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Meet Sandro, Great British Bake Off 2022 contestant and nanny

With a background in ballet and breakdance, will Sandro be able to make his bakes as spellbinding as his moves?

The Great British Bake Off 2022 - Sandro
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Published: Monday, 12th September 2022 at 3:10 pm
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For those who have been longing to return to the Bake Off tent all year, strap on your aprons - it's finally here.

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The Great British Bake Off season 13 starts this week, with Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas back to present as an entirely new cast of bakers start whipping up some delicious (and we imagine some not-so-delicious) bakes.

Judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will also be back when the show returns on Channel 4, and they'll be on the lookout for some seriously tasty treats. Each baker will be hoping that their bakes stand out from the crowd, as they hope to win Star Baker and, eventually, make it all the way to the final.

One of those heading into the tent to put their skills to the test is Sandro, a nanny with a background in breakdance who lives in London. Will he have what it takes to make it all the way?

Here's everything you need to know about Sandro ahead of his Bake Off debut.

Who is Sandro?

The Great British Bake Off 2022 - Sandro
The Great British Bake Off 2022 - Sandro Channel 4

Age: 30

From: London

Job: Nanny

Sandro was born in Angola, but fled the Angolan war with his mum when he was two. They then settled then in London, where Sandro now works as a nanny. He is also passionate about fitness, and is a keen boxer while also having a background in ballet and breakdance.

Sandro first turned to baking as a form of therapy after his father passed away was he was 21. He now runs virtual baking classes for children with autism.

Sandro says he can sometimes be "a bit too ambitious with" his bakes, but will that ambition pay off when he's in the tent? He lives and breathes baking and likes to infuse his bakes with flavours from his Angolan heritage, including paprika paired with tangy cheese, and sweet bakes smothered in sticky dulce de leche.

When does The Great British Bake Off 2022 start?

The Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday 13th September at 8pm, with episodes also available to watch on catch-up on All 4.

Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be back as judges, while Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding also return to present the new episodes every Tuesday

Get to know some of the other season 13 GBBO contestants:

The Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 and All 4 on Tuesday 13th September at 8pm. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our TV Guide or visit our hub for more Entertainment news.

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