Who is Great British Bake Off contestant Rowan?

MUSIC teacher Rowan describes his baking style as “ostentatious”, and the first showstopper challenge of the series proved him right.

Rowan is a self-declared French pâtisserie fiend and we can't wait what he has to offer in pastry week.

Who is Bake Off's Rowan?

Rowan is a music teacher from Worcestershire, where he lives with his partner.

Rowan says French pâtisserie is his favourite type of baking , and he has a penchant for complex, layered cakes.

Rowan is also a keen sportsman. He says that he swims a mile most mornings and loves cycling and occasionally horse-riding.

Rowan says he can enjoys spending time at the British Library researching "all things 1700s".

How old is he?

Rowan is 55.

He impressed viewers in the opening episode with his "Let Them Eat Cake" showstopper, a tribute to Marie Antoinette.

Although it didn't go completely to plan, the judges were impressed with his creativity.

What has he said about the show?

Rowan said: “It was very exciting and seemed unreal after all the uncertainty and the vast amount of preparatory work.”

Rowan said he felt relief once he finally entered the Bake Off tent, and felt immediate “joy and satisfaction” when he arrived alongside other bakers.

When Rowan was asked which previous GBBO contestant he would like to meet, he responded: “Dame Edna Everage.  Because like me, she has a talent for snatching disaster from the jaws of success.

"Her appearance on GBBO was the funniest thing I have EVER seen!”

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