Bake Off’s Tamal: “I wouldn’t have a girlfriend, I would have a boyfriend, but I’m single at the moment”

The 28-year-old GBBO star discusses his new-found heartthrob status in this week's Radio Times magazine

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Great British Bake Off contestant Tamal has become something of a heartthrob, with fans professing their love for him on social media every Wednesday evening.

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So naturally, the question on everyone’s lips has been is Tamal available? 

“I wouldn’t have a girlfriend, I would have a boyfriend,” Tamal tells us in this week’s Radio Times magazine. “But I am single at the moment.”

His relationship status isn’t due to a lack interest. “Yes, I have had a few offers on Twitter!” he tells us. 

Romance aside, the Bake Off experience has also made the 28-year-old more popular at work where he is a senior house officer at an intensive care unit. “It’s a great icebreaker,” he admits. “In the morning I see my patients on that day’s operating list, and talking about Bake Off helps with the tension a bit.

“I didn’t think the consultants were particularly interested, but I made some muffins recently and they all went mad for them.”

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In fact, he’s even inspired some competition in the workplace. “At the end of my set of night shifts this week I’ve been asked to stay on during the day and judge a hospital Bake Off,” he says. “It’s the last thing I want to do, to be honest!” 

Read the full interview in this week’s Radio Times magazine, on sale in shops and on the newsstand from Tuesday 29th September


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