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27 October 2020, 16:29
The Great British Bake Off 2020 is back and this time they’re welcoming Marc to the tent - but who is he? Where’s he from? And what happened to his leg? Here's what you need to know.
The Great British Bake Off 2020 is back with a whole new line up of contestants including Marc Elliott.
Setting his sights on the all-important Bake Off crown, Marc is keen to show off his impressive baking designs in order to win over Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
So who is the Great British Bake Off contestant Marc? How old is he? And what happened to his leg?
Here’s everything you need to know including Marc's job, where he’s from and his partner:
After losing his leg in 2016, Marc started baking bread as a form of therapy, and later moved onto baking cakes and pastries.
Marc was in a motorcycle accident in 2016 and tragically lost his leg.
He used to be an avid rock climber before his accident, but has started climbing again after his road to recovery.
On Instagram, he recently shared an amazing video of himself climbing an indoor wall, using his strength and skills to make his way to the top.
Marc is 51 years old.
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I’m going to be on the Telly ! 😁 I’m on The Great British Bake Off 2020. Starts next Tuesday 22nd September on Channel 4 at 8pm It’s been such an incredible experience so far,and quite terrified yet excited about it now being aired on tv😳 #gbbo #gbbo2020 #cornwall #baking #amputee @radiocornwall @cornwalllive
Born and raised in Leicester, Marc lives in Cornwall.
Previously a landscape photographer, Marc works as a bronze resin sculptor.
He is also a support worker.
Marc is a single parent to his daughters.
Meet all the 2020 Great British Bake Off contestants:
- Loriea - eliminated in week 1
- Mak - eliminated in week 2
- Rowan - eliminated in week 3
- Sura - eliminated in week 4
- Linda - eliminated in week 5