Who is Peter on The Great British Bake Off? The Edinburgh student taking part in the new series

The student said that his weaknesses involve “artistic decoration” and “bread making”.

Published 16th Sep 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The Great British Bake Off is one of the most beloved TV programmes in the UK, in which aspiring bakers do their best to put together delicious cakes, breads, tarts, biscuits and more.

The lineup for the 2020 series has been announced, and among this batch of hopeful bakers is Peter, a 20 year old student from Edinburgh.

This is everything you need to know about the Scottish baker hoping to win this year's Great British Bake Off.

Who is Peter?

Peter is a 20 year old student from Edinburgh who is studying accounting and finance.

He grew up watching The Great British Bake Off, which actually inspired him to first start baking for himself. He has watched every series since the first one in 2010, and has been baking seriously since he was 12 years old.

He says he likes to include Scottish ingredients in his creations - such as berries, whisky, oats and honey - whenever he can.

Peter says that his strengths are “time management and planning” and his weaknesses are “artistic decoration and bread baking.”

Speaking about appearing on The Great British Bake Off, Pete said, “[I was] absolutely chuffed! It was a long and uncertain path getting to the tent.

“I was just so excited to get baking in the tent and fulfil this amazing dream.”

When asked which of the former Great British Bake Off contestants he would want to isolate with, Peter said, “Maybe Selasi. He would keep our bubble very chilled out.”

When he’s not baking, he enjoys playing badminton - he has played badminton for over a decade, and even represented his county in the sport since 2012.

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Who else is in the lineup?

These are the others in the lineup for this 2020 series of The Great British Bake Off:

- Dave, 30, an armoured guard from Hampshire

- Hermine, 39, an accountant from London

- Laura, 31, a digital manager from Kent

- Linda, 61, a retirement living team leader from East Sussex

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- Loriea, 27, a diagnostic radiographer from Durham

- Lottie, 31, a pantomime producer from West Sussex

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- Marc, 51, a bronze resin sculptor from Cornwall

- Mark, 32, a project manager from Liverpool

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- Rowan, 55, a music teacher from Worcestershire

- Sura, 31, a pharmacy dispenser from London

The new series will also see a new face as a co-host. Matt Lucas will star alongside Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith and Noel Fielding.

Sandi Tokvig left The Great British Bake Off in January after three years in the tent, in order to be able to work on other projects.

Speaking about her decision to leave, Toksvig said, “When stepping down from a job it is quite common for people to say they are doing so in order to spend more time with their family. Unusually I am departing from the The Great British Bake Off so I can spend more time with my other work.

“As my waistline will testify, Bake Off is an all-consuming show. Spending time with Prue, Paul and Noel has been one of the great pleasures of my life. These are friendships which I know will continue beyond the confines of television.

“Bake Off is a wonderful programme which has already proved it can happily withstand a change of hosting personnel. The reason for that, of course, is that the true stars of the show are the bakers themselves. I wish everyone well.”

When is the new series of Bake Off on?

The series will return to our TV screens on Tuesday 22 September 2020, at 8pm.

The news was announced on the official The Great British Bake Off Twitter page, which tweeted, “Put a little love in your tart. Join us on Tuesday 22nd September for the return of The Great British Bake Off!”

The programme will be broadcast on Channel 4, and will be available to catch up on All 4 if you miss an episode.

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