Steven Carter-Bailey has won star baker on The Great British Bake Off two weeks in a row [Wenn]
Named star baker twice in a row — causing viewers of the Channel 4 show to predict his place in the final — its seems he’s already made his mark impressing viewers as well as the likes of Prue Leith, Paul Hollywood, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig.
But what do we need to know about the man behind the bakes?
1. Steven’s incredible weight loss
Steven Carter-Bailey has already been impressing people on GBBO [Instagram]
The 34 year old revealed learning to cook helped transform his life.
In fact, the star baker confessed he shed a whopping five stone by swapping shop bought food for home cooked meals.
2. He has a TOTALLY different day job
While viewers of the Channel 4 show have already grown accustomed to seeing him run around the kitchen, his day job is very different.
Steven comes from a marketing background, which means he most likely spends his days in an office, making the tent a refreshing change.
3. His sister is his biggest fan
Steven seems so close to his sister and her sons [Instagram]
Bake Off contestant Steven uploaded this snap to Instagram saying: “Perfect day with my babies #Spongecakesquaretin #gayunclesday.” [Instagram]
It looks like Steven is quite the family man, as he’s shared snaps with his loved ones.
The Hertfordshire-resident’s sister, for one, has been showing her constant support on Twitter and Instagram, including her little boys following his lead in the kitchen.
He’s also confessed he’s super close to his mum, Judi.
4. The baker’s mums is his inspiration
The Bake Off contestant said his mum is his baking inspiration [Instagram]
During the debut episode he confessed: “My mum, Judi, has been such a massive influence on me. When she had children, she wanted to provide a warm environment where the oven was always on. Toad in the hole, pies, cakes, she always had something on the go.”
Ahead of the show, he revealed she taught him to cook 25 years ago, and on Instagram he referred to her as the “pillar” of his family.
5. He’s already been caught up in controversy
Steven Carter-Bailey shared this stunning Chanel bag cake on Twitter [Twitter]
The fan favourite has already found himself at the centre of controversy after Instagram posts had some fans thinking he may have baked ”professional cakes”.
According to the show criteria each baker should be: ”Passionate amateur baking fans competing to be crowned the UK’s Best Amateur Baker.”
But evidence he makes a living from selling his stunning bakes is yet to surface.