Fashion guru Tan France is one of 20 celebrities taking part in The Great British Bake Off in aid of Stand Up For Cancer on Channel 4. The designer and Queer Eye host will be hoping to earn the Star Baker apron as he competes against Johanna Konta, Caroline Quentin and Joel Dommett in the Bake Off tent.
The four celebrities will tackle classic eclairs for the signature and puff pastry for the technical, and recreate their biggest fears in a cake showstopper.
As usual, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be there to judge while Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will be on hand to provide a comedic element to the fundraising event.
Tan will be entering the tent without his Queer Eye foodie expert co-star Antoni Porowski on hand.
Where is Tan France from?
Tan France was bored and raised in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in England.
His parents are from Pakistan and he was raised in a Muslim household.
Tan became the first openly gay, South Asian man on television, and the only out gay Muslim man on western television.
He has worked as the fashion expert for Queer Eye, hosted web series Dressing Funny, and co-hosted of Next In Fashion alongside Alex Chung on Netflix.
“Mother would never call herself a feminist but I love that she taught her daughter to cook and insisted her sons did too.
“Dad passed away when I was very young, but he’d never made food.
“I’m definitely the best cook in my family and they all realise that, 100 percent. It frustrates mother but she knows it’s true.”
He added: “I didn’t eat a lot of non-Pakistani food as a kid, I just found it too bland.
“I found it funny that Mum always called food ‘English’ when it was derived from Italy or China or any country other than Pakistan.”