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The Great British Bake Off winners - where are they now?

What started out as a humble amateur baking contest has now gripped the nation, as we've tears and tantrums in the baking tent.

With thoughts turning to this year’s final, it begs the question: what are the former winners up to now?

Nancy Birtwhistle

Last year's nail-biting final saw Birtwhistle triumph over bookie's favourite Richard Burr.

Since winning she has launched her own cooking website and has appeared on a number of food shows such as BBC Good Food Spring in April . 

Kim Shillinglaw: It’s bloody hard to make great television

Kim Shillinglaw

When Kim Shillinglaw became Controller of BBC Two last year, one of her predecessors took her for a drink. Roly Keating had launched BBC Four, moved on to BBC Two and filled in as temporary boss of BBC One. In a meeting room in New Broadcasting House, Shillinglaw recalls with terrible clarity what he told her.

“He said, ‘You will find BBC Two is the toughest. Let me tell you that now. BBC Four has a lot of individual commissions but not very much money, so there’s a limit to how many things it can commission.

The Great British Bake Off returns for another series

Brace yourselves: the much-loved baking show is set to burst onto our screens for a sixth series.

Twelve of the country’s best amateur bakers are getting set for a battle of the bakes hosted by loveable duo Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins.

Over ten weeks, the wannabe bakers will face the test by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

Producers have already teased us with a clip paying homage to Sound of Music with Mary Berry channeling her inner Julie Andrews on a field.