The new series of BBC One’s the Great British Bake Off aired on August 24th, with a young British Cypriot in this year’s line-up of 12 amateur bakers, he is Michael Georgiou.
The 20-year-old UK Cypriot, who studies politics and economics at Durham University, was born to Cypriot parents in London. His grandparents from his father’s side come from Leonarisso, Koma tou Yiallou and from his mother’s side from Kellaki in Limassol.
In the first show he rolled up his sleeves clearly aiming to rise to the top of his class, by impressing his slightly edgier culinary skills.
Straight after the first show was broadcast Michael had taken to twitter to write: ‘Wow that was amazing! Now to next week! Thanks for the support everyone.’
Michael was given the task to bake Jaffa cakes making an incredibly positive start by finishing 3rd place, in his first baking task in the series.
‘These have a nice shine, nice batch and very even’ judge Mary Berry had said.
Next was the first Show-stopper challenge, to come up with a mirror glaze cake, and we was presented by Michael’s Tea Chocolate glaze. Here Mary didn’t seem particularly hooked by the strong flavours (we think it was the ingredient of Mastichi… here…!!) we Cypriots on the other hand absolutely adore our flavours… but never mind that… it was clearly, a very solid start by Michael who clearly, seems to be embracing every single moment he is on…