Interview With Dizzee Rascal

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Can you bake?

I just learned that I’m not too bad at it! I’d never baked before.


What are your strengths and weaknesses?

My weakness is that I’d never baked before! My strength is that I’m quite good at following instructions, and even if I get something wrong, I don’t panic. Whenever there’s little problems I’ll solve them.


Had you literally never baked before?

Yeah, as far as like having a recipe in front of me and having to do shit myself, I’ve never done it.


Do you do any cooking?

Yeah, a little bit. I’ll season up some chicken or season up some meat, and that’s about it. I’m not a big cook or anything.


Was there anything you really didn’t want to be asked to make in this competition?

No, not really. I just come on here and get to it. You just have to read the instructions, pretty much. There was one thing I’d never heard of, and I didn’t have any reference what it was supposed to look like, or how long it had to go in the oven for. That was hard.


Did you do any cooking when you were stuck at home during lockdown?

No, not loads.


Are you competitive? How badly do you want to win?

I’m doing this because it’s a good cause, whether I don’t win or don’t win, it’s a win anyway. I go on the show, I’m baking, I’m not on my phone all day, it’s good!


Why is SU2C important to you?

It’s just important in general, isn’t it? Cancer is one of those things that should have been eradicated by now. So, anything that helps the fight is good.


You helped distribute food to hungry families during lockdown – do you take your responsibilities as a role model pretty seriously?

Nah, not at all. I just thought it was a nice thing to do. I take my responsibilities to be nice to people seriously.