Who is Jon Jenkins from The Great British Bake Off?

THE Great Festive Bake Off is back with a group of ex bakers looking to impress the judges all over again.

Among them is former contestant Jon Jenkins. Here's everything you need to know about him.

Who is Jon Jenkins?

Jon Jenkins is a blood courier from Newport.

He competed in the 2018 competition and was praised for his impressive creations.

Jon has shared he loves to bake after a hard day at work and aims to experiment with different techniques.

He revealed he loves to research new ideas to achieve something unique in his baking.

The father of four said: "The tent is far easier than my kitchen, at home I have the kids running around, after school clubs to pick up from and my wife trying to keep the kitchen clean and tidy."

Why did Jon apply to go on the Great British Bake Off?

Jon revealed he wasn't persuaded to apply for the show by friends and family unlike most of his fellow bakers, but decided himself to give it a try.

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He said he went on the show "just for me really".

He added: "I’ve always loved cooking, especially baking and as a family we’ve always loved watching Bake Off.

"I bake as often as I can, several times a week, mainly in the day while my wife and children are at school as I get some peace that way."

When is The Great Festive Bake Off special on Channel 4?

The New Year episode is set to air on Channel 4 at some point during the New Year period.

Presenters Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas  will return as presenters, alongside judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

A time and date is yet to be confirmed so stay posted for further updates!

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