Katherine Ryan shares the unusual reason she won’t return to Celebrity Bake Off

katherine ryan in great celebrity bake off for stand up to cancer
Why Katherine Ryan won't return to Celeb Bake OffChannel 4

Katherine Ryan was one of the celebrities to enter the famous Bake Off tent in 2021 for a Stand Up To Cancer special.

But despite loving her time on the show, she admitted she won't be returning until one very particular problem is solved.

"Something they don’t tell you is there are a lot of bees in the tent," she said. "Because it’s outside and it’s so sweet in there. There’s lots of sugar and fondant, and lots of things that attract bees.

"Every time I would prepare one of my cakes, they’d come to take a shot of it and they’d have to get all bees off.

"I thought that bees would be featured in the programme. Sometimes you see like one or two bees but that thing’s full of bees, that tent."

Katherine, who recently welcomed her third child, added to Metro: "So Bake Off… You don’t know the pressure you’re under because there’s a time constraint and it’s a competition but then also the bees are after you.

"It was fun, but I mean, I don’t know if I could do it again because I’m a little bit scared of the bees."

Katherine appeared on the show alongside rapper KSI, Strictly Come Dancing winner Stacey Dooley, and Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall, who took home the Star Baker apron.

The Great British Bake Off's Stand Up To Cancer's specials are back very soon, with a brand new line-up of celebrities.

Taking part is Friends star David Schwimmer, Strictly Come Dancing contestants AJ Odudu and Ellie Taylor, and former Little Mix member Jesy Nelson.

The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4 in the UK. The Stand Up To Cancer specials will air later this year. In the US, it's known as The Great British Baking Show, and streams on Netflix.

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