After surviving scrutiny by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain heading to Thame to share her cooking skills.
Nadiya, who won the television contest last year, has been signed up to headline Thame Food Festival on September 24.
She will demonstrate her culinary skills on the ‘Baking Stage’ and sign copies of her new book.
The Great British Bake Off is a TV show where amateur bakers compete to win the title best amateur baker.
Over 10 weeks contestants tackle a range of baking skills which get progressively more difficult and each week one of them is eliminated.
Festival patron Lotte Duncan said: “We couldn’t believe our luck when she said yes.
“I’ve been such an admirer of hers and loved all the amazing bakes she did on the show.
“I can’t wait to chat to her on the stage and I’ll definitely be queuing up at the book signing.
“Thame Food Festival grows in size and reputation every year and I’m so proud to be part of it.
“This year we have great plans to make it bigger and better, and having Nadiya as part of the festival is literally the icing on the cake.”
Nadiya said: “I’d heard such good things about the festival – there is a great buzz around it that stretches far and wide.
“I’d also been speaking to the other bakers in the GBBO family who came last year and they had a great time – so of course it was a yes.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting all the people of Thame, the visitors on the day and getting up on the stage to bake up a storm.”
Also signed up is Howard Middleton, who returns to the festival for a second year and will demonstrate gluten-free baking.
Three former Bake off contestants Miranda Gore Browne, who now runs a cookery school, Luis Troyano and Chetna Makan will also take to the stage to show off their cooking skills.
Thame Food Festival launched in 2008 to promote and celebrate all things food in and around the town.
For more information view thamefoodfestival.co.uk