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Season 2 of The Great British Bake Off aired between 14 August and 4 October 2011. In addition to their on-screen presenting roles, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins also took over the narration of the show, which had been done by Stephen Noonan the previous series. This series also introduced the Star Baker award for the best performer each week

Contestants Edit

Baker Age Occupation Hometown
Ben Frazer 31 Graphic Designer Northampton
Holly Bell 31 Advertising executive Leicester
Ian Vallance 40 Fundraiser for English Heritage Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Janet Basu 63 Teacher of Modern Languages Formby, Liverpool
Jason White 19 Civil Engineering Student Croydon
Joanne Wheatley 41 Housewife Ongar, Essex
Keith Batsford 31 House husband Arlesey, Bedfordshire
Mary-Anne Boermans 45 Housewife Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Robert Billington 25 Photographer London
Simon Blackwell 31 Rugby Coach Norfolk
Urvashi Roe 40 Head of Marketing Enfield, London
Yasmin Limbert 43 Childminder West Kirby, The Wirral

Contestant Progress Edit

W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7* W8
Jo STAR Winner
Holly STAR STAR OUT
Mary-Anne OUT
Janet STAR OUT
Yasmin STAR OUT
Jason STAR STAR OUT
Robert OUT
Ben OUT
Ian OUT
Urvashi OUT
Simon OUT
Keith OUT

* There was no Star Baker this week, as the judges felt it wouldn't be right to single out one baker when the results were incredibly close.

Colour key:

     – Baker was the star baker
     – Baker got through to the next round
     – Baker was eliminated
     – Baker was one of the judges' least favourite bakers that week, but was not eliminated
     – Baker was one of the judges' favourite bakers that week
     – Baker was the series winner