Inside Bake Off winner Matty and Lara's romance: baking wedding cake, Sorrento proposal and more

Bake Off winner Matty plans to get married next year - all the details

Bake Off winner Matty has got engaged to Lara (Channel 4)
Bake Off winner Matty has got engaged to Lara. (Channel 4)

Some serious congratulations are in order as the Bake Off winner Matty Edgell and his partner Lara are getting married next year.

The news was revealed just after his huge Bake Off win which aired on Channel 4 on Tuesday.

Behind the scenes, Lara is the strong woman who encouraged Matty to achieve his dreams and apply for The Great British Bake Off 2023.

To the happy couple, The Great British Bake Off tweeted their congratulations on social media: "A huge congratulations from all of us at Bake Off to Matty and Lara on their engagement!"

Matty and Lara have been going strong for eight years but let's take a look at how their relationship has blossomed recently and how Lara supported Matty behind the scenes of Bake Off.

When did Bake Off's Matty get engaged

Winning Bake Off and getting engaged were two of his happiest moments ever.

The winner revealed he popped the question to his love in Sorrento, Italy.

He said on Bake Off: "I hope GBBO might just change my life a little bit, but being a PE teacher is something I really enjoy at the moment.

"I loved being in the tent and another of my happiest life moments was when I got engaged in Sorrento to my fiancée Lara."

Bake Off winner's wedding plans

Matty - The Great British Bake Off 2023 final. (Channel 4)
Matty plans to make his wedding cake after The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4)

The couple have shared their plans to get married in June 2024.

As well as planning the wedding, Matty has decided to undertake a whole new baking project – he's going to bake their wedding cake for their special day.

On Bake Off, he revealed: "I am not sure what’s next for me, but my next big baking project is making our wedding cake. I am just going to keep enjoying it."

He has yet to reveal any design ideas or flavours he would like.

Why Matty applied to Bake Off

Josh Dan and Matty are the finalists of The Great British Bake Off 2023. (Channel 4)
Matty beat Josh and Dan in the final of The Great British Bake Off 2023. (Channel 4)

It was Lara who spurred Matty onto apply to The Great British Bake Off and go out to get his dreams.

When he lifted the Bake Off trophy, he thanked his love for giving him the encouragement he needed to apply to the show.

He said: "I don't know what to say. People said, 'You should go on Bake Off', and I just thought it was a throwaway comment, I never really listened to it. I never thought I would be on this, let alone win it."

Supporting Matty behind the scenes

Matty - The Great British Bake Off 2023. (Channel 4)
Matty had the support of Lara behind the scenes of Bake Off (Channel 4)

Moments after winning, Matty gave an insight into his close bond with his love Lara as he credited her for his success on the show.

In his winning announcement, the star admitted he didn't make a single dinner for 10 weeks - leaving everything at home to his love.

The baker revealed how Lara had been a huge support to him behind the scenes of the show.

He wrote on Instagram: "Thank you so much to all of my family for every bit of support and encouragement. Lara, I can’t imagine I was fun to live with at times and I am so grateful for the sacrifices you made for me throughout this! I don’t think I made dinner for 10 weeks.

"You had to live the Bake Off journey with me but never got to do the fun part. Through the highs and lows of my journey, you picked me up countless times, supported me and gave me the confidence I needed each week. Without you I wouldn’t have been able to do any of it (literally, Lara, I now thank you for applying for me."

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