About Me

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I’m a fourth generation builder from North London, specialising in bricklaying and plastering. Married to Sarah and proud dad of three lovely daughters.

I somehow found myself a finalist on 2014’s Great British Bake Off, earning a record five ‘Star Baker’ awards in the process. It was a fantastic experience from start to finish that has taught me so much and introduced me to some lifelong friends. I blog weekly, sharing some of my favourite things to bake and keeping you posted on what I’m up to.

When I’m not building or baking I love the great outdoors: camping, fishing, hiking, cycling, gardening and walking my Vizsla, Leia. I’m also passionate about wildlife and completed a BSc in Biodiversity & Conservation at Birkbeck, University of London in 2012.

My first recipe book, B.I.Y. – Bake It Yourself, was published by Quadrille in August 2015. To find out more about what I could do for you, click here.

15 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Congratulations on the book. We finally have the GBBS over in the U.S.–Yay! You were amazing and I’m so happy you’ve continued on. I’ll be watching and waiting. Since you do such beautiful work, maybe some day you’ll post some of your other building projects. I like the way you approach things and you seem fun to learn from.


  2. I’m one of the many other USA viewers to become devoted to the show and cheer you on. Glad to find your blog and see so many recipes, pics and videos! Love it all. Congratulations on your success!


    • Thank you Kathy. We had so much fun on the show, and it’s a real pleasure to know you have enjoyed watching it. I am currently booking the bakers Christmas party, so we will all be back together ext week. I’m sure we’ll all have plenty of baking stories to share.


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  5. I’m so happy I found you on here! I have admired your baking so much and. Ow to follow you here is an honor! Come to the US and visit us at Disneyland!


  6. We have watched your season 3 times because it is by far our favorite! And we believe you should have been declared the final winner by virtue of 5 Star Baker awards alone 🙂 I’m giving your book to my husband for Christmas this year! You’ve inspired him 😉

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