The Rock wants to be on the ‘Great British Bake Off,’ he’s ‘fascinated’ with baking


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson: Wrestler, Actor, Producer, Philanthropist… Champion Baker? If he has anything to say about it, that’s how his name plaque will read. Apparently, like so many other celebrities, Dwayne is a fan of the Great British Bake Off and is hoping to get a chance to compete for the coveted glass cake stand trophy. He said that if his schedule allowed it, he’d love to do the show for charity.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has revealed that he would love to take part in the Great British Bake Off. The actor, who is best known for his roles in Fast and Furious and Moana, has opened up about the hit Channel 4 baking show. Chatting to the Daily Star, he said: “Baking is something I am really fascinated by, mainly because I love to eat the finished product. I would do Celebrity Bake Off if I wasn’t shooting a movie – especially if it was for charity.”

He added that he “always tries to make time” to watch the show, and speaking about how he’d fare, he added: “Hopefully, I’d do well – but if not I could just kick somebody’s [expletive].” Dwayne isn’t the American star to have revealed that they love watching Bake Off, as A-listers including Anna Kendrick, Amy Schumer and Snoop Dogg, are self-confessed fans of the show.

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Honestly this brings up more questions than it answers – he finds baking fascinating but is he any good at it? I find it fascinating to but that is specifically because I stink at it. And what would The Rock make for his crowning achievement? Layer cake? Cupcakes stacked in the shape of his F&F car? Some delicate French macaroons in a variety of flavors? But above all else, I desperately want to see the pastries fly when he loses and feels the need to “just kick somebody’s [expletive].” So let’s make this happen, whoever-I-need-to-talk-to. I am officially starting a “I Demand a British Baked Rock” petition.

But before that happens, Dwayne must finish his current project, which is Disney’s Jungle Cruise that he is currently filming in Kauai with Jack Whitehall and Emily Blunt. (You just know John Krasinski is flying over every weekend but this time it’s all about getting to hang with The Rock). As always, Dwayne set up his travelling gym, Iron Paradise, and invited Emily and Jack to join him. When it became obvious there was no competition weight training-wise, they came after each other’s accents instead and Dwayne, naturally, declared himself the winner:

I’d love to get my arms around Dwayne but I think even I’d decline until after he’d showered.


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  1. Rapunzel says:

    Pie. The Rock would bake pie.

  2. grabbyhands says:

    He added that he “always tries to make time” to watch the show, and speaking about how he’d fare, he added: “Hopefully, I’d do well – but if not I could just kick somebody’s [expletive].”

    This sentiment is precisely why he should never be allowed to be on GBBO.

    • Skylark says:

      Agree. Thanks but no thanks. I’m not keen on this guy anyway so certainly don’t want him anywhere near GBBO, even for a charity special.

      • Mel M says:

        He can come across as annoying but I follow him on IG and he’s honestly always doing something for charity, make a wish, or for an individual who wrote him or he found out was a fan. This makes everything else tolerable in my eyes. I seriously don’t know when the guy sleeps but he uses his fame to help others and to just make them happy.

  3. jessamine says:

    The Rock would go for something old-school — classic but unfussy … Julia Child’s paris-brest? *gets distracted by thought of Rock stirring pastry cream, walks into doorjambs for rest of day*

  4. Mara says:

    I’d love for him to be a fan but kind of think he’s just saying it to seem more relatable and appeal to the masses that do love Bake Off.

  5. Erinn says:

    I’d just want to be on it to hang out with Noel Fielding, tbh.

    • Hazel says:

      I love him. He’s like the friendliest vampire to ever exist.

    • Skylark says:

      Noel is delicious, isn’t he! Such inspired casting, him and Sandi, and of course the lovely Pru! The Ch.4 GBBO is so much more fun than the BBC one.

      • TiHaNA says:

        I was very surprised, but I think I like Noel and Sandi more than Mel and Sue. And I loved Mel and Sue.

      • Skylark says:

        I loved Mel & Sue too but the BBC show started to get a little too self-reverential for my tastes. There was something a bit schoolmistressy about Mary, with Mel & Sue coming across a bit as head girls, whereas the revamped Ch.4 version, thanks to the exuberant Noel, Sandi and Pru (all quite eccentric in their own ways), has a much fresher, more ‘school’s out’ feel about it.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        Ooh, that’s great to hear! I started late and haven’t made it to the post-BBC seasons. I can’t imagine life without Mel and Sue, but it’s good to shake things up, I suppose.

      • FilmTurtle says:

        THANK YOU. I was almost afraid to admit this out loud, but I just binged on the “new” season on Netflix (last season in the UK) and…I like Prue, Sandi and Noel better. Nothing against Mary Berry, Mel and Sue. But the new team was more sprightly, more loose, I guess? Great chemistry. So glad to see the show hadn’t changed much at all, despite the shakeups.

        Although, once again, I have to wonder why that tent isn’t air-conditioned. They have the money. Heat and humidity greatly affect baking. It has to be on purpose.

    • noodle says:

      Our kids don’t care too much about cartoons, they love watching bake off. They were rooting hard for Liam and were sad when he got eliminated (they think Kate should have left last week)
      And Noel’s sartorial choices are just on another level. The black board in our house has drawings of Noel’s pointy golden boots and last week’s (or maybe the week before that) clunky colorful platform boots.
      Love also how Pru always looks soo bright and lively even when not wearing a lot of colour.

    • Harla says:

      Omg, I had no idea who he was until I saw him on Season 5 (on Netflix) but, grrrrrr!!!!!!

    • Incredulous says:

      If you can, root around on Youtube and… dailymotion? for old episodes and clips of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, a long-running old quiz show about music. Noel was a team captain for a few seasons. It was incredibly funny and very British – insults, some swearing. Bill Bailey was also a captain for years and a regular guest before that and it was hosted for many years by Mark Lamarr, an incredibly funny and quick-witted comedian.

  6. Ettabisi says:

    Does anyone else remember when he was in the Martha Stewart daytime talk show? Thy made chocolate chip cookies, and Martha said “I know what The Rock is cooking…chocolate chip cookies!”
    That was awesome.

  7. Elisa says:

    I re-watched Central Intelligence a few days ago and he is so hot! :*

  8. Miss M says:

    “id: “Baking is something I am really fascinated by, mainly because I love to eat the finished product.”
    Does he like to bake too? If yes, what does He like to bake? If not, Ok Dwayne keep watching and eating…

  9. bap says:

    I am sure you are a better baker than actor.

  10. Mgsota says:

    Is The Great British Baking Show the same thing as The Great British Bake Off? I’m obsessed with the Baking Show with Paul Hollywood. I discovered it last year around Christmas and proceeded to binge watch all episodes available. I love that they make so many different types of things, unlike American baking shows which all seem to be about cupcakes! And of course the accents.

    • Skylark says:

      The GBBO is the British Ch.4 one with Paul, Pru, Sandi and Noel, where non-professional bakers compete. 3 baking challenges per show, one baker voted off each ep.

      (It used be on the BBC with Paul, Mary, Sue and Mel.)

      • Christin says:

        I watch episodes on PBS in the US. I guess we’re seeing previous episodes, as Mary and Paul are the two primary judges(?).

    • Tina says:

      Yes, it’s the same thing. It can’t be called the Bake-Off in the US, because Pillsbury has the copyright on that phrase. The US is a few seasons behind.

  11. Huh says:

    His character on Ballers loves to cook. Sad that I know that.

  12. Case says:

    He probably just has a very over-the-top personality, but it always comes off as so disingenuous to me.

  13. Digital Unicorn says:

    I can’t stand Jack Whitehall, he annoys the hell out of me. He tries too hard to be funny.

    • Skylark says:

      Nepotism at its grimmest. He’s painfully unfunny.

    • TiHaNA says:

      I like him. He can be really funny and his chat show with his dad was intertaining. A cool concept.

    • Tiffany says:

      I watched some episodes of the traveling show that he did with his father, and he Dad was freaking hilarious. I really could not say the same for Jack.

    • Meganbot2000 says:

      They live near me. Whenever I see them his dad is yelling at him and he’s trailing behind like a naughty child.

    • Tina says:

      The only tolerable part of League of Their Own was everyone making fun of Jack all the time. And now he’s left and we don’t even have that any more.

  14. Lala11_7 says:

    My last nerve…that’s the one THE ROCK works….constantly….

  15. Donut Nut says:

    There was a celeb version not too long ago with UK celebs and … Teri Hatcher. She was fun though. I don’t know how she got on!

  16. Katebush says:

    Love the GBBO! And I’m a huge fan of Noel Fielding. There have been a few series of Celebrity Bake Offs but I don’t think they are as good the judges are always a lot easier on them than the plebs!