Be sure to preheat your ovens and get your aprons on because season 10 of “The Great British Baking Show” premieres on Netflix on September 16, the streamer announced on Tuesday. The delicious wellness series will feature 12 new bakers who hope to impress Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.
The reality TV show, which has run for 13 seasons in total and 10 “collections” on Netflix, will see the return of hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas. For the uninitiated, each hour-long episode (there are 10) has three parts: a signature challenge that asks bakers to whip up their own interpretation of a dish on the fly, a technical challenge where bakers have to concoct the same surprise recipe and a spectacular challenge (which is, well, self-explanatory).
Executive producers are Letty Kavanagh, Richard McKerrow, Kieran Smith and Jenna Mansfield. “The Great British Baking Show” is produced by Love Productions.
Check out the series’ first photos for the upcoming season and each chef’s biography, according to Netflix’s preview:
Position: electronics engineer
Raised in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents, Abdul is the middle of three children – and the one who got into trouble for taking home electronics apart. But all’s well that ends well, since Abdul is now an electronics engineer, dividing his time between London and Cambridge. An avid salsa dancer and avowed space fan, his interest in baking began when he and his fellow graduates baked together to liven up their daily coffee breaks. He applies his precision thinking to the chemistry of baking creations. Matcha is one of his favorite flavors.
Position: supermarket cashier
Born and raised in the West Country, Carole lives on a hill in Dorset with her husband, Michael. Her segment on a local radio show is called “Compost Carole”, during which she shares her gardening know-how with listeners. Carole brings the artistry she uses in her garden to her bakery, creating colorful and eclectic pastries inspired by her passion for horticulture. She started her baking journey with a first birthday cake for her eldest granddaughter, Maisie. She has since honed her skills using YouTube to teach herself the finer techniques of decorating. His favorite flavors are fruity and punchy.
Age: 60 years old
Position: IT Manager
The eldest of three children, Dawn lives with her partner, Trevor (the self-proclaimed one who tidies up the kitchen after her!). She is the mother of three children, mother-in-law of two and grandmother/grandmother-in-law of four. A self-described artist in and out of the kitchen, Dawn enjoys the challenge of an illusion cake (the more impossible the better), favoring wacky and intricate designs that allow her to express her talent. creative. She prides herself on her steady hand and attention to detail, especially when it comes to the intricacy required for the lace designs on the biscuits. Her favorite flavors are lemon, salted caramel and anything nutty.
Age: 25 years old
Job: nuclear scientist
A proud kilt-wearer, James grew up in east Glasgow and moved to England after college. He’s a self-proclaimed board game enthusiast and loves 70s and 80s horror movies. was during his childhood when he burned pancakes in his mother’s kitchen. James loves the technical side of baking, but he’s in his element baking alone, with his “kid-friendly horror” style and adorable decorations. Her favorite flavors are anything fall like mixed spices, apples and caramel.
Hometown: East Sussex
Position: Personal assistant to the school principal
Janusz grew up in Poland and moved to the UK 10 years ago. He now lives on the southeast coast with his boyfriend, Simon, and their sausage dog, Nigel. Besides baking, Janusz’s passions include internet culture, drag (he even bought his boyfriend a statue of Ru Paul), and collecting movie props. He was inspired to cook by his mother, who always cooked on Saturdays, a tradition Janusz continued when he moved away to attend college. He describes his style of baking as “cartoony, colorful and country” and loves incorporating Polish ingredients into British staples. Her favorite flavors are ginger and chocolate.
Age: 33 years old
Position: music teacher
Surrounded by family and beloved animals, Kevin is devoted to his loved ones. He spends as much time as possible with his wife, Rachel, and his sisters and their partners, laughing, eating, and playing board games. A talented musician, not only a teacher but also a performer, Kevin is mainly a saxophonist but also excels on flute, piano and clarinet. He started cooking at the age of 17. Kevin’s philosophy in the kitchen is to use the best seasonal ingredients and spend time perfecting technique – with these habits in hand, he believes the presentation will take care of itself. Kevin likes interesting combinations of fruits, herbs, nuts and spices.
Age: 18 years old
Hometown: Greater Manchester
Position: student and commercial assistant
Originally from Libya, Maisam has lived in the UK since the age of 9. She speaks five languages (English, Arabic, Amazigh, Spanish and Turkish) and aims to be seven by the age of 20. Maisam has a strong creative streak, spending her free time photographing still lifes and the world around her. She’s been cooking since she was around 13 and loves the science of getting it done right – often trying something multiple times until it’s perfect. Her favorite flavors are inspired by her Mediterranean heritage – she loves the flavor of olives, the sweetness of dates and the nuttiness of sesame seeds.
Position: architectural assistant
Swedish-born Maxy studied fine art and earned a master’s degree in architecture, pausing her final qualifications to raise her two daughters, Tyra and Talia. She has DIYed every corner of her apartment – from laying the floor and resurfacing the balcony to painting the walls and hanging her own artwork. She started cooking five years ago, with the arrival of her first daughter. Maxy uses her strong artistic skills to create beautifully decorated party cakes. Her favorite flavors are tied to her Scandinavian upbringing – the sweet, delicate spice of cardamom as well as saffron buns and cinnamon buns.
Age: 23 years old
Hometown: County Antrim
Job: Masters student
Rebs grew up in the countryside of Northern Ireland and loves everything to do with Irish culture – she can dance Irish and play the whistle. Her first memory of baking is of being 3 years old and helping her mother in the kitchen, and eating her grandmother’s famous lemon meringue pies. More recently, she has returned to baking to unwind from the stresses of a busy life in the tech world. Flavor is paramount to her, and she has recently started toying with Middle Eastern ingredients as a nod to her boyfriend, Jack’s Turkish family heritage.
Age: 30 years old
Sandro was born in Angola but fled the Angolan war with his mother when he was 2 years old, later settling in London. A fitness enthusiast, Sandro is an avid boxer and also has a background in ballet and breakdancing. When Sandro was 21 his father passed away and he turned to baking as a form of therapy. Now he lives and breathes, and can often be found baking baked goods in a relaxed atmosphere with the TV on or hosting virtual baking classes for children with autism. He likes to infuse his pastries with flavors from his Angolan heritage – the spice of paprika paired with tangy cheese and sweet pastries smothered in sticky dulce de leche.
Age: 32 years old
Position: cardiovascular research associate
Syabira, born in Malaysia, is one of seven children. She moved to the UK in 2013 to study for her PhD. and is now happily settled in London with her boyfriend, Bradley. She loves video games and often spends her evenings playing an online World War II simulation game, which she credits with teaching her about real-world leadership. Syabira started baking relatively recently – in 2017 – with a red velvet cake, which reminded her of the treats she shared with her friends back home. She’s all for giving Malaysian flavors to British classics: the cornish chicken rendang pasties are a particular favourite.
Occupation: former association director
One of three children, Will grew up just outside Bristol before leaving for Liverpool University. He now lives in London with his wife, three children and a cat called Tiggy. When he’s not hanging out with his kids, Will enjoys DIY and carpentry, indulging his background in architecture, and cooking up exciting new dishes in the kitchen. His passion for baking began when he was 2 years old, when his mother gave him his pastry scraps to make little jam pies. Intrigued by the technical side of baking, Will is particularly fond of the use of yeast — and not just in bread! Her favorite flavors are salted caramel and paprika (but not at the same time).