Geri Horner wins Bake Off with a little help from ginger spice

The former Spice Girl impressed in the tent thanks to a familiar spice…


Geri Horner won the third round of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off last night with a little help from some ginger spice.


The cheeky flavouring was used to help Horner construct her biscuit-themed Showstopper, which represented Greg Rutherford’s Olympic long jumping triumphs. After all, Ginger Spice herself could hardly go an entire baking show without using her namesake, now, could she?

There was also some Union Jack icing work on the biscuits. It was basically the 90s all over again.

Horner impressed throughout the show, with judge Paul Hollywood suggesting her signature bake, a free-form savoury pastry, was as good as anything he’d seen on all of the Bake Off series.

Meanwhile, BBC’s World Affairs editor John Simpson humorously chucked things into baking trays with no real concern as to whether he was doing the right thing. He admitted he’d much rather face a war zone than baking.

Footballer-turned-pundit Jermaine Jenas was eager to impress with his Caribbean-inspired bakes and clever spun sugar. And singer Louise Redknapp kept things in the family with a football-themed showstopper based on hubby Jamie’s efforts on the pitch.

But it was Mrs Horner who triumphed. “I think she surprised herself,” said Mary Berry. 

“My husband is always making fun of my cooking so I can’t wait to tell him!” laughed Geri.


The Great Sport Relief Bake Off continues next Wednesday on BBC1