The third series of The Great British Bake Off began airing on Tuesday 14 August 2012. The series was filmed at Harptree Court in East Harptree, Somerset. Seven thousand applied for the competition and twelve contestants were chosen. For the first time, all three finalists were male: Brendan Lynch, John Whaite and James Morton. The competition was won by John Whaite.


  • Brendan Lynch
  • Cathryn Dresser
  • Danny (Danielle) Bryden
  • James Morton
  • John Whaite
  • Manisha Parmar
  • Natasha Stringer
  • Peter Maloney
  • Ryan Chong
  • Sarah-Jane Willis
  • Victoria Chester
  • Stuart Marston-Smith