The well-loved Channel 4 series, The Great British Bake Off is back for its 2021 competition. With a tent full of brand new bakers, contestant Chigs Parmar is just one of 12 looking to take home the winning title.
The series, which will see contestants bake a range of goodies – from biscuits to pastry and show-stopping cakes – will be available to watch every Tuesday at 8 PM.
Reality Titbit has looked into who baker Chigs is and what we can expect from him on The Great British Bake Off.
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Who is Chigs Parmar?
Currently residing in Leicestershire, Chirag Parmar – known as “Chigs” – is a 40-year-old sales manager.
Described in his Instagram bio as a thrill seeker and traveller, Chigs appears to be an adventurous contestant.
From rock climbing, skydiving and hiking, Chigs appears to be determined having completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, climbing 24 miles in under 12 hours.
Although Chigs doesn’t appear to be in a relationship or have any children, he does have a niece and nephew.
Chig’s baking experience
A food lover, Chigs only recently decided to take up baking in the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With more free time on his hands and inspired by friends and family, Chig’s taught himself how to bake through online videos and tutorials.
The home-baker took to his Instagram to announce that he would be competing on The Great British Bake Off, and told his followers: “I have taken one of the biggest risks of my life. I started a new hobby in lockdown and then, decided to go on GGBO 2021 to show everyone what I learnt.”
Chigs is now in the GBBO 2021 final!
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Meet Chigs on Instagram
An Instagram page decorated with photos of cakes and sweet treats, Chigs currently has almost 2,000 followers.
Showing off his newfound baking skills, Chigs’ feed is full of homemade goods from doughnuts to cookies and cupcakes, whilst also displaying his savoury creations with sourdough and naan bread.
In a photo capturing a birthday cake made by Chigs for his friend, the GBBO 2018 winner, Rahul Mandal commented, “Gorgeous!!'”. With support from past winners, perhaps Chigs could be in the running to make it through to the final.
WATCH THE GREAT BRITISH BAKEOFF EVERY TUESDAY AT 8 PM ON CHANNEL 4