'The Great British Bake Off': Season 8 Winner Sophie Faldo Today

This is Sophie Faldo today
January 2, 2020 - 18:54 / Cynthia Springer

The Great British Bake Off is one of the most popular baking shows of today, being aired on both the BBC and on Netflix. During its eighth season, the show saw a new baking champion: Sophie Faldo. Check out what The Great British Bake Off star is up to today!

In 2017, Sophie Faldo became the new face of The Great British Bake Off, with cakes as her specialty. Today, she's bringing everything that she learned on the series to the forefront with her revamped baking career.

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The Great British Bake Off Sophie Faldo today

Sophie, like many of the GBBO contestants, started off as an amateur baker, but was able to climb her way up to the top of the show's eighth season. Today, Faldo has her own cake company, Sophie Faldo Couture Cakes, which is described as creating "luxury bespoke cakes and dessert tables for weddings and occasions". 

Sophie Faldo, winner of The Great British Bake Off, at the National Television Awards, London 2018

The baking star has certainly created some stellar cakes! Earlier this year, Sophie was seen as both a bridesmaid and cake maker for the bride...

Besides her patisserie work, Sophie enjoys being incredibly active, particularly in cycling. Even prior to her appearance on GBBO, she was actually training to be a stuntwoman, and prior to that, she had served in Afghanistan. Today, she seems to be enjoying her life in the new field of pastries... as well as with her chef boyfriend David Slattery. 

The pair used to even work in the same Michelin star restaurant together! Sophie is now continuing making red carpet appearances for various events, including films and award shows. The Great British Bake Off's new season will air this year in 2020.