Sophie Faldo has won the 2017 Great British Bake Off.
She triumphed over her competitors, Steven Carter-Bailey and Kate Lyon, to win the first season of the revamped show, which moved from the BBC to Channel 4 last year in acrimonious circumstances.
The finalists had to prepare a batch of loaves, a biscuit bake and a high end patisserie showstopper, before Sophie was announced as the winner, leaving her speechless and in tears.
Prue Leith tweeted about the show saying: “No one told me judging a #gbbo final would be so emotional. I wanted them all to win. Bravo Sophie.” Her tweet caused extreme controversy after she leaked the winner earlier today.
The first season of Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 was highly regarded by viewers for quality and innovation and the presentation and judging teams of Sandi Toksvig, Noel Fielding, Prue Leith and returning judge Paul Hollywood.
Check out the series trailer below: