James Buckley was named Star Baker on The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off after presenting judges with a cake shaped like a toilet.
The Inbetweeners actor joined Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt, EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer, and Oscar-winning Jaws star Richard Dreyfuss on the latest celebrity edition of the Channel 4 baking show, and was challenged to make a Showstopper that represented his favourite place.
Buckley said of his creation: “My favourite place is the toilet. There’s no kids, there’s a lock on the door... Sometimes I do a bit of writing on the toilet.”
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The 32-year-old actor is father to sons Jude, six, and Harrison, eight, with wife of seven years Clair Meek.
His toilet cake came complete with chocolate poos and a pile of loo roll.
He joked: “Anal hygiene is a thing very close to my heart.”
Presenting his cake to judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith he said: “I can’t look you in the eye.”
But they admitted his cake tasted good, and after showing consistent baking promise throughout the competition he was named the winner.
Buckley said: “Well I have just won the Star Baker apron. Maybe if me and the Mrs goes away for the weekend I’ll pack it, slip into it and surprise her!”
Hollywood legend Dreyfuss added to the toilet humour after making a chocolate volcano cake inspired by his film Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.
Paul Hollywood said: “It does remind me of an emoji...” While Leith added: “Or a very large cowpat.”
Presenter Sandi Toksvig quipped: “More like close encounters of the turd kind!”
But Hollywood went on to tell the 72-year-old Oscar-winning actor: “Looks hideous, tastes amazing. Decoration is not your strong point, but baking certainly may be.”
Announcing the winner starstruck host Noel Fielding told Dreyfuss: “If it was down to me you were in Jaws you’d have won.”
He later hugged Dreyfuss and told him it had been a “pleasure” to meet him.
Judge Hollywood was also humbled by the actor, embracing him and telling him, “You’re a legend!”
The celebrity spin-off of the hit baking show is in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.