Rahul Mandal (born 14 May 1987) is an Indian-British baker and engineering researcher, who won the ninth series of The Great British Bake Off in 2018. Mandal also works as an engineering researcher at the University of Sheffield's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.
When Dr Rahul Mandal rose to fame on the ninth series of The Great British Bake Off, he quickly became a firm fan favourite – for his intricate bakes and sweet, self-deprecating nature. The research scientist from India went on to win the show, but Mandal had only just...
Spoiler alert! Stop reading now if you haven't watched the season 13 finale of GBBO. Fans of "The Great British Bake Off" can now sleep easily again. The finale of season 13 of this mega-popular baking competition is behind us. During the season, as is always the case, we enjoyed seeing many signature, technical, and showstopping bakes made by the slightly stressed but lovable contestants. The 32-year-old cardiovascular research associate, Syabira, was crowned the UK's Best Amateur Baker, primarily due to her incredible skills and the addition of Malaysian flavors to traditional British desserts and dishes (per Radio Times).
For Prue Leith, there is one baker from The Great British Baking Show who really takes the cake. The judge of The Great British Baking Show — known in the U.K. as The Great British Bake-Off — recently spoke to PEOPLE about the beloved show, a controversial story shared in her new memoir, I'll Try Anything Once, and the most unforgettable contestant from the British baking competition series.