SHOWCASING her best baking skills on the new series of the Great British Bake Off tonight (Wednesday, August 6) will be Shropshire baker Diana Beard.
Chosen out of more than 16,000 applicants for the popular BBC prime time television series, Diana Beard has finally been able to reveal the secret she has been hiding from family and friends since March.
At 69, the Whitchurch woman, who was born in Hamner, maybe the Bake Off’s oldest contestant yet she says she is “not one to duck a challenge” and has completely embraced the experience which she describes as a “real rollercoaster”.
She said: “Baking is a lifelong passion - I can’t imagine not baking - but I never dreamed I would be chosen for the show.”
The Great British Bake Off 2014 starts at 8pm on BBC1.
LATER TODAY - DIANA BEARD WILL BE REVEALING HER TOP BAKING TIPS AND SHARING HER FAVOURITE RECIPE.