BAKE OFF has finally returned to our screens with a new group of hopeful bakers looking to stand out in the famous tent.
Among the batch is former soldier Sophie Faldo, who is trying to bake her way into viewer’s hearts. But what else do we know about her?
Who is Sophie Faldo and what does she do?
Sophie, 33, from Surrey, is a former army officer who is now training to be a stuntwoman.
She lives with her boyfriend David, who is said to have entered her into the competition, and cat, Loki, and didn’t discover her love for baking until after offering to make a cake for a friend.
The psychology graduate, who gained a Masters degree at the University of Toulouse, has since developed a passion for patisserie and is hoping to wow the guests.
What does Sophie Faldo do when she is not baking?
Outside of the kitchen Sophie enjoys track cycling, rowing and teaching military boot camps.
On her cycling profile she wrote: “I started cycling to rehabilitate myself from a back injury when I was a full time rower.
“My back took longer to heal than I thought and it turned out that I preferred cycling anyway!”
She also said her motto is “Train hard, fight easy… one I stole from my Army days.”
What is Sophie Faldo’s social media?
You can follow everything that Sophie is up to on Instagram and Twitter.
Sophie recently tweeted from @SophieFaldo that she could finally let the cat out of the bag and that she was joining the popular show.
You can follow her Instagram account, @sophiefaldo, which shows recent bakes, cycling trips and adventures.
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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