Having already triumphed in the tent, his bid to add the Glitterball trophy to his mantelpiece kicked off in style when he and dance partner Johannes Radebe scored 30 for their opening tango – winning a standing ovation in the studio.
Aside from breaking new ground with the all-male partnership, he’s also the first-ever Bake Off winner to take to the ballroom – but just when did John Whaite win the coveted cake plate?
Here’s what you need to know…
When did John Whaite win Bake Off?
John appeared on Bake Off in the third series in 2012.
He won, beating fellow finalists Brendan Lynch and James Morton, but he only ever won Star Baker once.
The star even had a complete disaster on the show when he decided to bake some delicious Rum Babas.
However, he mistakenly used salt instead of sugar with Mary Berry refusing to try them and Paul Hollywood spitting them out.
Despite that, he won the judges over, winning with his Italian sausage and roasted vegetable pithivier, fondant fancies and heaven and hell chiffon cake.
It wasn’t all plain sailing for John in the tent though, after he suffered a nasty accident while working on a strudel during one of the showstoppers.
He sustained a deep wound to his finger on the blade of the food processor during the task, leading to him having to leave the tent for medical attention – and leaving viewers wincing at the sight of the injury.
As John was unable to complete his showstopper, nobody was eliminated in that week of the competition.
As well as his TV work, John has released his four cookery books and has his own cooking school – John Whaite’s Kitchen, which opened in January 2016 and is located on John’s family’s farm in Wrightington, Lancashire, in a 400-year-old barn.
Not only does it offer cookery classes to individuals and groups, but it also hosts supper clubs and private dining.
nce winning the series, John has found fame as a TV chef and author, with appearances on the likes of Lorraine and Steph’s Packed Lunch.
Credit: Original article published here.