‘Physically, psychologically and emotionally draining’ Giuseppe reacts to Bake Off win

Great British Bake Off: Guiseppe says "Mamma Mia"

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Giuseppe, 45, has left a heartfelt message on Instagram after winning The Great British Bake Off, in what judges called the closest final yet. The Bake Off winner admitted the experience was “physically, psychologically and emotionally draining” with the victory seeming like a fair price for his hard work.

But also exciting and exhilarating.

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Taking to Instagram, Giuseppe posted a picture of himself with the winning cake stand, smiling to the camera.

He captioned the post: “You think you know what you’re getting yourself into when you sign up… it’s a physically, psychologically and emotionally draining experience. But also exciting and exhilarating.

“And I could have never done it without the support of my wife, my fellow bakers and the constant support from the production team!

“Thank you all out there, for reaching out and showering me with love! I will be forever grateful!”

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Fans and bakers alike rushed to the comments to congratulate the baker on his successful victory.

Fellow baker Laura Adlington said: “Congratulatulations lovely! You did yourself proud.

“So deserved!! Good luck with everything that happens next.”

Comedian Sarah Millican added: “Massive congrats. So well deserved.

“Can’t wait to see what you do next.”

In the final episode, this year’s finalists including Giuseppe, Crystelle and Chigs completed three tasks.

These included making a carrot cake, producing Belgian buns and recreating a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, while showing four different baking disciplines.

Giuseppe gambled with his carrot cake by baking one large sponge and a special “family jam” of figs and walnuts.

He was also placed last in the technical challenge after “massively” overbaking his Belgian buns, despite their neatness.

Meanwhile, Crystelle won her first-ever technical challenge, saying: “It only took me 10 weeks.”

For the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Giuseppe opted for a giant brioche mushroom, with mango and passionfruit Panna cottas, a heart-shaped orange, fig muffins and a pea filled choux caterpillar.

He faced a major setback after discovering his oven had not been closed properly and not preheated.

But despite this and his complicated design, his efforts were well received, with the Panna cotta described as “stunning” by Hollywood, and “bliss” by Leith.

About the Panna cotta, Prue said: “That is the most perfect texture for a Panna cotta… I’m taking it away with me.”

The judges said that Chigs had “done a really good job” with his Cheshire Cat-inspired orange cake.

However, Giuseppe still took the victory, dedicating his win to his parents, saying: “The fact is that everything I have done to deserve this comes from his [my dad’s] heritage, it’s the best thank you note I can possibly send him.”

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