Meet the 2022 New Years Bake Off contestants on Instagram
Channel 4 knows how to ring the New Year correctly and it’s with a festive second special from The Great British Bake Off. Contestants are all set to whip up some baked goodies for Judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood on January 1, 2022. Of course, hosts Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding are on hand to introduce the episode and also provide much-needed support to the cast members.
So, let’s find out more about who is participating in the festive episode and meet the New Year’s Day 2022 Bake Off candidates!
Meet Jon Jenkins, Bake Off contestant for New Year’s Day 2022
GBBO’s Jon Jenkins is from Wales and has been on Series 9 before. It was Rahul who ultimately won Jon’s Series, but he’s back to redeem himself in 2022.
Jon is 50 years old and when he first appeared in Bake Off in 2018 he worked as a blood courier and lived in Newport.
He has over 27,000 Instagram followers and runs interactive online baking classes after the show with Bake With A Legend – @jon_bakes_hawaiian.
- Read more: Where did Noel Fielding’s 2021 GBBO Christmas sweater come from?
Who is Hermine?
Hermine is a 40-year-old accountant from London.
She competed in GBBO Series 11 alongside Lottie Bedlow, Laura Adlington, Dave Friday, Peter Sawkins and other contestants. Ermine placed fourth behind Peter, Dave and Laura, so now maybe it’s time for her to shine in festive cooking.
Hermine is a self-taught baker and mother of a child, find her on IG with nearly 100,000 followers @bakealongwithhermine.
Meet Kim-Joy, Bake Off 2022 Candidate
Kim-Joy Hewlett was a finalist in Series 9 of The Great British Bake Off.
She is a 30-year-old mental health specialist from Leeds.
Kim-Joy has nearly 350,000 Instagram followers @kimjoy and she writes in her IG biography that she has a new book and a deck of cards in 2022.
Last, but not least, Rowan is back in the baking tent in 2022.
He is a music teacher from Worcestershire who appeared in the GBBO 11 series alongside Hermine.
Rowan clearly has some creative flair given his musical abilities, so let’s hope they translate into cooking! Find Rowan on Instagram @rowansclassicbakes with 20,000 subscribers.
- See also: Meet the cast of The Great British Bake Off 2021 Christmas Special
WATCH THE GRAND BRITISH BAKE OFF NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL 2022 ON JANUARY 1 ON CHANNEL 4 AT 7:40 PM
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