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

The Great British Bake Off contestants. PIC: PA
The Great British Bake Off contestants. PIC: PA
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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.

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.

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

Leeds, Sweet street, 28th March 1979'LIGHTING'Mr. Eddie Mullan, a lift engineer at the City of Leeds Public Works Department, Sweet Street, gives a last polish to one of the four old gas lamps that are to be sent to Germany.

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