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Welsh contestant unveiled in Great British Bake Off 2019 line-up

The baking competition will be back on our screens on Tuesday 27 August. Credit: Mark Bourdillon/Channel 4

A woman from Pembrokeshire has been unveiled as a contestant in this year's Great British Bake Off.

Michelle, 35, works as a print shop administrator in Tenby and bakes almost every other day, with fresh bread for breakfast and sweet treats for pudding always on the menu.

Michelle, from Tenby, bakes almost every other day. Credit: Channel 4

Michelle first fell in love with baking after watching her mother make traditional bakes at home. She grew up on a farm and now lives in the seaside town of Tenby with her husband and teenage son.

I was so emotional when I found out, I cry when I am happy and cry when I am sad. I’ve wanted it for so long, so I couldn’t believe it.

– Michelle

Other contestants include a geography teacher, a vet and a fashion designer.

Michelle follows in the footsteps of other Welsh bakers who have taken part in the programme - including Jon Jenkins from Newport who was in the 2018 line up, Beca Lyne-Pirkis from Cardiff who made it to the 2013 semi-final, and Paul Jagger from Swansea, who was best known for making a lion out of bread in 2015.

The competition returns to Channel 4 on Tuesday 27 August and all the presenters and judges remain the same, although the line-up consists of 13 - instead of the usual 12.