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Edd Kimber: Series one, 2010

Edd Kimber took home the prestigious winning title of the first ever Great British Bake Off series back in 2010. The Bradford native quit his job as a debt collector for a bank to pursue his baking career fulltime. And he’s found relative success, as he’s published three cookbooks including ‘The Boy Who Bakes’ and served as the resident baker on The Alan Titchmarsh Show. He continues to regularly provide recipe and features for various culinary publications and regularly shares what he’s up to on his personal blog (theboywhobakes.com).
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'Great British Bake Off' Winners: Where are they now?

Laura Hannam

Series nine of Great British Bake Off is just days away, which means we’re about to be treated to ten weeks of banter, mishaps, innuendos and of course some serious food envy.

But what has become of the last eight winners? As any Great British Bake Off fan knows, the winner doesn’t win a cash prize, but instead are awarded an engraved cake stand and usually a bouquet of flowers.

While the prize may seem less than impressive, the prestigious winning title elevates the contestant’s profile hugely and potentially launchs them towards a successful baking career.

But how has this panned out for the past seven winners? Here we take a look at the former winners and explore what they’ve been up to since they were crowned Great British Bake Off winner….