Winner of the Great British Bake Off, Candice Brown, is said to have a big book deal in the line up
The PE teacher quit her job after the success of of the hit TV show and it seems that she's likely to follow the same path of Nadiya Hussain, who secured a £1 million book deal and BBC contract. Brown, 32, suggested a deal had been completed and that the cookbook could be only a few weeks away, saying: “Keep your eyes peeled.” Hussain’s recipe book sold over 25,000 copies in four months after her win in 2015. The adoration for Candice Brown is potentially even greater, after a record 14.8 million viewers tuned in to BBC1 for last year’s Bake Off final, exceeding the 13.8 million who saw Nadiya lift the cake stand trophy! It has also been revealed by the Standard that Brown is working with a London hotel to create a bespoke afternoon tea, to launch later this year. Brown is set to appear at plenty of summer food festivals, she said: “I have been given the most amazing opportunities, met the most incredible people and have been able to do some things for charity which is amazing. People knowing my name is very strange.” Boyfriend Liam Macaulay, 31, and Brown have a date in the diary for their wedding, she also admitted she missed her life as a teacher but wanted to make the most of her recent fame.
Her success has also allowed her to meet many of her icons. She said: “I was completely star-struck by Sir Chris Hoy and was really nervous about speaking to him as he is an absolute legend. I made a right wally of myself. I met a couple of the Spice Girls too and that was amazing — they were my childhood.” The Bake crew from last year stay in touch through a WhatsApp group. She said: “We speak every day. I admire all 11 of them. They are all insanely good and so talented.” This story first appeared on The Evening Standard