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

24 September 2019, 16:49

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

By Sian Hamer

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 Offwho's been a huge fan of the series since it beganis 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...

  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.