So the secret is finally out, I won The Great British Bake Off and it has been the most amazing past couple of days. I wanted to write a short post to say thank you for all the emails and support I have received over the last six weeks as the show has aired and especially over the last two days as the result was finally revealed. I have had to keep it a secret for so long that it was such a weight off my shoulders to finally be able to shout it from the rooftops. When I was watching the show even I felt nervous, actually I felt sick to my stomach. As I was watching I started noticing emails coming in and over the last 24 hours I have actually received so many it’s been so hard to keep up (most were just Twitter so didn’t need responding). Today my feet have barely touched the ground I started the day at 6.30am and was on way to the BBC for 7am where I had interviews with Gaby Roslin on Radio London, Chris Evans on Radio 2 then amazingly I even did a live tv interview on BBC Breakfast which turned out to be much less daunting then I expected. In total I think I did around 20 different interviews. Even though it was tiring it was amazing and fascinating and I still can’t quite believe it’s happening to me.
As for what’s next? I am hoping to take my passion and make it my career. I have had couple of offers to spend time in professional kitchens to gain some experience and I can’t wait to get stuck in, I also have my fingers crossed that some other opportunities come my way. I’m very hopeful that I will be able to finally fulfil my dreams and don’t worry I’ll keep you all updated.
For anyone who is looking for recipes from the show all the contestants have some in the book accompanying the series “The Great Book of British Baking” and there are also lots on the BBC Get Baking website
(pictures by my brother simonkimber.tumblr.com)