Who is Kim-Joy on British Bake Off 2018? Mental health specialist from Leeds and Star Baker in Spice Week

Among them is mental health specialist Kim-Joy, who says her mixed-heritage background is reflected in her open attitude to all styles of baking. Here's all you need to know about the amateur baker…

Who is Kim-Joy on Bake Off 2018?

Kim-Joy, 27, is a mental health specialist from Leeds.

She was born in Belgium to an English father and Malaysian-Chinese mother and now lives in Leeds with her partner.

Kim-Joy says her mixed-heritage background is reflected in her open attitude to all styles of baking.

Her baking passion is bread and she has even turned her hand to every style and type of bread there is.

Why did Kim-Joy apply for the show?

Kim-Joy revealed she was encouraged to apply for the show by her friends.

"None of my family really bake, it’s just me that bakes.", she said.

"My friends have always wanted me to apply, but I didn’t feel confident enough to apply until this year.

"I went into the tent mostly for myself to see if I could do it!"

When is The Great British Bake Off 2018 on Channel 4?

The Great British Bake Off 2018 started on Tuesday, August 28, at 8pm on Channel 4 and airs at the same time each week.

Last year's series was won by Sophie Faldo who was an officer in the British Army's Royal Artillery.

Presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig return as presenters, alongside judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

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