The long wait for a new season of the “Great British Baking Show” is over, with Netflix starting to stream new episodes every Friday, beginning September 23. Scroll through our photos to learn more about the “Great British Baking Show” Collection 9 bakers. They range in age from 19 to 70 and are split evenly between men and women.
The show, which is season 12 of the “Great British Bake Off,” is presented under a different title in America due to the Pillsbury company owning the “Bake Off” trademark. To add to the confusion, Netflix only has the rights to “GBBO” from season 4 on so it is presenting this current edition as collection 9.
To make “Great British Baking Show” collection 9, the bakers, judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Keith, and hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas, all lived in a bubble at the Down Hall Hotel in Bishop’s Stortford. The schedule was compressed with filming taking place in half the usual time. But don’t despair. All the usual elements of the show are still in place for each episode: the three rounds (signature, technical and showstopper), star baker and elimination, and even the Hollywood handshake.