Frances Quinn won 'Great British Bake Off'

Frances Quinn

Frances Quinn

'Great British Bake Off' winner Frances Quinn was in "complete and utter shock" after winning the competition and impressing judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry.

Frances Quinn was in "complete and utter shock" after winning the 'Great British Bake Off.'

The 31-year-old hopeful impressed judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry by baking a picnic pie and a three-tier wedding cake beating former model Ruby Tandoh and psychologist Kimberley Wilson to the top spot.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I don't think I could speak for a little while, it was complete and utter shock. It was so close, such a close final.

"I think it was the wedding cake at the end that really did swing it."

Frances - who works as a clothing designer - is looking forward to celebrating her achievement with her loved ones after having to keep her win secret until the show aired on BBC 2 last night (22.10.13).

She explained: "I've been back at work and trying to keep a poker face.

"I remember watching the Wimbledon final the following week and getting so emotional ... and thinking at least Andy Murray doesn't have to hide his trophy under his bed for the next three months.

"I'm looking forward to being able to celebrate with my incredibly close family and friends."

According to Virgin Media's Hotlist tool, 'Bake Off' viewers mentioned the show more than two million times on social media platforms throughout the series which has helped to prompt a move over to BBC One for next year's fifth series.

Some of the most popular moments from the fourth season included Frances' biscuit tower collapsing and the moral support she received didn't go noticed with the star taking to twitter to say: "Thanks for the incredible tweets and support tonight, they would have kept the tower standing! Tiffin anyone?#brokenbiscuits #gbbo"

Viewers were left aghast when Deborah Manger 'stole' fellow contestant Howard Middleton's custard for her trifle and "poor Howard" began trending in an incident which was later dubbed "#custardgate."

In addition, Presenter Sue Perkins served up the smuttiest 'Great British Bake Off' episode when her various entendres including "spotted dick", "massive horns" and eating "pastry nuns" during pastry week.


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