Who will walk away with the coveted Great British Bake Off trophy?

With less just a few hours to go until the start of GBBO we couldn’t be more excited. An amazing line up of amateur baking talent will don aprons and tackle everything from flaky pastries to showstopping cakes under the watchful eye of GBBO judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

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Each series leaves us on the edge of our seats, as we try to predict who will walk away with coveted GBBO trophy. That’s in addition to a strong chance of book/TV deal for their baking efforts. Will it be the slow and steady baker who ultimately wins the race? Or the the maverick outsider who’s not afraid to push the baking boundaries?

In fact according research carried out by vouchercloud, the final GBBO winner may have more to due with calculation than chance. And looking at the history of GBBO winners to date they predict that this year’s winner is probably going to have the following traits:

  • Be an average age of 34 years and 10 months
  • Work in a ‘creative’ career
  • Be child-free
  • And…married

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And who fits the bill this year? If we look at the above profile it seems that Project Engagement Manager Tom, 26 – who works for the Royal Society of Arts –  could be a contender. The amateur baker is married and doesn’t have any children.

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While it seems like the winner is inevitable, Mary Berry revealed that even when the show gets down to the final three, it’s still anyone’s game:

“Even at the final, of the three who are there, you think, ‘ I don’t know’,” she recently said.

And when it comes to last year’s GBBO winner Nadiya Hussain, Berry revealed that she definitely had winning traits:

“Nadiya had a flair from the beginning”. She also added that “she had exceptional knowledge in her head before she started.”

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