So the first leg of GET YOUR BAKE ON! is now over. Over the last few months I travelled the length and breadth of the country, from Scotland to the South Coast. It was so much fun and a huge pleasure to meet so many of you lovely home bakers out there. I just love the enthusiasm that you all have for baking and how you are all so willing to just give it a go, even if you have to suffer a few soggy bottoms. Everyone has been so kind and complimentary about the show and the reaction from the audience was incredible. Highlights from the tour include meeting up with the McBusted boys, getting the wonderful Bezza up on stage with me in Oxford and ending the run at the brilliant Eventim Apollo in London – I felt like a proper rock star there! I am back on tour in November and will be heading back up to Scotland and all over England, as well as crossing the water to Ireland and visiting Wales.
The tour may be over, but I am as busy as ever. Last week I was in Birmingham for the BBC Good Food Show Summer. This is always a fab event and this time as well as appearing on my own, Mary and I put on a few appearances together which made the event even more fun.
I just love this time of year, the sun is out and I am reunited with my GBBO family Mary, Mel & Sue. Hanging out in the tent together, sampling brilliant bakes and having a giggle, it really is the best job in the world. I can’t tell you too much at the moment about this series, but I will say that this year the standard is ridiculously high. As this year the show coincides with the World Cup we had a hilarious time recording a world cup themed trailer for the show. Check out my FB page to see Mary going football crazy, it’s a sight to behold!