The Great British Bake Off returns to our screens next week with a new batch of contestants ready to take on the baking challenges.

Viewers know the importance of the Bake Off Tent which hosts the whole series, seeing all the bakes come to life but you might be wondering where exactly it’s located.

Whether you’re thinking of applying for the show in the future or you’re just curious to know where the white tent is erected, look no further.

Where is The Great British Bake Off filmed?

The Great British Bake Off is filmed at Welford Park in Berkshire and has been since series five of the show in 2014 (not including the two-year Covid period), according to Country & Town House.

The white marquee, known as the Bake Off Tent, is pitched near the Welford Park House and the round-tower church.

Unfortunately, the marquee is only erected for filming purposes and can’t be visited by members of the public.

However, Bake Off fans can now spend time at Welford Park.

Who are the 2023 Great British Bake Off contestants?

From a teacher to a delivery driver, there are 12 new contestants ready to take on the baking challenges, they are:

  • Tasha - Participation officer from Bristol
  • Saku - Intelligence analyst from Herefordshire
  • Rowan - English literature student from West Yorkshire
  • Nicky - Volunteer at a pet-therapy charity from the West Midlands
  • Matty - Science and PE teacher from Cambridgeshire
  • Keith - Chartered accountant from Hampshire
  • Josh - Post-doctoral research associate and chemist by trade from Leicestershire
  • Dana - Database administrator from Essex
  • Dan - Resource planner in civil engineering from Cheshire
  • Cristy - Personal assistant from east London
  • Amos - Manager of a deli from north London
  • Abbi - Delivery driver from Cumbria

When does The Great British Bake Off’s 2023 series start?

Viewers don’t have long to wait until they can tune into this year’s series.

The first episode will air on Tuesday, September 26 at 8pm on Channel 4.