After dropping a leg 4 years in the past, Marc Elliott discovered solace baking bread earlier than venturing into muffins and pastries. And now the 51-year-old is competing on The Nice British Bake Off Sequence 11 and wowing judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith along with his carbohydrate creations. So, how did this journey begin? What occurred to Marc’s leg? Learn on for the small print…
What occurred to Marc’s leg? The ‘GBBO’ contestant misplaced it in an accident.
Marc misplaced his leg in a bike accident in 2016, and he began baking bread as a type of remedy, the GBBO web site reveals. Following the accident, a crowdfunding marketing campaign on JustGiving raised £5,470 for Marc’s restoration, greater than 5 occasions the marketing campaign’s fundraising aim.
“You all in all probability know the tragedy what occurred with Marc,” the marketing campaign organizer, Irina Elliott, wrote on the time. “He had a bike accident and misplaced his leg. He has obtained a courageous soul however mendacity in a mattress in hospital in ache and discomfort ready for some extra operations for his pelvis and leg. At these scorching days he caught in a single place and may’t actually transfer.
“He retains courageous face and spirit however worries and blame are consuming his coronary heart,” Irina added. “[He] was breadwinner for his household: his two ladies, the mortgage, payments occupied his ideas. I assumed we may [a] little bit ease his ache — collectively! I do know Marc won’t ever ask himself however will [appreciate] the assistance very a lot.”
An Englishman born and raised in Leicester however dwelling in Cornwall, Marc is a person of many abilities: Along with his baking, he’s a assist employee, a bronze resin sculptor, a mountain climber, a panorama photographer, and a single dad or mum. In keeping with The Solar, Marc joined The Nice British Bake Off to point out his daughters that they’ll obtain no matter they set their thoughts to, obstacles be damned.
“I used to be extremely excited, glad and really, very nervous,” Marc mentioned of becoming a member of the competitors. “Being surrounded by eleven different nice individuals, all within the competitors with me, and I simply keep in mind feeling the very optimistic and thrilling power within the tent. … I used to be actually trying ahead to standing behind the enduring benches, assembly the judges and naturally [hosts] Noel [Fielding] and Matt [Lucas].”