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24 September 2019, 16:49
The Great British Bake Off 2019 has welcomed a new bunch of contestants to the tent, but who is David Atherton?
David Atherton from The Great British Bake Off – who's been a huge fan of the series since it began – is ready to face Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith in this year’s GBBO.
But what do we know about David? How old is he? And what does he do for a living? We have all the answers...
Name: David Atherton
Job: International Health Advisor
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I'm currently on a busy work trip in Myanmar but finding time to sample all the food (yes I'm wearing my top from Dairy Week, I do have more clothes I promise). For lunch today I had fish dumplings in a garlic broth, green papaya salad, and wing bean salad with pickled tea leaves. It's such an interesting cuisine and I'm trying not to have any dish twice #feedmemyanmar ° ° ° ° ° #greatbritishbakeoff #greatbritishbakingshow #cake #baking #british #gbbo #bakeoff #bake #lgbt #lgbtqi+ #queer #instatravel #travel
David is 36-year-old international health advisor living in London – but he's originally from Yorkshire.
He learned his cooking skills when travelling the world as part of his career, but it was in Malawi where he learnt a variety of culinary tricks, including cooking without equipment, building an oven out of an oil drum and figuring out how to steam cook a cake over a village fire.
Even though he's travelled far and wide, he credits growing up in a household with a mother who was an active baker as the inspiration for his baking interest.