The Great British Bake Off has finished for another year, and a bloomin' good year it was. Last night's final saw Peter Sawkins, Laura Adlington and Dave Friday enter the tent to compete for the final time. The trio had to complete two complex technical challenges, which saw them making Prue Leith's Coffee Walnut Whirls and the perfect custard slice, before bringing out their showstoppers.
While Laura struggled through both technicals, Peter and Dave fared much better. But when it came to their final creations, it was a seriously close call and 20-year-old Edinburgh Uni student Peter was eventually crowned the well-deserved winner of GBBO 2020 by Prue and Paul Hollywood.
Following his win, viewers were shown a montage of what the contestants had been up to since filming wrapped earlier this year. We got to see Dave cradling his newborn baby Ronnie, Rowan learning to make his own waistcoats, the contestants meeting up all across the UK and all their kids happily playing together. The show also paid tribute to Luis Troyano, a series five Bake Off contestant who sadly died earlier this year.
— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) November 24, 2020
"What a lovely ending to this years #GBBO the montage of everyone at the end got the tears flowing," one viewer wrote. "I’m so so happy Peter won! Was such a close call."
GBBO's Laura also said she was in tears watching the ending, writing to her Twitter followers, "I’m so emotional (surprise surprise). How beautiful was that ending!? I can’t believe it’s over. I feel so blessed & so incredibly proud of everyone who managed to make it happen. Huge congratulations Peter! Lottie and I clocked you as our winner from day one!!!"
Can’t believe I just cried at the ending of the bake off, such lovely wee montage! It really is the small things that will get us through this shite year 💗💗 #gbbo
— Corrine Potts (@CorrinePotts) November 24, 2020
Bloody hell that ending was something else.
Brought a tear to a glass eye.#GBBO
— Rob (@RobM_135) November 24, 2020
Amazing! A well deserved #GBBO winner! I was rooting for lovely Peter from day 1. And what a beautiful montage of the all fabulous bakers at the end. Well done to everyone involved bringing sunshine to a bleak 2020. 🎂 https://t.co/BIPTl1oi8q
— Juleo marketing (@JuleoMarketing) November 24, 2020
Yaaaaas! Peter!!! That ending had me sobbing. All them being friends, baby Peter's sweet wee face and that beautiful new baby made me cry even harder because my baby has just turned 1 😭 Cant cope but bloody love #GBBO #GBBOFinal
— Sian (@Sianpan) November 24, 2020
Thanks #GBBO for that ending with Dave’s baby and the tribute to Luis Troyano. Now I’m an emotional mess!
— Anna (@agboboes) November 24, 2020
The #GBBO ending was super emotional tonight. Another great series with fabulous bakers.
— Sarah Davies (@Sarah_Davies88) November 24, 2020
— Tired (@lockdownliz) November 24, 2020
Right, is it too early for us to start counting down to the 2021 series?
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