Sophie Faldo

Sophie Faldo is a former British Army officer who was the winner of the eighth series of The Great British Bake Off in 2017, the first series to be broadcast on Channel 4.

Sophie Faldo
Born (1984-08-31) 31 August 1984
Years active2017–present
Known forThe Great British Bake Off

Faldo was born in London, and grew up in Suffolk. She studied psychology at the University of Manchester and Toulouse.[1] She joined the Royal Artillery and has served in Afghanistan. After leaving the Army, she worked as a personal trainer, taught military boot camps, and was training to be a stuntwoman when she was convinced by her chef boyfriend to apply for The Great British Bake Off.[2]

Faldo won the competition, but her victory was not a surprise one, as twelve hours before the final episode, judge Prue Leith accidentally tweeted the results.[3][4]


Preceded by
Candice Brown
The Great British Bake Off winner
Series Eight (2017)
Succeeded by
Rahul Mandal

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