Class of 2017: Meet this year's Great British Bake Off contestants

A Health and Safety inspector, a software developer who has survived cancer and a banker are among those hoping to rise to the occasion in Channel 4's Great British Bake Off.

Tuesday, 22nd August 2017, 11:24 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:24 am
The Great British Bake Off contestants. PIC: PA

The 12-strong batch of hopefuls also features a 71-year-old retiree, the eldest amateur baker to be featured in the series to date, according to Channel 4.

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Meet the bakers who will be hoping a win is the icing on the cake for them: