Rav Bansal 'chased for selfies' since Bake Off

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 September 2016
Rav Bansal

Rav Bansal

Viewers were left heartbroken by 'Great British Bake Off' star Rav Bansal's exit on Wednesday (28.09.16) but the vegan baker says he feels like a celebrity since appearing on the show

'Great British Bake Off' star Rav Bansal is being hounded for selfies from fans since appearing on the show.

The support officer at City University in London is being bombarded by his colleagues and students in the corridors at work after they recognised him whipping up a storm in the famous tent with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood recently.

The vegan baker - who was voted out on Botanical Week on Wednesday (28.09.16) - said: "At work, when people come to me for advice, about 80 per cent of them want to talk about '...Bake Off'! They are staring at you for a while, trying to work out where they know you from, and then the penny drops. I have had students chasing me down the corridor asking for a selfie!"

Rav, 28, was overwhelmed at first but gets why the public are so "passionate" about the BBC One show, which is set to move over to Channel 4 next year as part of a new deal with Love Productions, and is enjoying the new attention.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: "The Twitter explosion has been really exciting and the amount of love from the word go was kind of overwhelming at first.

"But I think it's symbolic of how people are passionate about the show. I went out with a smile on my face."

And it's unlikely the attention will subside anytime soon as Rva is set to appear on 'Extra Slice' on Friday and is booked in for a string of interviews.

He wrote on Twitter on Thursday (29.09.16): "On my way to BBC Broadcasting House for interviews galore. With only 2 hours of sleep, this is going to be interesting! (sic)"

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