Who was Luis Troyano? Bake Off pays tribute to former contestant

Bake Off paid tribute to former contestant Luis Troyano in its 2020 final, which got viewers wondering who he is. Let’s find out…

It came after Peter Sawkins was given the Bake Off 2020 plaque, becoming the youngest person to ever win the Channel 4 show.

The series then gave viewers a moment to remember baker Luis Troyano in a tribute, shown at the end of the final.

So who was Luis Troyano? We had a look back at his life…

Screenshot: Luis Troyano, The Great British Bake Off, Series 4 Episode 10, Channel 4

Who was Luis Troyano?

Graphic designer Luis was a former contestant on series 5 of The Great British Bake Off, when it was formerly aired on the BBC.

After his series debut, Luis, who enjoyed beekeeping, appeared on BBC Good Food and BBC Breakfast. He also wrote book Bake it Great in 2015.

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Luis died of oesophageal cancer aged 48. It was announced on November 3.

His wife Louise opened a Just Giving page in his memory. She wrote:

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

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Luis Troyano on Bake Off

Luis made it to the final of the 2014 series of the Bake Off.

While on the show, he made a showstopper tribute to his hometown Poynton, near Stockport.

He also made a caramel-gilded cake to represent The Cage, a tower in National Trust’s Lyme Park, Cheshire.

The contestant became a fan favourite during his time on the show, and went on to bake for a living afterwards.

Luis said he was able to bake much faster than following the show!

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Fans pay respects to Luis Troyano

Luis left a mark on many Bake Off viewers who watched him on the show.

It was clear many were devastated after seeing the tribute to Luis.

One fan simply said: “Rest in peace Luis Troyano. I will never forget you.”

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