The Great British Bake Off 2018 began on Tuesday, August 28 with 12 contestants. The early betting favourites were 30-year-old research scientist Rahul Mandal, 29-year-old project manager Ruby Bhogal, and French 26-year-old Manon Lagreve, the youngest baker in the Bake Off tent.
Through Cake Week, Bread, Desserts, Spice, Pastry, and the first-ever GBBO Vegan Week, that trio excelled, all winning Star Baker prizes, Rahul twice! But then Manon was booted out, and it was Belgium-born Kim-Joy and 33-year-old Briony Williams who really upped their games to make it to the Semi-Finals.
French Patisserie was the Bake Off Semi-Final theme, Pastry Week Star Baker Briony exiting and Ruby going through with fellow dual Star Baker winners Rahul and Kim-Joy. On October 30, Rahul was crowned winner of the Great British Bake Off 2018.
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The Great British Bake Off is a baking competition, where Britain’s top amateur bakers compete to be crowned Britain’s Star Baker. Their baking skills and techniques are put to the test each week, where they must bake a certain type of cake or pastry, or use a particular baking technique.
A panel of judges taste and critique the bakers efforts, then decide who will be eliminated each week. In every episode, contestants are faced with three challenges; a signature bake, technical challenge, and showstopper challenge. After baking, one contestant is named ‘Star Baker of the Week’ and another is eliminated. The fight to make it through each elimination is no piece of cake!
The interest in this baking competition is said to have reinvigorated interest in baking in Britain, leaving viewers drooling over the scores of delicious bakes each week. Naturally, Great British Bake Off betting has become the icing on the cake for this competition, similar to the growth in betting on other popular television series, like X Factor betting.
Yes, you can place bets on the Great British Bake Off. Betting sites used to take bets throughout the series, updating Great British Bake Off odds after every episode - and offering special markets too.
However, Great British Bake Off's most popular betting market for bookmakers is now before the start of the series. With more than 10 million viewers tuning in to the Great British Bake Off Final, betting sites take 10s of 1000s of bets on the opening GBBO betting market, so look out for it when it returns in 2019.
There is only one betting market for the Great British Bake Off, asking you to bet on who you think will win the competition. For first-timers: Great British Bake Off odds lists place those considered to have the best chance of winning at the top, with the shortest odds.
It can be hard to tell at the start of the competition who has the potential to make it all the way, but if you do your research, you can find value in the Bake Off odds.
Before the series starts, the Great British Bake Off odds are revealed, and so are the biographies and names of the 12 starting bakers. This is your chance to try to work out who could be the GBBO winner.
Great British Bake Off betting will bring lots of excitement to many punters for the 10th series in 2019, so make sure to get bets in early in the competition to get the best odds. If it's not your slice of cake, you can find other television series betting guides in our specials betting section.
The Great British Bake Off has been bringing baking to the masses since 2010. It began on the BBC and moved to Channel 4 for Series 8 in 2017. It is often known simply as 'Bake Off' or 'GBBO', and is the brainchild of producer Anna Beattie
Beattie was inspired by classic English village fête baking competitions and American 'bake-offs' friends had described. It took her four years to sell the show to the BBC, and now on Channel 4 it attracts more than 10 million viewers for its showcase finale, and has won three BAFTAs.
|2018||Rahul Mandal||30||Research Scientist||Rotherham, Yorkshire|
|2017||Sophie Faldo||33||Ex-Army trainee stuntwoman||West Molesey, Surrey|
|2016||Candice Brown||31||PE Teacher||Barton-Le-Clay, Beds.|
|2015||Nadiya Hussain||30||Full-time mother||Leeds, Yorks|
|2014||Nancy Birtwhistle||60||Retired||Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire|
|2013||Frances Quinn||31||Clothes Designer||Market Harborough, Leicestershire|
|2012||John Whaite||23||Law Student||Wigan, Greater Manchester|
|2011||Joanne Wheatley||41||Housewife||Ongar, Essex|
|2010||Edd Kimber||24||Yorkshire Bank Worker||Bradford, Yorkshire|
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