Laura Whitmore has revealed that there are some similarities between Love Island and The Great British Bake Off, before competing on the baking show to support Stand Up To Cancer.
The He Love Island presenter is joining a host of celebrities including Emma Willis, Oti Mabuse, Sir Mo Farah and Alex Horne to contest the star cake apron in the five-part series The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off 2022.
Speaking ahead of the competition, Whitmore, 36, said: “I think both are entertaining, and both involve a lot of challenges and a lot of delicious food so there’s really a lot in common. – who thinks so?
“But there isn’t much to eat on Love Island, other than breakfast. You don’t actually see them eating, because they eat off-camera.
“Have any bakers ever fallen in love on the show? I don’t think that’s the kind of expression.”
She added: “But I think what unites them is that they’re both entertainment shows and I think the news is pretty hard to watch and there’s a lot of negativity out there, so it’s nice to have fun shows. Fun and entertaining and for the family.
“Believe it or not, I know a lot of families that watch Love Island together. I can imagine watching Love Island with your grandma can be a little awkward! ”
Whitmore will face a host of opponents in the tent, including comedian Alex Horne, who is less than confident in his baking abilities.
Horne, 43, said: ‘I can’t bake. I have never baked. My kids can bake better than me. But I see this as an opportunity to learn a new profession, and possibly fashion, a new profession.
“I was just doing it so I could release a cookbook. That’s not right. I can’t bake”.
However, Horne revealed that he has some strengths that could help him pass the competition.
Before the charity special, he said: “I am very good at pouring the right amount of sugar into the bowl for the first time.
“So if it says 200g, I’m really good at pouring it in until it stops at exactly 200g and it doesn’t go over a gram. Those are all my strengths.”
Extra: “My weak points are messing around, keeping time, sharp knives, and determining the difference between flour, salt, and sugar.”
TV presenter Emma Willis also joined in and revealed she won’t be jostling to get the coveted star baking apron as she’s “not competitive at all” when it comes to baking .
Willis, 45, said: “I am competitive in some areas, but this is not my area.
“I came here for entertainment and awareness, and hoping to make some money for Stand Up Against Cancer and to experience one of the shows that I love to watch.
“I’m not here at all as a baking aficionado and really want to win it. Honestly, I was just lucky I got my foot in the door. ”
In last year’s Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off special series, actor James McAvoy, Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall, singer Alexandra Burke, comedian Reece Shearsmith and TV presenter Anneka Rice all got themselves one star cake apron.
Amazing Celebrities Baked For Cancer returns on Channel 4 on Tuesday, March 22.
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