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Deutsche Bank Staffer Aims for Cupcake Supremacy on British TV

  • Selasi Gbormittah taking part in ‘The Great British Bake Off’
  • BBC One program was most-watched TV show in the U.K. last year

From long hours at Deutsche Bank AG to baking cupcakes on national TV.

Selasi Gbormittah, who works in global transaction banking at Europe’s largest investment bank, is challenging other contestants on BBC One’s “The Great British Bake Off,” one of the country’s most popular TV shows. A spokesman for Deutsche Bank confirmed Gbormittah works for the firm in London.

Starting on Aug. 24, the banker will join 11 other hopefuls competing on the cooking program. The contestants will be whittled down each week until one is eventually crowned champion. The 2015 final, won by Nadiya Hussain, was the U.K.’s most-watched TV show last year with a peak audience of 14.5 million.

Gbormittah, 30, is originally from Ghana and moved to Britain 15 years ago. He previously raised money for charity in bake sales at Deutsche Bank, according to online fundraising websites. The banker recently ran a half-marathon and trekked through Malawi for good causes.

His colleagues are often “blown away by the beautiful cupcakes he makes,” according to the BBC’s website.

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