Earlier this morning is was revealed that one of this year's Great British Bake Off contestants is from Cornwall - and now the Packet can bring you more about the man behind the apron.

Details about the contestants are always kept closely guarded and so far the limited information that have been released about 'Marc from Cornwall' state that he is a 51-year-old bronze resin sculptor, who took up baking bread as a form of therapy after losing his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2016.

From there, he began making cakes and pastries, from palmiers and chausson aux pommes to opera cakes and millefeuille.

He has also taken up climbing again, an activity he spent his youth doing.

The Packet understands, however, that he is Marc Elliott, from St Eval near Padstow in north Cornwall.

He was previously listed on LinkedIn as being the owner of Jaromoon, making fine cold cast resin sculptures based at St Eval.

The link to the page does not have public access, or has been removed, but Jaramoon's Facebook page shows a man on a climbing wall with the caption "Climbing at The Tide Climbing Centre #climbing #amputee."

Climbing at The Tide Climbing Centre #climbing #amputee

Posted by Jaromoon on Saturday, January 25, 2020

It adds: "Jaromoon creates handmade sculptures with love and craftsmanship, on the wild and windswept Cornish coast."

Back in 2016 a JustGiving campaign raised £5,470 for father-of-two Mr Elliott and his family, to help make life easier following his motorcycle accident, which saw him lose a leg and also need an operation on his pelvis.

You can read more about the other Bake Off contestants and the new series here.