Imelda spends most of her weekends baking at home for her father and son. Part of a large family, she’s used to cooking for social gatherings and a number of hungry mouths – which may well come in handy inside the tent!
Asked who she went into the fabled Bake Off tent for, Imelda said: “I went in for me as a challenge obviously for the baking, but also to have the confidence of meeting new people, I don’t usually put myself out there personally.”
“My friends will be so so surprised, they wouldn’t think I would do something like this,” she continued, before adding: “[I’ve] an auntie that I go to yoga with every week [who] will want to know why I didn’t tell her!”
Imelda, BakeOff (C4)
The Great British Bake Off airs Tuesdays on Channel 4 at 8pm, presented by Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding