GBBO Fans Are Already Predicting The Winner After Last Night's First Episode

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Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

The Great British Bake Off returned to our TVs on Tuesday and, though we still have weeks of entertainment (and perhaps a couple of baking-induced meltdowns) to come, viewers are already predicting who the winner of season 13 will be.

The 12 new contestants faced three tricky cake challenges, including a batch of mini sandwich cakes, a red velvet cake technical and a showstopper inspired by home.

Janusz – a 34-year-old personal assistant from Brighton – was crowned star baker after impressing judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith with a striking showstopper of his mother’s flat.

But it wasn’t just his baking prowess that cemented his position as a fan favourite for series 13. After receiving the good news, Janusz Facetimed his boyfriend, saying: "Hey honeybun, I just wanted to tell you that I won star caker in the bake week," before bursting out laughing when he realised his blunder.

GGBO enthusiasts quickly shared their newfound love on Twitter, with one writing: “Janusz is star caker of my heart #GBBO” as comedian and author, Richard Osman, adding: “Janusz is my favourite. No further questions.” Needless to say, we can't wait for next week's episode already! Let's be honest, it's the pick-me-up we all need at the moment.

Missed last night's episode? Find everything you need to know about the new Great British Bake Off contestants here, plus a run-down on all the previous winners since the show started in 2010.