From a police detective to a physicist and a miniature zoo owner, meet the bakers set to rise to the challenge in the world’s most daunting tent
A new series of The Great British Bake Off is upon us. In just one week, 12 new contestants will enter a big tent and be judged on their ability to create a wide variety of impractical food on demand. It must be daunting for them, but not as daunting as this – I am about to rank The Great British Bake Off 2021 contestants purely by the state of their biographies. Come back in a few weeks and you’ll see how right I am about all these people.