Great British Bake Off is coming back on our screens to serve extraordinary cakes, bakes and most of all, to showcase the talents of bakers across the country.

Tonight (Tuesday 22), the popular Channel 4 baking show returns. A whole new cast is joining, each of them in a bid to be crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off, and put their baking skills to the ultimate test. Joining host Noel Fielding this year will be Matt Lucas, alongside judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

While doing some research, we came across contestant Makbul Patel who has *possible spoiler alert* The Great British Bake Off in his Instagram bio. So who is the 2020 Bake Off contestant? Meet him here!

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Makbul, The Great British Bake Off. Picture: Channel 4. Photographer: Mark Bourdillon

Meet Makbul Patel

Makbul is a 51-year-old accountant from Bolton, Greater Manchester. He is also a beekeeper, husband, and father to three children. According to his Instagram, he is also a novelist, and refers to himself as “the most boring accountant in the world”.

He taught himself how to bake, after first learning to cook at home to help his mum. He learned to bake by watching TV shows, reading books and getting his source of inspiration from renowned chefs.

He stars in The Great British Bake Off 2020, which will air tonight.

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Makbul’s bakes and beekeeping hobby

Makbul regularly makes cakes including pavlova, scones, and fairy cakes – to name just a few – and when it comes to cooking, he enjoys making homemade pizzas. We can expect to see more of his baking skills in the upcoming Great British Bake Off series!

He has recently taken up beekeeping and produces his own honey. He loves to use the honey he collects as often as possible in his own bakes.

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Makbul on Instagram

Expect to see several family pictures, beekeeping updates and of course, lots of cakes and bakes. Makbul has put The Great British Bake Off in his Instagram bio, which has led some to think he could be a potential winner.

He also likes to paint in his spare time, and enjoys travelling to different places such as Istanbul and Rome. In one post, he has shared a picture of him and his wife exploring Istanbul.

Makbul has shared the following message on Instagram:

I have been overwhelmed with so many messages of support. I want to thank you all for taking the time to message me and follow me.

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More fairy cakes and a little bit of foot..he he. #cupcake

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