The GBBO Interviews: Briony

If you're a fan of Briony's bubbly personality and homely baking style, take a look at this Q&A with the Bake Off contestant herself. 

Image credit: Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions/Channel 4

29th Aug 2018

If you're a fan of Briony's bubbly personality and homely baking style, take a look at this Q&A with the Bake Off contestant herself.

In episode one of The Great British Bake Off, we couldn't help but admire Briony's constant smile and stunning selfie biscuit. She certainly didn't seem put off by the stress of the tent! Here's a Q&A to shed some light on her baking history. [caption id="attachment_19797" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Briony Bake Off Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions/Channel 4[/caption] Who encouraged you to fill out the application form to be on The Great British Bake Off? I actually filled out the application form in secret because I thought I'd never stand a chance at getting on the show. What age or time in your life did you start baking and who has inspired you? I only really started baking in 2013, so not that long ago. What is your signature bake that the family or friends love or expect for a special occasion? Cake! Lots of cake! They love my sponge cake and I'm always the one to make everyone's birthday cakes. How did you find it in the Tent, walking in on that first morning? The most exciting and terrifying moment of my life! It was so amazing, exactly what you would expect and hope for going in to the tent. [caption id="attachment_19800" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Briony Bake Off Mark Bourdillon/Love Productions/Channel 4[/caption] Which Judge did you want to impress the most and did you find Sandi & Noel a boost to get you through? I really wanted Prue to like my flavours because she has such a wealth of cooking experience. And of course I wanted Paul to say my food was baked well. Sandi and Noel are amazing. They really care about the bakers and always look after you, especially when things are going wrong. How will you watch the first episode - who will you be with and will you have made a cake to eat with it? I will be watching it with friends and family and I've promised to make the signature bake each week to have while we watch. Sweet or savoury – what is your preference and why? Sweet, every time! I have such a sweet tooth. Favourite bake to make… and what would be your Desert Island Dish? Victoria sponge, an oldie but a goodie! Did you imagine you would ever be on TV? Are you looking forward to - or fearing - seeing yourself on television? I never thought in a million years I'd be on TV! I will be watching through my fingers, probably cringing at myself.

Q&A courtesy of Channel 4 Press Centre


More in Interviews


Click here to view our range of subscription offers!

Click here to view our range of subscription offers!