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Matty Edgell Biography – Matty Edgell Wiki
Matty Edgell is a contestant on the 14th series of The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4. He is both a PE and Science teacher at Hampton College alongside playing for Stanground Sports in the Premier Division of the Peterborough League.
Matty is the type of baker who swats up on online patisserie videos before bed. No matter how good he gets, though, he strives to equal the impressiveness of the bake that first caught his imagination: a teddy-bear cake that his late nan made him for his fourth birthday.
Now the family’s designated baker, he always has a list of cake requests for upcoming celebrations. He describes his style as rustic but neat, and his flavour preferences as quite traditional – he particularly loves chocolate, citrus and nuts.
Once his days in the tent are over, his next – and even bigger – challenge will be to make his own wedding cake, a special commission from his fiancée, Lara.
Matty Edgell Age
Great British Bake Off 2023 contestant Matty Edgell is 28 years old as of 2023.
Matty Edgell Great British Bake Off
A PE and science teacher from Cambridgeshire, Matty Edgell is a contestant on the 2023 series of The Great British Bake Off. Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith will return alongside host Noel Fielding. They will be joined by new co-host Alison Hammond after previous co-host Matt Lucus stepped down in December 2022.
The 28-year-old home baker announced his participation in GBBO on Instagram, writing: “Surprise! I’m going to be on the new series of The Great British Bake Off. Sorry to my friends who are only just finding out I’m an avid home baker, that’s my best kept secret spilled. What an amazing experience I’ve had in the tent with an even better bunch of people.”
Matty said: “I never thought that I would be on Bake Off. My reaction was “oh **” and then my feet went tingly.
“It was so surreal but Alison and Noel are both so nice and did such a good job at making you feel at ease and included. The first time I walked in and saw my station was really surreal and it soon became really scary when I realised I was right at the front.
“I was so naive to everything that goes into making the Bake Off.
“I think my strengths are the flavours and my weaknesses are my decorating skills.”
Matty has already received plenty of messages of support. Hampton College tweeted: “We are very proud to announce our PE Teacher Mr Edgell will be taking part in the new series of The Great British Bake Off! Good Luck Mr Edgell!”
Matty Edgell Partner
Peterborough teacher Matty Edgell is engaged to his fiancée, Lara. The pair got engaged on a trip to Sorrento in Italy.
Matty Edgell Instagram
Matty’s Instagram handle is mattyedgell.