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23 October 2018, 14:48 | Updated: 23 October 2018, 14:51
Briony Williams is one of the 12 contestants hoping to become the next best amateur baker.
The writer is taking part in the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off, but what does she do outside the famous tent?
Here are all the facts you need:
The 33-year-old Bristolian writes about her bakes online under the name Briony May, and was inspired by her nan’s baking skills. She uses YouTube tutorials to help her pick up her tricky techniques.
Briony has taken baking seriously since 2013, and often makes decorated wedding cakes and novelty bakes.
Since appearing on Bake Off, viewers have praised the Channel 4 series for not focusing on what Briony has described her "little hand". Briony herself has described her left hand as a "birth defect" when asked by a fan:
No I don't have Poland's Syndrome, it was just a birth defect. Thanks so much! Flying the little hand flag ☺️— Briony May (@brionymaybakes) September 17, 2018
Briony is a full-time parent, and looks after her young daughter Nora. She is married to her husband Steve.
Since Briony's Bake Off journey began, Steve has become something on an Instagram star himself, posting photos about his wife's time on the show.
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This little lady turned 3 yesterday and I could not be prouder to be her mummy 😍 She got a mini mixer from her lovely Nana @colleenmckean which is so cool and I can't wait to do even more baking with her! How do I have a 3 year old??!! Where does the time go!!?? #growingsofast #bakerlikemummy #minime
And her posts are full of gorgeous cakes and pictures of her cute family.
You can follow her @brionymaybakes.