Maggie joins this year’s Great British Bake Off line-up as the oldest baker of the season. We explored her real age and background.
She is one of twelve bakers getting ready to impress the judges, hoping to get that absolutely very important handshake from Paul Hollywood.
Following 2020’s iconic win by the youngest baker Peter, retired midwife Maggie is putting her years of experience to the ultimate test.
Reality Titbit explored Maggie’s background, and found out exactly what her age is compared to the other 2021 bakers.
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Who is Maggie on Bake Off 2021?
Maggie, from Poole, Dorset, is a retired nurse and midwife.
Having grown up surrounded by family who constantly cooked and baked, the skill basically comes naturally to her.
She has a collection of classic recipe books and loves recreating traditional bakes, while at the same time experimenting with different flavours.
Her favourite thing to bake is bread – it never occurs to her to buy a loaf (or a cake!). Hobbies-wise, she enjoys kayaking, canoeing and sailing!
GBBO: Maggie’s age revealed
Maggie is currently 70 years old, making her the oldest baker this year.
She doesn’t let age stop her, as she is quite the adventurer. The contestant often takes off in her campervan for an adventure!
The Dorset resident has even coached youngsters in tennis and volleyball, and hashtags #youarenevertooold on her social media posts.
Maggie is reportedly being supported by baker Val Stones, known as the “cake whisperer”. Many are supporting the return of older bakers this year.
This year’s youngest baker is Freya, 19, who Maggie is 51 years older than.
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Maggie from Bake Off’s family and career
Maggie’s passion for water sports comes from her father, a hobby she believes she inherited from him.
When she’s not baking or thrill-seeking, Maggie loves spending time with her great nieces and great nephews.
There are no signs of anyone in her love life on social media, but she may be keeping any relationships private.
Maggie is also a former churchwarden-turned-“necessity baker”. In recent weeks, she has developed a passion for French Patisserie.
She is currently a stalwart of her local church.
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