he Great British Bake Off has announced a deaf contestant will be competing on the show.

Twelve bakers, including an intelligence analyst and vegetable grower,  were announced on Tuesday ahead of the return of the baking contest to Channel 4 next week.

Participation officer Tasha, 27, who is deaf, said it was a “big moment” when presenter Noel Fielding introduced the latest host, Alison Hammond, and her British sign language interpreter (BSL), Daryl, to the show.