Who is Lizzie on The Great British Bake Off? Meet the Liverpool criminology lover taking part in 2021 series

A Merseyside baker is swapping car parts for cake tins in a bid to impress the judges on this year’s Great British Bake Off.

Great British Bake Off returns with an eagerly awaited new series this month and Merseyside will have contestant to cheer on.

Lizzie, 28, a car production operative from Liverpool, will be vying to win the much-loved baking show as one of 12 new contenders for the GBBO 2021 title .

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The baker, who can be found on the dance floor doing the samba in ‘jazzy’ attire when she’s not cooking, prefers ‘simple presentation and believes in flavour and quantity over precision’.

She lives with her partner and their dog, Prudence, in an annex in her parents garden.

Lizzie from Liverpool GBBO. Photo: Channel 4

Lizzie may look like she’s ‘frantic and messy on the outside, but she is usually calm and collected within’, according to background about this year’s show.

Her baking comfort zone is cake, but she loves experimenting with flavour and is generally prepared to give anything a go – as long as it doesn’t involve putting cheese in bread, which she thinks can only spell disaster.

When she’s not baking or dancing, Lizzie can be found investigating the lives of serial killers – a fascination she developed while studying for her criminology degree.

When does the new series of GBBO start?

Series 12 of GBBO 2021 will begin on Tuesday, 21 September at 20.00 on Channel 4.

Who are the hosts and judges on GBBO 2021?

Wallasey-born baker Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will be returning as judges.

Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas will also be back to host the show and keep the bakers entertained.

Who are the contestants?

Among the 12 bakers entering the programme are a Met Police detective, a software developer and a retired nurse and midwife.

Amanda, 56, London - Met Police Detective

Amanda GBBO contestent. Photo: Channel 4

Chigs, 40, Leicestershire - Sales Manager

Chigs GBBO contestant. Photo: Channel 4

Crystelle, 26, London, Client Relationship Manager

Crystelle GBBO contestant. Photo: Channel 4

Freya, 19, North Yorkshire - Student

Freya GBBO contestant. Photo: Channel 4

George, 34, London - Shared Lives Co-ordinator

George GBBO contestant. Photo: Channel 4

Giuseppe, 45, Bristol - Chief Engineer

Giuseppe GBBO contestant. Photo: Channel 4

Jairzeno, 51, London - Head of Finance

Jairzeno GBBO contestant. Photo: Channel 4

Jürgen, 56, Sussex - IT Professional

Jurgen GBBO contestant. Photo: Channel 4

Maggie, 70, Dorset - Retired Nurse and Midwife

Maggie GBBO contestant. Photo: Channel 4

Rochica, 27, Birmingham - Junior HR Business Partner

Rochica GBBO contestent. Photo: Channel 4

Tom, 28, Kent - Software Developer

Tom GBBO contestant. Photo: Channel 4