The Great New Year Bake Off 2022: Paul, Prue, Matt and Noel celebrate New Year 2022 with Kim-Joy and Jon from Bake Off 2018 and Hermine and Rowan from the 2020 Bake Off bubble, who compete in three seasonal challenges.
Four former bakers will return to the tent to put to the test their skills yet again. Among them are series nine bakers Kim-Joy and Jon and series 11’s Hermine and Rowan. They will face three favourite festive challenges and be judged by none other than our favourite Bake-Off judges, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, while bantering with hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas.
Jon Jenkins, 47, is a blood courier from Newport and competed alongside Kim-Joy. He likes to experiment with different techniques and make unique creations. Kim-Joy, 27, works as a mental health specialist and loves baking any type of bread. Hermine, 39, is an accountant from London and a self-taught baker. She was a semi-finalist in her season after winning Star Baker two times in a row. Rowan Williams, 55, is a music teacher from Worcestershire, where he resides with his partner. His favourite style of baking is French patisserie.
The Great New Year Bake Off 2022
The elder statesman of Bake Off, Paul is the only member of the team who has been with the show since its very beginning, originally judging alongside Mary Berry until the move to Channel 4 in 2017. Paul also hosts the US version of the programme, The American Baking Competition and has served as head baker at a number of hotels in the UK and abroad, after first beginning his career at his father’s bakery when he was still in his teens.
Although it was Bake Off that really made Paul a household name, he had made some other TV appearances beforehand on shows including The Heaven and Earth Show and This Morning, while since making his name as a judge he has appeared on a number of programmes including his own show Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds.
Paul is known for his often harsh comments and for setting frequently challenging tasks in the signature challenge, while his coveted “Hollywood handshakes” reserved for the very best bakes have become a popular feature of the show.