Meet the GP eyeing cooking show stardom

A BOTTLE of shiraz, an obsession with baking bread and antipathy for celebrity chef Pete Evans — these are the key ingredients Melbourne GP Peter Rankin combined to bake his way into the sometimes surreal world of reality television.

Rankin — or Dr Pete, as he’ll soon be known to Australia’s cable TV audience — becomes TV’s first baking GP when he makes his debut on The Great Australian Bake Off on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Food Channel tonight. 

Only a few years ago Dr Rankin was a