Who is Kate Lyon? Great British Bake Off 2017 contestant – all you need to know

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THE GREAT British Bake Off has returned and there’s a new batch of contestants dusting off their cooling racks and piping bags.

Among them is young Kate Lyon, who is trying to bake her way into viewers’ (and the judges’) hearts. Here’s Kate’s story…

 Kate Lyon is one of the twelve contestants in the latest series of The Great British Bake Off

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Kate Lyon is one of the twelve contestants in the latest series of The Great British Bake Off

Who is Kate Lyon and what does she do?

Kate is a 29-year-old health and safety inspector from Merseyside.

The talented young chef also indulges in a bit of blacksmithing, furniture restoration and yoga.

She’s an outdoorsy lass and has grown her own vegetables – including beetroot – her her back garden for the past two years.

According to her Instagram Kate has also recently enjoyed trips to the Lake District and Vietnam, as well as a fancy trip to the Polo.

What does Kate like to bake?

Kate claims to be a fan of “old-fashioned” baking techniques.

Her Insta-worthy creations include a vegan brownie, sticky coconut buns and a lavishly iced strawberry and lemon cake.

She’s also cooked up a mouth watering limoncello and mascarpone cake and a Rocky Road hazelnut chocolate tiffin with chocolate seashells.

Limoncello & mascarpone 🇮🇹 #limoncello #lemoncake #homebaked #bakingmad #katescakes #italian #italianfood

A post shared by Katie Lyon (@katelyongbbo) on Jun 17, 2017 at 11:11am PDT

What is Kate Lyon’s social media?

You can follow everything that Kate is up to on Instagram and Twitter.

Kate recently started tweeting from @Katie_Lyon, only posting her first tweet back in March this year.

While you can follow her Instagram here: @katie.s.lyon expect pictures of an enviable healthy lifestyle, scrummy bakes and her beautiful golden retriever pup.

When is Great British Bake Off on channel four?

The new series of The Great British Bake Off started on August 29 and continues to air every week on Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.

The Bake Off was bought by Channel 4 last year amid much controversy, meaning the popular cooking contest moved from the BBC.

There were a few casualties of the move so popular hosts Mel and Sue and much-loved judge Mary Berry won’t be appearing on the new series.

The Paul Hollywood will now be joined on the judging panel by Great British Menu judge Prue Leith.

While the show will now be presented by Sandi Toksvig and funny man Noel Fielding.

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