Bake Off winner 2020: Who won The Great British Bake Off?November 24, 2020
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Bake Off 2020 returned to Channel 4 for what has been a very different season, and the 12 bakers were whittled down to just three. The finalists were David Friday, Laura Adlington and Peter Sawkins, and they all had huge fanbases cheering them on. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about which baker came out on top.
Who won The Great British Bake Off?
Bake Off fans settled in for what was an extremely tense final this evening, as the bakers were faced with more excruciating heat.
During the emotional final, the contestant listened to some words of encouragement from their close family and friends, whom they have not seen in weeks.
Dave, Peter and Laura were all asked to keep their cool during the technical challenge, and Paul Hollywood was equally as unhelpful when he gave his advice ahead of the signature bake.
Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas had the pleasure of announcing the Bake Off 2020 winner – Peter – in front of all the show’s crew.
After their name was announced, Peter said: “I can’t quite believe I’m here, I can’t quite believe I made it on the show.”
Laura admitted she was the underdog in the final, and said she had struggled with her confidence.
David said he never thought he would make it to the final, but as he has listened to the judges’ advice, he has become one of the most-improved bakers in the competition’s history.
Peter said he has wanted to be in the Bake Off final since he was 12-years-old, so it was a huge deal for him being the competition’s youngest-ever finalist.
The bakers had to create eight perfect custard slices for their signature bake, but it was not an easy feat.
The challenges were particularly difficult as the bakers knew their families would not be able to come and watch them, due to coronavirus restrictions.
Laura’s custard did not set and she was left feeling emotional as she ran out of time to decorate.
In the technical, the bakers had to make walnut whirls, and all the contestants struggled with the heat. Dave won the technical challenge, with the judges calling his bake “delicious”.
The final showstopper involved creating a personalised dessert tower and all three impressed the judges.
Peter had been the bookies favourite to win the series this year, with Dave in second place for the winning title, and Lauran in third.Many polls have been created ahead of the 2020 final, and Peter turned out to be the fan-favourite, as he has been consistent throughout the series.
The 20-year-old accounting and finance student remained humble throughout the majority of the series, but as his talent and passion for baking has grown, he had his eyes firmly on the prize.
Winning Star Baker on a number of occasions, he was definitely in with a chance of winning the overall champion spot.
On Instagram, he said: “Looking back through all my showstoppers ahead of the final tonight. What an experience! I have some mixed emotions thinking about watching the final episode.
“I will try to focus on the celebration of watching the final, but it also comes with an element of sadness knowing that this is the last time I will watch myself baking with my friends in that tent.
“I feel very lucky to have been able to see the process right through to the end, baking in all 30 challenges and sharing the experience with my amazing baking family and the phenomenal team in the bubble!”
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David was the dark horse of the competition, and he seemed to lack confidence in the first few rounds.
However as his faith in himself started to build, he ended up producing some beautiful creations, and he said in the semi-final how he had grown in confidence since day one.
The 30-year-old armoured guard celebrated the birth of his son Ronnie during his Bake Off stint, and he quickly became a fan-favourite.
On Instagram, he said: “I am still truly shocked and amazed that I made it to the final, I am so proud of what I have achieved and I what I have proven to myself.
“I had so much self-doubt. I never thought I was good enough to even be selected for the show. Thank you, everyone, for all the support.”
Laura has remained headstrong throughout the series, even on the days where she had struggled to produce what she would consider to be a masterpiece.
She bravely stood up against viewers who believed she did not deserve a place in the final, and she was supported by Paul Hollywood.
Laura, a digital manager from Kent, has become best-loved for her fun and carefree personality, and her ‘go hard or go home’ stance meant she was very much deserving of a place in the final.
On Instagram, she said: “I can’t put into words how lucky I feel to be in the final alongside Peter and Dave — two incredible bakers who I’m proud to call my friends.
“I may not be the neatest or the most refined baker, but I put my heart and soul into absolutely everything I make. Despite a lot of setbacks I never gave up, and I’m really proud of myself for that.”
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