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The Great Festive Bake Off 2021 line-up: Full cast in the New Year special

THE Great Festive Bake Off 2021 is returning to Channel 4 with another celebrity cast to take part in a New Year themed competition..

Here's a rundown of the stars you can expect to see in the kitchen.

The Great British Bake Off will be screening a New Year's competition with a celebrity line up.

Judges Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith are returning to the tent alongside Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding.

The New Year Special will reintroduce some former contestants as well as some new hopefuls.


Hermaine, 39, is an accountant from London and a self taught baker.

She has shared how she began baking as a child and she helping her mum bake for family events.

The semi-finalist had been favourite to win the show after winning Star Baker two times in a row.

Speaking after the news of her exit, Hermine said: "It should have been my finest hour on patisserie week as that is my forte, but it was not to be, it was heart breaking to leave at the semi-final."

She was known for baking high-end pâtissérie, inspired by the French influence in her home country Benin, West Africa.

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Rowan Williams

Rowan also competed in the 2020 competition alongside HermaineCredit: PA

Rowan Williams, 55, is a music teacher from Worcestershire, where he resides with his partner.

Rowan shared how he has a passion for intricate, layered cakes and French pâtisserie is his favourite style of baking.

The baker also enjoys swimming most mornings, cycling and horse-riding.

He has also said he enjoys spending time at the British Library researching 'all things 1700s'.

Kim Joy

Kim, 27, was born in Belgium to a Malaysian-Chinese mother and English father.

The baker now lives in Leeds with her partner and also works as mental health specialist.

She has said her mixed-heritage background is reflected in her open attitude to all styles of baking.

She has shared that bread is her favourite thing to bake and explained how she has baked every style and type of bread there is.

Jon Jenkins

Jon Jenkins, 47, is a blood courier from Newport.

He also competed in series nine alongside Kim Joy.

Jon has shared he loves to bake after a long day at work and aims to make unique creations and experiment with different techniques.

Jon also revealed he wasn't persuaded by family and friends to apply for the show but decided himself to give it a go.

He said he went on "Just for me really".

When is The Great British Bake Off New Year special on TV?

The New Year episode, is set to air on Channel 4 at some point during the New Year period.

A time and date is yet to be confirmed so stay posted for further updates!

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