Great British Bake Off’s Sandro shares inspirational message

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25 Oct 2022, 09:26

Sandro Farmhouse from Great British Bake Off

Credit: Channel 4

With the current series of The Great British Bake Off in full swing, one of this year’s most popular contestants has shared an inspirational message on Instagram, telling fans: “don’t give up and stay focused.”

Sandro Farmhouse is one of six bakers left in the tent as we head towards the final three in a few weeks. He has proved to be a hit with viewers and the judges, with Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith naming him star baker in week five, but he has revealed that his journey to the tent wasn’t smooth. 

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: “Before actually applying to get in the tent, I had chickened myself out so many times. I then finally grew the courage and I applied, got pretty far into the application process and didn’t get in, I won’t lie this hit me hard. I was so close to getting in the tent but unfortunately it wasn’t my time, but I didn’t give up.”

The baker said that his story is: “a small reminder to not give up and keep going, it sounds corny but dreams do come true, you just have to put the work in.”

Explaining how he ended up on the show this year, Sandro wrote: “As soon as the applications came out I applied again and this time it all worked out, timing is everything.

“So, go for it. Whatever ‘IT’ is just go for it, don’t give up and stay focused on that dream.”

The message captions a video, in which the words “Don’t give up on your dreams” appear on the screen. 

GBBO continues on Channel 4 tonight (25th October) with Custard Week, in which Sandro and his fellow bakers - Kevin, Maxy, Abdul, Janusz and Syabira - will be vying to avoid having to leave the tent before next week’s quarter final.

The Great British Bake Off airs weekly on Tuesdays on Channel 4.