Great British Bake Off scores HUGE viewing figures ahead of Channel 4 move

Great British Bake Off 2016 ratings

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The Great British Bake Off cemented its place as the UK's biggest TV show last night.

An average audience of 10.5 million viewers tuned in to yesterday evening's show, the best viewing figures of the series so far.

Following last week's all traditional pastries, Wednesday evening the remaining bakers took on the Bake Off's first ever Botanical Week with challenges inspired by nature.

From flower cakes to herby bread, the bakers battled it out in the usual three challenges before one was sent home and another won the title of star baker.

The Great British British Bake Off 2016 launched last month and became the most watched show of the year after just one episode.

Official consolidated figures - which take into account viewers who catch up in the seven days after airing - put it on top of the rankings.

The figures showed a further 3 million viewers watched the episode after it aired, bringing the first episode's total audience to 13.6 million viewers.

GBBO knocked Britain's Got Talent off its perch at the top and also placed above the summer's sporting events including the Rio 2016 Olympics and the Euro 2016 football matches.

But will the amazing numbers continue when the show moves to Channel 4 next year?

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