Leeds woman among Bake Off contestants

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A woman from Leeds is among the contestants in the new series of The Great British Bake Off.

The BBC has announced that 30-year-old woman Nadiya (no surname given), will be among the contestants.

Her family is originally from Bangladesh, and Nadiya was encouraged to bake by a school home economics teacher.

She was born in Luton but lives in Leeds with her husband where she is a full-time mother to three children.

She now wants to “have her own adventure” and make her family proud with her baking.

The hit culinary show returns to BBC1 on August 5 for a sixth series.

Last year’s winner, Nancy Birtwhistle, had an impressive 13.5 million viewers tune in to see her take the crown.

Returning to the show are judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry.

The presenting duo of Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins will also return.