The internet has a full-blown crush on Tamal from The Great British Bake Off.
It’s no surprise, really. He’s a doctor and a baker. So he can save our lives and whip us up a pastry-based pudding.
i love tamal i wanna marry him n have him bake for me everyday
— バニラ (@RlMSHA) September 16, 2015
He’s sweet, funny and has a really good long-term sandwich memory.
TAMAL IS EVERYTHING I WANT GET ME TAMAL FROM BAKE OFF FOR MY BIRTHDAY ITS IN AN HOUR SO GET HIM QUICKLY
— Bekka♡ (@bekkariley) September 16, 2015
What’s not to love?
? I’m so in love with Tamal from bake off ?
— alisha (@alisha_leslie) September 16, 2015
Either Twitter wants to be with him, be his BFF or just be him.
Tamal from bake off is a reminder of how good we could all be as humans. #GBBO
— Josie Long (@JosieLong) September 9, 2015
This crush was inevitable.
I just love Tamal. ? #GBBO
— SOPHIE (@Sophhs) September 17, 2015
And so it’s understandable that Twitter went a little crazy when he was finally named Star Baker this week…
— Larissa (@elegnt_hedgehg) September 16, 2015
Wanted to cry when @DrRayBakes finally got star baker, my obsession is too much
— Shivani (@sula4evz) September 17, 2015
FAVOURITE PERSON EVER GOT STAR BAKER ????
— Heather Lang (@haychybum) September 17, 2015
Yesssss! My future husband is star baker ⭐️ #GBBO
— Melly (@m31anie) September 16, 2015
TAMAL MY BABE FINALLY WON STAR BAKER!!!!!!!!!! ??????????????????????????? #GBBO
— Natalie (@wednesdaydreams) September 17, 2015
today we raise a sandwich in honour of tamal, this weeks star baker #gbbo ??
— bi•be•lot (@hollieeff) September 17, 2015
Even former Bakers were on Team Tamal…
— Martha Collison (@marthacollison) September 16, 2015
And we all melted a little bit when the first thing he did was call his mum
— Hannah Scott (@HannahScottyy) September 16, 2015
It goes without saying that Tamal himself was also pretty pleased.
I’ll be honest, I kind of thought it was never going to happen. Absolutely over the moon to finally get STAAAARRR BBAAAAKKKEEERRRR!!! #GBBO
— TAMAL RAY (@DrRayBakes) September 16, 2015
Tamal for the final!
The Great British Bake Off continues on Wednesdays at 8:00pm on BBC1
Paul Hollywood will be talking all things baking at the Radio Times Festival. You can buy tickets here.