Dan’s the man that all mums want to chat up

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

Great Bri­tish Bake Off hope­ful Dan BeasleyHar­ling says the show has turned him into a hot dish of the day with mums at his kids’ school. Lon­doner Dan is one of the favourites to win the se­ries af­ter be­ing one of two in con­tention for last week’s Star Baker. And the full-time dad-of-two has shot to fame as a re­sult. “I do get recog­nised quite a lot in the su­per­mar­ket check­out, and peo­ple are al­ways re­ally pos­i­tive and com­pli­men­tary,” Dan, 36, told The Sun­day Post. “It’s also come with the side ben­e­fit that the al­pha mums at the school gate now come and say hello!” Dan has been at home look­ing af­ter his kids for the past six years and ad­mits Bake Off was his chance to do some­thing for him­self. His calm man­ner and cre­ativ­ity dur­ing Bread Week saw him earn his sec­ond hand­shake from judge Paul Hol­ly­wood. And while he joked about it on the show, he ad­mits it’s the plau­dit ev­ery­one seeks. “All the bak­ers want to feel val­i­dated that they nailed their bake. Any­one who says they don’t care is ly­ing.” But he says the judg­ing can be ter­ri­fy­ing. “Paul is def­i­nitely the scari­est judge, although Prue can crush your soul with a neg­a­tive com­ment – like that aw­ful feel­ing you get when your mother tells you she’s dis­ap­pointed in you.

Dan Beasley-Har­ling

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