Great British Bake Off winner 'speechless' after being crowned 2021 champion

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After almost two months, 12 bakers and numerous cakes, biscuits and tarts, the winner of this year's Great British Bake Off has been crowned.

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The winner took the title despite coming last in the final technical challenge of the series and oven issues in the showstopper.

But Giuseppe Dell'Anno, 45, an engineer who lives in Bristol, was crowned series winner.

He had impressed judges throughout the competition with his elegant baking and precision-engineered bakes, with an added sprinkle of Italian flair.

"There are no words, I am speechless for once. All I can think of is the reaction from my mum and dad," said Dell'Anno.

"The fact is that everything I have done to deserve this comes from (dad's) heritage, it's the best thank you note I can possibly send him."

Dell'Anno beat finalists Crystelle Pereira and Chigs Parmar in the much-anticipated conclusion to the amateur baking show.

"He is such a classic, beautiful baker and he represents a long tradition of classic Italian baking. He has done it brilliantly all the way through," said judge Dame Prue Leith

"I am going home to make much more Italian cakes because they really are good."

The trio's final challenges saw them make carrot cakes, Belgian buns, and a showstopper dessert inspired by the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

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