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29 September 2020, 11:13
The Great British Bake Off 2020 is back and Mak is just one hopeful entering the famous tent - but who is he? Where’s he from? His career and more revealed.
The Great British Bake Off 2020 is back with a whole new line up of contestants including Mak Patel.
Setting his sights on the Bake Off crown of 2020, Mak is keen to show off his impressive baking designs in the hope of beating the rest of the GBBO contestants.
So who is the Great British Bake Off hopeful Mak? How old is he?
Here’s everything you need to know including Mak's job, where he’s from and his partner and children:
Known as 'Mak' to his friends, he is a self-taught baker, and discovered cooking at home in order to support his mum.
He took it up by watching cooking shows, reading books and getting inspiration from famous chefs. His biggest strengths are in pastry, and on celebrations like Eid, he can be found making traditional Asian nankhatai biscuits.
Mak is 51 years old.
Mak is an accountant. In his spare time, he enjoys beekeeping.
Mak lives in Bolton, and has a wife and three children.
Meet all the 2020 Great British Bake Off contestants:
- Loriea - eliminated in episode 1