WARNING: Embargoed for publication until: 29/07/2014 - Programme Name: The Great British Bake Off - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows:  Kate - (C) Love Productions - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

The new series of The Great British Bake Off is nearly upon us but before Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and co return to our screens next week it’s time to check out the latest batch of contestants…