Wednesday 7 December 2016

Meet the Irish man who's set to bake up a storm on the Great British Bake Off

Geraldine Gittens

Published 24/08/2016 | 12:19

Andrew Smyth hails from Co. Down. Photo: Twitter/ cakesmyth
Andrew Smyth hails from Co. Down. Photo: Twitter/ cakesmyth

Meet the Irish man who is set to bake up a storm on the Great British Bake Off this year.

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Andrew Smyth (25) is a Cambridge engineering graduate who hails from Co Down and works as an aerospace engineer for Rolls Royce.

The Irish man, who says he is "addicted to baking", will join 11 other competitors in on BBC’s The Great British Bake Off, where he'll be put through a number of technical and creative challenges.

He is the third-youngest of the bakers in this year’s competition who will be vying for the approval of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

@luisthebaker recipe for tropical Manchester tart - delish! #gbbo

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Not for the faint hearted. #saltedcaramel and #pecan #brownies for charity bake sale

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Treating the colleagues today. They're a good bunch #coffee and #walnut #cake #fridayfeeding

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The Great British Bake Off launches on BBC One at 8pm.

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