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Who is Abdul on The Great British Bake Off 2022? All you need to know

The Great British Bake Off 2022 Abdul
Abdul is an electronics engineer. (Image credit: Channel 4)

The Great British Bake Off is back with a whole batch of new bakers ready to cook up a storm in the legendary tent, including Abdul. But who's going to be winning approval from judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, and who will be saying goodbye to the competition? 

Abdul is one of the 12 bakers from The Great British Bake Off 2022 (or The Great British Baking Show if you're in the US!). Here's everything you need to know about him.

Who is Abdul from The Great British Bake Off 2022?

Abdul is an electronics engineer who was born in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents and now divides his time between London and Cambridge.

He is a self-confessed space nerd, and a keen salsa dancer, who began baking when he and his colleagues started bringing in home-cooked treats to share at work as a way to brighten up their coffee breaks.

Abdul loves using the precision he uses in his engineering in the chemistry involved in baking, and matcha is one of his favorite flavors.

You can find Abdul on Instagram @abdul.rehman.sharif (opens in new tab).

The Great British Bake Off 2022

Abdul's favourite flavour is matcha. (Image credit: Channel 4)

How old is Abdul from The Great British Bake Off 2022?

Abdul is 29 years old.

Who else is in The Great British Bake Off 2022?

How to watch The Great British Bake Off 2022

The Great British Bake Off 2022 started on Tuesday, September 13 at 8 pm on Channel 4 in the UK and is now available on All4. The show will now air every Tuesday evening in the same time slot. 

The new season of The Great British Baking Show will also air in the US on Netflix and starts on Friday, September 16 with fresh episodes added every Friday.

Kerry Barrett
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Kerry is a writer, author and editor with a lifelong love of the soaps, a passion for TV drama of all kinds, and an obsessive devotion to Strictly Come Dancing. 

She was features editor of All About Soap magazine for more than a decade, covering every bit of excitement from all the UK soaps and the Aussies and still writes about all the juiciest gossip from the Street, the Square and the Dales whenever she can.

Kerry’s also an author of historical fiction, and her two jobs collided when she got the chance to write two novels based on Emmerdale, and the Sugden, Tate and Dingle families, during WW2.