Who is David Atherton on Bake Off? GBBO star’s job, age and Instagram revealed

29 October 2019, 12:13 | Updated: 29 October 2019, 12:16

Great British Bake Off contestant David Atherton
Great British Bake Off contestant David Atherton. Picture: Channel 4

By Sian Moore

The Great British Bake Off 2019 has welcomed a new bunch of contestants to the tent, but who is David Atherton?

David has reached the final of The Great British Bake Off this year, and he's been a huge fan of the series since it began.

But what do we know about David? How old is he? And what does he do for a living? We have all the answers...

  1. David Atherton: The main facts

    Name: David Atherton

    Age: 36

    From: London

    Job: International Health Advisor

    Twitter: @nomadbakerdavid

    Instagram: @nomadbakerdavid

  2. Who is David Atherton?

    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.