BAKE Off is kicking off VERY soon and with it comes new hopeful Alice.

We have all you need to know about the aspiring baker who is hoping to scoop the GBBO 2019 crown.

 Meet Bake Off 2019 star Alice

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Meet Bake Off 2019 star Alice

Who is Bake Off 2019 contestant Alice?

Alice is a 28-year-old geography teacher from London.

At 15 years old, while recovering from a back operation for scoliosis and no longer able to do sport, she turned her hand to baking

Now living in East London, she uses cakes in her geography lessons – demonstrating everything from coastal erosion to volcanic activity.

She loves making highly decorative layered cakes and baking style is intricate and delicate.

What has Alice said about being on Bake Off 2019?

Speaking about signing up for Bake Off 2019 Alice said: “I have wanted to be in Bake Off ever since the show has started, but I wasn’t really good enough when I was 18.

“To be on such a big show doing something that you are passionate about is a huge thing. I also felt that to be accepted into the tent gave me the confidence to feel that I could bake.

“It was a dream come true!”

 Alice (far left) will be joining the other hopefuls in the famous white tent

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Alice (far left) will be joining the other hopefuls in the famous white tentCredit: Mark Bourdillon/ Channel 4 images must n

When does The Great British Bake Off 2019 start?

Channel 4 has confirmed The Great British Bake Off will return on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

The new series kicks off on Channel 4 at 8pm, much like the 2018 series which started on August 28.

Bake Off is expected to run for 10 consecutive weeks.

The final is likely to be in November 2019.

 Bake Off returns for it's tenth series with Prue, Paul, Noel and Sandi

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Bake Off returns for it’s tenth series with Prue, Paul, Noel and SandiCredit: mark bourdillon

What is the Great British Bake Off prize?

With all the drama, sweat and tears that the dedicated bakers go through, you’d expect they would be aiming for some grand cash prize, but the answer is no.

The winning prize is just flowers and a cake stand, at least that’s what has happened so far.

Previous Bake Off contestant Martha Collison, who reached the quarter-finals in the 2014 series, confirmed to Barrelhouse: “Everyone is so surprised and thinks there must be some secret cash, but all we really get is a bunch of flowers and a cake stand.

“But then, you also kind of become a national treasure just by doing it because everyone in Britain loves the bake off so much.”

Who won The Great British Bake off 2018?

Research scientist Rahul Mandal, 32, was the 2018 Bake Off winner.

He overcame two disasters – an icing explosion and a shattered mixing bowl – in the final to win the show.

After winning the show Rahul was signed as a columnist for The Times Magazine, as part of their Saturday supplement.

You can also find him regularly cooking on This Morning.

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