Gemma Clare Collins (born 31 January 1981) is an English media personality and businesswoman. In 2011, she began appearing on the ITVBe reality series The Only Way Is Essex. Following a brief appearance on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2014), Collins has appeared in various television programmes including Celebrity Big Brother (2016), Celebs Go Dating (2018), and Dancing on Ice (2019). In 2019, she began starring in her own reality series and hosting a podcast on BBC Sounds.
A Gemma Collins superfan, a woman who took her cat to prom and "Compost Carole" are among the quirky Great British Bake Off 2022 contestants this year.The full line-up has been revealed ahead of the new series of the Channel 4 Show, which starts on Tuesday 13 September at 8pm, when a new batch of diverse amateur bakers enter the tent.
As usual, they will need to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith to be crowned the champion, while hosts Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding are also back for series 13.
So who are the contestants this year? Meet then below... Abdul, 29, an electronics engineer from London Raised in Saudi Arabia by Pakistani parents, Abdul is also a keen salsa dancer and a self-confessed space nerd, who applies his precision thinking to the chemistry of creating bakes.
His interest in baking began when he and his graduate colleagues baked for each other to brighten up their daily coffee breaks.