Briony May Williams
After years of baking at home and cultivating her creativity and skill, Briony first came to the public’s attention as she launched onto our screens during nine stressful weeks in the tent on the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4. Progressing through the competition to the semi-final, Briony’s humour and warmth, coupled with her resilience and ingenuity saw her become a firm favourite with the audience.
In 2021 and 2022, Briony was named on The Shaw Trust’s Disability Power 100 List of the UK’s most influential disabled people.
Briony is one of the presenters of Escape To The Country (BBC One) and Food Unwrapped (Channel 4). Her other credits include Would I Lie To You? (BBC One), Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One), Morning Live (BBC One), House Of Games (BBC Two), The Last Leg (Channel 4), The Great Christmas Bake Off (Channel 4) which she won, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (Channel 4), Steph’s Packed Lunch (Channel 4), Loose Women (ITV), Lorraine (ITV), Ainsley’s Food We Love (ITV) and The Jeremy Vine Show (BBC Radio 2).
Briony has had a regular recipe column in Asda’s Good Living and Bristol Life magazines and has been featured in Hello! magazine. She has also worked with brands such as Wallis, Amazon Prime Video, Dr Oetker, KitchenAid, Gousto, Tefal and Hollands Pies, and has appeared at The Cake and Bake Show, The Big Feastival, Thame Food Festival, Bishop Auckland Food Festival and Chris Evans’ Carfest amongst others.
Briony is an ambassador for Reach, Bristol Mind and Paul’s Place. She also supported Sport Relief in 2020 by completing a 5km running challenge for them and has also supported Comic Relief by providing recipes for their fundraising packs.
Hailing from Bristol, when not creating new baking combinations in the kitchen, Briony can be found outdoors or in the gym as she loves running and after completing several 10k runs, she started to run half marathons.
Having studied Spanish and French at Durham University, achieving a 2:1 with a distinction in Spoken Spanish, Briony went on to travel the world before qualifying as a secondary school teacher of Spanish and French, earning her Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Bristol.