The Great British Bake Off’s Dave Friday has admitted he was relieved that furlough meant he was able to take part on the show.
The 30-year-old Armed Guard was put on leave back in April, and made the most of his newfound spare time by spending all his time baking.
As a result, his time on the show has seen him become a favourite to win – and now he faces Hermine, Peter and Laura in the semi-finals.
Speaking to Radio Times about his rigorous practice schedule, he said: ‘I practised most days – thank goodness I was on furlough!
‘There were so many different baking styles, techniques and jargon I hadn’t heard of, so I felt I needed to start from scratch.
‘It was such a learning curve, but I really enjoyed that part of the journey – little did I know how long the journey would last!’
‘Our neighbours, friends and family got to try my practice bakes, but most of them didn’t know why I was doing them,’ he laughed.
‘They just thought I was being inventive with what I’d decided to make.’
Dave has had a lot to celebrate lately, even beyond the show – and has become a dad for the first time.
His little boy, Ronnie, arrived at the end of October. and is already following in his dad’s footsteps by posing with a baby-sized whisk.
Dave has won star barker once in this year’s series, and left a lasting impression with his icon, Blink 182’s Tom DeLonge, by baking a bust of his face in the first ever showstopper challenge.
With just two weeks to go, will he be able to make it to the end?
Read the full interview, available in RadioTimes today.
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