Great British Bake Off makes history as they cast first deaf contestant

Great British Bake Off make history as they cast first deaf contestant (Image: CHANNEL 4)

Great British Bake Off will see it’s first deaf contestant take part in this year’s competition with hopes of getting the iconic Paul Hollywood handshake.

Bake Off judges Prue Leith and Paul are learning sign language to pass on their critiques – as one of this year’s contestants is deaf.

It is the first time the amateur version of the popular Channel 4 show has had a deaf baker. But there have been mixed results as judges rise to the communication challenge.

Filming on the latest series began last month and producers are determined the unnamed contestant does not feel isolated.

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