Great British Bake Off: Sandro says baking is a form of ‘therapy’

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Great British Bake Off runner-up Sandro Farmhouse shared that baking helped him deal with the death of his father.

While the amateur baker was initially rejected from the show, he eventually made it to the series and made it all the way to the end.

Prior to the series, 30-year-old Sandro shared that he was 21 when his father passed away, but has now spoken more about how baking played a pivotal role in helping him through that loss.

Speaking on Wednesday’s Lorraine, Sandro opened up more about how he took up baking at a young age, a passion he later used to comfort himself when he lost his father.

When Lorraine asked her where her love for baking came from, she said it was something she used to do with her mom.

“I always used to bake with my mom when I was younger,” she said.

Syabira, Abdul and Sandro at Bake Off (Image: Channel 4)

Syabira, Abdul and Sandro in the Bake Off final (Image: Channel 4)

“I was that kid who always wanted to lick the spoon, of course, and I guess the passion grew from there.

“She used to make simple cakes and then I got into cake decorating when my father passed away.”

Sandro was then asked if baking helped him ‘focus on something beautiful’ and if it was ‘a form of therapy’.

Sandro at Bake Off (Image: Channel 4)

Sandro has opened up about how important baking is to him (Image: CH4/UNPIXS)

“Yes, it was therapy, and I did it naturally,” he said.

‘It was the first thing I did when I found out that he had passed away.

‘It became a therapy for me and ever since. It’s never going to stop.

Bake Off wrapped up earlier this month with Syabira Yusoff, 32, crowned champion over Sandro and Rehman Sharif, 29.

The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4.

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