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3 September 2019, 12:00 | Updated: 3 September 2019, 12:01
Henry Bird is one of the 13 contestants hoping to be crowned champion of The Great British Bake Off in 2019.
But where is Henry from and what is her job? Here's all the facts you need:
Name: Henry Bird
Occupation: English literature student at Durham University
Henry is one of the youngest contestants in this year’s Bake Off at 20 years old.
Despite his youth, he was first inspired to start baking when he was just 12, and the Bake Off tent was placed in his local park.
“I have wanted to get into the tent since series 2,” he said. “They filmed it at the end of my road, so I used to see Paul Hollywood when I walked past the tent to go to school in the mornings, so I really got into it. To be inside the actual tent was totally wonderful.”
He added: “On the first day of filming, I told Paul that I remembered him filming at Valentine’s for series 2 and we had a chat about that and shared our memories of that time.
"So he knew I had come full circle and was now in the Tent, and that was pretty special.”