The Yorkshire connections to the Great British Bake Off

PUBLISHED: 00:00 05 August 2015 | UPDATED: 11:55 23 August 2016

Nadiya Begum - winner of series 6

Nadiya Begum - winner of series 6

The Great British Bake Off has captivated the nation for the past six years, and with three past winners with Yorkshire links, the county is arguably the most successful in the competition

Edd Kimber GBBO winner of series oneEdd Kimber GBBO winner of series one

Edward Kimber, Bradford
A former debt collector for Yorkshire Bank, Edd Kimber from Bradford was the inaugural Great British Bake Off champion.
Edd won the final shootout with his winning afternoon tea creations, could it be anymore fitting for a Yorkshire lad?

Danny Bryden, Sheffield
Self-confessed cookbook obsessive Danny just missed out on a place in the final of the third series with some great highs and lows.
She did gain star baker in week 7 with her Bakewell Chelsea Buns and Christmas Wreath showstopper, but ultimately it was her petit fours and Rosewater and Lychee choux pastry that put an end to her chances of winning.

Howard Middleton, Sheffield
There were tears all round when likeable Sheffield Council worker Howard was eliminated in week 6 of Series 4.
His exotic bakes were quite far removed from his Yorkshire roots, with creations such as Passion fruit and Coconut sandwich cake and a Japanese Pagoda Tea Tower.

Nancy Birtwhistle, Winner of Series 5 (Neil Holmes Photography)Nancy Birtwhistle, Winner of Series 5 (Neil Holmes Photography)

Nancy Birtwhistle, Hull
Originally from Hull, Nancy was crowned Bake Off winner in 2014. Viewers will remember the veggie-growing grandmother’s sense of humour – her reference to silverfox Paul Hollywood merely as ‘the male judge’ a particular highlight.
Nancy grabbed victory in the final with her impressive Red Windmill Pièce montée.

Sandy Doherty, Bradford
The child welfare officer from Bradford charmed us all with her Yorkshire wit and classic one liners. The highlight of her appearnce in season 6 was in week 2 with her Sun-dried tomato & cheese biscuit box and parmesan 'sandwich' Biscuits showstopper that we hoped would 'put Bradford on the map.

Nadiya Hussain, Leeds
A full-time Mum to three children and an accomplished home baker, Nadiya became the talk of twitter with her confused facial expressions whenever the judges were speaking. Her run to the final included three Star Baker titles, highlights included her henna design inspired chocolate and strawberry lime ice cream roll white chocolate peacock showstoppers and the wedding cake she never had in the the final.

Val Stones
Former primary school Head Teacher Val is originally from Conisbrough near Doncaster but now lives with husband Ian near Yeovil. Will she be another Bake Off champion with connections to Yorkshire?

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