Former Great British Bake Off finalist triumphs in Christmas special BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Affable garden designer Jane Beedle has been crowned star baker in The Great Christmas Bake Off. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/former-great-british-bake-off-finalist-triumphs-in-christmas-special-37657718.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/article37657712.ece/59ea7/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_37fb1cee-8cb4-48a0-abf8-0f7a3313f8b4_1 Email Affable garden designer Jane Beedle has been crowned star baker in The Great Christmas Bake Off. The 2016 finalist triumphed in all three challenges to beat fellow returning contestants Liam Charles, Flo Atkins and Andrew Smyth. Clasping her Bake Off trophy to her chest after being named winner, she said: “I’m almost lost for words. It’s so lovely to win it. “It’s going to have pride of place somewhere. There is no way I am going to hide this under a bushel.” … [Read more...] about Former Great British Bake Off finalist triumphs in Christmas special
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THE Great British Bake Off remains, for many, the highlight of their summer, but in recent years, the show's Christmas special has also been a treat for baking fans. And it looks like this year's Christmas special will be no different as stars from 2017 and 2016 reunite one final time. Here's the lowdown on who's back in the tent... Who are The Great Christmas Bake Off 2018 contestants? Liam Charles Hackney-born Liam was a fan favourite on GBBO in 2017 but failed to reach the final after being eliminated in week 8. Since the show finished, the star hosted his own show, Liam Bakes, which started on Channel 4 last month and is a six-part series starring Liam and his baking brilliance. Earlier this year, Liam was announced as the presenter of Bake Off: The Professionals for Channel 4 and he's also released his own baking book, Liam Charles Cheeky Treats. Follow his Instagram, @liamcbakes, for lots of pictures of his delicious creations in the kitchen and he's also on … [Read more...] about Who are The Great Christmas Bake Off 2018 contestants?
THE Great British Bake Off remains, for many, the highlight of their summer but in recent years the show's Christmas special has been a treat for baking fans. The judges and hosts are set to return for another festive treat but when will it air and who will be appearing? Here's the lowdown... When is the Great British Bake Off Christmas special on C4? The iconic baking show's Christmas special will air on Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25). It will kick off on Channel 4 at 8 pm, but that's not all. Come New Year's Day, there will be another special at 7:40 pm. Prue Leith will be alongside Paul Hollywood once again and presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will also be back to preside over the festive fun. Who will be appearing? Last year a number of series seven bakers - the last batch to appear on BBC One before the move to Channel 4 - made a welcome return to the show, with baker Selasi Gbormittah leading the fore. This … [Read more...] about When is the Great British Bake Off Christmas special on C4 and who will be appearing?
PRUE Leith was appointed the new face of Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off in 2017. She caused a national outcry by revealing the results of the final on Twitter before it aired, here's what else we know about the woman behind the cookery books... Who is Prue Leith? What is her background? Prue Leith is a restaurateur, cookery writer and television presenter. Born in South Africa on February 18 1940, she tried her hand studying Drama, Fine Art and even Architecture before moving to France to study the language. But it was there that she discovered a love for food - she noted in her Life So Far that she was inspired to cook by a woman she worked for as an au pair in France. The budding chef then decided to learn to cook at the Cordon Bleu in London. Starting her career catering for high-class business lunches, Leith worked her way up to opening her own restaurant, Leith's, that eventually worked its way into being awarded a Michelin star. During her cooking career, she … [Read more...] about What age is Prue Leith, who was the Bake Off presenter’s husband Rayne Kruger and when did she open Leith’s Cookery School?
LIAM Charles shot to fame after appearing on The Great British Bake Off - and is now hosting his very own show. But, what else do we know about Liam - or "Cake boy" to his friends - here's the lowdown... Who is Liam Charles? Hackney-born Liam studies Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths where he was nicknamed “Cake Boy” among his uni friends because of his love of baking. He aimed to take the coveted Bake Off title despite not being the best in his school's LGBT baking competition. For the contest, he created a double chocolate cake with chocolate shards and cream to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender history month. The student eventually lost to a pink triangle cake symbolising the symbol worn by persecuted gay men and lesbian women in Nazi concentration camps. He’s only been baking for four years but claims to have a vast baking repertoire under his belt. Liam took to Instagram to announce that he'd be appearing in the GBBO, posting an image captioned: … [Read more...] about Who is Liam Charles? Liam Bakes presenter, former GBBO contestant and Bake Off: The Professionals host