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Michael Chakraverty

As a contestant on this year’s The Great British Bake Off, Michael cemented himself as a fan favourite with his quick sense of humour, willingness to show vulnerability and ability to find joy in difficult situations.

When he is not dreaming up new flavour combinations or exciting bakes, Michael is often found at an eclectic mix of comedy, music and theatre performances. A keen runner, reader and traveller, Michael is a mental health advocate and volunteers as a Dementia Friend Champion for the Alzheimer’s society.

Michael hails from Scotland, where he grew up and studied (achieving a first-class honours degree in English Literature), before moving down to Warwickshire where he now lives.

Michael is eager to explore conversations around mental health, dementia and LGBTQ+ culture. At home on screen, behind a microphone or with a pen in his hand, Michael engages effortlessly with the world around him – and has a lot of fun doing so!

Television & Radio credits

The Great British Bake Off Channel 4
The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice Channel 4