Local boy, Zak, 13, featured on popular Channel 4 spin off Junior Bake Off as part of the 20 handpicked budding chefs.
Thousands applied, but only 20 made it through to the famous Bake Off tent for the most exciting junior baking competition yet.
Harry Hill hosted whilst the queen of the Bake Off Prue Leith and baking ace Liam Charles unite as judges with the tough job of finding Britain’s Best Junior Baker.
Zak lives with his mum, dad and two brothers, and regularly bakes for his number one fan, his nan.
With five years of baking experience, Zak has learnt to focus on presentation and a neat professional finish. He thinks his cakes, biscuits and profiteroles have the potential to be sold in a coffee shop.
Zak progressed well coming sixth in the show stopper in the first episode, where he made a rainforest victoria sponge, fourth in the show stopper in the second episode with his gingerbread pizza, however it was bread wedding cake that got him sent home in the third week as the judges said his bread was too dense and they didn’t like the cocktail sticks he used.
Picture courtesy of Mark Bourdillon