Great British Bake Off’s Priya O’Shea offered book publishing deal months before show

Priya could have achieved her dream of being a novelist (Picture: Channel 4)

Great British Bake Off’s Priya O’Shea has achieved her dream of becoming a published author – and did so months before joining the show.

The star was seen being introduced by Noel Fielding as an ‘aspiring novelist’ on the Bake Off last night, but now it seems her dream is about to come a reality.

Last December, Priya announced online that she’d been chosen as one of the nine new writers chosen to be part of Penguin Books’ Write Now Mentoring scheme.

She is now working on a book called The Good Indian Girl’s Cooking School – which follows the story of a group of Asian women who come into their own while studying together.

‘What starts off as lessons in making traditional curries to impress any potential suitor, quickly turns into something much more,’ the synopsis reads (via Mirror Online.)

‘The women face difficult decisions about what is expected of them and what they want for themselves.’

Priya is taking her chances on the Bake Off (Picture: Love Productions)

Maybe she can make it a double win for the year as she now fights for her place on a Bake Off tent.

She’s already survived the first cake round of the series, proving to keep herself cool under pressure even with Paul Hollywood making innuendo-laden comments nearby.

Dan Chambers was the first to be given the axe from this year’s series after failing to impress with his dream birthday cake showstopper.

With the show’s Mr Cool Selasi Gbormittah joining as a columnist for this year’s series, he’s already dished out a bit of what the show has done for him over the past few years.

‘Bake Off had a huge impact on my life – I met loads of amazing people through it, made new friends, and travelled to different parts of the world,’ he wrote.

‘I’ve been able to keep baking, both as a hobby and at a professional level, working in partnership with big brands domestically and internationally thanks to the show.

‘It also gave me the chance to study pastry and chocolate at the Culinary Arts Academy in Switzerland which definitely upped my skills.

‘I wouldn’t mind another attempt at a showstopper now.’

…Room for one more in the Bake Off tent, guys?

Great British Bake Off continues Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.

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