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 .
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 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
Chigs, 40, Leicestershire - Sales Manager
Crystelle, 26, London, Client Relationship Manager
Freya, 19, North Yorkshire - Student
George, 34, London - Shared Lives Co-ordinator
Giuseppe, 45, Bristol - Chief Engineer
Jairzeno, 51, London - Head of Finance
Jürgen, 56, Sussex - IT Professional
Maggie, 70, Dorset - Retired Nurse and Midwife
Rochica, 27, Birmingham - Junior HR Business Partner
Tom, 28, Kent - Software Developer