Who is Example? How old is the rapper and Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C contestant – and what is his real name
Four celebrities will enter the Bake off tent to be judged on their culinary abilities by Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.
In the second episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand up to Cancer, choirmaster Gareth Malone beat actress Ruby Wax, presenter Laura Whitmore and YouTuber Yung Filly to be crowned star baker.
Episode three will feature one of the hosts, Matt Lucas, donning an apron and joining Annie Mac, Ed Gamble and Example in a series of competitive baking challenges.
This episode will see the celebrities tasked with baking a cake that shows off what they did before they became famous.
Who is Example?
Example is a 39-year-old English musician, singer, songwriter, rapper and record producer.
His real name is Elliot Gleave and he chose the stage name Example because his initials spelled Eg
Example grew up in Hammersmith, West London and was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when we were children.
He took up rapping by listening to Wu-Tang Clan and Snoop Dogg albums, and found that it helped him to fit in socially.
Example studied Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London and worked briefly for Paramount Comedy Channel, now called Comedy Central, as a voice-over artist and editor.
He released several tracks independently through his own label All the Chats, and after gaining recognition he released songs through the now defunct label The Beats.
The music video for one of those releases, What We Made, which was also the name of her debut album, was shot in Chernobyl, Ukraine.
Example has now released seven studio albums, three compilation albums and three mixtapes, as well as 41 singles.
The rapper’s best-known tracks are Kickstarts from his second album Won’t Go Quietly and Changed the Way You Kiss Me from his third album, Playing in the Shadows.
Changed the Way You Kiss Me reached number one on the UK Singles Chart on release and sold over half a million copies by 2011.
Example’s seventh album, Some Nights Last for Days, was mostly written during the first national lockdown and was released in June 2020.
An eighth album is in preparation and two tracks from it – Every Single Time and Never Let You Down have already been released.
Example has he been in other shows?
The example has been on the music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks as host and panelist.
He has made several appearances on Celebrity Juice, 8 Out of 10 Cats and The Last Leg.
In 2019, he joined the cast of Celebrity Gogglebox, sharing his couch with fellow rapper Professor Green.
Example has also featured as an actor in the Instagram thriller series Shield 5 and the comedy film White Island.
How to watch The Great Celebrity Bake Off on TV
The third episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off airs on Channel 4 on April 5 at 8 p.m. and will be available to watch on All 4 shortly after it first airs.
Episodes one and two of the series are now available on All 4.