A SCHOOLBOY from York is set to appear on the spin-off of the most successful television show of the year.

The Great British Bake Off final last month was watched by more than 10 million people, and Bootham School pupil Isaac Greenhill will grace the nation's screens on the show's child-friendly spin-off Junior Bake Off this week.

Isaac, who is 12 but was 11 when he filmed the show, started baking with his mother, Louise, when he was about four years old, as a way to help his coordination.

He said: "I went to see an occupational therapist to help with my dyspraxia, and they said using a wooden spoon and weighing out measurements would help me."

Louise said she was very proud of Isaac: "I started teaching him how to bake. Now he's teaching me things.

"There was the same stress that the adults had but they were all unbelievable, so cool, much better at dealing with it than the adults."

Isaac said the audition process for the Bake Off was "long and hard", but "a really fun time".

He said: "I absolutely loved the whole experience. I was 50/50 excited and nervous at the same time, but I felt that nothing was going to stop me.

"The show has really inspired me to do lots of different things, and it’s really given me confidence to try other bakes, and now I am really looking forward to practicing new stuff in the kitchen."

Isaac is also appearing in Amahl and the Night Visitors in a York Opera performance at the National Centre for Early Music on December 16 and 17, but said he hoped to be a baker when he was older, "or become a food critic".

He said: "I love my mum’s cooking she makes a really good chicken soup and I love that. She also makes an amazing duck breast which she makes with a redcurrant sauce, that’s yummy."

Isaac's Junior Bake Off appearance will be broadcast on CBBC on Wednesday, November 4, at 3.50pm.