The Sweet Message GBBO's Rahul Left For The New Cast

With autumn right around the corner, some exciting things await us. Fallen leaves are starting to pile up on the streets. Halloween and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. The smell of pumpkin spice is in the air, and everybody just wants to bake delicious meals in the oven. And, of course, the new season of the wholesome, feel-good baking competition "The Great British Bake Off" is upon us. 

Season 13 of the popular baking show was set to launch on September 13 in the UK. But, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Season 13 will be postponed as Britain observes a period of mourning. U.S. audiences typically have to wait a tad longer for episodes to drop on Netflix as it is, but there's no word yet on if the streamer's timeline for airing the show will be affected.   

As always, fans are very excited about the show's return, with Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith once again occupying the judges' seats. The beloved hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas resume those duties as well, promising a smile on our faces every week. The new cast has also been announced, and a former "GBBO" winner left a pretty sweet message for the upcoming amateur bakers.

Rahul Mandal posted a note of encouragement and support for the new cast of GBBO

Remember Rahul Mandal? He won Season 9 of "The Great British Bake Off," leaving a significant mark on the show with his wonderfully impressive bakes. After his victory, Mandal returned to work as an engineering researcher in Sheffield (via US Magazine). However, Mandal still posts beautiful photos of his delicious bakes on his Instagram account where we can see that his passion for baking has not diminished. An Instagram reel from the official "GBBO" account was posted of the new cast with the accompanying caption: "Say hello to the class of 2022." Mandal was quick to comment and welcome the new members to the "GBBO" family. 

He remarked that he could not wait to meet all of them and see their bakes. He also advised that the new cast cherish every moment on the show: "Your life will never be the same after today. This is an amazing journey, so enjoy every single moment of it." Finally, Mandal wrote, "All other previous bakers including me are and will always be here for you, to cheer for you, to support you, laugh with you and cry with you."

Fans were touched, responding, "Rahul is so sweet," and "You are the sweetest man." With such an encouraging message for the new cast, we have no doubts that the bakers will flourish with some of their best work.