Great British Bake Off 2018 finalists: Meet the final contestants

The Great British Bake Off 2018 contestants: Who's in the final?

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF SERIES 2  (SERIES 9)

The Great British Bake Off 2018 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 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 2018 winner tonight and the champion of the second Channel 4 series, the ninth season overall.

The Great British Bake Off 2018 airs this Tuesday evening at 8PM on Channel 4.

The Great British Bake Off 2018 finalists

KIM-JOY

27-year-old Mental Health Specialist from Leeds

Kim-Joy’s birthday falls on World Baking Day, which she takes as the surest sign there can be that she was born to bake. Born in Belgium to an English father and Malaysian–Chinese mother, she grew up in London, studied in both Bristol and Leeds, and now lives in Leeds with her partner.

Her bustling, mixed-heritage background is reflected in her open attitude to all styles of baking, loving rustic baking just as much as she loves creating cute bakes with an emphasis on detail. Her baking passion, though, is bread – she has turned her hand to pretty much every style and type of bread there is.

RAHUL

30-year-old Research Scientist from Rotherham.

Rahul grew up in Kolkata, surrounded by his family, and moved to the UK on a university scholarship when he was 23. Once here, he discovered an abundance of new flavours and cuisines that have inspired his ‘East-meets-West’-style of baking.

As a research scientist, Rahul’s instinct is to undertake every bake with a forensic attitude to research and an uncompromising attention to detail. He is fascinated by the science of baking, but also loves to ensure (or at least try) that his creations are beautiful, full of flavour and structurally elegant, too.

RUBY

29-year-old Project Manager from London

Ruby’s love of baking is the result of having become everyone’s ‘mother’ when she went to University, taking seven male housemates under her wing, cooking and baking for them. Growing up as part of an Indian family, the youngest of four children, Ruby remembers childhood baking being about her mum making Jalebi’s, an Indian sweet.

Now she loves to gather friends and family together to indulge in her cakes and pastries, as well as her infamous spicy minced lamb pastry rolls. Her baking style is pretty relaxed and boozy and she will always try to sneak some into whatever she is making.

The Greatest British Bake Off 2018 airs at 8PM tonight on Channel 4, hosted by Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, where the winner will be crowned. You can already apply for the next series now.

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