The Great British Bake Off enters its tenth year in 2019…and it brings the youngest line-up ever to the screens.
The line-up of amateur bakers has been confirmed for the new series, and is…
Alice, a 28-year-old Geography teacher from London
Amelia, a 24-year-old Fashion designer from London
Dan, a 32-year-old Support worker from Rotherham
David, a 36-year-old International health adviser from London
Helena, a 40-year-old Online project manager from Leeds
Henry, a 20-year-old Student from Durham
Jamie, a 20-year-old Part-time waiter from Surrey
Michael, a 26-year-old Theatre manager from Stratford-upon-Avon
Michelle, a 35-year-old Print shop administrator from Tenby
Phil, 56-year-old HGV driver from Rainham
Priya, a 34-year-old Marketing consultant from Leicester
Rosie, 28-year-old Veterinary surgeon from Somerset
Steph, 28-year-old Shop assistant from Chester
One thing you can notice from the off is that this is a young line-up, indeed OddsMonkey can confirm that this is the youngest Bake Off field in the history of the show.
|Great British Bake Off average ages|
|Series 1 – 2010||36.6|
|Series 2 – 2011||36.6|
|Series 3 – 2012||35.5|
|Series 4 – 2013||38.5|
|Series 5 – 2014||41.75|
|Series 6 – 2015||39.75|
|Series 7 – 2016||38.33|
|Series 8 – 2017||39.33|
|Series 9 – 2018||36.4|
|Series 10 – 2019||31.03|
Despite the young age, the two youngest members Henry Bird and Jamie Finn, both aged 20 – are actually the outsiders.
We also know that the average age of the winner is 33.5 – and the one contestant this year that fits that dynamic perfectly is Priya O’Shea, a marketing consultant from Leicestershire, who is actually third favourite.
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton confirmed: “It is clearly hard to predict at this point, but we do often see Punters siding with one person, although the fact the public don’t have a say in this TV show is unusual and makes things more difficult.
“One thing we can see this year is that the ladies are being backed, with the first five in the betting all girls, with geography teacher Alice Fevronia the early favourite at quite a short price of 4/1.
“But don’t rule out back to back winners from Rotherham, Rahul Mandal took the title in 2018 and we have another entrant from the Yorkshire town in the shape of Dan Chambers – who is the favourite male at 6/1.”
Selected odds for GBBO 2019
Alice Fevronia – 4/1
Amelia Le Brun – 9/2
Priya O’Shea – 5/1
Rosie Brandreth-Poynter – 5/1
Steph Blackwell – 5/1
Dan Chambers – 6/1
David Atherton – 7/1
Michelle Evans-Fecci -7/1
Helena Garcia – 8/1
Michael Chakraverty – 10/1
Phil Thorne – 10/1
Henry Bird – 12/1
Jamie Finn – 12/1
*Odds correct at time of writing
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