Who is Amanda on The Great British Bake Off 2021?

THE Great British Bake Off is back for another series, with Amanda Geo making it into the tent.

But who is the octopus bread baking contestant and how does she feel about being on the show?

Amanda will be trying to impress The Great British Bake Off judgesCredit: ©Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions

Who is Amanda on The Great British Bake Off 2021?

Raised in London, the 56 year old Met Police detective has Greek-Cypriot heritage and has been baking since a young age.

Initially studying graphic design at college, Amanda went on to a career in advertising before switching to the police force to train as a detective.

Amanda started baking as a child with her mum, but learned to bake Greek recipes with her paternal auntie.

Her style of baking incorporates Greek and Middle Eastern flavours and she loves to paint on to her cakes.

Host Matt Lucas, and Bake off judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood with Amanda


Host Matt Lucas, and Bake off judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood with AmandaCredit: ©Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions

This gives them a pretty and feminine aesthetic, and she credits the inspiration of this to her two daughters.

Amanda also loves outdoor swimming and says the colder the better, so we shall see how she copes with the heat of the kitchen as the weeks go on.

What has Amanda done on The Great British Bake Off 2021?

Waves came crashing in week one for Amanda when her dolphin cake survived the judging table, but fell to the floor shortly after.

Week two was biscuit week, and with it brought more structural heartbreak for Amanda.

For her showstopper she made a biscuit rocking horse, which fell apart before the judging even began.

However the saving grace came in her flavour profiles and execution, with Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood agreeing it could have been the best if it hadn’t collapsed.

Despite saying “I just fish we had more time” Amanda’s week three octopus milk bread showstopper was a success.

She paired her bread creature with some coconut and mango crème pat filled sea shells.

What has Amanda said about appearing on the show?

In an Instagram post, Amanda said: “Absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Bake Off family.

“Such a fabulous and inspiring group of bakers who I am proud to call my friends.”

In another post she referenced her admiration for host Matt Lucas, saying “I get to be on TV with the wonderful, funny and kind @realmattlucas.

“Dreams really do come true.”

When is the Great British Bake Off 2021 on TV and how can I watch it?

The Great British Bake Off airs on Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.

If you miss any episodes you can catch up on All 4.

An Extra Slice airs on Channel 4 on Fridays at 8pm.


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