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Brit-Asian Dana, Saku join ‘Great British Bake Off 2023’ line-up

The Great British Bake Off returns on Tuesday, 26 September.

By: Mohnish Singh

The Great British Bake Off is returning with 12 brand-new contestants.

The popular baking competition, produced by Love Productions, has just announced its full cast for the much-anticipated fourteenth season.

From a student to a chartered accountant and an intelligence analyst, The Great British Bake Off has once again brought together a talented bunch of bakers who will be entering the tent next week hoping to get a Hollywood Handshake and the title of Star Baker.

The line-up for the upcoming 2023 edition includes two Brit-Asians – Dana and Saku – who are set to impress the judges with their baking skills.

The 25-year-old Dana hails from Essex and works as a database administrator. Her passion for baking started at the age of 16 when she identified a gap in her family’s traditionally Indian culinary repertoire. Now she has become her family’s trusted cake maker for any celebration and, in fact, a kitchen of her own.

Saku, on the other hand, is an intelligence analyst from Herefordshire. Sri Lankan-born Saku places the traditional flavours of her heritage at the heart of her baking. At her family home in Sri Lanka, Saku didn’t have an oven until she was 18, so she turned to baking only when she moved with her husband to the UK in 2003, particularly when she became a mother.

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will grace the judging panel of The Great British Bake Off, while Noel Fielding and Alison Hammond are onboard to host the show.

The Great British Bake Off returns on Tuesday, 26 September.

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