Candice Brown wins the Great British Bake Off 2016 after a brilliant final showstopper challenge.
Reporter: Shingirai Mupfupi | Sub-editor: Abigail Megan Widya
The finale consisted of creating a signature challenge which involved meringues, a technical challenge of making a British classic under the orders of Mary Berry and producing a showstopper. The most complicated ever in the Great British Bake Off’s history.
Candice, who grew up in an east-London pub, was crowned the winner thanks to her artfully decorated 49-piece royal picnic and perfect pastry.
Candice’s victory was witnessed by families and friends. Emotionally Candice, 31, said: “When they said my name, that mean[t] more to me than anyone will ever realise. I have low self-belief, even though my friends and family constantly build my confidence up.”
It was a close contest after Jane Beedle, 61, from Kent, was on Pole after the first challenge.
The now Bedfordshire girl beat Andrew Smyth, 25, a Cambridge University graduate. Even though he had won the technical challenge, Andrew, seemed to concede defeat before the result was announced: “I honestly don’t know if I have done enough to win it.”
Last night’s show was the final episode of the Great British Bake Off to air on the BBC. Channel 4 will broadcast the programme as of next season.