Who is Rose Matafeo on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer?
19.03.2023 - 23:49
A fresh batch of stars are competing in a new series of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer.
The charity spin-off series returns to Channel 4 from Sunday March 19. In each episode, the stars will battle it out a trio of challenges – the Signature, the Technical and the Showstopper challenge – in a bid to be crowned Star Baker and impress judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith.
Friends actor David Schwimmer, Dragon's Den star Deborah Meaden and singer Jesy Nelson are among those participating in this year's series. Also joining the line-up is comedian Rose Matafeo.
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The New Zealand native started her career as a teenager at the age of 15. She got her first taste of stand-up comedy through New Zealand Comedy Trust's Class Comedians programme.
Rose, now 31, has earned accolades for the stand-up, winning the Nailed It On The Night award at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in 2007. In 2015, Rose, from Auckland, made the move to London, England. She reportedly shared a flat in Shepherd's Bush with comedian Nish Kumar, before moving in with her then-boyfriend, comedian James Acaster. The pair eventually split up in 2017.
A couple of years after relocating, Rose went on to perform at the coveted Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She won the main prize at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2018 for her show Horndog, which explored Rose's humorous takes on love, obsession, self-esteem and life in the early 2000s.
Not only is Rose a celebrated stand-up comedian in her own right, but she has also written and starred in a number of TV shows, including Kiwi comedy show Funny Girls. She has