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Who is Sandro on The Great British Bake Off 2022? All you need to know

Sandro from The Great British Bake Off 2022
Sandro is just one of the bakers from The Great British Bake Off 2022. (Image credit: Channel 4)

The Great British Bake Off is back with a fresh batch of bakers all ready to show the nation what they can whip up in the kitchen, including Sandro. But who will be cooking up a storm in the famous white Bake Off tent, and who will be suffering from a soggy bottom or two? 

Sandro is one of the 12 bakers from The Great British Bake Off 2022 (or The Great British Baking Show if you are in the US!) and here is everything you need to know about him... 

Who is Sandro from the Great British Bake Off?

Sandro was born in Angola, but fled the Angolan war with his mum when he was two, before settling in London. 

As well as working as a Nanny, Sandro is passionate about fitness, a keen boxer and has a background in ballet and breakdance too! 

When Sandro was 21 his father passed away and he turned to baking as a form of therapy. Now, he lives and breathes it, and is often found rustling up bakes in a relaxed vibe with the telly on, or running virtual baking classes for children with autism. 

He likes to infuse his bakes with flavors from his Angolan heritage — the spice of paprika paired with tangy cheese, and sweet bakes smothered in sticky dulce de leche.

Sandro often shares his amazing bakes and recipes on social media. You can see what he has been baking on his Instagram account @sandrosbakes (opens in new tab).

How old is Sandro on The Great British Bake Off?

Chef and baker Sandro is 30 years old. 

The Great British Bake Off 2022

Sandro also runs virtual baking classes for children with autism. (Image credit: Channel 4)

Who else is taking part in The Great British Bake Off 2022?

How to watch The Great British Bake of 2022

The Great British Bake Off 2022 started on Tuesday, September 13 at 8 pm on Channel 4 in the UK and is now available on All4. The show will now air every Tuesday evening in the same time slot. 

The new season of The Great British Baking Show will also air in the US on Netflix (opens in new tab) and starts on Friday, September 16 with fresh episodes added every Friday.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off


She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 


As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.