The Great British Bake Off: Bristol woman named as 2023 contestant

2023-09-19 11:41:37  • 2 mins

By Sammy Jenkins & PA Media

BBC News

A woman from Bristol has been named as The Great British Bake Off's first deaf contestant.

Participation officer Tasha Stones, 27, will be one of 12 people competing on the Channel 4 show when it returns in September.

She will be accompanied by a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Ms Stones said: "I couldn't have done it without him and without the dedication from the show ensuring I had the same access as the other bakers."

"Seeing him up at the front and feeling fully part of the show was a really special moment," she added.

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