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Great British Bake Off rich list revealed as stars earn a fat crust from Strictly, world’s biggest Jaffa cake and more


THEY’VE cooked up loads of dough since leaving the well-known tent, however how a lot have the Great British Bake Off stars made?

Earlier this 12 months, we revealed Nadiya Hussain has amassed a close to £5m fortune, having introduced numerous reveals on the BBC since she received in 2015, as properly as publishing a string of profitable books.

Nadiya has earned hundreds of thousands since she received in 2015Credit: PA:Press Association

The mum-of-three is probably the most profitable GBBO contestant, however what concerning the others?

As a new collection kicks off subsequent week, we reveal the Bake Off rich list.

1. Nadiya Hussain – £5m 

The Queen of desserts (okay possibly the Princess, after Mary Berry) has gone from energy to energy since she received GBBO in 2015. 

With a persona as heat as freshly baked bread, Nadiya has introduced eight TV collection, together with BBC2’s The Big Family Cooking Showdown and repeatedly appeared as a panellist on Loose Women, to say simply a few. 

Nadiya, 36, has bought almost 600,000 books, together with cookbooks, her autobiography and two youngsters’s books. 

Nadiya has become a nation's favourite and a TV regular
Nadiya has turn into a nation’s favorite and a TV commonCredit: BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Tom Kirkman

Her bestsellers – Nadiya Bakes, Time to Eat, Nadiya’s British Food Adventure and Nadiya’s Family Favourites – are more likely to have earned £1.1m, with one other £750,000 from her different titles. 

One of her stand-out moments was baking the Queen’s ninetieth birthday cake.

The mum-of-three from Luton, Beds., additionally has her personal on-line business vary, which incorporates gadgets like cake stands and storage jars, and has emblems for 18 lessons of products.

Nadiya, who has skilled racist abuse, instructed The Sun’s Fabulous journal the key of her success was as a result of “I am who I am.”

She mentioned: “I don’t faux to be robust on a regular basis, as a result of I’m not.

“Also, I think people like cake!”

2. John Whaite – £600k

We’ve seen this cheeky face a lot since he was named GBBO champion in 2012, when he was simply a nipper aged 23. 

He repeatedly seems on cooking slots on ITV1’s This Morning and Lorraine, as properly as Channel 4’s Packed Lunch. 

After leaving the tent, John enrolled in a regulation diploma and was left feeling “suicidal” when he later dropped out. 

Likeable John won the title when he was just 23 years old
Likeable John received the title when he was simply 23 years previousCredit: Instagram

He briefly relocated to Canada and labored on a farm, earlier than returning to do lessons on the well-known Le Cordon Bleu cookery faculty. 

The 33-year-old now passes these abilities all the way down to others at his personal cookery faculty in a transformed barn on his household’s farm in Wrightington, Lancashire, which he opened in 2016. He additionally has a guide publishing firm, Flour & Eggs. 

From showstopper to Strictly

His guide gross sales, excluding lockdown and e-book gross sales, are more likely to quantity to only over £100,000. 

And we’ll quickly be seeing him swapping cheesecakes for the Cha Cha Cha as he’ll be the primary ever male Strictly star to be paired with a same-sex companion. 

3. Candice Brown – £500k

The pouting pub proprietor, identified on the present for her various shades of lipstick, has carved out a good slice of the Bake Off pie.

She and her brother Ben have purchased a pub, the Green Man in Eversholt, Bedfordshire, and Candice has arrange a media firm since turning into champion in 2016. 

Candice has suffered a tough time recently but has come out smiling
Candice has suffered a powerful time lately however has come out smilingCredit: Goff

Her earnings comprise £111,008 in dividend pay, £337,385 in enterprise belongings and £50,000 in royalties from cookbooks. 

She has popped up on all kinds of TV reveals and dabbled in actuality TV with Dancing on Ice, during which she was eradicated first in 2018. 

Baking as remedy

Despite going by means of the hardest time of her life, along with her livelihood at stake throughout successive lockdowns, splitting from her husband, Liam Macauley, and being recognized with ADHD, Candice, 36, has come out smiling, along with her second guide Happy Cooking. 

She mentioned: “Food has kept me going through my darkest days. I do it not just because I want to, but because I need to. Cooking is a saviour for me.”

4. David Atherton – £500k

Even although David is likely one of the more latest champions, taking the title in 2019, he is likely one of the most profitable GBBO contestants.

The attractive Yorkshireman and 2019 winner is not simply a nice prepare dinner, he is additionally acquired a good coronary heart.

As a former VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) volunteer, he now works for the organisation as an International Health Adviser.

And the healthcare skilled has been serving to get the nation jabbed by turning into a Covid vaccinator.

David has carved out a niche writing about healthy food
David has carved out a area of interest writing about wholesome mealsCredit: Universal News & Sport (Europe)

In January 2020, he began writing a common health and meals column for The Guardian, Fit Food.

And final summer time, he launched his youngsters’s guide, My First Cookbook: Bake, Make and Learn to Cook, with photos by illustrator Rachel Stubbs.

He posted a image on Instagram forward of its launch and wrote: “My mum gave me a great start by giving me a love for the kitchen and making tasty healthy food. I loved making recipes from (yes you guessed it) my first cookbook, and since then I’ve had a book of kids recipes in my head, but little did I know I’d be able to publish it with one of my best friends @rachelstubbs_ an amazing children’s book illustrator!!!”

His second guide – Good to Eat: Read meals to nourish and maintain you for all times, was printed in May – whereas he has My First Green Cookbook for pre-order on-line.

Including advances, his estimated earnings from his books runs at £55,000.

He arrange enterprise, Nomadbaker, with husband Nik in September 2019 and purchased a £330,000 South London flat final November, which has already elevated in worth by £38,000.

5. Ruby Tandoh – £125k

Despite her nerves within the competitors, Ruby went all the way in which to the ultimate in 2013, and has proved a firebrand ever since.

There was the spat with choose Paul Hollywood during which she slammed him as a “peacocking manchild” after it was introduced he was the one member of the staff to change from the BBC to Channel 4.

Then, when she got here out as homosexual in 2015, she blasted the “massive s***ing misogynists” who assumed she had flirted with Hollywood within the tent.

And true to type, the 29-year-old makes certain her funds are her personal enterprise – with no firms arrange or emblems registered.

Ruby earns her money from her successful cookbooks
Ruby earns her cash from her profitable cookbooksCredit: Rex

However, our monetary knowledgeable Alex Clarke places her estimated earnings at £125,000 from guide advances and gross sales.

Ruby landed a place within the prestigious Sunday Times Top Ten along with her 2018 recipe guide, Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want.

This 12 months, she additionally produced an audio information referred to as Breaking Eggs and she has a new guide out in October referred to as Cook As You Are.

Eating issues

Her different titles are Crumb: The Baking Book and Flavour: Eat What You Love.

Ruby, who lives in Sheffield, south Yorkshire, along with her spouse Leah, is now a profitable meals author.

In 2017, she spoke of how her nervousness can entice her inside her house for 3 or 4 days at a time.

She instructed The Times: “You just carry this stress in you like a weight. It eats away at you and takes all your energy.”

Ruby has additionally spoken about overcoming an consuming dysfunction.

6. Edd Kimber – £100k

He was the primary to carry the winner’s glass plate on GBBO, again in 2010, when it was nonetheless tucked away on BBC Two and “soggy bottom” hadn’t turn into a factor. 

The debt collector give up his day job and quickly launched his first of 4 cookery books. 

Edd was the first GBBO winner and has recently turned to food styling and photography
Edd was the primary GBBO winner and has lately turned to meals styling and imagesCredit: PA:Press Association

He retains the majority of his earnings underneath wraps, managing his The Boy Who Bakes web site by means of a non-trading firm and utilizing his mother and father’ house in Bradford, West Yorks., for enterprise admin functions. 

The sole seen supply of earnings is from books gross sales, that are estimated to have netted him £100,000. 

We don’t usually see him on TV, however Edd, 36, busies himself with writing for foodie mags like BBC Good Food and Delicious. 

Picture perfection

During lockdown, he began providing meals images and meals styling providers. His photos have appeared in publications like Olive Magazine, Waitrose Magazine and BBC Good Food. He additionally shot all of the images for his fourth cookbook, One Tin Bakes. 

Edd, who admits he nonetheless hasn’t mastered baking croissants, as soon as mentioned: “When the finale aired, I still remember people applauding the idea that a man could win a baking show.”

7. Kim-Joy Hewlett – £100k

She was the lovable and quirky 2019 finalist who might flip any bake into an lovely animal. 

Kim-Joy could not have taken house the trophy – that honour went to Rahul Mandal – however we took her into our hearts. 

Kim-Joy specialised in cute animal-themed bakes during her time in the tent
Kim-Joy specialised in cute animal-themed bakes throughout her time within the tentCredit: kimjoyskitchen/Instagram

The 30-year-old has written cooking columns and does visitor talking engagements.

She has printed two recipe books to date, Baking with Kim-Joy: Cute and artistic bakes to make you smile and Christmas with Kim-Joy, that are estimated to have earned £60,000.

Her third, Celebrate with Kim-Joy, is out subsequent month.

Kim-Joy, who lives in Leeds along with her companion Nabil, is in enterprise with two non-public firms – Kim-Joy’s Kitchen and Kim-Joy Limited, each arrange in December 2018.

Making errors

A former psychological wellbeing practitioner, she mentioned: “Baking is one of those things that gives you a sense of purpose.”

She disagrees that baking must be actual and says lots of her kitchen triumphs have come from a culinary catastrophe.

She mentioned: “A lot of my good ideas have come from complete mistakes and turned into something nice.”

8. James Morton – £100k

Delicious Scottish accent? Check. Talented baker? Check. Doctor? Check.

No surprise James was so well-liked.

He did not scoop the glass trophy however being a finalist spurred him on to launching a beer firm, Out of Town Brewing, in his native Glasgow.

It was arrange in 2016 and closed down final 12 months.

It banked £24,028 in income in its first 12 months in enterprise and held £15,742 on its books in final accounts earlier than it stopped buying and selling.

NINTCHDBPICT000672669406Credit: Handout

Morton’s web site is known as Baking James and, throughout lockdown, he grew to become a dad for the primary time, to child Lily.

The bulk of his cash comes from his 5 bestselling books, together with Shetland Cooking on the Edge of the World, written with dad Tom; as properly as Super Sourdough and Brew From Scratch.

His estimated earnings from his books, primarily based on royalties and advances, are put at £80,000.

But what’s most admirable is that he has continued his day job submit Bake Off as an NHS physician.

In his spare time, he builds bikes and cycles, based on his web site – as properly as ‘chasing after two large greyhounds.’

9. Frances Quinn – £90k

She was usually criticised for an excessive amount of type over substance, however Frances’ artistic bakes made her 2013 Star Baker. 

Since then, Frances has had the honour of baking for the likes of BBC sports presenter Clare Balding and iconic illustrator Quentin Blake. 

Frances with a cake she baked showing former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri when the team won the Premier League title in 2016
Frances with a cake she baked exhibiting former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri when the staff received the Premier League title in 2016Credit: —

She’s even been within the pages of Vogue journal. 

The former garments designer has additionally taken her activate daytime TV, printed a recipe guide, has labored with company companions like sports big Nike, appeared at meals festivals and holds a Guinness World Record for baking the world’s largest Jaffa Cake

Her accounts for Frances Quinn Ltd, arrange in 2013, present £34,977 in firm belongings. She has additionally made £50,000 in publishing royalties.

She now affords a bespoke cake and biscuit service to firms, charities and people. 

10. Nancy Birtwhistle – £65k

She is perhaps greatest identified for profitable The Great British Bake Off in 2014, however do you know Nancy added one other title to her awards this summer time?

The Hull-born baker earned a silver within the World Marmalade Championships!

Nancy has published two books since winning the title
Nancy has printed two books since profitable the titleCredit: PA:Press Association

The former GP follow supervisor from Hull vowed to “take every opportunity going” after her victory.

Now a common at meals festivals, Nancy additionally writes a recipe weblog, has printed two books, Sizzle & Drizzle and Clean & Green, and campaigns for the anti-food-waste charity, Love Food Hate Waste.

She has even given talks on a cruise.

Nancy, who has 10 grandchildren, has no non-public firms or emblems listed.

Her revenue, pushed by guide royalties and publishing advances, is estimated at £65,000.

The Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 on Tueday, September twenty first at 8pm


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