Briony Williams was one of 12 contestants who battled it out to become Britain’s best amateur baker on this year’s The Great British Bake Off.
During her time on the Channel 4 show, she won praise for her breads, cakes and desserts – even winning the coveted title of star baker during pastry week.
She made it as far as the semi-final – but on social media, she gained praise for a different reason.
Briony, 33, has a disability – her left hand stops at the wrist.
At no point did the show mention her disability. In fact, it took about three episodes for viewers to realise.
“People would tweet, ‘I’m sure Briony had a hand last week’,” she says.
It turns out this was a conscious decision between Briony and Channel 4.
“I specified early on that I didn’t want them to make a big deal out of it…
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