Great British Bake Off has crowned another Christmas champion.The festive episode, filmed earlier earlier this year in line with public health guidelines during the pandemic, saw former bakers Rosie Brandreth-Poynter, Jamie Finn, Ruby Bhogal and James Hillery.
Also in the tent were judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as ever, while host Matt Lucas was joined by Great British Bake Off: The Professionals presenter Tom Allen.
Tom filled in for regular presenter Noel Fielding who was unable to film the Christmas special after welcoming his second daughter.
The coveted Bake Off cake plate was awarded to Rosie, who appeared on the series in 2019.
After her win, she said: ‘I can’t believe it, I’m so happy.
‘It’s a lovely end to a lovely couple of days.’
A proud Prue added: ‘I am so pleased for Rosie because she never won Star Baker and she never had a handshake.’
The contestant excelled with her illusion cake which was made to look like a Christmas dinner.
Her sweet turkey dinner included cheesecakes made to look like Yorkshire puddings.
Tom meanwhile was a hit with viewers as many called for him to join the presenting team full time.
Prue, Paul and Matt gave him a special ‘star presenter’ award at the end of the episode and praised him for filling in for Noel.
The TV presenter quipped: ‘There was no room at the inn and they said, “there’s a tent round the back would you like to host there?”‘
Prue, who had died her hair neon blue for the occasion, joked that Tom was ‘not as tasty’ as Noel.
The Great New Year Bake Off airs January 3 at 7.45pm on Channel 4.
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