'The Great British Bake Off': Winner Edd Kimber Now

Edd Kimber won the first season of The Great British Bake Off 
January 25, 2020 - 09:30 / Cynthia Springer

The Great British Bake Off is one of most beloved baking shows on both television and Netflix. The show first aired ten years ago, and we're taking a look back at what the very first winner of the series, Edd Kimber, is up to now!

Edd Kimber was a debt collector in Leeds when he first applied to BBC's The Great British Bake Off. The season 1 winner learned a lot from the show, telling the Radio Times that he was "incredibly shy" and had "very bad self-confidence" before the series. Today, Edd continues to do what makes him happy, which doesn't consist of debt collecting, but baking. 

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Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber today

After his win in 2010, Edd Kimber went on to publish three cookbooks: Say It With CakeThe Boy Who Bakes and Patisserie Made Simple. He continues to write and develop recipes for various magazine and websites, including his own blog! 

Edd Kimber attends the Woman's Own Big Chocolate Tea Party in aid of The Sick Children's Trust at May Fair Hotel on March 26, 2013 in London, England

He occasionally holds baking classes at a few different cookery schools. To taste his amazing pastries, Kimber has sporadic pop-ups within the UK, and he hopes to have them in the US someday, as well.

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If you're not the type to read recipes online or a magazine, you're in luck! Edd also creates recipe videos and tips on his YouTube channel. And if you don't exactly recognize the season 1 winner, here's a throwback picture from his very own Twitter account...

A lot changes in a decade, eh? Check back for more past Great British Bake Off winners!