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Durham student among GBBO hopefuls

A Durham University student is among those bidding to win this year's Great British Bake Off.

Michael says his Cypriot heritage is evident in his baking, as he loves to make Greek pastries with his grandmother.

Michael Credit: BBC/GBBO

The 20-year-old, who is from London, is currently studying politics and economics in Durham.

Twelve amateur bakers will be hoping to succeed Nadiya Hussain as champion when the show returns on August 24.

The contestants pose with judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Credit: BBC/GBBO

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WATCH: Weatherman Ross joins the Tigers Parachute Display Team

The Sunderland Airshow is this weekend with over a million people expected to head to the east coast for the aerobatic displays

Ross went to the Skydive Academy near Peterlee to get a sneak peek - but ended up getting a bit more involved than he intended...

You can follow the display team on Twitter here: @TigersFFT

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