Who won Great British Bake Off 2017? Winner crowned in first Channel 4 series

Who won Great British Bake Off 2017? The winner has been crowned of the Channel 4 series

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith judged 12 Bakers with 30 Challenges over 10 weeks for the eighth series of The Great British Bake Off.

From fabulous Illusion Cakes and Fortune Cookies to Stroopwafel and Pasteis de Nata, the Bakers dropped Clangers, gave respect to Italian week and rose to the challenge in Bread week, as they battled it out in the iconic white tent.

Ending on a fabulous Final of small breads, iced biscuits and a Showstopper Entremet, Sophie was crowned winner of The Great British Bake Off 2017. Here Prue and Paul talk about the final as Sophie celebrates her win.

Paul said: “Can I be honest? I got a little bit emotional there because Sandi got a bit emotional so I walked off quite quickly and said it’s the wind in my eye. It’s been a real learning curve for Sophie. To come up with that Entremet for the Final; I was really shocked at the standard.”

Prue added: “Sophie seems very calm but she’s not that confident, possibly because she knows everybody else has more experience than her. I am so proud of her. I am really proud of all of them.”

At the end of the episode, Sophie said “I am sure it will sink in but it hasn’t quite yet. The idea of winning was such a minute possibility. I don’t think I will forget this day for as long as I live.

“I have met some brilliant people and I got to the Final. It is beyond anything I have dreamed of. What a privilege.”

The Great British Bake Off Winner 2017, Sophie talks about her win: “It was very surreal, and I hadn’t allowed myself to think that I could win it up to that moment in time when they said my name and then the enormity of it hit me.

“I rarely got nervous in the tent, but on the second day of the Final, I felt it was a neck and neck race. I also knew everything was riding on my Showstopper, so I knew how important it was that I got it right.”

The Great British Bake Off returns next year on Channel 4.