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Michael Chakraverty

Michael is a writer, podcaster and social media personality. A contestant on the 2019 series of 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 difficult situations.

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 co-hosts the menkind podcast with Mark Watson on which they discuss modern masculinity and gender with a range of guests – click here to listen. Michael has been a guest on the Love Island: The Morning After, Made Of Human and The Hoovering Pod podcasts as well as being interviewed for the Head Talks series.

Michael is a columnist for Metro UK as well as writing for the Guardian, iNews, The Huffington Post and Catapult magazine. He has also been on The Jeremy Vine Show (BBC Radio 2), Good Morning Scotland and Mornings with Kaye Adams, both on BBC Radio Scotland.

Michael presents a series of baking videos for Netflix’s The Most which are also published on Netflix’s YouTube channel. He has also collaborated with brands such as Waitrose, Tesco, Disney+, NOWTV, Quaker Oats and Dr Oetker. He publicly supports and has fronted campaigns for the Samaritans and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Michael hails from Scotland where he grew up and studied (achieving a first-class honours degree in English Literature) before settling in Newcastle, where he works in social care.

Michael is eager to explore conversations around mental health, masculinity, television 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
Love Island: The Morning After podcast ITV2
The Jeremy Vine Show BBC Radio 2
Good Morning Scotland BBC Radio Scotland
Mornings with Kaye Adams BBC Radio Scotland