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The Great British Bake Off 2017 contestant line-up revealed

Meet the twelve amateur bakers competing in series eight

Here are the 12 contestants taking part in The Great British Bake Off 2017.

And they include a trainee stuntwoman, a research scientist and a cancer survivor.

The smash hit food contest is now airing on Channel 4, with Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding taking over hosting duties - while Paul Hollywood is joined by his new co-judge Prue Leith.

Ahead of the new series kicking off, bosses unveiled the twelve-strong line-up of amateur bakers stepping in to the tent for Channel 4's first ever series of the show.

As always, it includes a variety of characters - such as Merseyside retiree Flo, who, at 71, is the show's oldest contestant to date.

At the opposite end of the age scale are youngsters Liam, a 19-year-old student, and Julia, 21, who dreamed of applying for Bake Off after moving to the UK from Siberia.

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There's Steven, a marketer whose life is 'consumed' by baking, and cancer survivor Chris, who's fascinated with the science behind it.

Kate, a Health and Safety inspector, prefers to use old-fashioned techniques in the kitchen - while ex-teacher Stacey incorporates her Jewish heritage in to her bakes.

Representing Scotland is architect Tom, who often rustles up some shortbread to welcome guests to his Edinburgh home.

There's also two former military personnel in Royal Navy Reserves port diver-turned-banker James, and Royal Artillery officer Sophie, who's now training as a stuntwoman.

Completing the line-up are laboratory scientist Chuen-Yan (known as Yan), and IT manager Peter, who prides himself on making 'picture perfect' macarons.

Fortunately, there's no gender-based icing controversies with this year's press shots, as the new bakers have posed with rainbow-coloured cakes, as you can see in our gallery above.

The Great British Bake Off 2017 airs Tuesday nights at 8PM on Channel 4.