Ruth Davidson shows she's a winner yet again

Written by James Millar on 21 March 2018 in Diary

The Scottish Conservative leader destroys the opposition in charity bake off special

Ruth Davison keeps insisting that she's no interest in being Prime Minister, but her turn on middle England's favourite show won't have done her any harm.

The Scottish Conservatives leader who is consistently talked up as a potential replacement for Theresa May has seen her credentials boosted by leading the Tories to second place in both the 2016 Holyrood election and the general election last year. But last night she went one better and won a special edition of the Great British Bake Off raising money and awareness for the Stand Up to Cancer campaign.

Over three challenges she created a chocolate orange loaf, tiramisu sandwich biscuits and a showstopping meringue cake inspired by the Irish tricolour in tribute to her partner Jen. As well as receiving a coveted 'Hollywood handshake' from Paul Hollywood she was praised by the show's other judge, Prue Leith, who said it was "an absolute pleasure" to watch her work even if she was a bit messy.

Davidson beat singer Ella Eyre, comedian Tim Minchin and Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing to take the title of 'star baker' and joins Harry Hill as one of the series champions who takes home a special apron. 


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