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A chin-wag with Rylan Clark-Neal

Rylan is a Bake Off fan but will Paul and Prue love his baking? Let’s find out how he rates his chances.

So, Rylan: can you bake?

I thought I could and then I came here.

Have you ever had a baking disaster?

I’ve had many baking disasters but whatever it is, I’ll cover it with icing and sprinkles and say a child has made it.

Are you more likely to get a Hollywood handshake, or a soggy bottom?

Both are a good outcome aren’t they? I’m probably more likely to cry into the oven.

Why are you supporting Stand Up 2 Cancer?

It’s something that’s affected probably everyone whether it’s a close or a distant friend or relative.  The great thing about Stand Up for Cancer is it doesn’t take itself too seriously, this is out there, we’re going to help sort it out, and we’re going to have a laugh while we do it.

How do you feel about the technical? Are you good under pressure?

I’m worried about the tech, but actually I’m probably better when I don’t know what I’m doing.

I know you don’t really cook, are you a traditionalist or do you like experimenting with food, even just when tasting it?

I like experimenting but with core traditional things, like a shepherd’s pie with a rainbow – rainbow mash.

If you were a baked good what would you be?

A pain au chocolate – quite soft on the outside but if you overcook me, I’ll turn hard on you.