Nurse crowned Great British Bake Off winner

David won despite never being named star baker during the series.

Ian Snug
30 October 2019

A nurse was crowned this year’s Great British Bake Off winner.

After 10 gruelling weeks in the Great British Bake Off tent, David Atherton, a 36-year old Nurse from London was crowned this years champion last night.

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Describing being award the title as “the best feeling in the world”, David won despite never being named star baker during the series.

Producing a faultless ersatz picnic basket show-stopper, it was clear David’s experience as a nurse contributed to him remaining calm and focused under pressure.

Since qualifying in 2008, David has worked in a multitude of clinical settings including as an Intensive Care Nurse, Lecturer and more recently as an International Health Advisor and Volunteer.

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Following the win he said; “I saved the best till last — and it’s the best feeling in the world. Week on week other people were stronger, I was always the underdog and yet I just managed to get through.

“I think I just didn’t get stressed at the pressure.  I really enjoyed every episode in the tent and I never felt that I was flaky throughout the whole series, although I did feel very nervous at the final.

“But honestly it was never in my mind that I could win this, though I have had daydreams of winning Bake Off for about ten years.

“I didn’t imagine for one micro second that I would get to the final, let alone win it.  It’s just unreal.”

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