Filmed between April and June, the show's gruelling timetable demands contestants are driven from their Bristol hotel to the Bake Off tent in Somerset at 6am to film all day on Saturdays, not getting back until 8.30pm, and returning for the same schedule the next day (dressed in the same clothes for continuity).
Wow, that's grueling. I'd be really surly if I had somehow made it onto that show.
From an interview with Brendan
(turn on readability as early as you can) from Season 3. He seems like he's leading a really good life right now.
Minor spoilers below
Katt was able to guess that he was gay, but I was completely surprised at the reveal in the last episode that he was a gay Buddhist. I have biases about the aged, even as I myself age!