What to expect from the first episode of The Great British Bake Off 2019

Picture: Channel 4/Mark BourdillonPicture: Channel 4/Mark Bourdillon
Picture: Channel 4/Mark Bourdillon
A new batch of bakers, including Halifax's Amelia Le Bruin, are set to showcase their talent as The Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 tonight (Tuesday).

This time the popular show begins with a baker's dozen as 13 of the nation's best amateur bakers enter the iconic white tent to tackle challenges set by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

Read: Halifax Bake Off contestant is second favourite to win ahead of start of new seriesThe extra baker means extra pressure as one week two bakers will be going home.

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The new series kicks off with Cake Week. First the bakers tackle a fruit cake, but being Bake Off, it's not as simple as it sounds.

Next, under the gingham cloth are the ingredients for their first Technical: creating a retro classic that demands precision and intricate decoration.

Finally, a Showstopper that takes the baker's dozen back to their childhoods as they create the birthday cake of their childhood dreams.

It's a great chance for the contestants to express themselves and give the judges a window into their personalities.

Read: Halifax contestant joins Great British Bake Off 2019 line-upThe Great British Bake Off returns tonight (Tuesday) on Channel 4 at 8pm.