With The Great British Bake Off’s new series starting in a few days time, you might be wondering who will impress the judges and what the winner will take home.

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will once again be judging the amateur bakers’ creations as a new batch of contestants take on the challenges.

After weeks of putting their skills to the test, what does the winner receive? The answer might surprise you.

What is the prize for winning The Great British Bake Off?

Unlike many other TV shows, there is no cash prize for the winning contestant on Bake Off.

The winner of Bake Off will receive a branded cake stand and a bouquet of flowers for their efforts.

Clydebank Post: Syabira Yusoff was named the winner of The Great British Bake Off in 2022 and received a cake stand and bouquet of flowersSyabira Yusoff was named the winner of The Great British Bake Off in 2022 and received a cake stand and bouquet of flowers (Image: Channel 4/PA)

However, the real prize for those contestants is what comes afterwards.

The status of having won the programme can give them opportunities to launch a new career, such as with writing cookbooks or making appearances on TV and radio, to even having their own show.

Previous winners such as Nadiya Hussein and current Strictly Come Dancing contestant John Whaite are just two examples to have gone onto greater things.

Bake Off 2023 contestants  

  • Tasha - Participation officer from Bristol 
  • Saku - Intelligence analyst from Herefordshire 
  • Rowan - English literature student from West Yorkshire 
  • Nicky - Volunteer at a pet-therapy charity from the West Midlands 
  • Matty - Science and PE teacher from Cambridgeshire 
  • Keith - Chartered accountant from Hampshire 
  • Josh - Post-doctoral research associate and chemist by trade from Leicestershire 
  • Dana - Database administrator from Essex 
  • Dan - Resource planner in civil engineering from Cheshire 
  • Cristy - Personal assistant from east London 
  • Amos - Manager of a deli from north London 
  • Abbi - Delivery driver from Cumbria 

The Great British Bake Off returns on Tuesday, September 26 at 8pm on Channel 4.