'Great British Bake Off' winner thanks Amanda Holden after missing sister is found

Chris Edwards
GBBO 2012 winner John Whaite and sister Victoria Cunningham (Twitter)

Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite has thanked Amanda Holden and the other celebrities who help spread the word of his missing sister Victoria Cunningham, who has now been found.

Earlier this week, the 2012 winner of the baking show shared an appeal on Twitter, asking his followers to help find his sister after she went missing at Faro Airport in Portugal.

Whaite has since taken to the social media site to confirm that his sister, who suffers from PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) has been found alive and well.

“I am delighted to say that Victoria has been found. She is alive, she is sober but she is very very distressed (it seems she was found JUST in time), he wrote. “A stranger recognised her and took her into her house.

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“Each and every one of you, who has tweeted, shared and commented, has saved a life today. And I cannot thank you enough - you are all angels.”

Whaite recently shared an appeal on Twitter, asking for followers to help find his sister (Twitter/John Whaite)

Whaite went on to say that the family’s main priority is now “getting her home and back in good health in the privacy and protection of our family”.

He added: “My gratitude to each one of you is undying. You’ve helped save a sister, a daughter and a mother - thank you.”

The Bake Off champion then thanked the series of celebrities, including Amanda Holden, who helped spread the word on social media.

“Thanks also to @DuncanBannatyne @AmandaHolden @lisafaulkner1 @AlanCarr and other high profile sharers (sorry if I’ve missed any out). Victoria has been found alive.

“I also must thank the media who have been so gentle and helpful in this matter. If you wish to continue to help, please research in depth PMDD. Spread the word and hopefully more lives will be saved.”

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