Whether you're a whizz in the kitchen or rely on delivery apps, there's nothing quite like watching some top-class bakers whipping up tasty treats - and for the next fews months it seems we're all going to be doing just that. That's right, The Great British Bake Off is back


The hit baking show returns to Channel 4 this week and sees another 12 aspiring bakers strapping on their aprons and warming their ovens. They'll all be trying to impress judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, while Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding return to present.

One baker making their way into the tent for season 13 is Will, a former charity director with a background in architecture and a love of DIY. Will once made an anatomically correct model of his own heart out of biscuits, so it certainly seems he'll be one to watch when it comes to inventiveness.

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

Who is Will?

Will Channel 4

Age: 45

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From: London

Job: Former Charity Director

Will lives in London now but he grew up outside Bristol and went to university in Liverpool. A family man, he lives with his wife and three children, as well as their cat named Tiggy.

Will used to be a Charity Director and has a background in architecture, and now spends his time with his kids, practicing his DIY and carpentry or cooking up new dishes.

He first gained a passion for baking at just age 2, when he would turn his mum's pastry trimmings into jam tarts. His favourite flavours are salted caramel and paprika, and he once made an anatomically correct model of his own heart out of biscuits. He said: "It took forever, but looked stunning and tasted great. At the time I thought it was the craziest thing I’d ever make!"

When does The Great British Bake Off 2022 start?

The new season of The Great British Bake Off starts on Tuesday 13th September at 8pm on Channel 4, so there isn't long to wait now. New episodes will air every Tuesday, and will also be available to watch on catch-up on All 4.

Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be back once again to judge all the contestants' creations, while Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding will be on hand to host.

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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