25 March 2020 04:41
Johanna is taking part in Celebrity Great British Bake Off (Picture: Channel 4) Johanna Konta is taking up one of the biggest challenges of her career to date – Celebrity Great British Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer. The tennis ace will go up against comedian Joel Dommett, actress Caroline Aherne, and Queer Eye's Tan France in the tent to come up with some creative bakes. What are the highlights Johanna Konta's tennis career? Over the course of her career, she's won Women's Tennis Association (WTA) three times. The pair have been dating for around three years, first going public at the 2017 Miami Open, where Konta won against Caroline Wozniacki.
Who is on this year's Celebrity Bake Off? The line-up for this year's Celebrity Bake Off will be as follows: James Buckley won after impressing with his bakes. Episode 3 – Caroline Quentin, Joel Dommett, Johanna Konta & Tan France The Great British Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer continues Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected] calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood has run out of flour amid Coronavirus panic-buying MORE: The Great British Bake Off's upcoming series 'postponed' amid coronavirus outbreak Tan France made his Great British Bake Off debut tonight, in which he revealed his deepest, darkest fear: getting old.
"It really does feel like it's improved my life a lot." The final act required the bakers to reveal their deepest fears via a cake, which the admittedly very wrinkle-free France revealed to be ageing. The judges were a fan, with Prue Leith saying it smelled lovely, and Paul Hollywood saying:"It's very rich, it's absolutely delicious, I like the spicing." "It means so much to me," he said, revealing Bake Off is his favourite show. The Great British Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer continues next Tuesday at 8pm. Noel Fielding tricked Joel Dommett into thinking he had won 'The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off' (Channel 4/Mark Bourdillon) Noel Fielding played a cruel trick on Joel Dommett when he announced the comedian had won Star Baker on The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off. The Masked Singer presenter joined Queer Eye's Tan France, actress Caroline Quenti,n and tennis player Johanna Konta on the latest celebrity edition of the Channel 4 baking show – which was actually won by stylist France. Fashion designer France was in fact the winner of the Star Baker apron.
Tennis professional Johanna Konta, 28, made a chocolate cake in the shape of her pet sausage dog who she said she would be terrified of losing. Hollywood told her: "That's a delicious cake. 'Queer Eye's Tan France took part in 'The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off'. Queer Eye's Tan France has confessed his greatest fear is getting old and wrinkly. The fashion designer and stylist joined TV presenter Joel Dommett, actress Caroline Quentin and tennis player Johanna Konta on the latest celebrity edition of the The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off, where he was challenged to make a cake in the form of his greatest fear. France, 36, revealed: "My greatest fear is ageing. Tan France, Joel Dommett, Caroline Quentin and Johanna Konta were the latest celebrity contestants on 'The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off'. The Queer Eye star looked apologetic after making the awkward confession in front of 80-year-old judge Prue Leith and 61-year-old host Sandi Toksvig. Read more: Celebrity Bake Off: James Buckley takes the p*** with winning toilet cake Earlier in the show France joked of judge Paul Hollywood, 54: "I feel like he's made more of an effort. But Hollywood had his own back when it came to judging France's eclairs - which he branded sloppy. France was invited by hosts Noel Fielding and Toksvig to cast judgement on a cardboard cutout of Hollywood posing naked in a Star Baker apron in a spoof of a Queer Eye make-over. France joked: "I could not do better, it's incredible." Sandi Toksvig plays tennis with Johanna Konta on 'The Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off'. Meanwhile, Toksvig, 61, was delighted to claim victory over 28-year-old tennis professional Konta as they took part in a volley over the Bake Off benches. Toksvig declared: "That was the finest sporting moment of my life! The celebrity spin-off of the hit baking show is in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. Four new celebrities made their way into the Bake Off tent today, as the Celebrity Great British Bake Off continued for a second episode. For the technical challenge, comedian Joel Dommett, actress Caroline Quentin, fashion designer and Queer Eye star Tan France, and tennis player Johanna Konta were asked to make a Stand Up To Cancer themed Battenberg cake. So if you fancy making the quintessential, British bake, which will make for a perfect at home tea party, here's what you need to do… What is a Battenberg cake? Battenberg, also spelt Battenburg, is a light sponge cake held together with jam. The cake is covered in marzipan and, when cut in cross section, displays a distinctive two-by-two check pattern often alternately coloured pink and yellow. The large chequered patterns on emergency vehicles in the UK are officially referred to as Battenburg markings because of their resemblance to the cake. For almond sponge ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp almond extract For pink sponge 1 x ingredients for almond sponge pink food colouring, we used ½ tsp Squires rose food paste 1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line the base and sides of a 20cm square tin with baking parchment (the easiest way is to cross 2 x 20cm-long strips over the base). 2. To make the almond sponge, put the butter, sugar, flour, ground almonds, baking powder, eggs, vanilla and almond extract in a large bowl. Scrape into the tin, spreading to the corners, and bake for 25-30 mins – when you poke in a skewer, it should come out clean. 3. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling while you make the second sponge. 4. For the pink sponge, line the tin as above. Mix all the ingredients together as above, but don't add the almond extract. Then scrape it all into the tin and bake as before. Barely trim two opposite edges from the almond sponge, then well trim a third edge. Repeat with pink cake. 6. Take 2 x almond slices and 2 x pink slices and trim so they are all the same length. 7. Brush with apricot jam, then lay a pink and an almond slice side by side at one end of the marzipan, brushing jam in between to stick sponges, and leaving 4cm clear marzipan at the end. Brush more jam on top of the sponges, then sandwich remaining 2 slices on top, alternating colours to give a checkerboard effect. Trim the marzipan to the length of the cakes. 8. Carefully lift up the marzipan and smooth over the cake with your hands, but leave a small marzipan fold along the bottom edge before you stick it to the first side. If you like, mark the 10 slices using the prongs of a fork. The Great Celebrity Bake Off is on Tuesdays at 8pm.