We're just moments away from seeing the new Bake Off contestants show off their skills in the famous tent.


Taking on the challenge this year is Kevin – a 33-year-old music teacher from Lanarkshire, whose ethos in the kitchen is to use the best, seasonal ingredients and to spend time refining his technique.

Kevin will be hoping to impress judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, and follow in the footsteps of last year's champion Giuseppe.

While presentation is an important factor on The Great British Bake Off, Kevin likes to think that this element will take care of itself. But will this be enough to get him all the way to the final?

Here's everything you need to know about Kevin as he joins the Great British Bake Off 2022 line-up.

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Who is Kevin?

Kevin on GBBO
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Age: 33

From: Lanarkshire

Job: Music teacher

Music teacher Kevin is devoted to his family and much-loved animals, spending as much time as possible with his wife Rachel, his siblings and their partners – all of whom enjoy playing board games and eating.

The 33-year-old doesn't just teach music but he also performs, with the Lanarkshire-based baker playing the saxophone, flute, piano and clarinet. Outside of his job though, he likes to use the best seasonal ingredients and spend time refining his technique, having started baking at the age of 17.

Kevin is a fan of combining fruits, herbs, nuts and spices and when it comes to presentation, he believes that it will take care of itself.

What has Kevin said about signing up for Bake Off?

Asked what his thoughts were when he was accepted for the show, Kevin said: "A few minutes of pure joy (and to get my eyebrows down off the roof), then a good 6 weeks of ‘what have I done."

In terms of where he gets his baking knowledge from, he added: "Books and magazines have been my window into the world of bakery and cooking. The Hummingbird Bakery books were a pretty big deal in my church when I was younger and they were my first experience of really fun and outrageously tasty baking. My mum also gets me a yearly subscription to Delicious magazine each Christmas and it has been my teacher and guide for years."

When does The Great British Bake Off 2022 start?

Series 13 of The Great British Bake Off begins on Tuesday 13th September at 8pm on Channel 4, with episodes available to watch afterwards on All 4.

The cooking competition will then continue on a weekly basis, with new episodes airing on Tuesdays.

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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