It’s not university student Henry’s first time meeting Paul Hollywood. He shares why being in the Tent feels a little like coming home…
What’s it like having made it into the Tent?
I have wanted to get into the tent since Series Two. They filmed it at the end of my road, so I used to see Paul Hollywood when I walked past the tent to go to school in the mornings. To be inside the actual tent was totally wonderful.
What memories do you have of the very first week?
On the first day of filming, I told Paul that I remembered him filming near my house for Series Two and we had a chat about that and shared our memories of that time. So he knew I had come full circle and was now in the Tent, and that was pretty special.
You are asked to make a cake that signifies one of the happiest days of your life. What would it be and why… and what would it be made of?
One of the most lovely days I had at uni was this year, we had an end of year party, where everyone was themselves and totally relaxed. So it would be quite a busy chaotic cake flavoured with alcohol to represent the party – perhaps a coffee liqueur drizzle and vodka buttercream icing.
Who will be the most surprised out of your friends/workmates/family that you have made it to Bake Off?
There are lots of people in the choir at university who knew that I applied but don’t know that I got on.
If you could be stuck in a lift with a previous Baker who would it be and why?
I would want Andrew, he is an engineer, he could fix the lift.
The Great British Bake Off starts Tuesday 27th August, 8pm on Channel 4.