Twelve bakers entered the sweltering tent earlier this year, but only one could be crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2021.

With judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith overlooking 30 challenged across 10 episodes, the twelfth series of the beloved show was deliciously intense.

This bundle of bakers were put to the test, making everything from mini chocolate rolls and malt loaf to recreating their childhood toy in biscuit week, and juggling sticky toffee puddings and pavlovas in dessert week.

In the final episode, the three remaining bakers had to battle it out in the iconic tent for their last ever challenges and for Giuseppe, Crystelle and Chigs the stakes couldn’t have been higher as the eagle-eyed judges set three challenges that would test every aspect of their baking prowess.

In a classic signature they had to make the perfect Carrot Cake, produce Belgian Buns worthy of a Hollywood handshake in the technical, and end on a crazy showstopper to reflect a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party showing four different baking disciplines.

No pressure!

In the end, the person to earn the GBBO title was 45-year-old Giuseppe Dell'Anno.

The Bristol-based baker is the first Italian to earn the crown, and the judges were quick to praise his classic baking style with Prue noting that his work "represents a long tradition of classic Italian baking."

Giuseppe Dell'Anno joined Ray D'Arcy on RTÉ Radio 1 to discuss his win. Listen back above.