Great British Bake Off 2017 contestant Julia Chernogorova has quit her day job from the show.
The 21-year-old from West Sussex is originally from Kemerovo, Siberia.
Julia taught herself to bake from a young age, however, any time she wanted to bake, she would have to save up money from her after school job to buy the ingredients.
Having trained herself for years for Bake Off, Julia’s taking so seriously that she’s left her day job to focus on the challenges.
“As soon as I heard, I quit my job,” Julia revealed of being chosen as one of this year’s contestants. “I knew I had to leave, otherwise I would not be focused 100 per cent.
“My husband Matt was fully supportive. He knew how much Bake Off meant to me.”
The contestants on the Great British Bake Off 2017 were revealed last month ahead of the show’s return to TV.
Alongside Julia they also include Flo, Bake Off’s oldest ever contestant aged 71 from Merseyside.
Flo was raised alongside her eleven siblings in Huyton, Liverpool. After meeting her late husband Richard at the age of 21 whilst working at the sausage factory, Flo started to bake delicious treats for their three young children.
When her husband died two years ago, Flo was encouraged to start baking again to help her deal with the grief.
Joining the ladies 19-year-old Liam, this year’s longest baker.
Student Liam was born in Hackney, North London, and is fondly known as the ‘Cake Boy’ amongst his university friends. Having only baked for 4 years, Liam already has a vast baking repertoire under his belt.
One of Liam’s main ambitions is to make baking acceptable amongst his peers and the younger generation.
The Great British Bake Off continues on Channel 4 on Tuesday at 8PM.