A SCHOOLWORKER from Sussex will make his debut appearance at the famous Bake-Off tent tonight as he competes to become Britain’s top baker.
Brighton’s Janusz is finally set to make his debut on Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off after applying for the show three times.
He will fight for the coveted victory with 12 other participants.
Personal assistant to a head teacher in East Sussex, Janusz grew up in Poland and moved to the UK ten years ago.
The 34-year-old now lives on the south-east coast with his boyfriend Simon and their dachshund Nigel.
Janusz said his first step into the bake-off tent was an emotional experience.
“The best memory I have of the first week was when I first went into the tent,” he said.
“When I realized I was really going to be a part of GBBO 2022.
“They warned us that every year one person cries when entering the tent. I joked with the group about placing bets on who it would be, I just never expected it to be me.
“Being on GBBO was something I never thought I could achieve. It was my third try and actually it was my boyfriend who applied for me every year without my knowledge.
“The audition was so much fun and every year I got more determined to prove to myself that I could do it. When I got the call to confirm my spot that year, I was convinced I was being pranked.
“It was the biggest moment of my life so far and I was so proud of myself, but then I realized what was to come and I got to work.”
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Aside from baking, Janusz’s passions include internet culture, watching drag shows (he once bought his friend a statue of Ru Paul), and collecting movie props.
His mother, who always baked on Saturdays, inspired him to bake; a tradition Janusz continued when he left home to attend university.
He describes his baking style as “cartoony, colorful and casual” and loves turning Polish ingredients into British staples.
His favorite flavors are ginger and chocolate.
The new series of the Great British Bake Off airs tonight at 8pm on Channel 4.
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