Oct 2013
Filled in my application form on line. Took my time and enclosed photos of bakes etc. Hoped to hear more but tried to put it to the back of my mind.
Oct 2013
Filled in my application form on line. Took my time and enclosed photos of bakes etc. Hoped to hear more but tried to put it to the back of my mind.
Nov 2013 to Feb 2014
Series of technical interviews and auditions. Looking back this seemed quite nerve wracking and stressful but not a patch on what was to come.
March 2014
Told I had a place on the show. I remember a feeling of absolute joy but then the realisation that I had a serious job to do.
June 2014
Filming finished. The weekend of the final will stay with me forever. It was obviously for me a mixture of nerves, apprehension, excitement, accomplishment and pride. The emotional roller coaster ride had finished and it was wonderful to share it with my family and all the bakers.
April 2014
Filming started. This was officially the start of the rest of my life. Lots of new experiences from meeting my fellow bakers, seeing how television works and working under enormous stress. Lots of highs and lows.
August 2014
GBBO Series 5 is aired. After 6 quiet weeks the fun started all over again. It was particularly interesting because I was hearing the judges’ comments for the first time and seeing what had gone on for the other bakers.
8 October 2014
The Final. Most exciting week of my life so far. Appearance on The One Show, Extra Slice and radio and TV interviews.  I am now looking forward to the beginning of a new life.