich chocolate hazelnut praline cream covered in exciting dark chocolate glace –just beautiful!” (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish?</b> “Victoria sponge, an oldie but a goodie!” (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Briony, 33, from Bristol

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? “Victoria sponge, an oldie but a goodie!” (Channel 4/Love Productions)

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<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish?</b> My favourite thing to bake is probably birthday cakes – I really enjoy every part of making them, but especially the pleasure of making someone feel good. I make a killer lemon sponge that everyone raves about. My desert island dish would probably be a simple pain de mie – I don’t think I could live without bread! (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Dan, 36, from London

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? My favourite thing to bake is probably birthday cakes – I really enjoy every part of making them, but especially the pleasure of making someone feel good. I make a killer lemon sponge that everyone raves about. My desert island dish would probably be a simple pain de mie – I don’t think I could live without bread! (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish?</b> “Bread. Sweet or savoury bread is the bizz. There is nothing in this world like freshly baked bread….white loaf, sour dough, fruit loaf, wheaten…bread is amazing! Is there anything better than bread and butter?! The simplicity of it. Satisfying, versatile and the one thing I definitely would want to have on an island with me!” (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Imelda, 33, from County Tyrone, Norther Ireland

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? “Bread. Sweet or savoury bread is the bizz. There is nothing in this world like freshly baked bread….white loaf, sour dough, fruit loaf, wheaten…bread is amazing! Is there anything better than bread and butter?! The simplicity of it. Satisfying, versatile and the one thing I definitely would want to have on an island with me!” (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? </b>“Some kind of patisserie…. something with crème pat and puff pastry – maybe a mille feuille. And for my Desert Island Dish, I’ll go for a classic French dessert, Gâteaux Saint-Honoré!” (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Jon, 47, from Newport, Wales

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? “Some kind of patisserie…. something with crème pat and puff pastry – maybe a mille feuille. And for my Desert Island Dish, I’ll go for a classic French dessert, Gâteaux Saint-Honoré!” (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish?</b> “Favourite bake (at the time being, it does change) my Beef Bourgogne Pie, Desert Island would have to be one of my Rich Fruit Christmas cakes, a massive one maybe several tiers so it would keep us going and not go off while we wait to be rescued.” (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Karen, 60, from West Yorkshire

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? “Favourite bake (at the time being, it does change) my Beef Bourgogne Pie, Desert Island would have to be one of my Rich Fruit Christmas cakes, a massive one maybe several tiers so it would keep us going and not go off while we wait to be rescued.” (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish?</b> “Oooooh I don’t know if I have a favourite bake to make. I just love to make and learn new stuff all the time. I’ve realised that I enjoy baking the most when it’s relaxing. So that’s why I enjoy both bread, as well as decorating and doing intricate details. Both are relaxing in their own ways. My desert island dish would be some fresh doughnuts, filled with delicious creme pat.” (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Kim-Joy, 27, from Leeds

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? “Oooooh I don’t know if I have a favourite bake to make. I just love to make and learn new stuff all the time. I’ve realised that I enjoy baking the most when it’s relaxing. So that’s why I enjoy both bread, as well as decorating and doing intricate details. Both are relaxing in their own ways. My desert island dish would be some fresh doughnuts, filled with delicious creme pat.” (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish?</b> “I absolutely love making bread – all types of bread. I find it amazing how you can take such simple ingredients like flour and yeast and mix them together to create something so tasty and delicious. It’s so versatile too – you can make it sweet, savoury, add flavours, shape it different ways…the options are endless. I honestly don’t think you can beat having beautiful fresh bread with a selection of good quality oils, balsamic vinegars and dips. Delicious.” (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Luke, 30, from Sheffield

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? “I absolutely love making bread – all types of bread. I find it amazing how you can take such simple ingredients like flour and yeast and mix them together to create something so tasty and delicious. It’s so versatile too – you can make it sweet, savoury, add flavours, shape it different ways…the options are endless. I honestly don’t think you can beat having beautiful fresh bread with a selection of good quality oils, balsamic vinegars and dips. Delicious.” (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish?</b> “This is HARD! I will say that my favourite thing is to work with icing, so anything that involves icing J ( cake, patisserie). For my Desert Island Dish it has to be Poke [Hawaiian dish of raw fish, avocado and veg], it is really good for you. Because it has a lot of nutrients it should keep me alive for a long time!” (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Manon, 26, from London

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? “This is HARD! I will say that my favourite thing is to work with icing, so anything that involves icing J ( cake, patisserie). For my Desert Island Dish it has to be Poke [Hawaiian dish of raw fish, avocado and veg], it is really good for you. Because it has a lot of nutrients it should keep me alive for a long time!” (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish?</b> “Favourite cake to make would either be a Victoria sponge with jam, cream and berries or lemon drizzle cake with lemon curd and fresh cream. I think to keep me alive in a deserted island …. I would bake some hearty biscuits with dried fruit, nuts and seeds in them. It will be something like Scottish bannock biscuits as they are tasty, stay fresh longer and easy to carry a lot in small space.” (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Rahul, 30, from Rotheram

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? “Favourite cake to make would either be a Victoria sponge with jam, cream and berries or lemon drizzle cake with lemon curd and fresh cream. I think to keep me alive in a deserted island …. I would bake some hearty biscuits with dried fruit, nuts and seeds in them. It will be something like Scottish bannock biscuits as they are tasty, stay fresh longer and easy to carry a lot in small space.” (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish?</b> “Aside from cake, I absolutely love making bread. Something so satisfying and rewarding from spending hours on mixing, kneading, proving, shaping, proving and finally baking (fully aware I sound like I have no life but carbs are life)! I love the smell of freshly baked bread, the flat smells glorious! Plus I love sandwiches beyond comprehension (I mean why wouldn’t you? Everything and anything can go into a sandwich!) . I could easily live off leftover Christmas dinner sandwiches drenched in homemade gravy for the rest of my life!” (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Ruby, 29, from London

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? “Aside from cake, I absolutely love making bread. Something so satisfying and rewarding from spending hours on mixing, kneading, proving, shaping, proving and finally baking (fully aware I sound like I have no life but carbs are life)! I love the smell of freshly baked bread, the flat smells glorious! Plus I love sandwiches beyond comprehension (I mean why wouldn’t you? Everything and anything can go into a sandwich!) . I could easily live off leftover Christmas dinner sandwiches drenched in homemade gravy for the rest of my life!” (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p><b>Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish?</b> “My favourite bake to make is a rich Game Pie made from pheasant, duck or venison as a winter warmer pie. If I was stuck on a Desert Island I would want something to cheer me up like Tipsy Tart which would have lots of brandy so it would keep it preserved and keep me going.” (Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: Terry, 56, from the West Widlands

Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? “My favourite bake to make is a rich Game Pie made from pheasant, duck or venison as a winter warmer pie. If I was stuck on a Desert Island I would want something to cheer me up like Tipsy Tart which would have lots of brandy so it would keep it preserved and keep me going.” (Channel 4/Love Productions)

<p>L-R: Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig, Prue Leith, and Paul Hollywood are all back for the second series made for Channel 4.(Channel 4/Love Productions) </p>
The Great British Bake Off 2018: The presenters and judges

L-R: Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig, Prue Leith, and Paul Hollywood are all back for the second series made for Channel 4.(Channel 4/Love Productions)

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