Baking Impossible is the mad and incredible addition to the baking reality TV genre. With host Justin Willman and judges Baker Andrew Smyth, Joanne Chang, and Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, the show features an eccentric amalgam of engineering and baking where nine teams put their creativity to the test by creating “incredible, engineered, mouth-watering marvels”.
The whole idea seems to have come out of Andrew Smyth’s head. He is a professional engineer and an incredible baker and with Baking Impossible, he seems to have found a way to fuse his two passions. If you want to know more about Andrew, his baking, his engineering, and his dating, keep reading.
Baker Andrew Smyth On Baking Impossible
Announcing the trailer of his show on his Instagram, on 8 September 2021, Andrew described the premise of the show as: “Well, we paired up wonderful bakers and ingenious engineers into bakineer teams, challenged them to build edible creations that must taste delicious and survive intense engineering stress tests to win $100,000. Trust me, you’re going to love the teams and the challenges.”
Andrew further added that he was the executive producer of the show, apart from being one of the judges, and was the one who was the one who developed “the challenges and concept”.
He was also the one who came up with the idea of “Bakineering”. He had the idea in 2018 and that was the beginning of the creation of the show.
On a side note, Bakineering as an idea exists outside of the Baking Impossible as well. Andrew has done several “Bakineering” shows throughout the UK and Ireland with partners like Royal Institution, the European Space Agency, and Cheltenham Science Festival.
Apart from Andrew, the showrunner of Baking Impossible was Daniel Calin. The show premiered on 6 October 2021 on Netflix.
Baker Andrew Smyth On GBBO
Before making Baking Impossible and judging on the show, Andrew was a participant in The Great British Bake Off. In series 7 (2016) of GBBO, Andrew Smyth ended up as the runner-up among the 12 competing participants. The series was won by Candice Brown and Andrew and Jane Beedle were the two runner-ups.
Andrew enjoyed a comfortable season, with Star Baker titles in two of the weeks and only one bad week. He was the favorite to win the show. But Alas!
Does Baker Andrew Smyth Have A Partner?
When Andrew Smyth was participating in The Great British Bake Off and was really present on media, it was reported that he was single. Not much was not known about his relationship other than those reports.
Andrew did, however, had a “university wife”, whatever that might mean. In February 2019, he posted a photo with a woman, the two of them drinking “espresso martinis” with the following caption: “Celebrating 9 years with my University wife. From oversized suits to espresso martinis, here’s to the best of friends ♥️😍 #sidneysussex”
He had tagged Betty Issac (most likely the said “university wife”) and Sidney Sussex Students’ Union Instagram page on the post.
Baker Andrew Smyth Net Worth
Like already mentioned Andrew Smyth is not only a baker but also an aerospace engineer. He worked as a research engineer in Aviation Futures for Rolls-Royce, based in Derby, UK. Currently, he also lived in Derby.
Andrew was very keen on the similarity between baking and engineering. Before his renown, Andrew wanted to be a science presenter and take “engineering to the masses”. After GBBO and fame, Andrew wanted to do something with the similarity between Baking and engineering. The result was Baking Impossible.
Andrew was also the brand ambassador of Northern Ireland Pork and Bacon Forum.
Apart from his profession, Andrew was a very good singer and used to be a tenor in Derby Bach Choir.
Baker Andrew Smyth’s Nationality, Family
Baker Andrew Smyth was born and raised in County Down, Northern Ireland. His ethnicity is Irish, of course. However, as Northern Ireland is the part of UK, his ethnicity was British.
His parents were Nigel and Kay Smyth. Andrew’s father, Nigel, was the former director of CBI Northern Ireland, a job he started in 1990 and retired from in 2016, after working more than 15 years.
His mother is a teacher. Although not much was known about her career, she is very active on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook. Both of his parents were very proud of their son and his achievements, both as an engineer and as a baker.
Apart from his parents, Andrew has a brother named Jamie. Jamie got married not even a month ago, on 13 September 2021, to Clare. Andrew baked the wedding cake for his brother’s wedding.
His grandmother Helen McDowell was a very good baker and he learned most of his baking skills from her.
How Old Is Baker Andrew Smyth?
As of October 2021, Andrew Smyth was 30 years of age.
How Tall Is Baker Andrew Smyth?
Andrew Smyth is a tall guy and has a height of slightly over 5 feet 10 inches
Is Baker Andrew Smyth On Facebook?
Andrew Smyth was present on Instagram as @cakesmyth. Similarly, on Twitter also he was @cakesmyth. And on Facebook, he was present as Andrew Smyth.