SHE’S survived the heat of the Bake Off tent and served on the front line in Afghanistan – and 2017 winner Sophie Faldo knows which one she’d rather face. The champion has revealed she is heading back to the Army after plans for her first cookery book hit the skids. Sophie, who served in Helmand Province in 2009 and 2010 as a captain in the Royal Artillery, has applied to resume the role she left in 2015. Sophie said: “It is similar to the job that I have done in the past and it involves dealing with different kinds of artillery. “I know it sounds really mad but actually I don’t like not going on tour. “Now I want to go out on tour again and the job that I want to go into is quite frontline and back in Afghanistan, so I hope that I will get it.” I revealed last month how Sophie has scrapped her first cookery book after splitting with her management. She won Bake Off in its first year on Channel 4 — the year judge Prue … [Read more...] about Great British Bake Off champ Sophie Faldo to swap the kitchen for frontline Army role in Afghanistan after cook book plans hit the skids
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LISA Armstrong has offered her support to Great British Bake Off champ Candice Brown after she was targeted by nasty trolls following her appearance on the show's New Year's Day special. The baking star, 34, had appeared on The Great Festive Bake Off alongside 2017 finalist Steven Carter-Bailey, 2015's runner-up Tamal Ray, 32, and 2014 contestant Kate Henry, 41. Following the show, she found herself subjected to a slew of criticism, including threats of violence, on Twitter after her lipstick cake failed to wow the judges. In response to one rather foul comment, Candice, who revealed she struggles with "low self-esteem", retweeted the post and wrote: "Round of applause for this young man...... most original insult EVER". Showing her support, Lisa, who has endured a difficult year with the breakdown of her marriage to Ant McPartlin, tweeted the TV star an empowering message in the wake of the aggressive criticism. The Strictly make-up artist, 42, encouragingly wrote: "Ignore the idiots … [Read more...] about Ant McPartlin’s ex Lisa Armstrong offers support to Bake Off’s Candice Brown after she’s targeted by trolls
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
BAKE Off fans are delighted to be getting an extra portion of their favourite show. The Christmas version of the show airs tonight with some more much-loved familiar faces have a whale of a time in the iconic tent. Here's what you need to know... When is the Christmas version of Bake Off on? The Great Celebrity Bake Off will air today, Christmas Day, at 8pm on Channel 4. The Great New Year’s Bake Off will air at 7.40pm on New Year’s Day on Channel 4. It's filmed in the usual tent, with the bakers going through fifteen different challenges and a winner being chosen. Who will be appearing on the celebrity version of Bake Off? The show sees former contestants return for some festive baking fun. Liam Charles, Flo Atkins, Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth will be back to bake at Christmas, while Candice Brown, Kate Henry, Tamal Ray and Steven Carter-Bailey will be battling it out on New Year’s Day. TAKES THE CAKE Liam Charles has a new show following on from … [Read more...] about What time is The Great Christmas Bake Off on Channel 4 tonight and who’s in the line-up?
Remember Andrew Smyth from the Great British Bake Off? He made it to the final alongside fellow contestants Jane and Candice back in 2016 before eventually losing out to the latter. But by no means has not winning the competition held him back - in fact, the 27-year-old coming back to Bake Off for the show's Christmas Day special tomorrow. Here's everything you need to know about the returning favourite. What has Andrew Smyth done since Bake Off? For starters, he now counts Prince William as a customer. Last year, he spent ten hours making a cake for the future king. Opening up to the Belfast Telegraph, he said after sampling a slice. the royal commented that he'd "have to have a word with Mary Berry" as to why he didn't win. Andrew now describes himself as a presenter as well as a baker, having hosted shows for the likes of the BBC, ITV and Channel 5. He also fronts his own baking series online entitled Bakineering. This year, he toured the UK with his live baking & … [Read more...] about Who is Bake Off’s Andrew Smyth? The 2016 finalist is back for the show’s Christmas special