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The Great British Bake Off Final Was A Rollercoaster And We're Still Recovering

Matt Bagwell
·Head of Entertainment, HuffPost UK
·5-min read

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD

In a year that has tested every single one of us, it was a miracle that we even got a new series of The Great British Bake Off, so it’s no wonder the final was such an emotional rollercoaster.

The final three bakers, Peter Sawkins, Laura Adlington and Dave Friday, sweated it out (literally – it was over 35 degrees in that tent) on Tuesday night’s episode in a bid to be crowned the winner of the eleventh series.

It’s fair to say, it was one hell of a ride...

Before the bakers had even turned their ovens on, Noel was banished from the tent for his pun-filled intro

Speaking of puns...

The finalists’ final signature bake was a custard slice. Peter looked confident about his boozy take on the classic...

Yep, he nailed it...

How was Laura getting on?

Oh we’re sure she can rescue them

Ok maybe not, and it all proved too much...

Well, we’ve all been there...

Thankfully Noel was on hand to get her back on track with this, frankly, incredible pep talk...

Then came the technical challenge: walnut whirls, which have been in existence for approximately 100 years longer than Peter

This is what the judges were looking for...

And this is what they got...

Let’s check in on Laura

Oh yeah, she’s fiiiiiiiine. What about Matt?

Oh gawd. Even the clouds started crying...

Peter’s final showstopper was bonkers...

Dave’s was risky...

But Matt was here for his daredevil approach

As the last few minutes counted down, there was no messing about

Even Peter’s ever-present smile disappeared momentarily

How’s Dave getting on?

And Noel was soon back to his old silly self too

FINISHED!

But it was Peter who was victorious, becoming the youngest ever winner

And proving that dreams really do come true...

(P.S. Yes Noel, this did make the cut. Naughty)

Until next year!

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.