Great British Bake-Off star helps Portsmouth students make pizza on live show

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STUDENTS held a live cooking show for the first time with the help of Great British Bake Off contestant Enwezor Nzegwu.

Every week the television and broadcast students from the University of Portsmouth stream programmes and yesterday they took on making and cooking pizzas live on air.

During the 30-minute show, which is broadcasted online throughout university buildings and on the big screen at Guildhall Square, Enwezor showed hosts Abby Burnett and Tobias Woodward how to make the home-made pizzas.

Enwezor, who is a business consultant at the university, said: ‘The idea was to try and give students something they can cook which is easy, cheap and tasty.

‘The show was a little bit chaotic but the students did a fantastic job in producing it.

‘It was a little bit like Bake Off. It was just fantastic and the food we produced was pretty good.’

Former Great British Bake Off contestant Enwezor Nzegwu with students Abby Burnett (21) and Tobias Woodward (20)

Former Great British Bake Off contestant Enwezor Nzegwu with students Abby Burnett (21) and Tobias Woodward (20)

Student Abby said she enjoyed her first cooking show, although it was hard to ad lib.

‘It was great and really interesting but it was hard with the extra ad lib,’ she said.

‘Normally for the programmes we are sat on the sofa, so to be cooking was a little more stressful.

‘It was fun though and working with Enwezor and talking about Bake Off was good.’

The show was a little bit chaotic but the students did a fantastic job in producing it.

Enwezor Nzegwu

Enwezor appeared on BBC’s Great British Bake Off two years ago and has been keeping busy since the show.

He said as well as working at the university, he has been baking, judging competitions and making cakes for charity. He has also been spending time with his four children.

He got involved with the university broadcast after speaking to colleagues.

Enwezor added: ‘I didn’t even realise they did the live shows until I was speaking to a colleague. We thought it would be a good opportunity to show students quick and easy meals they can make which are tasty but also cheap.’

Principal lecturers Gary Brown and Charlie Watts oversee the shows which are directed, produced, recorded and hosted by students.

Charlie said: ‘We cover a range of topics every week and the students do it all.

‘We have also done a live radio show.’

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