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List of The Great British Bake Off Star Bakers

The Great British Bake Off is a British television baking competition to find Britain's best amateur baker. The show premiered in 2010, and as of 2015, six series have been completed. From series two onwards, the judges have given the award of "Star Baker" to a single baker (though on some occasions there have been multiple) who was seen to have excelled in that particular week.

The award is given by judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry (later Prue Leith), and numerous bakers have received the accolade on more than one occasion. For example, Ruby Tandoh in series four won the title of Star Baker three times. Currently, Richard Burr has won the title the most times, winning it five of a possible nine times.[1][2] Winners of the programme usually have received the award at some point, but being the overall winner is not counted as winning the accolade.

List of bakersEdit

     – Winner
     – Runner-up
     – Currently participating
Baker Age (on show debut) Position Reached Series No. of times won star baker
Andrew Smyth 25 Runner-up 7 2
Benjamina Ebuehi 23 Fifth 7 1
Brendan Lynch 63 Runner-up 3 2
Candice Brown 31 Winner 7 3
Chetna Makan 35 Fourth 5 1
Christine Wallace 66 Fifth 4 2
Danielle "Danny" Brydon 45 Fourth 3 1
Frances Quinn 31 Winner 4 1
Holly Bell 31 Runner-up 2 2
Ian Cumming 41 Runner-up 6 3
James Morton 21 Runner-up 3 3
Jane Beedle 61 Runner-up 7 1
Janet Basu 63 Fourth 2 1
Jason White 19 Seventh 2 2
Joanne Wheatley 41 Winner 2 1
John Whaite 23 Winner 3 1
Julia Chernogorova 21 TBA 8 1
Kate Henry 41 Sixth 5 1
Kimberley Wilson 30 Runner-up 4 2
Luis Troyano 42 Runner-up 5 1
Marie Campbell 66 Eleventh 6 1
Mat Riley 37 Sixth 6 1
Nadiya Hussain 30 Winner 6 3
Nancy Birtwhistle 60 Winner 5 1
Richard Burr 38 Runner-up 5 5
Robert Smart 54 Eighth 4 1
Ruby Tandoh 20 Runner-up 4 3
Ryan Chong 38 Seventh 3 1
Steven Carter-Bailey 34 TBA 8 2
Tamal Ray 29 Runner-up 6 1
Tom Gilliford 26 Sixth 7 2
Victoria Chester 50 Tenth 3 1
Yasmin Limbert 43 Fifth 2 1

Notes:

  • The most successful contestant to not win Star Baker is Mary-Anne Boermans, who is the one of the runners-up of series 2 without receiving the accolade.[3]
  • Subsequently, the least successful contestant to have won Star Baker is Marie Campbell, who was received the award in the first week but was eliminated in the second.[4][5]
  • In series six of the programme, contestant Paul Jagger was awarded a "special commendation". This was not the Star Baker award, but was another accolade, only used once.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Great British Bake Off semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake". The Independent. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Kate Rees. "Great British Bake Off recap: Richard is the dough whisperer but Martha can't rise to the occasion". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Neil Midgley (15 October 2013). "The Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Marie Campbell leaves Great British Bake Off 2015". Mail Online. Retrieved 2015-11-11. 
  5. ^ "Bookies' favourite accused of being 'too professional' leaves Great British Bake Off". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-11. 
  6. ^ "Great British Bake Off 2015: Is this the best showstopper round ever?". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2015-11-11.