'I'd do it all again tomorrow' - Jane Beedle talks baking, innuendo and the future after Great British Bake Off
PUBLISHED: 12:39 27 October 2016 | UPDATED: 12:39 27 October 2016
The Beckenham garden designer made it to the final three bakers
Our very own star baker showed off her best skills last night in the final of the Great British Bake Off.
Jane Beedle, from Beckenham, had impressed from the start of the series, winning Star Baker in the first episode.
Ultimately the bake off crown went to Candice Brown. But the 61-year-old finalist remained upbeat about her time on the show.
The garden designer said: “I’m getting used to it, but I was horrified at how I looked and sounded, I had no idea I pulled such funny faces.”
Having enjoyed her ‘five minutes of fame’ the mother-of-two said she was keen to appear on screen again:
“I don’t know what tomorrow may bring but I would love to do some more filming if that is possible. I’m just enjoying the five minutes of fame and am happy to consider anything that comes my way.
“I would do it all again tomorrow, a brilliant experience with lovely people, crew and bakers.”
Despite falling at the final hurdle, the granddaughter of a bakery owner was reluctant to leave the infamous Bake Off tent.
She said: “The worst moment during the show was when filming finished, I really didn’t want it to end, I loved every minute of it.”
During this series, there was national heartbreak as it was announced Bake Off would be moving to Channel 4, leaving behind presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, as well as judge Mary Berry.
During its time on the BBC, Bake Off has become known for its innuendo just as much as its cooking creations.
Parting ways with the show, Mrs Beedle shared her favourite blue-moment from this series.
“My absolute favourite was Kate talking about apples and saying she loved the taste of a Cox.” Mrs Beedle said.
“You couldn’t have written that, it was hilarious and completely innocent.”
But with more series still to come, Mrs Beedle, who has watched every episode with her family, offered her best tips for any would-be bakers thinking about starring on the show.
“Practise, practise, practise” she urged, “don’t over complicate and make sure you can get things finished in the time.
“Timings are all important.”