Who is Benjamina Ebuehi? The Great British Bake Off 2016 contestant guide

Everything you need to know about teaching assistant Benjamina, one of the amateur bakers in GBBO 2016


The Great British Bake Off 2016 contestants: Benjamina Ebuehi

Age: 23


From: London

Profession: Teaching assistant

Follow Benjamina @bakedbybenji

Who is Benjamina Ebuehi?

Benjamina is the brains of this year’s Bake Off. She recently graduated with a 1st in Economics and was a straight A student throughout school.

However, she’s brought down to earth by her twin sister – and Benjamina’s biggest critic. That includes baking – Benjamina says her family’s feedback on her bakes helps her to grow and improve.

What is Benjamina’s baking style?

Old meets new. Since starting baking at 14, Benjamina has specialised in combining classic simple flavours with a fresh, modern style.

How well is Benjamina doing?


A possible Star Baker in Biscuit Week, Benjamina was still flying under the radar until Batter Week, when a first place in the lace pancake technical helped her to Star Baker. She’s been one to watch ever since, not least for her growing rivalry/relationship with fellow baker Selasi.