GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF 2021’s youngest contestant Freya is cooking up a storm in the Bake Off kitchen.
Here’s everything you need to know about the young baker…
Who is Freya on the Great British Bake Off 2021?
Freya, from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, is just 19-years-old, and the youngest baker in the 2021 season.
Although she may not be the youngest ever contestant on the show – that accolade goes to Martha Collison from the fifth series who has just 17 – but Freya is the programme’s first vegan baker.
She plans to stand out from this year’s crowd as she attempts to complete all of her bakes using only vegan friendly or plant based ingredients.
The teen remembers watching the first series when it aired when she was nine years old.
She currently lives at home with her parents and is a frequent horse rider.
The young baker is also studying for a degree in psychology and according to her Instagram page, she is also with a modelling agency.
What has Freya done on The Great British Bake Off 2021?
GBBO kicked off with cake week on September 21, 2021.
Freya wowed the judges with an all-vegan chocolate sponge filled with kirsch cream and cherry jam.
Explaining her cake, she said: 2Honestly, when I first made this chocolate cake, I thought it was the best chocolate cake that I’d had – I don’t think you’d know that it was vegan.
“But I’d eat cake off the floor, so I feel I’m probably not the best judge of that really.”
What has Freya said about being on the show?
With just over 10,000 following, Freya posts regular updates on her Instagram stories.
Go check her instagram out @freyacox_
Sharing news of her participation in the show, the teenager wrote: “The secret is out….you will see my face on THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF!!!
“Honestly can’t believe I am writing this, I feel genuinely blessed to share my passion for vegan baking on such an incredible programme with such an amazing group of people.
“Wanted to add a small disclaimer before the episode, I was desperate to show the world vegan baking is just as exciting with the hope to inspire people to give it a go.”
She continued: “For obvious reasons I wasn’t able to change the technical challenge as it would mean the whole show was unfair.
“Sorry if this is disappointing to hear but once the show has finished I have plans to Veganise the recipes for you all, so I hope this makes up for that.”
When is The Great British Bake Off 2021 on TV and how can I watch it?
The Great British Bake Off is back for a new 2021 series, airing every Tuesday night.
You can catch it at at 8pm on Channel 4.