The Italian engineer, 45, sailed his way through to tonight’s finale on Channel 4 and won despite a series of oven issues during the showstopper challenge.
Reacting to his victory, Giuseppe initially said he was ‘speechless’ before crediting his win to his elderly father and Italian heritage – by the way, he’s now become the first Italian to ever win a Bake Off series.
Viewers were pleased for the amateur, with one tweeting: ‘Huge Congratulations to Giuseppe, the 2021 Great British Bake Off Winner! I’m absolutely delighted for him, I said at the start that he would be the winner and sure enough he has!’
Another commented: ‘After the injustice of Jürgen going home last week, so glad Giuseppe won. Absolutely deserved it!’
One said: ‘F*****g get in Giuseppe! Well deserved winner all the way through the series.’
Not ready to see the champ leave their screen, one called for a Giuseppe and Jürgen spin-off, while another chimed in: ‘Italy won Eurovision, Euro 2020, Men’s 100m Olympic gold and now the big one! Congrats Giuseppe on winning 2021.
‘Commiserations Crystelle & Chigs. The standard this #BakeOff series been phenomenal.’
One devoted Giuseppe fan added: ‘Not sure i could’ve coped with Giuseppe not winning.’
Caption: Bake Off 2021: Who is Giuseppe? Age, job and social media
Provider: Twitter @BritishBakeOff
Fans want to see a Jurgen spin-off (Picture: Channel 4)
The father-of-three saw off competition from Crystelle Pereira and Chigs Parmar.
After being handed the title, Giuseppe said: ‘There are no words, I am speechless for once. All I can think of is the reaction from my mum and dad.
‘The fact is that everything I have done to deserve this comes from (dad’s) heritage, it’s the best thank you note I can possibly send him.’
He now plans on releasing a book with his father to ensure their family recipes are passed on.
The Great British Bake Off is available to watch on All 4.
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