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‘The Great British Baking Show’ Season 4 Contestants

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‘The Great British Baking Show’: Meet the New Batch of Bakers

Robert Clarke-Chan

How do you spot a great amateur baker? You certainly can’t tell by age or occupation: Winners of The Great British Baking Show are both old and young. They’ve been debt collectors, homemakers, and retired office managers. Getting crowned Britain’s best amateur baker takes a particular mix of strength and flexibility combined with traditional know-how and a streak of creativity.

Nearly fifty years separates this season’s oldest and youngest contestants and they run the gamut from hairdresser to aerospace engineer. Can you spot the champion from the starting twelve?

Season 4 of The Great British Baking Show premieres on Friday, June 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS.