Nancy Birtwhistle

Nancy Birtwhistle (born circa 1954 in Hull)[1] is a British baker who won the fifth series of The Great British Bake Off. Birtwhistle, a grandmother of eight,[2] had applied in 2013 as well but was unsuccessful.[3] She now contributes to national papers such as The Daily Telegraph, has her own website, and gives baking demonstrations across the UK.[4]

She lives in Barton-upon-Humber with her husband, Tim.[5] Before taking baking up seriously, Birtwhistle was a Practice Manager at a GP surgery.[6]


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  5. "Rise of a star baker leaves Nancy in demand". Yorkshire Post.
  6. Mikhailova, Anna (29 October 2017). "Nancy Birtwhistle: Bake Off has really helped my dough rise". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
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