John Whaite: 'Bake Off viewers might turn against me'
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 October 2012
John Whaite is nervous people who watched him win 'The Great British Bake Off' may turn against him as only 16 per cent wanted him to take home the prize
John Whaite is worried viewers of 'The Great British Bake Off' will turn against him.
The 23-year-old lawyer was the surprise winner of the BBC Two show and while he was thrilled with his victory, he is concerned fans didn't think he deserved to win.
He said: "I actually feel quite worried that I'll bear brunt of disgruntled viewers. Up until last Tuesday, I kept reading that only 16 per cent of people thought I deserved to win. I hope people will be pleased. I really want to have a baking career."
John - who beat James Morton and Brendan Lynch in the final - also says that while all three finalists wanted to win, they all supported each other throughout.
He added to Reveal magazine: "We all took it with a pinch of salt. I really wanted to win and I wanted to do my best. The final is one of my fondest memories of 2012. It was a lot of fun and when they told me I'd won, my legs went really funny. I was so shocked."