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Published on September 18th, 2017 | by Theo Nel

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Meet the contestants for The Great South African Bake Off Series 3

BBC Worldwide announced today that its much loved baking competition The Great South African Bake Off will be airing on BBC Lifestyle, DStv channel 174 from Tuesday 17th October at 8pm CAT and repeated on Wednesday afternoons.

BBC Worldwide and Rapid Blue also revealed the new line up of South Africa’s very best amateur bakers, who all have their rolling pins at the ready to see if they have what it takes to be the ultimate Star Baker.

 

Meet the Bakers:

Desmond

DESMOND GEORGE SOLOMON

Hometown: Johannesburg

Occupation: Labour and HR Consultant

Desmond’s inspiration for baking comes from his Lebanese ancestry and family parties at his granny’s, where his whole family enjoyed their traditional home baked cakes.

 

Alice

ALICE CHAN

Hometown: Pretoria

Occupation: Senior Lecturer and researcher at University of Pretoria

Alice found her passion for baking when she moved to South Africa over 25 years ago. Whilst learning English, her teacher would bring in cakes and share recipes, which opened up a whole new world and passion.

 

Ameer

AMEER CLOETE

Hometown: Cape Town

Occupation: Studying Bachelor of Education

Ameer’s love of baking came from the sheer enjoyment of experimenting in the kitchen and finding out what works and what doesn’t.

 

Bianca

BIANCA BREYTENBACH

Hometown: Cape Town

Occupation: Social Worker

Three years ago, Bianca offered to make a cake for her friend’s child’s first birthday and ever since has been baking non-stop and loves it.

 

Cameron

CAMERON SNYMAN

Hometown: Durban

Occupation: Self Employed

Family is what first got Cameron into baking and ever since primary school it has been a passion.

 

Kershni

KERSHNI NAIDOO

Hometown: Pietermaritzburg

Occupation: Home Executive

Since becoming a mum over five years ago, the challenge of making perfect birthday cakes is what first got Kirshni  into the kitchen and baking.

 

Khanya

KHANYA MCHUNU

Hometown: Ladysmith

Occupation: Community Development Officer

Originally inspired to bake by her grandmother as a child, it was just under a year ago that Khanya got seriously into baking. Thanks to learning from her grandmother, Khanya doesn’t even own a pair of kitchen measuring scales.

 

Sibongile

SIBONGILE MHLABA

Hometown: Johannesburg

Occupation: Freelance interior designer / psychology student

Since watching how to make a Baked Alaska on TV and then recreating it that very night with her own twist, Sibongile has always had a passion for cooking and is motivated to make good food and cakes for those she cares for.

 

Simmi

SIMMI RAMNARIAN

Hometown: Durban

Occupation: sales / reception

Simmi has been baking for over 30 years and it has always been a pastime that has given her a lot of enjoyment. Her main pleasure in baking is making biscuits.

 

Gerrard

GERRARD KISTANNA

Hometown: Johannesburg

Occupation: Medical laboratory professional

Gerrard was first inspired to get into the kitchen and bake thanks to his mum and her delicious cakes. It was only six years ago, however, that he started to properly get into baking and put his skills to the test.

 

Madeline

MADELINE KRIEL

Hometown: Bredasdorp

Occupation: Grade 12 Learner

From growing up on a farm and helping her mother in the kitchen, Madeline discovered that she has a knack for baking and has really got into experimenting in the kitchen – but in her eyes, nothing beats a classic chocolate cake.

 

Bryan

BRYAN BERGSTEEDT

Hometown: Cape Town

Occupation: Human Anatomy lecturer at Stellenbosch University

Thanks to his mother forever being in the kitchen and rustling up sweet delights, Bryan has loved baking from a young age with his twin brother.

 

The Great South African Bake Off demonstrates BBC Worldwide’s ongoing commitment to providing high quality local programming. The Love Productions format has once again been produced by Rapid Blue. Together, Rapid Blue and BBC Worldwide will also be producing a second local commission this year with the hugely anticipated return of Come DineWith Me South Africa for a fourth series.

The Love Productions format has been licensed to 25 countries around the world including Australia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark,France, Thailand and Mexico.

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