Great British Bake Off 2017 finalists: Meet the final contestants

The Great British Bake Off 2017 contestants: Who's in the final?

The Great British Bake Off 2017 finalists

The Great British Bake Off 2017 finalists are confirmed - Meet the final contestants!

Over the past 9 weeks we've seen 12 bakers take on a variety of challenges set by Paul Hollywood and new judge Prue Leith.

Each week one has left the famous Bake Off tent and now just three contestants remain.

One will be crowned The Great British Bake Off 2017 winner tonight and the champion of the first ever Channel 4 series.

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

The Great British Bake Off 2017 finalists

Kate Lyon

Kate
Great British Bake Off 8 - 2017: - Baker Kate.

Age: 29

From: Merseyside
Kate lives in Merseyside and works as a Health and Safety Inspector. When she’s not making Liverpool a safer place, you will find her indulging in her many hobbies: blacksmithing and furniture restoration as well as yoga and outdoor pursuits.

History fan Kate also utilises old-fashioned techniques for baking, such as using smoked flour for sour dough bread, and recreating recipes such as a Dockers Wedding Cake.

Kate is predominately self-taught, and started to bake about two years ago when she started growing her own vegetables, and became more interested where food came from using local produce.

Steven Carter-Bailey

Steven
Great British Bake Off 8 - 2017: - Baker Steven.

Age: 34

From: Hertfordshire

Steven comes from a family of strong baking women, and describes baking as being in his blood after his mum, Judi, taught him the basics 25 years ago. When he finally had a kitchen of his own, Steven started to take it more seriously and now cooks and bakes everything he eats and even lost 5 stone in the process.

Steven has a background in marketing and a passionate love of travel, however it’s baking that consumes all areas of Steven’s life; preferring cookbooks to novels, he is more likely to be found on the tube digesting new recipes than dipping into the morning newspapers.

Steven likes to update classic recipes from his mum’s old cookbooks with modern ingredients to satisfy the 21st century palate.

Sophie Faldo

Sophie
Great British Bake Off 8 - 2017: - Baker Sophie.

Age: 33

From: Surrey

Sophie grew up in Suffolk and now lives in Surrey with her boyfriend, David and cat Loki. After graduating with a Masters in Psychology at The University of Toulouse, Sophie went on to join the British Army as an Officer in the Royal Artillery. After leaving the Army mess behind her, Sophie finally had her own kitchen.

After volunteering to make a friend’s birthday cake, Sophie discovered she had a natural talent for baking and more recently, a passion for patisserie. When she is not baking, Sophie enjoys track cycling, rowing, teaching Military boot camps and is also training to be a stuntwoman.

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