Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off is back as it continues to air celebrity special episodes for Stand Up to Cancer. Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith put the celebrities to the test in the tent.
Last week, Brummie star Emma Willis was named star baker as she took on comedian Alex Horne, Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison and radio DJ Clara Amfo. The presenter – from Sutton Coldfield – even got a Hollywood handshake.
This week, four new celebrities will put on their aprons and cook for the judges. Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas return as the show’s hosts to lend a hand to the celebrities.
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Love Island host Laura Whitmore, YouTuber Yung Filly, choirmaster Gareth Malone and actress Ruby Wax will enter the tent on Tuesday’s episode. But who is Ruby Wax and why is she famous?
Ruby Wax is a comedian, actress, writer and television personality. She began her career at the Crucible Theater where she entered into a longtime writing and directing partnership with Harry Potter star Alan Rickman.
In 1978, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company before later embarking on a career as an actress on the big screen. She had small roles in Omen III: The Final Conflict and Shock Treatment – the sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Ruby is best known for playing American actress Shelley DuPont on the sitcom Girls on Top alongside Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Tracy Ullman and Joan Greenwood. She then received her own comedy chat show on Channel 4.
In 1994 Ruby interviewed Madonna which was followed by the Ruby Wax Meets… series in which she interviewed celebrities including OJ Simpson and Pamela Anderson. The series has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards.
Most recently, Ruby completed a Masters in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in 2013. She has since published three books and created a mental health website.
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