Rahul Mandal on relationship recommendation and Nice British Bake Off’s highs and lows | Times2

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Rahul Mandal: “I don’t really feel prepared for a romantic associate — I’m solely 32”JAY BROOKS FOR THE TIMES MAGAZINE

The Occasions, August 27 2019, 12:01am

While you meet Rahul Mandal, final yr’s Nice British Bake Off champion, it’s important to allot a while to take care of how Rahul he’s. I’m in a King’s Cross station café in London, ready for his prepare from Rotherham. I do know everybody likes to fuss over his childlike purity, his love of a healthful glass of milk, how he wears a Christmas jumper every single day in December, however actually I’m pondering: tv constructs caricatures. Mandal is a critical nuclear analysis scientist, who has, alone, constructed a life removed from his native India. In brief, extra succesful than most 32-year-olds. He’s a person, not a teddy.

After which he turns up. Dinky — he has misplaced the 8kg he placed on in the course of the competitors — and…

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