With the festive season just around the corner, Netflix brought the new season of The Great British Baking Show: Holidays to give us all the best way to celebrate Christmas. The Great British Baking Show: Holidays premiered on December 3, 2021, with Netflix bringing the judges, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, and hosts, Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas, from the usual Bake Off seasons. One of the contestants this year in The Great British Baking Show: Holidays is James Hillery.
Learn about his journey from the Bake Off to The Great British Baking Show: Holidays, his age, job, net worth, and more in this wiki article.
James Hillery On GBBO
If you felt that you had seen James somewhere on the TV before while watching The Great British Baking Show: Holidays, you are goddamn right. James appeared on the 8th season of The Great British Bake Off circa 2017.
While Sophie Faldo won the 8th edition of the show, James ended up getting eliminated in Week 5 (puddings week). James then again returned for the Christmas Bake Off in 2020.
When asked about how he felt going back into the tent for the second time, James replied, “Thank you – it was a joy to be back in the tent. It felt especially magical being full-on Christmas in the tent. The tent holds so many great memories, I still got goosebumps every morning as we walked into the tent for the day. It was fantastic to make some more wonderful memories with three talented bakers.”
James Hillery On The Great British Baking Show: Holidays
The 12th season of The Great British Bake Off finished airing only some 10 days ago on November 23, 2021. But, that does not mean we have to wait till another season to have some sweet-filled competition.
The fourth season of The Great British Baking Show: Holidays hit Netflix on December 3, 2021, with previous contestants from Bake Offs returning to the tent to do some baking.
Apart from James Hillary, other contestants who appeared on The Great British Baking Show: Holidays are Rosie Brandreth-Poynter, Ruby Bhogal, and Jamie Finn.
How Old Is James Hillery?
According to the Great British Bake Off fandom page, James was 46 years old circa 2017. James turned 50 years old in 2021 as he posted pictures from his 50th birthday celebration on Twitter on January 12, 2021.
James Hillery Wife
James Hillery lives in Brentwood, Essex with his wife Ann. While we don’t much about their dating history, they got married in the year 1998.
On June 6, 2018, James and his wife, Ann celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. James wrote, “Starter for our 20th wedding anniversary meal. If only we were on the same continent. @ann_hillery, ” on Twitter.
On Ann’s birthday on January 22, 2019, James posted a picture of a slice of cake, a bottle of West Street Wine, and two glasses half-filled with the wine and wrote, “Sparkling English rose and carrot cake. Living the dream. I know how to spoil Ann.”
From their marriage, James and his wife, Ann have two kids, Oliver and Ethan, both sons.
James Hillery Job Beyond Bake Off
Before coming in to join the 8th season of Great British Bake Off, James was a banker. We are not sure if he still works as a banker now.
After GBBO Season 8, James has been working as a fully insured baker at a micro-bakery. He is also a food photographer and writer, presenter, and judge.
Starting with the February 2021 issue, James started publishing a monthly ‘Baking with Kids’ feature in Baking Heaven magazine.
Furthermore, James has also trained himself as a port diver for the Royal Navy Reserves in his youth.
How Tall Is James Hillery?
While we don’t know the exact height of James Hillery, based on some of his pictures we can tell that he stands no taller than 6 feet.
Where Is James Hillery From?
James is originally from Brentwood, Essex.
What Has James Hillery Shared About His Family?
Talking about his family, James, unfortunately, has not shared much. James wished a happy 80th birthday to his dad, whose identity remains hidden, on August 4, 2018. James also has at least one sibling, a brother, in his family.
More about James’ father: James said his passion for baking grew because of his dad. He said, “Dad and I have many fond memories of time spent in the kitchen, celebrating our successes and laughing at our failures. I wholeheartedly blame my father for my carb addiction!.”
Is James Hillery On Instagram?
Yes, James Hillery is on Instagram as @cluckmuckcook. With a little less than 10 thousand followers on the platform, James’ Instagram is a big, fat feast for all foodies. As a food photographer and food writer himself, James often posts excellent recipes on Instagram.
Besides Instagram, James is on Twitter and Pinterest as well.