Words: Steve Brown
The Great British Bake Off winner has been crowned and it’s another win for the LGBTQ community.
The final of the hit Channel 4 show aired last night (October 29) saw finalists David Atherton, Alice Fevronia and Steph Blackwell go head-to-head to win the coveted titled of Great British Baker 2019.
Although throughout this season, it looked like Steph was going to nab the crown after becoming star baker four times, her final performance let her down and it was ‘underdog’ David who took home the prize.
After coming first in the technical challenge, David went on to wow judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood with his insanely clever picnic basket.
As the finalists gathered with their friends and family, David said he would be happy with any result and after being crowned this year’s winner, the baker hugged his boyfriend Nik and said: “It wasn’t even in my mind that I could win this… I was always the underdog.
“It feels so good. It’s been weeks and weeks of intensity and fatigue and to finish it with this is the best feeling in the world.”
Paul then said: “He’s come from nothing and then won the whole thing. It’s priceless, absolutely priceless.”
With Prue adding: “It was really just a question of the tortoise catching the hare.”
During a montage at the end of the final episode, we saw David - who is an international health advisor - has moved in with his boyfriend.
2019 has seen a number of LGBTQ people be crowned winners of multiple TV shows including The Circle.