Bake Off’s Flo: Show saved me

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - MOTORING -

ONE of The Great Bri­tish Bake Off’s new con­tes­tants has cred­ited the show with giv­ing her a “new lease of life” since the death of her hus­band.

Flo told how learn­ing to bake and tak­ing part in the much-loved con­test had res­cued her from the “black hole” of grief she fell into af­ter los­ing her part­ner of 48 years, Richard, to leukaemia.

The 71-year-old is the show’s el­dest ama­teur con­tes­tant to date, and will re­veal her bakes to the na­tion when the pro­gramme makes its de­but on Chan­nel 4 for its eighth sea­son on Tues­day.

She said: “I was so dev­as­tated when Richard died and I was in a bad place.

“Bake Off has given me a new lease of life.”

Con­tes­tant Flo.

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