Great British Bake Off Star John Whaite Rejected Eversheds To Pursue Baking Dream

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By Legal Cheek on

This evening John Whaite will fight it out for a place in the semi-finals of BBC 2 series ‘The Great British Bake Off’.

Whaite (pictured in action above) has wowed viewers not only with his baking skills, but also won hearts thanks to his good looks, which Heat Magazine recently highlighted via a half naked photo shoot in its ‘Manwatch’ section.

But Whaite’s talents don’t stop there. The 23 year-old is a law graduate, who scored a first in his LLB from Manchester University this summer. After completing a vac scheme at City law firm Eversheds, Whaite then turned his back on law to pursue his baking dream.

Eversheds lawyers who spent time with the baking heart throb describe him as a “charismatic character” and a “cool guy”, who refused to complain about the absence of cake baking competitions at the firm even as rival outfits made them an increasingly central part of their businesses.