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Co Tyrone woman (33) among latest Bake Off contestants

Co Tyrone woman Imelda (33) is among contestants on The Great British Bake Off 2018. Picture by Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions/PA Wire

A COUNTRYSIDE recreation officer from Co Tyrone is among the contestants entering the tent to take part in the latest series of The Great British Bake Off.

Imelda (33) will join a blood courier, a civil servant, a house and techno DJ and a retired air steward for the upcoming show on Channel 4.

They will be joined by a banker, a mental health specialist and a research scientist as 12 new contestants attempt to impress judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

The series will be the second to air on Channel 4 after the show parted ways with the BBC.

It has released a picture of Imelda, who learned to cook and bake from her mother in Co Tyrone, alongside early details of other contestants.

The Great British Bake Off, hosted by Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig, will begin on August 28 at 8pm.

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