Who is Michael Georgiou? The Great British Bake Off 2016 contestant guide

Everything you need to know about politics and economics student Michael, one of GBBO 2016's amateur bakers


The Great British Bake Off 2016 contestants: Michael Georgiou

Age: 20


Profession: politics and economics student at Durham University

From: London

Follow Michael on Twitter @michaelgeo96

Who is Michael Georgiou?

Originally from London, Michael now lives in Durham where he’s studying Politics and Economics.

Don’t think you can be a student and bake? You haven’t been paying attention to Bake Off, have you? Since he shares a kitchen with four other students, Michael has to whip up cakes in the early hours of the morning or late at night.

What is Michael’s baking style?

He joins Tom in the risky ‘flavour fanatic’ category, showing an enthusiasm for ingredients that aren’t traditionally used together.

You can also expect all things Greek from Michael. He’s originally from Cyprus and baked his homeland cuisine since he was young.

How well is Michael doing?

Biscuit Week gave us a little more insight into Michael’s life, when he brought in pictures of him as a kid meeting Father Christmas in Lapland. He certainly won Mel over with his cute snaps, although his eventual gingerbread grotto looked more like a vision of hell than heavenly childhood memories.


Unfortunately, Bread Week proved Michael’s undoing, as he became the third person to leave the Bake Off tent.