Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and fellow finalist Tamal Ray have been spreading the love as they both announce new shows

They might have been Great British Bake Off rivals, but our two most beloved contestants only have love for each other now they’re forging their post-Mary Berry careers.

Dr Tamal Ray, who was one of the finalists on last year’s show, has announced he’ll be back on our TV screens with his own Channel 4 show and winner Nadiya Hussain was the first to congratulate him.

Instead of showing how he creates baking delights like that Chinese fishing village from last year’s final, Tamal will be going back to his day job as a doctor.

The anaesthetist will be teaming up with Kate Quilton in a one-off pilot called Be Your Own Doctor, exploring ways to avoid illness and treat ourselves without having to pop down to the doctor’s surgery.

Tamal came runner-up to Nadiya Hussain in the last series
Tamal came runner-up to Nadiya Hussain in the last series (Love Productions/PA)

 

If it does well, fingers crossed it gets turned into a full series. And he already has plenty of avid potential viewers, including Nadiya’s husband and ex-contestant Mat.

Nadiya has plenty of her own ventures to celebrate too. As well as her own BBC One show The Chronicles Of Nadiya, she is one of the new judges on Junior Bake Off.

The new show is one of a number of new pilots that Channel 4 have commissioned, including Tricks Of The Restaurant Trade and Secrets Of Our Favourite Foods.

If you can’t wait for all of that, remember Great British Bake Off returns to our screens in two weeks. It’s scheduled for 8pm on August 24 on BBC One.