Great British Bake-Off winners: where are they now?
by Simon Ward | 15 October 2012 | 2 commentsTweet
We take a look at what happened to the first two champions of the hugely popular BBC TV series.
The third series of The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is nearly at an end. For the winner, it can be a life-changing experience, as demonstrated by what's happened to the victors from the first two series.
The winner of the inaugural GBBO, Edd Kimber, aka the Boy Who Bakes, was a debt collector for Yorkshire Bank and nearly didn’t enter the contest at all. “I thought I didn't want to be on TV, but eventually a few people convinced me that I had nothing to lose,” he told lovefood last year.
He’s regularly cropped up on TV shows including the Alan Titchmarsh Show and Market Kitchen Big Adventure. He’s also continued to run macaron classes in London.
Following her win in the 2011 series, housewife Jo Wheatley launched a home cooking school from her Essex home, which includes classes in cupcake decorating, breadmaking and family cakes. She also taught food critic Jay Rayner how to make scones for TV's The One Show.
She has written a recipe book, A Passion For Cooking, which is available exclusively from Sainsbury’s.
And she regularly blogs at Jo’s Blue Aga and appears at events such as the BBC Good Food Show.
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