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Great British Bake Off 2020 FINAL: Peter Sawkins, 20, is the WINNER


Peter Sawkins was crowned the Great British Bake Off 2020 winner on Tuesday night when he became the show's youngest ever champion.

The 20-year-old accounting and finance student impressed Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith after facing Dave Friday and Laura Adlington in the tent.

During the final on Tuesday (complete with a brief thunderstorm!) The three bakers had to make eight beautifully decorated pudding slices as a characteristic casserole, eight walnut swirls as a technical challenge and dessert towers as a show stopper.

Winner! Peter Sawkins was crowned the Great British Bake Off 2020 winner on Tuesday night when he became the show's youngest ever champion

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, attendees were not joined by their family and friends for the first time during a final of the show. Instead, they received video messages.

However, the tent was not left empty as the cast and crew at Bake Off, who formed a bubble with attendees, were on hand to provide their support and sample their Showstopper creations.

The participants formed a “biosphere” with the cast and crew of Bake Off after nine days of quarantine. Everyone involved was tested three times before filming began in the summer.

After impressing the judges with his Cranachan pudding slices, walnut swirls and his "Bonkers Bake Off (festive) bubble cake", Peter was chosen as the winner.

Congratulations: The 20-year-old accounting and finance student has impressed judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith week after week with his creations

Congratulations: The 20-year-old accounting and finance student has impressed judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith week after week with his creations

Finalists: Peter competed in the tent against Laura Adlington and Dave Friday (L-R)

Finalists: Peter competed in the tent against Laura Adlington and Dave Friday (L-R)

Happy Days: After the finale aired, he took to social media to proudly pose with the cake stand

Happy Days: After the finale aired, he took to social media to proudly pose with the cake stand

Yay! Then he put a delicious looking cake on top of the cake stand trophy

Yay! Then he put a delicious looking cake on top of the cake stand trophy

The Scottish student was speechless at the announcement when he remarked, “No, I can't believe I'm here …

“I can't quite believe that I made it on the show, that the show happened, and that this will be such a big chapter in my life. What a way to end! & # 39;

Peter then excitedly called his family and friends to share the news as he proudly held the Bake Off winner's glass cake stand.

Judge Paul spoke of the baker's victory and said, “How close was it to Dave and Peter? It came down to small pieces, like the crispy on a choux bun, it came down to flakes on a rough puff pastry, it was honestly so close.

Talented: After impressing the judges with his Cranachan pudding slices, walnut swirls and his "Bonkers Bake Off (festive) bubble cake" (picture), Peter was chosen as the winner

Amazing: Peter with his eight & # 39; beautifully decorated & # 39; Cranachan pudding slices

Talented: After impressing the judges with his Cranachan pudding slices, walnut swirls and his "Bonkers Bake Off (festive) bubble cake" (picture), Peter was chosen as the winner

Speechless: The Scottish student was speechless at the announcement when he remarked, “No, I can't believe I'm here ... I can't quite believe I made it on the show, that the show happened and this is going to be such a big chapter in my life. What a way to end! & # 39;

Speechless: The Scottish student was speechless at the announcement when he remarked, “No, I can't believe I'm here … I can't quite believe I made it on the show, that the show happened and this is going to be such a big chapter in my life. What a way to end! & # 39;

& # 39; Peter should be exceptionally proud. He's the youngest winner we've ever had and the only Scottish winner we've ever had. & # 39;

While Prue sweetly added, “You know, I'm terribly proud of Peter. I think of him like he's my grandson or something because he's such a nice guy and so eager to learn. You can't dislike him. & # 39;

Peter started baking when he was 12 and has seen the series since its introduction in 2010.

When Peter talked about being on the show at the beginning of the episode, let alone the finale, he said, "I've always wanted to be here since I was 12 or 13!"

Hooray! Peter then excitedly called his family and friends to share the news as he proudly held the Bake Off winner's glass cake stand

Hooray! Peter then excitedly called his family and friends to share the news as he proudly held the Bake Off winner's glass cake stand

Celebration: The contestant was congratulated by Judges Paul and Prue and hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas

Celebration: The contestant was congratulated by Judges Paul and Prue and hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas

Sweet: After the final airing, Bake Off shared some sweet flashbacks of Peter as a kid

Sweet: After the final airing, Bake Off shared some sweet flashbacks of Peter as a kid

Big Fan: Peter started baking when he was 12 and has seen the series since its launch in 2010

Big Fan: Peter started baking when he was 12 and has seen the series since its launch in 2010

And although the runner-up Dave and Laura missed the championship title through tiny details, they only supported Peter's victory.

Dave, 30, said, “I gave Peter a good run for his money, but he really deserved it. I'm not at all disappointed if someone told me from the start that I would finish second, it would take me all day. & # 39;

While Laura, 31, tearfully shared an emotional selfie as she revealed that she marked Peter as the winner from day one.

She wrote on Twitter after the final broadcast: "I'm so emotional (surprise surprise). How nice was the ending? I can't believe it's over. I feel so blessed and incredibly proud of everyone who made it have to achieve this.

Tough competition! Judge Paul spoke of the baker's victory and said, “How close was it to Dave and Peter? It was about little pieces like the crispy on a choux bun, it was about flakes on a rough puff pastry, it was honestly so close. & # 39;

Tough competition! Judge Paul spoke of the baker's victory and said, “How close was it to Dave and Peter? It was about little pieces like the crispy on a choux bun, it was about flakes on a rough puff pastry, it was honestly so close. & # 39;

He continued, “Peter should be extremely proud. He's the youngest winner we've ever had and the only Scottish winner we've ever had. & # 39;

He continued, “Peter should be extremely proud. He's the youngest winner we've ever had and the only Scottish winner we've ever had. & # 39;

“Like a grandson!”: While Prue sweetly added, “You know, I'm terribly proud of Peter. I think of him like he's my grandson or something because he's such a nice guy and so eager to learn. You can him do not dislike. & # 39;

& # 39; Congratulations Peter! Lottie and I have clocked you as our winner from day one !!! #GBBOFinal #GBBO. & # 39;

Before the win was announced, host Matt Lucas gave an emotional speech thanking those who helped make Bake Off possible during the pandemic.

He said, “Congratulations on reaching the finals. Usually we are here with family, but we are here with a different type of family. The amazing bubble that came together to make this show so a big thank you to everyone who worked on it.

"The medics, cleaning team, and everyone here who looked after us," added Matt, adding that it was the "toughest" and "tightest" finale ever.

Celebrations: Peter with the judges Paul and Prue as well as the hosts Noel and Matt for a successful group reception

Celebrations: Peter with the judges Paul and Prue as well as the hosts Noel and Matt for a successful group reception

Praise: Before the win was announced, host Matt Lucas gave an emotional speech thanking those who helped make Bake Off possible during the pandemic

Praise: Before the win was announced, host Matt Lucas gave an emotional speech thanking those who helped make Bake Off possible during the pandemic

Supportive: And although the runners-up Dave (picture) and Laura missed the championship title due to tiny details, they only supported Peter's victory

Sweet: Laura pictured in the final

Supportive: And although the runner-up Dave and Laura missed the championship title due to tiny details, they only supported Peter's victory (L-R)

At the end of the episode, it provided an update in each participant's life after the show was shot over the summer.

Bake Off revealed that winner Peter was back at university while runner-up Dave had welcomed his first child, Ronnie, with partner Stacey.

At the end of the episode, the show shared an emotional tribute to former candidate Luis Troyano after he tragically passed away at the age of 48 after a private battle with esophageal cancer earlier this month.

Emotional: Laura, 31, tearfully shared an emotional selfie as she revealed she marked Peter as a winner from day one

Emotional: Laura, 31, tearfully shared an emotional selfie as she revealed she marked Peter as a winner from day one

She wrote on Twitter after the final broadcast: "I'm so emotional (surprise surprise). How nice was the ending? I can't believe it's over. I feel so blessed and incredibly proud of everyone who made it have to achieve this

She wrote on Twitter after the final broadcast: "I'm so emotional (surprise surprise). How nice was the ending? I can't believe it's over. I feel so blessed and incredibly proud of everyone who made it have to achieve this

Parents! At the end of the episode, it provided an overview of each attendee's life after the show was shot over the summer it was revealed that Dave had welcomed his first child, Ronnie, with partner Stacey

Parents! At the end of the episode, it provided an overview of each attendee's life after the show was shot over the summer it was revealed that Dave had welcomed his first child, Ronnie, with partner Stacey

The current series took place at the Down Hall Hotel in Essex this summer after filming at Welford Park in Berkshire for five years. All cast members and crew members have undergone regular COVID-19 tests in an isolation bubble amid the pandemic.

Before entering the "biosphere", participants had to be quarantined for nine days, with the 130 people involved in the show being tested three times before filming.

Producers said they drew up a list of safety rules "longer than the Bible" before filming for the new socially distant series began with Paul's handshake, who gave the go-ahead despite fears of spreading the virus.

The Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 next year …

Heartbreaking: At the end of the episode, the show paid emotional tribute to former candidate Luis Troyano after he tragically passed away at the age of 48 earlier this month after a private battle with esophageal cancer

Heartbreaking: At the end of the episode, the show paid emotional tribute to former candidate Luis Troyano after he tragically passed away at the age of 48 earlier this month after a private battle with esophageal cancer

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