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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.

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

Finalists: 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)

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

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!"

And even though the runner-up Dave missed the championship title due to tiny details, he only supported Peter's victory.

He 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;

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.

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