James Hoyland: Baker Bio

He's a UK-born physics professor who started baking to get through long Canadian winters. A massive fan of the British series, when he heard about the Canadian one, he knew he had to audition.

He's a British-born physics professor who started baking to get through long Canadian winters.

(The Great Canadian Baking Show)

Hometown: Darlington, UK
Currently Resides In: Richmond, BC
Occupation: Physics Professor
Baking Style: British, bold and unique
Butter Tarts, with raisins or without: Without!

James is the ultimate Great British Bake-Off super fan, so when the Canadian version was announced, he rushed to audition. Born in the UK, James discovered baking at the age of 36 while he was living in New Brunswick, trying to get through the long tough east coast winters. He learned to bake from his wife, and was largely tutored by the internet. James loves big bold flavours and adds extra spice for a pop of flavor whenever possible.

Meet James, a professor and the ultimate ‘Great British Bake Off’ superfan. Born in the U.K., he discovered baking at the age of 36 while living in New Brunswick, trying to get through the long, tough East Coast winters. 1:48