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Ruby Tandoh

Ruby Alice Tandoh (born 4 July 1992)[1] is a British baker, columnist, author and former model.[2] She rose to fame after becoming a runner-up on series four of BBC's The Great British Bake Off in 2013.

Ruby Tandoh
Born Ruby Tandoh
(1992-07-04) 4 July 1992 (age 25)
Southend, England, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Occupation Television personality, newspaper columnist, author, model
Years active 2013–present
Employer BBC / ITV
Television The Great British Bake Off


Early lifeEdit

Tandoh's grandfather is from Ghana.[3] She grew up in Southend.[3]

Television careerEdit

The Great British Bake OffEdit

Writing careerEdit

She has written two books, "Crumb: The Baking Book" and "Flavour: Eat What You Love."[4] She writes for The Guardian.[5]

Tandoh is the co-founder of "Do What You Want," a zine about mental health. Her co-founder is her partner, Leah Pritchard. All profits from the zine go to charities and non-profits.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Tandoh is bisexual and has a girlfriend. She has spoken out about her struggles with eating disorders, criticising the bodyshaming common in 'wellness' culture and advocating for a healthier, more positive approach to food writing.[7] She was voted the Great British Bake Off's favourite past contestant by the RadioTimes audience in 2016.[8]



  1. ^ "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, (FamilySearch: 1 October 2014), Ruby Alice Tandoh, Jul 1992; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Southend On Sea, Essex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. ^ "Ruby Tandoh: Why so much 'vitriol and misogyny'?". The Week. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ Rao, Tejal (3 January 2017). "Ruby Tandoh Just Wants You to Eat What You Love". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ruby Tandoh". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ "Do What You Want". 
  7. ^ "gal-dem in conversation with Ruby Tandoh - gal-dem". 16 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Ruby Tandoh is your favourite ever Great British Bake Off contestant". RadioTimes. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 

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