Yung Filly: who is Celebrity Bake Off contestant, age, where is he from, and what’s his real name?

Yung Filly has entered the Bake Off tent with Laura Whitmore and Gareth Malone

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Four new celebrities entered the Bake Off tent to take part in the Stand up to Cancer spin off series of the popular baking show.

Emma Willis was named star baker in the show’s first week, beating DJ Clara Amfo , Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison, and Taskmaster’s Alex Horne.

Week two saw model and Love Island host Laura Whitmore, actress Ruby Wax, choirmaster Gareth Malone, and YouTube star Yung Filly take on a series of tricky bakes.

First the celebrities tried their hands at making a fruit turnover, then a chocolate fondant, and finally a meringue showstopper, with varying degrees of success.

Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith then named Gareth as the week’s star baker which was unsurprising given that all of Gareth’s bakes looked edible, which is more than could be said for Yung Filly.

But aside from being a sub-par baker, who is Yung Filly, what is he famous for, what is his real name, and what else has he been in?

Here is everything you need to know:

Who is Yung Filly?

Yung Filly, whose real name is Andres Felipé Barrientos, is a 26-year-old British YouTuber, singer and comedian.

Filly launched his YouTube channel in 2013 and now has more than 1 million followers on the site and over 1.4 million followers on TikTok.

He posts reaction videos, challenges, and regularly appears alongside his friend and fellow YouTuber Chunkz.

Yung Filly has also released several hip-hop and rap tracks including 100 Bags Freestyle, and several collaborations with Chunkz such as Confidence, Hold, and Clean Up.

He is also a member of the Wall of Comedy group which produces original comedy with talent from across the UK.

Yung Filly celebrates after scoring a goal at Soccer Aid in September 2020Yung Filly celebrates after scoring a goal at Soccer Aid in September 2020
Yung Filly celebrates after scoring a goal at Soccer Aid in September 2020

What else has Yung Filly been in?

He hosted the BBC Three show Hot Property for tow seasons from 2019-2020 in which singletons snoop around the homes and speak to friends of three potential dates, before choosing one to take out.

Filly also hosted a celebrity season of the show which featured, among others drag queen Ellie Diamond, radio presenter Snoochie Shy, and The Apprentice’s Ryan-Mark Parsons.

Filly took part in Soccer Aid in September 2020, playing for England and scoring their only goal, although England would go on to lose on penalties (as per usual).

The YouTuber has also made appearances on Celebrity Mastermind and Would I Lie to You?

How did Yung Filly do on The Great Celebrity Bake Off?

Not well, but he styled it out with an abundance of misplaced confidence.

After Filly made his fruit turnover, he said: “That’s the first thing I’ve ever baked in my life” to which Paul responded “I question if it is even baked.”

Next up was his chocolate fondant, which collapsed, followed by an atrocious meringue showstopper which was supposed to capture an embarrassing moment in his life.

Filly’s design, entitled ‘the kiss that missed’ ended up looking like an expressionist work in the vein of Picasso’s Guernica.

Next time, Filly could make a meringue design that shows him completely messing up a meringue.

When is the next episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off?

The next episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off will air on Channel 4 on 19 April at 8pm.

You can watch the first two episodes of season five on All 4 now.