Giuseppe Dell'Anno crowned winner of 2021 Great British Bake Off

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Giuseppe Dell'Anno was crowned winner of the 2021 Great British Bake Off on Tuesday night.

The Italy-born Bristol resident beat Crystelle Pereira and Chigs Parmar to win the title after what judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith described as the closest final yet, during which the bakers had to make carrot cake, Belgian buns and sweet treats fit for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

The journey to victory wasn't smooth for the 45-year-old as he suffered many stressful moments during the finale, including burning his Belgian buns and not realising his oven had switched itself off.

During an interview with Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 on Wednesday morning, Giuseppe admitted he yelled at himself while watching back the footage of his Belgian bun blunder, as judge Paul admitted he would have won the challenge if he'd taken them out of the oven mere moments sooner.

"What was I thinking? I don't know. I kept shouting at the screen, 'Take them out! Take them out now!'" he said. "I don't know... I've been watching that flipping oven with the buns in it for the whole time. It never in a second came to me, 'You might want to take them out.'"

Giuseppe, the show's first Italian winner, told Zoe that he watched the episode with his children earlier this week and it was a "very emotional" moment when they discovered he'd won.

"I asked my wife to film me and my children the moment they found out, " he shared. "I think I will cherish that video forever, it was so heartwarming."

Giuseppe hopes to capitalise on his success by bringing out a new cookbook of Italian recipes.

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