Great British Bake Off star Rav Bansal reveals he's in demand for a selfie

Published Thursday, Sep 29 2016, 13:02 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Great British Bake Off star Rav Bansal has found himself with a new legion of fans and he's admitted he has been "chased" for a selfie or three.

There's no denying that there's a lot of love out there for the Bake Off, but it seems like its contestants have now ended up with their very own fan bases following the show.

Revealing the reaction he has had since appearing alongside Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood on the baking competition, Rav admits it has been a little "overwhelming."

Rav Bansal on The Great British Bake Off
28 September

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Speaking to Daily Star, Rav, who works at a London university, revealed: "I have had students chasing me down the corridor asking for a selfie!"

He added: "The Twitter explosion has been really exciting and the amount of love from the word go was kind of overwhelming at first."

Rav was sent home from the Bake Off in week six of the competition during botanical week - which basically included three challenges inspired by nature, that expected the bakers to include 'anything that grows' within their bakes.

On his exit, Rav said: "I'm really, really pleased I made it this far. Week six, that's an achievement for me, I'm leaving here with a smile on my face and I couldn't be happier."

Fans were sorry to see him go, with many commenting that they were "heartbroken" on Twitter.

Rav Bansal on The Great British Bake Off
28 September

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Elsewhere in Bake Off news, Nadiya Hussain has finally responded to rumours she could potentially judge the show following its move to Channel 4 from the BBC.

The Great British Bake Off is set to air on Channel 4 in 2018 and is in need of a new judge, following Mary Berry's decision to quit. She decided to remain loyal to the BBC and bid "farewell to soggy bottoms" once and for all after announcing her exit.

Paul Hollywood, meanwhile, is staying on Bake Off and has signed a three year deal with Channel 4. It was rumoured that Nadiya could be joining him as judge, but she has since said that "no offer" has been made by Channel 4.

Nadiya Hussain on The Great British Bake Off
July 2015

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Bake Off will also be on the lookout for new hosts as Mel Geidroyc and Sue Perkins have also quit the show.

It was confirmed at the start of September that BBC had lost its Great British Bake Off rights to Channel 4 after failing to match the financial wishes of its production company Love.

Channel 4 has signed a three-year deal with Love Productions, and the show will kick off next year with a celebrity special in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.

GBBO's current series airs Wednesdays at 8pm on BBC One.

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