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Baking for Britain

James Morton is a medical student and was a contestant on The Great British Bake Off

  • By: Toby Pitts-Tucker
  • Published: 12 November 2012
  • DOI: 10.1136/sbmj.e6955
  • Cite this as: Student BMJ 2012;20:e6955

I applied for English Literature at school, but after doing a gap year in Ghana and working as a builder for six months I decided to study medicine. I suppose I felt a general indebtedness to society, I wanted to do my bit and to do something rewarding and challenging.

I’ve got no idea. There are a lot of avenues to go down but it’s just a question of trying to juggle that with medical school. It all kicked off after a Daily Mail article about the “tank top,” and since then I’ve had a few people approaching me wanting to be agents, and one television series getting in touch. It’s difficult when you’ve got to dedicate so much time to medicine when the other contestants on the Bake Off have similar opportunities and are able to pursue them.

My advice would be to go for it, try your absolute

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