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The Great British Bake Off has drawn to a close, with the winner being crowned the country’s best amateur baker.
It was one of the most tense finales in years, with Crystelle, Chigs and Giuseppe all evenly matched as they took to the tent one final time.
But in the end, it was the stoic and reliable Giuseppe which took the trophy, thanks to his astounding showstopper reminiscent of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
While fans were all thrilled that worthy winner Giuseppe had come out on top, some noticed a trend emerging from the result.
As you can probably tell by his name, Giuseppe is Italian, making him the first Italian winner of Bake Off.
And his win is the latest in the long line of successes for Italy, who have had a stellar 2021.
As well as being the surprise winners of Eurovision with rock act Måneskin, Italy also won the Euro 2020 (much to the disappointment of us in England).
Taking to Twitter, many people were keen to point out the trend, with one person writing: “First we had Eurovision, then Euros and then men's 100m and now Bake Off! Clean sweep for Italy!”
A second person added: “So the Italians have won: Euros, Eurovision, Olympic Men’s 100m dash, Olympic 4x100 Men’s 100m dash, Great British Bake Off.
“2021 really belongs to Italy.”
A third joked: “Italy takes the triple with the Euros, Eurovision and Bake Off in the same year. Next stop, world domination.”
And a fourth agreed: “Italy won the World Cup, Eurovision and now Bake Off. Viva l'italia!”
In the wake of his win, Guiseppe, 45, took to Instagram to thank fans for their support.
“You think you know what you’re getting yourself into when you sign up… it’s a physically, psychologically and emotionally draining experience. But also exciting and exhilarating.
“And I could have never done it without the support of my wife, my fellow bakers and the constant support from the production team!
“Thank you all out there, for reaching out and showering me with love! I will be forever grateful!”
The Great British Bake Off will return next year on Channel 4.
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