Great British Bake Off bosses honoured late contestant Luis Troyano at the end of an emotional finale.
The amateur baker died last month, following a battle with oesophageal cancer, at the age of 48.
He competed in Bake Off season five in 2014, finishing the show as runner-up to Nancy Birtwhistle.
In the final moments of the episode – shortly after Peter Sawkins won the show – a picture of Luis was shown, with the simple message: ‘In memory of Luis Troyano. 1971-2020.’
Fans watching on from home revealed they were ‘sobbing’ over the tribute.
‘Yep. Definitely cried at that final montage. And LUIS,’ a Twitter user replied. ‘I still remember his American themed eclairs as one of my all time Bake off best bakes.
‘Thank you #GBBO for a slither of normality in this crazy year. X.’
‘Rest in Peace Luis, you will be greatly missed #gbbo,’ another agreed.
‘This years GBBO was so sorely needed and I’m so grateful the team went through So much to get it done,’ a follower penned.
‘I was sobbing at the end, RIP Luis, you absolutely genuine, beautiful soul. #GBBO.’
‘When I say I sobbed seeing Luis at the end, im not exaggerating #gbbo [sic]’ one stated.
Luis competed in the 2014 season of Bake Off, alongside Martha Collison, Chetna Makan and Iain Watters.
His death was confirmed by his management team at the beginning of this month.
AK Artist Management shared a statement over the sad news, which read: ‘Sadly, my lovely client lost his brave fight against Oesophageal cancer last week.
‘A fantastic man with a love of baking that saw him get to the finals of GBBO, write a wonderful book, Bake It Great and do so much more.
‘Always in our thoughts.’
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