'And with that The Great British Bake Off dies': Viewers are in mourning as the show has its last slice of action on the BBC before £75million move to C4
- PE teacher Candice Brown crowned winner of The Great British Bake Off
- The glamorous 31-year-old triumphed in the royal-themed finale
- Yet while she was shown last night celebrating with family and friends, millions of fans were left mourning the end of the show on the BBC
- Many people took tweeted to express their sadness after the show finished
Millions of viewers were mourning after The Great British Bake Off had its last slice of action on the BBC.
Glamorous PE teacher Candice Brown was crowned winner of the series last night.
The 31-year-old triumphed in the royal-themed finale, earning a handshake from Paul Hollywood for her four-tier meringue cake and impressing Mary Berry with a ‘humdinger’ of a showstopper.
Yet while she was shown celebrating with family and friends, millions of fans were left mourning the end of the show on the BBC as the credits rolled.
Candice Brown was overcome with emotion as she was announced at the winner of the show
The moment glamorous PE teacher Candice Brown was crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off last night, putting her in line to earn around £1million in the next year
Jane Beedle (right), Andrew Smyth and Candice Brown, who has been crowned champion of this year's Great British Bake Off
Paul Hollywood hugging Candice Brown, who has been crowned champion of this year's Great British Bake Off
The PE teacher, 31, took the title ahead of rivals Jane Beedle and Andrew Smyth and said it was the biggest moment of her life so far
And many people took to Twitter to express their sadness after the show finished last night - with some saying they won't watch the new version on Channel 4.
Dave B wrote: 'And with that #gbbo (sic) dies. She deserved it. Standard appeared poor this year tho. Final showstopper was boring. Sad end. Goodbye #gbbo'
Chloe Wooldridge said: 'Goodbye my old friend #gbbo is been emotional and i will miss you dearly because i will not be watching the toot on next year!'
Jenny Haines posted: 'So long #GBBO and thanks for the pleasant evenings of watching lovely people be lovely on tv. You'll be missed.'
Beth Owen remarked: 'sooo gutted #GBBO has finished now will never be the same without Mel, Sue and Mary.'
And Thomas Andrew added: 'And never again will see the Bake Off we know and love. Genuinely sad about that #GBBO.'
Such was the emotion from viewers that every innuendo and baking pun sparked hundreds of comments online, and Miss Berry’s final choice of vibrant blazer was lauded by her fans.
Miss Brown had been odds-on favourite going into the final, having been star baker three times in the series thanks to her ambitious bakes, including a peacock made out of marzipan.
She has attracted thousands of fans, many of whom have complimented her stylish appearance, although she was unpopular with some viewers due to her tantrums earlier in the series.
Mary Berry shaking hands with Candice Brown, who has been crowned champion of this year's Great British Bake Off
On several occasions she cried when receiving criticism, and during bread week she came dangerously close to leaving the competition after serving raw dough and a collapsed chocolate loaf.
But in later weeks she rose to the top of the pack with increasingly ambitious bakes.
And her trio of creations made her a clear winner over fellow finalists Andrew Smyth, 25, and Jane Beedle, 61.
She has attracted thousands of fans, many of whom have complimented her stylish appearance, although she was unpopular with some viewers due to her tantrums earlier in the series
Candice Brown celebrates after she is praised for her meringue dish by the judges
The 31-year-old triumphed in the royal-themed finale, earning a handshake from Paul Hollywood for her four-tier meringue cake
Speaking after the victory, Miss Brown revealed she felt she ‘shouldn’t be in the tent’ earlier in the series and said winning the competition was the ‘biggest’ moment in her life.
Asked what she might do next, she said her ‘ultimate dream’ would be to own a ‘little vintage shop selling tea and cakes with random antiques’.
However, she is tipped to go far further than that, with £1million worth of book deals, TV projects and even make-up deals expected to come her way.
Candice Brown (pictured) could be the Bake Off's most divisive ever contestant
Candice (bottom left) often meets up with her fellow GBBO contestants, such as finalists Andrew Smyth (top left) and Jane Beedle (centre)
Candice has already been snapped up by celebrity agency, Yellow Poppy Media, whose clients include BBC presenter Charlie Stayt, Strictly Come Dancing Star Brendan Cole and radio broadcaster Iain Dale.
Celebrity agent Jonathan Shalit said: ‘Candice is the most immediately accessible Bake Off winner – middle class, well spoken. I can imagine her doing a column for a paper or releasing a cookbook.
‘She is like a vintage, young Nigella Lawson. Adds a bit of sex appeal to baking. I am confident she would earn over a million pounds.’
Commenting on the result, Berry said: ‘Well deserved for [Candice’s] determination and passion, she really has excelled. For her wonderful flavours, and everything always looked gorgeous.’
In a mood... The 31-year-old P.E. teacher revealed she found it 'heartbreaking' when she served raw bread in the third week when she stunned fans and hosts with her offerings of raw dough, a collapsed chocolate loaf and an ill-tempered tantrum
The 31-year-old (pictured) revealed last month how having to produce a raspberry Bakewell tart during pastry week was particularly 'nostalgic' as it brought back fond memories
Candice switches between baking in pajamas or high heels, and loves all things fashion and beauty. She rose to attention on the show for her bold lipstick shades
Hollywood added: ‘The standard was exceptionally high. Candice is very much all or nothing.
'When you look back on some of her bakes they have been beautiful. When she nails it, she is one of the best.’
Yesterday, Berry confirmed that she will work with presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins again, but joked that a future project may involve gardening instead of baking.
Candice is an aspiring model, and posted this snap in an attempt to work on a Marc Jacobs campaign
Pictured is Candice Brown (right in bottom image and centre in top image) with her grandmother who inspired her
Candice often posts glamorous pictures of herself on social media
She told Chris Evans on Radio 2: ‘We have made no decisions whatsoever, we haven’t actually all three got together, but we will do something because we’re good pals, and who knows what it would be?
‘Well, it may not be baking, you never know, it could be gardening. I’m a very keen gardener you know.’
Hollywood will remain as a judge on The Great British Bake Off when it moves to Channel 4 from next year.
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