John Whaite

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John Whaite is a celebrity baker and winner of the third series of The Great British Bake Off. He now works as a chef, television presenter, and food writer.

John studied law at the University of Manchester, and in 2012 he gained a first-class degree after sitting for his law exams while filming Bake Off. But, after winning the series, he instead took classes at Le Cordon Bleu to pursue a career in cooking.

TV Chef

Perhaps best known to television audiences as a resident chef on ITV’s Lorraine, John has also appeared on This MorningWhat’s Cooking?The Alan Titchmarsh Show and Sunday Brunch as a guest chef.

In April 2016, Whaite began co-presenting Chopping Block, ITV’s new daytime cookery show with Rosemary Shrager.

In August 2021, John was announced as a contestant on the nineteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Cookery School

After appearing on Bake Off, he studied for a Diplôme de Pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu, London.

In 2015, John Whaite’s Kitchen Cookery School opened in a converted 400-year-old cattle shed on his family’s farm in Lancashire.

Food Writer

As an author, John has released four cookery books. His first, John Whaite Bakes, was released in 2013, and the second, John Whaite Bakes at Home, was released the following year.

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