GBBO star explains why she didn't mention disability

From Digital Spy

A contestant from this year's The Great British Bake Off has explained her decision not to mention her disability while filming for the series.

Briony Williams, who made it to the semi-finals of this year's series of the Channel 4 baking show, was praised on social media for increasing representation of disability on screen.

She excelled throughout this year's Bake Off and following Rahul Mandal recently being crowned this year's winner, Briony has been talking about why she chose not to directly mention her left hand disability during the series.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

She told the BBC's Ouch podcast:"I specified early on that I didn't want them to make a big deal out of it because I just wanted to see how people would view it.

"[It's] a part of me, not all of me. It's not that I'm embarrassed about it or ashamed of it in any way. I want to be there on my own merit and I don't want people to think that I'm getting special treatment.

"It was almost kind of trying to prove that just because you've got a disability, you can do just as well as anyone else."

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Viewers were gutted to see Briony sent home in the semi-final of this year's series.

Nonetheless, they were thrilled when the talented cake-maker recently debuted a new baking-themed tattoo to her social media followers. So we can't wait to see what she does next.

The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4.

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