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    • room512
    • By room512 24th Aug 16, 1:59 PM
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    Great British Bake Off 2016 MSE Sweepstake
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    • 24th Aug 16, 1:59 PM
    Great British Bake Off 2016 MSE Sweepstake 24th Aug 16 at 1:59 PM

    Thought we could have a sweepstake like last year. MSE have said they will award badges to the winning team.

    If you want to take part simply reply below and I will put people randomly into teams (will put people's name into a box and draw them out for each baker next Wednesday before the show and update this thread with which team you are in). Obviously there will only be 11 teams as one baker will go tonight.

    Signing up will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 30th August 2016. Any people posting to join in after this will not be allocated a team.

    Here's a short description of each baker (taken from the official site http://thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk/

    Andrew
    Age: 25
    Andrew is originally from Northern Ireland but currently lives with three friends in Derby where he works as an aerospace engineer for Rolls-Royce, designing jet engines.

    Candice
    Aged 31
    Born in North London Candice grew up in the pubs her parents ran. She would always chip in when needed, be it pulling pints or mopping floors. She now lives with boyfriend Liam and pug Dennis in Bedfordshire.

    Louise
    Aged 46
    Originally from Merthyr Tydfil, hairdresser Louise now lives in Cardiff with her fianc! Simon.

    Benjamina
    Aged 23
    Teaching Assistant, Benjamina has recently graduated with a 1st in Economics & lives in south London.

    Jane
    Aged 61
    Jane lives in Beckenham with husband Ray where she designs gardens for a living. She has two children, Amy and Henry who are both at university.

    Lee
    Aged 67
    Lee started his working life as a builder but had a complete change of direction in the mid 1980s and went to study theology. He has worked in various pastoral ministries for the past 30 years, and most recently as the Pastor of a local church in Bolton where he lives.

    Kate
    Aged 37
    Mother of two Kate is a farmer’s daughter from Norfolk. She is a qualified nurse and works on an acute respiratory ward, an emotionally and physically challenging job that she finds incredibly rewarding.

    Michael
    Aged 20
    Michael is from London but is currently living with four friends in Durham where he’s studying Politics and Economics.

    Rav
    Aged 28
    Rav lives in Erith, Kent with his parents and is from a huge and extremely close family. He has an especially strong bond with his sister who inspired him to bake. Rav studied Criminology at university but took a different career path and now loves his job supporting students at City University London.

    Selasi
    Aged 30
    Originally from Ghana Selasi moved to the UK with his family 15 years ago and now lives with his girlfriend in London where he works as a Client Service Associate in a Financial Institution.

    Val
    Aged 66
    Former primary school Head Teacher Val is originally from Conisbrough near Doncaster but now lives with husband Ian near Yeovil.

    Tom
    Aged 26
    Tom grew up in Rochdale but following University moved to London to pursue a career in education. He now works as a Project Engagement Manager for The Royal Society of Arts and specializes in creative learning and development.
    Last edited by room512; 24-08-2016 at 10:28 PM. Reason: Had to change signing up date - Thought it was Tuesday 31st (can't add 6 to 24!)
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    • Dia Pita
    • By Dia Pita 21st Sep 16, 8:07 PM
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    Here we go again, Good Luck everyone

    Taking one day at a time.
    Debt Free August 2015
    Mortgage Free August 2016
    Early retirement started 1 October 2016.


    • room512
    • By room512 22nd Sep 16, 8:42 PM
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    And another one bites the dust ...
    Andrew - mrsmotivated, TudorRose, Iammumtoone, vikwikx
    Candice - PinkGladioli, MandM90, Bigjenny, Lola23
    Louise - Kit1, Valli, nanto3girls, room512
    Benjamina - Dia Pita, Suki1964, Gigervamp, pandora205
    Jane - butterfly2001, GW78, Caeraugirl, Smoosh
    Kate - bunbun2, tessie bear, SIRENS, Gem-gem
    Michael - Manxcottageonthehill, sammy_kaye18, Torry Quine, camelot1001
    Rav - CRANKY40, Islandmaid, A Frayed Knot
    Selasi - jackieblack, Handbag59, jovichick123
    Val - Candlelight2012, Slinky, ScotinLondon
    Tom -SpekySquarehead, lazysheep, Vale46
    Good luck all that are left x
    • room512
    • By room512 29th Sep 16, 8:26 PM
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    And another one gone...
    Andrew - mrsmotivated, TudorRose, Iammumtoone, vikwikx
    Candice - PinkGladioli, MandM90, Bigjenny, Lola23
    Louise - Kit1, Valli, nanto3girls, room512
    Benjamina - Dia Pita, Suki1964, Gigervamp, pandora205
    Jane - butterfly2001, GW78, Caeraugirl, Smoosh
    Kate - bunbun2, tessie bear, SIRENS, Gem-gem
    Michael - Manxcottageonthehill, sammy_kaye18, Torry Quine, camelot1001
    Rav - CRANKY40, Islandmaid, A Frayed Knot
    Selasi - jackieblack, Handbag59, jovichick123
    Val - Candlelight2012, Slinky, ScotinLondon
    Tom -SpekySquarehead, lazysheep, Vale46]
    Good luck to everyone still in x
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 29th Sep 16, 8:30 PM
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    Bye bye Rav - will miss you're lovely smile
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!


    December GC £0/£0.00
    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 29th Sep 16, 9:52 PM
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    Yes, it was a shame to see Rav go.

    Jane and Candice are both doing well.
    £2 Savers Club no 2 completed - target achieved
    Save £12k in 2016 - no 73 (£4872/9000).
    Road kill rebels- no 3 £40.70
    Declutter 2016 in 2016. Completed 5/11/16
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 29th Sep 16, 10:41 PM
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    Enjoying the flirting between Benjamina and Selasi

    Don't think Jane was joking when she sent the evils Candices way

    I felt the pity of Andrew. I have a soft spot for him as he's the spitting image of a dear friend who is no longer with us
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 2nd Oct 16, 7:25 PM
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    I don't blame Benjamina - Selasi is a hottie
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!


    December GC £0/£0.00
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 2nd Oct 16, 10:38 PM
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    I don't blame Benjamina - Selasi is a hottie
    Originally posted by Islandmaid

    Glad it's not just me then
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Caeraugirl
    • By Caeraugirl 3rd Oct 16, 2:29 PM
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    Nope, not just you or Islandmaid, Suki - he's definitely got something...
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 3rd Oct 16, 6:01 PM
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    Nope, not just you or Islandmaid, Suki - he's definitely got something...
    Originally posted by Caeraugirl
    It's the size of him, he's a big fella, his engaging smile, and the fact he bakes
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • room512
    • By room512 6th Oct 16, 7:13 AM
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    Another one is sent home. I think the weakest baker weht this week but I can't predict the winner! Quarter finals next week.
    Andrew - mrsmotivated, TudorRose, Iammumtoone, vikwikx
    Candice - PinkGladioli, MandM90, Bigjenny, Lola23
    Louise - Kit1, Valli, nanto3girls, room512
    Benjamina - Dia Pita, Suki1964, Gigervamp, pandora205
    Jane - butterfly2001, GW78, Caeraugirl, Smoosh
    Kate - bunbun2, tessie bear, SIRENS, Gem-gem
    Michael - Manxcottageonthehill, sammy_kaye18, Torry Quine, camelot1001
    Rav - CRANKY40, Islandmaid, A Frayed Knot
    Selasi - jackieblack, Handbag59, jovichick123
    Val - Candlelight2012, Slinky, ScotinLondon
    Tom -SpekySquarehead, lazysheep, Vale46]
    Good luck to everyone still in x
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 6th Oct 16, 7:35 AM
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    So pleased Andrew done so well after last weeks disasters

    Am I the only one who thinks there is no love lost between Jane and Candice ?
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 6th Oct 16, 8:12 PM
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    Well done to Andrew, he deserved star baker this week.

    I'm surprised Tom has lasted so long, he has some strange ideas!

    I agree with you suki, but the complete opposite with Selasi and Benjamina!
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 6th Oct 16, 9:35 PM
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    Well done to Andrew, he deserved star baker this week.

    I'm surprised Tom has lasted so long, he has some strange ideas!

    I agree with you suki, but the complete opposite with Selasi and Benjamina!
    Originally posted by camelot1001

    You thinking we need to buy a hat ? Lol
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • room512
    • By room512 13th Oct 16, 6:42 AM
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    And then there were four...
    Andrew - mrsmotivated, TudorRose, Iammumtoone, vikwikx
    Candice - PinkGladioli, MandM90, Bigjenny, Lola23
    Louise - Kit1, Valli, nanto3girls, room512
    Benjamina - Dia Pita, Suki1964, Gigervamp, pandora205
    Jane - butterfly2001, GW78, Caeraugirl, Smoosh
    Kate - bunbun2, tessie bear, SIRENS, Gem-gem
    Michael - Manxcottageonthehill, sammy_kaye18, Torry Quine, camelot1001
    Rav - CRANKY40, Islandmaid, A Frayed Knot
    Selasi - jackieblack, Handbag59, jovichick123
    Val - Candlelight2012, Slinky, ScotinLondon
    Tom -SpekySquarehead, lazysheep, Vale46]
    Good luck to everyone still in x
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 13th Oct 16, 3:15 PM
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    That's the end of that wee flirtation

    Oh well now Benjamina is out I will be cheering on Andrew

    I don't like either Jane or Candice and whilst I adore Selasi, I don't think he's got what it takes to win
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 13th Oct 16, 4:12 PM
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    Loved Andrew's 'dancing' pies

    Bye Bye Benj - you were such a lovely contestant
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!


    December GC £0/£0.00
    • room512
    • By room512 20th Oct 16, 6:46 AM
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    The final three...
    Andrew - mrsmotivated, TudorRose, Iammumtoone, vikwikx
    Candice - PinkGladioli, MandM90, Bigjenny, Lola23
    Louise - Kit1, Valli, nanto3girls, room512
    Benjamina - Dia Pita, Suki1964, Gigervamp, pandora205
    Jane - butterfly2001, GW78, Caeraugirl, Smoosh
    Kate - bunbun2, tessie bear, SIRENS, Gem-gem
    Michael - Manxcottageonthehill, sammy_kaye18, Torry Quine, camelot1001
    Rav - CRANKY40, Islandmaid, A Frayed Knot
    Selasi - jackieblack, Handbag59, jovichick123
    Val - Candlelight2012, Slinky, ScotinLondon
    Tom -SpekySquarehead, lazysheep, Vale46]
    I wonder who will win? Good luck for the final time x
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 20th Oct 16, 7:21 AM
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    I was sad to see Selasi leave last night, but it was the right decision.
    I'd like Andrew to win with Jane runner up, but wouldn't be too upset if Jane won and Andrew was runner up.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 20th Oct 16, 7:43 AM
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    I too was sad to see Selasi leave last night, he's been a joy to watch

    Andrew was a superstar

    I really do hope he wins.
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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